Flying Your Drone at Night: Getting LAANC Approval #short

Learn how to submit a LAANC request to fly at night at any LAANC approved website.
Be sure to download this document first and keep it in your flight bag:

#LAANC #nightflying #shorts

Our Other Channels
– PIXL Drone Show: drone related podcast, posts every Tuesday morning.
– Pilot Institute Airplane: our airplane channel:

Our courses
– Part 107 Made Easy: the most comprehensive ground school online.
– Drone Business Made Easy: start your drone business with a solid foundation.
– Drone Flying 101: the perfect course for beginners.
– Drone Maneuvers Mastery: become a better pilot with these 50 maneuvers designed to improve your flying skills.
– Cinematic FPV Drone From Scratch: build your own cinematic machine with this course.

Get Pilot Institute Gear
– T-shirt or Long Sleeve T:
– Polo shirt:

~~ Show notes go here ~~


  1. Irwin Weller on May 28, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Well "Hells Bells"! This is very interesting! I live in controlled airspace where I can get LAANC clearance up to 100′. and I do have a Part 107 cert. So I am assuming that if I request clearance for this coming Saturday April 24th at say 1pm to 2 pm and I get the LAANC text message giving me the "Okay", that I would be able to continue to fly with appropriate lighting up to midnight. Right? Am I missing anything??

  2. Michael Muni on May 28, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Thanks for keeping us up to date!

  3. Irwin Weller on May 28, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Please give us the specific FAA link that will allow for the "FREE" training. I am a part 107 pilot and I would like to do whatever I need to do to get approved for night flying. My current cert is only 9 months old so I do not think that I need to do the "Recurrence" at this time. Right??? I couldn’t find the link on the FAASafety website. Closest I could get is "

  4. abinder3 on May 28, 2021 at 3:23 am

    I assume you made this video for people that have the part 107 certificate.

  5. Irwin Weller on May 28, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Never mind! I found it right under my nose!

  6. Daniel Baek on May 28, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Is LAANC available for night flying? I am a part 107 pilot and just took my recurrent exam. I usually use kitty hawk for laanc but it says laanc not available at night

  7. Flyin' High Photography on May 28, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Thank you as always for staying on top of things and keeping us in the know!

  8. JefeFPV on May 28, 2021 at 3:28 am

    I thought a proper LAANC authorization has to have the start time and end time. Your example shows start time with a 30 min. duration. This method defeats the purpose of informing the ATC the actual time frame you are flying. Can you please explain your procedure more clearly? I would not recommend anyone fly outside the LAANC authorization date time and duration. In your example if you were flying at night on your LAANC authorization that ended earlier in the day, I think that would be a huge problem as the ATC would have no idea you are flying in controlled airspace. Am I missing something here?

  9. El Hungaro on May 28, 2021 at 3:32 am

    πŸ‘ Cool 😎… Thank you for informing us. You Rock! πŸ‘

  10. Eagle Eye View Images on May 28, 2021 at 3:41 am


  11. Bob M on May 28, 2021 at 3:46 am

    I take it this only applies to controlled airspace for 107 pilots.

  12. Aviator JR on May 28, 2021 at 3:46 am

    Can hobbyists flight at night? Of course after having the proper night anti-collision lights and LLANC.

  13. Gregg Adventure on May 28, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Nice job with the Short. Note: No need to put #Short in the title. It Will work regardless. πŸ‘πŸ»βœŒπŸ»

  14. scotty paulk on May 28, 2021 at 3:54 am

    Great video. Always on point! There is no document required for class G airspace correct? This is only for controlled airspace. Also it doesn’t matter what time you get laanc approval for? Any time or length of time you request to fly for?

  15. SHELDON WN on May 28, 2021 at 4:04 am

    Can hobbyists use this as well?

Leave a Comment