In the neighborhood where I grew up is an FCC monitoring station. It's a large chunk of land, over 200 acres, that now is located in the middle of many subdivisions. It's fenced, although it's mostly wooden rail. As kids we even built a backstop and played baseball inside the fence. It's still active, and I doubt they are doing any top secret stuff there now. I found out from a Ham Operator friend that in the 60's they used a satellite to beam an extremely narrow beam back to the site with data collected over the USSR passes. But I digress.... Is it strictly forbidden to fly over federal lands such as this. I know that there are no flight restrictions on any sectional nav charts for the area. Planes fly over it all the time. You can see the whole thing from Google maps. My brother-in-law has a Phantom 2, but won't go near it. I don't see a problem if you launch from a house next to it and go up a couple hundred feet. I guess my thought process on this is that it's ok to fly over government lands like parks and ranchlands and such, shouldn't this also be the case? Note: I will not be the first person to be a test case for it. I may be crazy but I'm not stupid!