Flying a drone or any unmanned aerial system (UAS) within 5 miles of any airport is dangerous —and illegal— without prior permission from the airport authority and air traffic control. Before you fly near the Peoria International Airport or Mt. Hawley Airport, first call (309) 697-8272, ext. 100 during weekdays until 4:30 p.m. After hours, call (309) 697-8272, ext. 110.
Permission must always be given to fly within 5 miles of an airport, but there are also different rules for operating drones and other unmanned aircraft based on why you want to fly. See the tables below for a summary. If you still have questions or concerns, you may contact the FAA’s UAS Integration Office via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 844-FLY-MY-UA.
No Pilot Requirements
Unless exclusively operated in compliance with Section 336 of Public law 112-95 (Special Rule for Model Aircraft), the aircraft must be registered if over 0.55 lbs.
5 miles from airports without prior notification to airport and air traffic control
Educational or recreational flying only
Class G airspace*
Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulation (14 CFR) Part 107
*These rules are subject to waiver. (Source: FAA Website)
(309) 697-8272 x 110