Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) define a certain area of airspace where air travel is limited because of a temporary hazardous condition, such as a wildfire or chemical spill; a security-related event, such as the United Natioons General Assembly; or other special situations. The text of the actual TFR contains the details about the restriction, including the size, altitude, time period that is in effect and what types of operations are resticted and permitted.
The “Map Airports” tab on the TFR website can help narrow down the relevant active TFRs in a specific area.
The airspace surrounding Washington DC is the most restricted in the country. Flying your drone is illegal in any of the restricted airspace above the Nation’s capital. For more information, read about No Drone Zone.
Special use airspace is usued to designate airspace in which certain activities must b confined, or where limitations may be imposed on aircraft operations that are not part of those activities. Types of Special Use Airspace include:
It is illegal to fly your UAS in or around a wildfire fighting operation.
Recreational operators are required to give notice for flights within five miles of an airport to both the airport operator and air traffic control tower, if the airport has a tower. However, recreational operations are not permitted in Class B airspace around most major airports without specific air traffic permission and coordination.