The Port of Portland encourages you to operate your UAS in a safe and lawful manner.
The information provided is intended to address general guidelines based on Federal Aviation Regulations.
Operators should be familiar with all applicable requirements including all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
We recommend contacting the appropriate authorities to ensure compliance.
The Port of Portland prohibits recreational UAS operations on Port properties including aviation,
marine, industrial, and environmental properties. Requests for commercial and public UAS operations
require a permit obtained through the Port of Portland. All applications are subject to Port approval.
A minimum of 5 business days is required to process applications.
For more information, call the Pilot Information Line at 503-460-4111 and select the option for “unmanned aviation”, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not operate near emergency responders such as firefighters or police
Maintain visual line-of-site at all times
Airport and air traffic control notification required. Notify any airport and air traffic control tower before operating within 5 miles of an airport or heliport. Instructions for operations within 5 miles of Port of Portland airports can be found in the link below.
Operations for commercial or business purposes are classified as “commercial UAS operations” and subject to the to the requirements set forth in Federal Aviation Regulations Part 107. Operations conducted under FAR Part 107 do not require advance notice to the local airport or air traffic facility. Basic requirements under FAR Part 107 include:
Pilot must hold a Remote Pilot Certification obtained through the Federal Aviation Administration
Operations may be conducted within Class G airspace only
Pilot must keep the aircraft within visual line-of-sight
To determine if you will be operating within 5 miles of an airport, please visit: http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/air-space-map/. If you are within a mandatory notification area, please use the instructions below for providing notification to the airport and air traffic control.
For operations within 5 miles of Portland International (PDX), Hillsboro (HIO), or Troutdale (TTD) Airports operators must provide advance notice to both the airport and air traffic control.
Port of Portland Notification – Call the Pilot Information Line and select the option for “unmanned aviation”: 503-460-4111 or email us at email@example.com.
Air Traffic Control Notification.Calls during normal business hours (Monday-Friday) are recommended.
PDX Control Tower: (503) 493-7500 or (503) 493-7503.
HIO Control Tower: (503) 615-5484
TTD Control Tower: (503) 674-3512
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
Pilot’s full name
Organization Name (if applicable)
Contact phone number
Date, time, location, and duration of operation
The guidance contained herein is based on the most current information available from the FAA. This is not intended to be used as legal advice. Operators are encouraged to ensure an understanding and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local, regulatory requirements prior to operating a UAS.