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Use of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) on Luke Air Force Base


MEMORANDUM FOR ALL PERSONNEL

FROM: 56 FW/CC

SUBJECT: Use of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) on Luke Air Force Base

1. The purpose of this memorandum is to document the use and restrictions for recreational and military/government sUAS, such as commercial quadcopters, remote-controlled aircraft, and anything that is powered and flies remotely on Luke AFB.

2. The recreational use of sUAS on Luke AFB, unless otherwise agreed in writing and approved by the 56 FW/CC, are restricted as follows:

Personnel operating sUAS shall adhere to all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policies and all Federal Aviation Regulations. Personnel shall register sUAS with the FAA (https://registermyuas.faa.gov/) prior to operating on or off base. On base use of sUAS is restricted to at or below 100 Feet Above Ground Level,Weekends and Holidays, from sunrise to sunset and only within the boundaries of Fowler Park; see Attachment. Personnel shall contact 56 SFS Law Enforcement desk, DSN 896-5971 prior to use. Additional restrictions may be imposed and approval to operate may be denied or revoked at any time. Approval to operate sUAS will not be permitted during airfield operating hours.

3. Guidance for official sUAS use by Air Force personnel is governed by AFI 11-502 and AFI 11- 5FT series publications. Personnel may not operate DoD sUAS without specific authorization.

4. My OPR for sUAS and model aircraft operations is 56 OSS/OSA, Airfield Operations Flight, DSN 896-7341.

BROOK J. LEONARD
Brigadier General, USAF Commander

56 FW UAS Policy Memo FINAL March 2017.pdf