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Drone Flying in Sunriver

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:

  1. Download and complete the Sunriver Airport Permit Application and SROA Drone Flight Permit Application
  2. Submit Sunriver Airport Permit Application to the airport for approval (PRIOR approval from airport is required for SROA application review)
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Only sUAS under 55 pounds will be considered. Reference: 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.
  3. All flights must be line-of-sight, daylight only, with a qualified Part 107 observer.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  • Read FAA FAQs at
  • Be sure to read the FAQ section to determine if your flight is for recreational or commercial purposes.



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