But, “Until further notice, air traffic control facilities will no longer accept requests to operate recreational drones in controlled airspace on a case-by-case basis,” the FAA said Thursday. “Instead... the FAA is granting temporary airspace authorizations to fly in certain ‘fixed sites’ in controlled airspace throughout the country.”
There are currently only two fixed sites listed in the state of Georgia: One in Atlanta and one in Savannah. The one in Atlanta is the Atlanta RC Club Field at 1600 Constitution Ave.
The FAA said in the future, recreational flyers will be able to get authorization from the agency to fly in controlled airspace, because the agency is upgrading its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability system to allow recreational flyers to use it.
“For now, however, recreational flyers who want to operate in controlled airspace may only do so at the fixed sites,” the FAA said.