Bringing UAS to America's Skies

Padre Range

A topography map of the Padre test range (left) and TAMUCC's RS-16 aircraft flies over Texas beaches (right)

The Padre Range has been operational under a certificate of authorization since 2011. The airspace is 34.5 NM north to south and 15 NM east to west at its widest point, making it perhaps the largest maritime COA in the United States. Its boundaries enclose 517 NM² of airspace for flights at altitudes up to 3,000 feet.

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