NOVA = No Drone Zone:Â The FAA has banned the use of unmanned aerial systems (Drones) within a 30 mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Â The radius extends out to the West to Ashburn, and South through most of Prince William County. Â The restrictions apply to FAA airspace which begins outside of shotgun range above your property. Â It is not clear what rights you have to prevent trespassing by drones on your own property.
The article I first saw this in identified Reston as the farthest reaches of the radius (it is well inside the radius). Â As a Restonian I find it quite humorous that the FAA issued a sign in Reston’s official “color…” Â Brown.