Fairplex Drone Policy
The Los Angeles County Fair Association (LACFA), owner/operator of Fairplex, has established the
following Drone Policy for the Fairplex property:
A Drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is defined as a “powered, aerial vehicle that does
not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly
autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and can carry a
In order to ensure the safety of all patrons at Fairplex, drones are allowed on the property with the
Drones are not allowed inside any Fairplex facility during load in, show hours, and/or load out
without the express written consent of the LACFA.
Drones are not allowed outside any Fairplex exhibit halls on the property without the express
written permission of the LACFA.
If the Lessee would like to use a drone, a written request must be made 30 days in advance of the first
show day and will need to be submitted to the Event Manager designated for the event at Fairplex for
review and approval. The following will need to be included within the written submittal:
Name of the pilot operating the drone
All operators must show proof of a current FAA/UAS operator certificate
Designation of a fly zone must be within the Licensee’s contracted approved rental space.
Pilot’s experience level and other events he/she has flown the drones
Type of aircraft (Quad Copter, Helicopter, Airplane, etc.) and make and model
Proposed payload and payload weight
Time(s) the drone will be in operation
Location(s) the drone will be operated
If a Lessee would like to attempt to fly the drone outside of the contracted exhibit hall, the FAA approval must be secured prior to the event and presented to Fairplex Management.
Lessee is liable for any and all damages to persons, property, and any litigation arising from the use of
drones or UAVs operating on Fairplex property or in any Fairplex exhibit hall.
LACFA and its employees shall be held harmless as a result of any operation of a drone or UAV on or in and Fairplex facility.