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SBY is excited to announce the expansion of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) facilities.
We have applied to become a Lead Participant in the FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program. We have partnered with over 50 UAS operators to create the SBY UAS Center of Excellence.

The SBY UAS Center of Excellence is a leading research and operations facility with oversight by experts in military and civilian aviation, engineering, and project management. Our experts leverage decades of experience and cutting-edge technology to accelerate the safe, responsible application of UAS in public and private industries.

We host advanced UAS technologies in:

Identification (ID) & Tracking
Counter-UAS & Other Security-Related Issues
Unmanned Traffic Management
Detect and Avoid

Our Industries include:

  • Agriculture Environmental
  • Energy sector
  • Commerce,
  • Communications
  • Governmental Applications
  • Fire, Law Enforcement, Public Safety
  • Search and Rescue, Emergency Management
  • Infrastructure Inspections
  • Transportation Safety
  • Insurance
  • Land Surveillance
  • Media
  • Package Delivery
  • Photography
  • Sensor Development
  • Survey
  • Training
  • UAS Detection

SBY has 4 UAS Operating Areas

SBY UAS Operating Location
SBY UAS Test Area
SBY UAS Operating Area

New UAS Hangar

Uas Hangar


SBY UAS Hangar facility/Test Site Complex will be completed by Spring, 2018.


We will soon have an FAA waiver for drone operation in our Class D airspace. If you seek design, construction or operation space for your UAS business please contact the SBY Regional Airport Manager.

If you intend to operate your private or commercial drone within 5 miles of the SBY Airport please submit this application to the SBY Regional Airport Manager. If you intend to operate over an extended period of time please contact the SBY Airport Manager to establish a Letter of Agreement.

For information about UAS/drone operation click here.  If you want to register your UAV with the FAA click here.

FEEDBACK - Please leave your comments if you want to join us, if you have any suggestions or if you have a complaint about a UAS operation