How to submit LAANC requests in Kittyhawk (2020 update)

Here’s a quick look at how to submit LAANC requests in Kittyhawk in 2020. You will need to submit a LAANC request if you are trying to fly in controlled airspace with your drone, whether as a hobbyist or under Part 107.
The process is pretty straight forward with Kittyhawk, which is one of the many apps you can use to get LAANC approval. AirMap is another option but we prefer this app because it is easier to use and provides more accurate information.

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  1. Start To Finish Podcasting on September 5, 2020 at 10:53 am

    When I tab on "Add" it doesnt give me a choice to choose LAANC Authorization. It only gives me the option of "Log Flight" and "Log Checklist" I dont have the drone yet but I just installed the app. Why cant I see the same options you see here in the ​3:19 mark of this video?

  2. MANOLO THE 1 on September 5, 2020 at 10:57 am

    If this is a free app

  3. Daniel DeCosta on September 5, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I was hoping this went a step further and having you click on “fly”. I’ve done all this but when I fly it immediately lands. The Kittyhawk app says “ready to fly” but my remote says “in NFZ”.

  4. Daryl S on September 5, 2020 at 11:18 am

    if you’re outside the squares ( no squares on the map) . does it mean you can fly without LAANCe?

  5. James Shaffer on September 5, 2020 at 11:19 am


  6. Hank Heim on September 5, 2020 at 11:29 am

    What I’d all the boxes are gray? Can you fly there?

  7. Fidel Gonzales on September 5, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Always a perfect explenation of the subject .

  8. Terry Ermis on September 5, 2020 at 11:41 am

    A while back I made a request through Kitty hawk for a class D airspace where the airport had no tower and received an authorization text. The authorization was never completed through the airport because the airport manager left before the request got to him. I went to the site I ‘thought’ I was authorized to fly in only to get a text from Kitty Hawk that I was rejected right at the scheduled start time. I emailed Kitty Hawk support they advised “if the airport does not authorize 24 hours before flight time the authorization is automatically rejected”.
    Something to know!

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