So I called one of the towers at one of the local airports and spoke with the Tower Manager. Frank Ambrisco. In my opinion he seemed a bit pre-disposed against drones from his tone but perhaps that was just the way it sounded. His was reply was..... I cannot authorize any drone flights within 5 miles of the airport without FAA authorization and the appropriate forms filled. He further stated that no drones would be authorized to fly within 5 miles of the airport without Pilot certification from the FAA. Those two documents would have to be submitted before consideration to fly in the area. He also said that "ONE" person had been authorized to fly in the area by the FAA but that was a licensed pilot and had all the proper forms filled. He further stated that the tower was a "contract" tower operated under contract and suggested I contact the FAA. No contact information was offered. I then called the Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO), Hollywood FL and went to voice mail..message left, waiting for return call. So far it seems that some getting permission to fly in the 5 mile zone around at least one airport in South Florida may be a challenge.