Flying a drone anywhere in Sunriver is prohibited (Sunriver Rules & Regulations Section 5.05) without prior written approval by the Sunriver Owners Association AND the Sunriver Airport.
- Please plan and allow for a minimum of 72 hours Monday through Friday for your application to move through the review process.
- Applications submitted under this timeframe may be denied by SROA.
To move the process along in a timely manner please adhere to the following steps:
- Download and complete the Sunriver Airport Permit Application and SROA Drone Flight Permit Application
- Submit Sunriver Airport Permit Application to the airport for approval (PRIOR approval from airport is required for SROA application review)
- Email approved Sunriver Airport Permit Application and a completed SROA Drone Flight Permit Application to SROA for review
Critical to Aviation Safety
Sunriver Airport (S21); (541) 593-4603; CTAF 122.8
sUAS Flight Plan Review Requirements
- Prior coordination and authorization is required for all unmanned aerial system (UAS) flights within five nautical miles of the Sunriver Airport (43.8763, -121.4531) in accordance with FAA Part 107 and Sunriver Rules & Regulations.
- Only sUAS under 55 pounds will be considered. Reference: www.faa.gov/UAS and FAA the App B4UFLY for Android and Apple devices. Drone pilots must be licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration under Part 107, using a Registered and Marked UAS, with a qualified observer, and MUST present a specific flight plan to the airport managers 48-72 hours in advance.
- All flights must be line-of-sight, daylight only, with a qualified Part 107 observer.
- Applicants must present a proposed flight plan, location on Sunriver map showing specific flight path. This is a maximum 2000’ from base, maximum 400’ AGL dependent on aircraft traffic pattern. After review of the operator’s credentials and proposed flight parameters, the airport manager will authorize a four hour flight "window" for drone operation. The signed flight plan review must be presented at the SROA office for final approval.
- A copy will be retained by SROA, and a copy must be returned to airport management
FAA may assess civil penalties up to $27,500 for operations in violation of Part 107, with criminal penalties of up to $250,000 for fraudulent disregard of regulations. Sunriver regulations permit a fine up to $2,500.
Sunriver Drone Rules
- Sunriver Rules & Regulations (Section 5.05) regarding drone flights: Except as permitted by the SROA General Manager, the flight of unmanned aircraft, including but not limited to aerial drones, is prohibited in Sunriver.
- Violation of this rule constitutes a Class A offense ($2,500 fine).
- For more information about flying drones, visit the FAA website at www.faa.gov/uas/
- Read FAA FAQs at www.faa.gov/uas/faqs/
- Be sure to read the FAQ section to determine if your flight is for recreational or commercial purposes.