Helicopters & Drones

The City of Destin follows all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and guidelines. 


When it comes to flying a drone, you must be aware of the FAA rules and regulations. As technology constantly changes please be sure to stay up-to-date on drone operations

For more information please visit the following websites:


The FAA Hotline accepts reports concerning the safety of the National Airspace System, violation of a Federal Aviation Regulation (Title 14 CFR), aviation safety issues, and reports related to FAA employees or FAA facilities. 

If you are impacted by aircraft noise please visit: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/apl/noise_emissions/airport_aircraft_noise_issues/.

To learn more about Destin’s  Aircraft operation restricted zone (7.15.24), visit: https://library.municode.com/fl/destin/codes/land_development_code?nodeId=DELADECO_ART7LAUSTYDEINZORECO_7.15.00AIAIZORE 

For a complete list of FAA guidelines, visit https://www.faa.gov/uas/ 

UAS Local Area Guidelines and Procedures.- http://www.flycew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Eglin-AFB-Local-Area-sUAS-Guidelines-Jul-17.pdf 

Figure 7.15.24
Aircraft Restricted Zone