Drone Operators

Drone operators should register with the FAA prior to making requests to operate inside SJC airspace (within 5nm of San Jose International Airport). Once registered, you can obtain authorization in three ways:

  1. LAANC
  2. DroneZone
  3. A written agreement with the FAA for fixed flying sites. For more information about fixed flying sites, contact the FAA at UAShelp@faa.gov.

The local SJC FAA Control Tower is unable to authorize drone flights over the phone.