UAV | UAS | Drone Operations
Operation of Drones and UASs near airports is regulated by the FAA. Be sure to have a full understanding of airspace classifications and restrictions before flying.
Rules for Regional Operators
Recreational flyers who wish to fly in controlled airspace or within 5 miles of LSE. Recreational drone flights can now be approved automatically through the FAA Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. Visit https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/ for more information on recreational drone use and the LAANC system.
If you are outside the 5-miles of the Airport perimeter, please follow the recreational operator general guidelines.
Other Considerations When Flying a UAV
The following considerations should be taken into account when you decide to fly a UAV.
Rules for Commercial Operators
Local UAV Specific Ordinances
Make sure to check with the local jurisdiction for updated information.
- Onalaska - prohibits radio-controlled model airplanes in parks (Sec 12-1-2)
- Holmen - no current regulations known
- La Crosse - no current regulations known
- The Wisconsin DOT provides additional State regulation and information at http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/air/pilot-info/uas.aspx
- Local jurisdictions - if you have a local ordinance please contact the Airport and we will add the information to this site for local dissemination.
FAA Smartphone App
The FAA offers a smartphone app that can help users understand restrictions around flying their devices. B4UFLY instructs users about current or upcoming requirements and restrictions in areas of the National Airspace System (NAS). Download the app at: www.faa.gov/uas/B4UFLY