FAA issues warning for drone restrictions on some Chicago North Side beaches

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Thursday, July 14, 2022
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The FAA issued a warning to people flying drones at some North Side Chicago beaches.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Federal Aviation Administration issued a warning to people flying drones at some North Side Chicago beaches.

The FAA said it's received an increasing number of drone sighting reports from commercial airline pilots as they make their approach to land at O'Hare International Airport.

The FAA is warning drone owners that the following beaches are all in the landing flight path for O'Hare Airport:

  • Loyola and Hartigan beaches on the Far North Side
  • Osterman and Lane beaches in Edgewater
  • Montrose Beach and Harbor in Uptown
  • Drones that fly too high in these areas pose a safety hazard, even if they're hundreds of feet away from an aircraft, the FAA says.

    The agency warned any drones flown at these locations must not go higher than 400 feet off the ground.