Flying Your Drone Safely in Las Vegas
Las Vegas supports the safe, respectful, and legal use of drones in our community for recreational and commercial operations.
To enable residents and businesses to fly safe, Las Vegas provides live data on areas of potential risk, advisories for local events or emergencies, and other flight planning features in the AirHub for Pilots application.
Using AirHub for Pilots and following the regulations outlined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), drone pilots can fly safe in Las Vegas.
The map below provides the most up-to-date local advisories, hazards and FAA charts.
Airspace Link Interactive Map
If you are a drone pilot, please register to check the airspace in your area and, if required, submit for approval to fly.
Get Started Now
Step 1: Create a New Pilot Account
- Register as a Las Vegas drone pilot using a valid email address in the AirHub for Pilots application. Once registered, you’ll have access to the most up-to-date airspace information, be able to create new LAANC operation submissions, and receive near real-time automated approvals from participating air traffic facilities and airports nationwide.
Step 2: Find Your Operation Location Or Click “Fly Now”
- After logging in, locate where you will be operating your drone using either an address, a known location name, the geographic coordinates, or manually navigate using the interactive map.
- Alternatively, you can also create an operation by clicking “Fly Now." This feature allows you to quickly create a flight by pre-populating your information and automatically creating a circular flight boundary of your current location.
Step 3: Define Operation Parameters
- The basics of an operation consist of an operation name, a start time (and duration), the operation altitude and the area you intend to fly.
Step 4: Request Authorization From FAA
- The final step is to request authorization from the FAA (if necessary) by clicking “Save Operation.” Sometimes, the operation is divided up into multiple areas if we need to submit to different Air Traffic Control facilities – AirHub for Pilots will handle that too.
If you have not already done so, please confirm your certifications and register your drone with the FAA.
Confirm Your Certifications
Confirm that your FAA Recreational Remote Pilot TRUST Certificate or Commercial Remote Pilot Certificate is valid.
FAA Drone Registration
If your drone is greater than .55 pounds, register your drone with the FAA.
Know the rules
Knowing the drone pilot rules of the sky is the best way to start your flight.
For questions about drone delivery, unmanned aircraft systems operations and advanced air mobility infrastructure, or support in the region, call 702.229.6831.
What is LAANC and the Fly Safe Program
Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) is a partnership between the FAA and private industry to safely integrate small drones into the national airspace. Flying within the national airspace is strictly regulated by the FAA. All FAA Certified Part 107 (commercial) and FAA TRUST Certified recreational drone operators require FAA LAANC authorization before operating in controlled airspace. Drone operators can receive LAANC authorization for most operations in just a few seconds. Additionally, commercial pilots can request further coordination with the FAA for those operations that cannot be automatically approved by LAANC. LAANC is now available at over 541 air traffic facilities and 732 airports nationwide.