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PAX Drone Operations

To ensure the safety and security of our base assets and personnel, drone operations within a five-mile radius of any airfield facilities and a three-mile radius of their Outlying Landing Fields must be coordinated with the base’s air operations department. For more information on where drone operations are approved you can refer to the individual installation instructions and the Federal Aviation Administration’s webpage at

To coordinate approval for safely operating a personal or commercial drone near NAS Patuxent River, contact the NAS Patuxent River UAS Airspace Coordinator AC1 Doering at 301-342-3836.

Have a drone and want to find out where you can fly it? 
Go to for more information on when and where you can fly.

Download the B4UFLY app and find out where you can fly your drone near you and use the flight planning function to develop a safe flight. 

***NOTE: Personal or commercial drone usage within the NAS Patuxent River Fence Line is prohibited***

Drone usage within the NAS Patuxent River fence line is prohibited.

Drone operators, whether hobbyists or commercial, must seek permission to fly in NAS Patuxent River's airspace and operation is not allowed within the fence line.

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