Fly Your Drone in Legal Airspace with AirMap

AirMap allows operators to fly their drones safely, responsibly and legally via a digital map that visualizes the airspace around them, including areas where they may not be permitted to fly. Greg McNeal, Cofounder & EVP, shows a demo of AirMap on Engineering TV to Electronic Design’s Technology Editor, Bill Wong.

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50 Comments

  1. Ama Nota Gogo on May 23, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Cannot get into the website, browser says unsafe – connection not private.

  2. Scott Heinz on May 23, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Local municipalities cannot control the airspace. Only the FAA can.
    They can control the ability to take off and land a UAS in a park for say, but not the overhead airspace. Thank God I live in Colorado and not California.

  3. theo wink on May 23, 2021 at 2:59 am

    1 million pounds drones flying continious over our heads,polluting the air, all for economics and then its OK.it is
    forbidden for plebs to have fun§§

  4. Veterans Brotherhood on May 23, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Fuck the government

  5. Christopher Abnett on May 23, 2021 at 3:00 am

    are they ready to take all these calls from teeny weeny play drone flyers?

  6. Tony 2000 on May 23, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Anyone else annoyed by flight restrictions from air map, stating that there is VIP movement in the area. even if it’s 50 miles away they don’t want you to fly. They only seem to move on bright Sunny days. Beginning to think I’ve picked the wrong hobby.

  7. Nameless Droner on May 23, 2021 at 3:03 am

    This video makes me wanna fly in to restricted air space , I made sure not to register my drone in case they find it.

  8. REX xxx on May 23, 2021 at 3:04 am

    fuck it all. fly anywhere and dont care! planes designed to withstand bird and drone strikes.

  9. SKYWiser Official on May 23, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Good review. You might also check ours map called MAIA = we do the same for EMEA – http://www.skywiser.com https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.togle.droners #UTM #UAS #UAV #SKYWISER

  10. Terry Lyons on May 23, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Airmap is actively supporting the Fienstein drone federalism bill. Essentially these bills would empower local authorities to have control over the airspace up to 200 feet, creating a climate of chaos for drone pilots.
    https://www.thedroneu.com/should-drone-pilots-be-supporting-airmap/

  11. giovanni sassano on May 23, 2021 at 3:09 am

    you should call the air tower with in-an Airport of 10 miles of ur planed flite root this distance is not the law but is best for the airport to know what is in the skies so the tower can keep low flying plains off ur flight path. if u don’t you may well-be/will-be the cause of a plane that gose down and murder of the ppl in it cuz u flew ur drone up there and the low flying plane hit it  = jail time no amount of work u can do to clean that drone, ur DNA is on that drone.  so plz fly safe.

  12. booger king on May 23, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Hey, that’s my house’s roof! I’m gonna sue you for $100,000,000.00 for using my house on your advertisement without my permission!!

  13. K Danagger on May 23, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Airmap is useless. I contains huge amounts of obsolete and incorrect map data. I have two 5 mile circles that overlap where I live. At the center of one of those circles is a defunct private airport which has not been used in 12 years. It has grass 3 feet high growing on it. It has never been officially "closed". The property owner who created that airstrip no longer even lives there.
    At the center of the other circle is a location where a hospital helipad existed 20 years ago. That site was long since bulldozed and there is nothing there now.

  14. efc dzn on May 23, 2021 at 3:14 am

    England?

  15. TonyP0927 on May 23, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Can I request Flight-Following for a drone?

  16. Tony Light on May 23, 2021 at 3:20 am

    it pretty much sucks to fly anywhere apart Antarctica 😀

  17. Michael Goyette on May 23, 2021 at 3:20 am

    But can u fly into a national park? Taking off outside ?

  18. br569784 on May 23, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Well they just sucked out any joy in owning drone…..off the xmas list

  19. Keith's Place on May 23, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Oh well I am returning my drone.

  20. Thomas Stordahl-Gregory on May 23, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Everything changed in 2018 and announced in May 2019 with the FAA Reorganization act, and so all of this info is at best obsolete. FAA requires pilots to stay current, and to use current info. Airmap has major problems in Colorado airspace. I hope they update Airmap soon since even B4uFly is also obsolete, and since Laanc is still awol, and we can’t call ATC, how do we get current info?

  21. Jeremy Boyce on May 23, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Yeah right and commercial aircraft fly over our homes and our heads daily.

  22. Nameless Droner on May 23, 2021 at 3:24 am

    This is a good app for people to make their own choices , dji products won’t even let you take off in your living room or two feet off the ground in your own yard , even if you are Not in a restricted air space. Dji boundary’s are larger than the ffa.
    Buy parrot or other companies that don’t force you to not even be able to start your drone near a state park. It’s dumb

  23. Steve Willocks on May 23, 2021 at 3:25 am

    What a cluster f@#K. This is an absolute joke.

  24. Scott Baker on May 23, 2021 at 3:28 am

    Your partner founded the largest jet aircraft company in the world? C’mon… really?

  25. TOMOFONO on May 23, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Thanks for this app. You basically can’t do anything fun anymore because a few idiots instantly make things fun impossible.

  26. WeRtheSTARGARS on May 23, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Damn I’m so glad I don’t live in the Bay Area or California. Sounds like one continuous cluster fuck out there.

  27. Greg Cellino on May 23, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Actually, this clears up some questions that I had. If I’m flying for fun…My airspace is filled was I need to call the tower. If I had part 107 there are fewer spaces…from my understanding. I could be wrong.

  28. Ian on May 23, 2021 at 3:31 am

    I am honestly surprised about how many resources this app has for free.

  29. Shutter Chance on May 23, 2021 at 3:32 am

    Danger…..no good

  30. Kathy Little on May 23, 2021 at 3:32 am

    an explanation of the map would help

  31. Van Radosevich on May 23, 2021 at 3:32 am

    It sounds good but the possibility of false accusations is great. Assume they make us put a transmitter in our airplanes. A criminal (without a transmitter) flys in a red zone. You are in the air nearby. You will be questioned to see if you saw anything. You may even be accused of flying in the red zone. How would you fight this? You would need a detailed data collection system to show right where you were because, in the administrative courts, you are guilty until proven innocent.

  32. Bill Meador on May 23, 2021 at 3:33 am

    You guys need to take this video off the net, nothing in there matches anything in the app or a web browser version. Totally misleading!!!

  33. Sonny Burnett on May 23, 2021 at 3:33 am

    At Non-towered airports, who would you contact? And then the guy you contact says ok and later the police call another guy at the same airport who says no. BS! We have the News media to thank for all this.

  34. Kumala Nine on May 23, 2021 at 3:34 am

    In some areas the 5 mile zone overlaps with multiple airports/heliports. How many phone calls do you have to make ?!

  35. Douglas Strain on May 23, 2021 at 3:36 am

    Ok now I’m confused , How can a local gov’t pass an ordnance regulating park airspace over the FAA? Who is the governing sector the Feds or local Barney Fife?

  36. Shannon Hartnett on May 23, 2021 at 3:37 am

    Work on updating NSW Australia please especially near forster NSW

  37. Morris Enyeart on May 23, 2021 at 3:38 am

    Excellent video and I do use Airmap everytime I fly. Is there an updated version of this video for 2017. For example, I see more and more municipalities passing ordinances regulating drone flight (where, when, how high, etc), but it is my understanding that the FAA is the only governmental body that can regulate the airways. If that is the case, then the municipal ordinances would seem to be invalid. The situation is complicated further by the recent court ruling that recreational drone pilots do not have to register their drones.

  38. PATRICK LANE on May 23, 2021 at 3:39 am

    So I downloaded the app for this and it’s absolute SH*T… I can’t even find settings to show where all the airspaces are around my area. I must be missing something… Plus this video, doesn’t even show how he gets to the particular categories to show on the map/page he’s on. Horrible Tutorial……….

  39. DOPPELGANGER GANGERDOPPEL on May 23, 2021 at 3:39 am

    So in conclusion save your big money and forget the fun of buying a drone and buy a $5.00 kite instead. Unbelievable. Joykill!

  40. Raymond Moyers on May 23, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Nobody wants their drone sucked up into a jet intake or smashing thru the canopy of a light sport plane . . . but our rulers are totalitarian nutjobs . . .
    Q A . . . How many deaths involving aircraft, include property damage and deaths of those on the ground . . .
    Q A . . . How many have been killed by a drone . . .
    The govt and media manufactured mass hysteria is leading to this . . .
    "Shots Fired At Plane Spraying For Mosquitoes . Woman claimed drone was flying over her home" http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/louisiana-drone-ranger-275903

  41. JOSEPH FRIEDRICH on May 23, 2021 at 3:40 am

    So you can only fly in non coloured zones

  42. numgun on May 23, 2021 at 3:42 am

    Holy shit thats a lot of airports
    also Goddamn thats a lot of regulations
    and Wow this app is super cool

  43. jerry m on May 23, 2021 at 3:45 am

    i just got a new drone. my question is does the alltitude of flight make a difference…say you’re just learning basic moves not going say over 40′ or flying over any buildings?

  44. 1pcmedic on May 23, 2021 at 3:49 am

    How about limiting each quadcopter to 400′ from takeoff out of the box PERIOD. So many people have screwed this recreational activity up that one now needs a masters degree to fly in your own backyard!

  45. Rc Addict on May 23, 2021 at 3:49 am

    well im glad i dont live in america where i live there is not that many no fly zones

  46. Henrik Dahl on May 23, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Thanks for usefull app and video , use it in Denmark too

  47. SuperbHolidays on May 23, 2021 at 3:53 am

    I wish here in Spain somebody designed the same….here it is a nightmare to get permission ….they are still in the dark ages..if you guys designed the same for Spain I would buy your APP 👍👍

  48. Tonio9606 on May 23, 2021 at 3:54 am

    I’m confused, exactly what kinda drones do these rules apply for? The plane type drones or quadcopters and for what sizes?

  49. El Hungaro on May 23, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Since this video was posted drone laws changed…. BIG TIME….. Be informed don’t make the 10 o’clock news ……. 🤔

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