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Al S. Alice's Handler
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Can anyone explain what the zone off the coast of The Outer Banks is?
"North Carolina W" but has no information with it.
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Mark The Droner
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You might try airmap.io

Looks like it's actually more closely shaped to a rectangular area - it's labelled "Special Use Airspace" W72A (North Carolina W, NC)

It's all off-shore, but unfortunately, the DJI map can only show zones in circles, so it appears to include the shore but it actually does not.  

There's also a drone flight notification at the beach showing in airmap which I've never seen before!  Is that you?  Just a tad south of Corolla.  It says

Flight
Start Time: Oct 14, 2018 10:00 AM
Flight Time: 24 minutes
Radius: 250 feet
Altitude: 350 ft
Aircraft: DJI - Phantom 4 Pro

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Al S. Alice's Handler
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No, just getting there now. I would guess someone has done an unlock, but I've never seen that before either. Imagine how the map would look if it showed every drone floght.
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Al S. Alice's Handler
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Ok so I searched for a sectional chart and found the answer. W72A is a military operations area. As The Mark pointed out it is rectangular and starts well offshore extending over the ocean.
I also talked to a Kitty Hawk police officer who told me they don't have any local laws against drone flights.
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