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Drone Safety

Drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can cause safety concerns in an airport environment. The Federal Aviation Administration requires individuals that operate a drone to register their unmanned aircraft. Airport operations must be notified if flying within five miles of an airport.

Flying Near An Airport

Drone operators interested in flying within 5 miles of any IAA general aviation airports, including the Indianapolis International Airport, must fill out a UAS activity form. 

If flying within five miles of IND, drone operators must also contact local Air Traffic Control at 317-227-5843.

UAS Activity Form

Register Your Drone

Follow the link below to register your aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration if it weighs between 0.55 lbs.(250 grams) and up to 55 lbs. (25 kg)

Register Drone

FAA Guidelines

When you fly a drone in the United States, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules. Follow the link below for more information.

FAA Guidelines

Fly for Fun

You don't need FAA permission to fly a drone for recreation, but you must always fly safely. Find more information below.

Personal Use

Fly for Work/Business

Several guidelines ensure safe commercial drone use including a pilot's license and vetting by TSA. View all guidelines below.

Commercial Use

Have Questions?

For additional information on flying a drone within 5 miles of an IAA operated airport, please contact airport operations by email or phone.

Airport Operations
Email: operations@ind.com
Phone: 317-487-5023