LAANC is now available for hobbyists or recreational pilots who are looking to get approval to fly their drones in control airspace.
In this video, Greg goes over the following questions:
– How to find what controlled airspace is
– How to find out if LAANC is available where I fly
– How to submit a LAANC request via Kittyhawk
How to find what controlled airspace is:
It is important to know the airspace surrounding where you are about to fly. Greg shows you how to use the UAS Facility Map (located here: https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c2e4406710048e19806ebf6a06754ad and to get information out of it. With this tool, you will be able to find out is LAANC is available there or if you need to submit a request via the FAA Drone (https://faadronezone.faa.gov/).
When reading the Facility Map, remember that red airports are not part of LAANC while green airports are. LAANC will provide you with immediate approval (17 seconds in the video!) while the FAA DroneZone will take several days.
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