UAS / Drone Operators

The Santa Monica Airport Class “D” airspace is under control and jurisdiction of the Federal  Aviation Administration (FAA). Class “D” airspace extends from the ground, up to 2,700 feet above Mean Sea Level. For recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems within the Santa Monica Airport airspace, please contact the FAA Los Angeles FSDO office or file an authorization online https://www.faa.gov/uas/request_waiver/

Additionally, UAS operators are required to comply with the City of Santa Monica’s Park and Beach regulations regarding remote controlled models SMMC § 4.55.110