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Pilots: Know Before You Go!

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Olympic Coast | Channel Islands | Monterey Bay | Gulf of the Farallones


Scroll over the map to familiarize yourself with West Coast sanctuaries. Then visit the links below to find detailed overflight restriction zones.

Overflight regulations within Olympic Coast, Gulf of the Farallones, Monterey Bay and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuaries require that motorized aircraft maintain minimum altitudes above specified locations. Failure to comply with these minimum altitude limits is presumed to disturb marine mammals and seabirds and is a violation of federal regulations for the sanctuaries.

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