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Can I fly over a wildlife preserve if I file a NASA report?
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There is no specific FAA prohibition on wildlife preserve overflight, only AIM guidance recommending a pilot overfly by 2,000 feet agl or more. Additionally, a NASA report only shields a pilot from FAA, and is not a blanket approval to fly contrary to any regulation. Agencies having jurisdiction over wildlife preserves could still fine a pilot for overflight, regardless of a NASA report being filed or not.