New UAS Facility Maps – Changes to LAANC Authorization in Zero Grids at Airports

New UAS Facility Maps – Changes to LAANC Authorization in Zero Grids at Airports

The FAA recently changed the UAS facility maps. Certain grids inside of controlled airspace now require a different procedure to get airspace authorization. LAANC providers can no longer give authorization for flights that occur AT an airport. At this time these are limited to zero grids and are limited to airport property. For authorization, use the FAA Drone Zone.

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27 Comments

  1. Curtis Marxen on September 17, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I am working on submitting a waiver for a park in a zero grid. Most of the waiver is straight forward but still working on my explanation and safety mitigation. Where are good examples online?

  2. FromTheDurtUp on September 17, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Yep I would like to see examples of how to get approved to fly in zero grids.

  3. 1EyeInTheSky on September 17, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    I am assuming that those requests in the zero or red areas are for Part 107 certificate holders? Or can hobby pilots also request to fly those areas?

  4. Ed Ruttledge on September 17, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Thanx again Greg for the update. How about an app that does nothing but track FAA app updates?

  5. Dennis Brooks on September 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Haven’t run into it for flying in the neighborhood, but the center of the Denton Airport is now red. Airports in the DFW area have odd shapes looking like Tetris pieces, many not connected, but in the same airport control space. The only totally red controlled airspace is Joint Base NAS Fort Worth. It is odd where the blocks of red are separated by green in the same airport control zone.

  6. Moss Photography on September 17, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Great video, sharing everywhere I can…

  7. FLYZONE DRONE on September 17, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Nice Greg thanks homie

  8. Cargo Bike David on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve had minor success in zero (next to 400) zones and obtaining a COA. however, it took the intervention of a very kind someone from the FAA to get things ironed out, a few minor corrections to my requests and then having to alert by phone the local ATC 15 minutes before launch, then report back, by phone when my mission was complete.
    I was given several days on one occasion to deal with weather, clouds, etc. But in the end, it did approved. Tedious, but worth it. It has to become part of your planning and if you’re doing it as a business, it has to be a part of your fee, just like getting ‘building permits’ for construction contractors. It’s time consuming and therefore expensive.

  9. Andrea on September 17, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Having same problem with LAANC, trying to fly near OIA and my time ran out and it was cancelled 24 hours before my scheduled flight time.

  10. Saint Kenny on September 17, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you so much good sir for getting this out. If I never seen this, I never would have known and so many others wouldn’t either. You guys rock!

  11. Garry Lawson on September 17, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Greg, do you know who I would reach out to at the FAA about the maximum AGL heights on the UAS maps? I live 4 miles northwest of OHare (still green on the map). There used to be 2 runways (32/14 left and right) that pointed at my neighborhood, but they were permanently closed a few years back. I think they forgot to adjust the map, because its still 200′ here, and it no longer needs to be. Thanks!

  12. Armenian on September 17, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Looks different in the Aloft app. No grid, just red over the runways. No clue why anyone would need to fly over a runway in the first place so I guess this only applies to .000001% of 107 pilots 😂

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  14. Dennis Brooks on September 17, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    There are still 0 level flight restrictions in green boxes, around and between the red. Don’t I need to file with FAADroneZone for permission in these green edged 0 altitude blocks?

  15. Jim Anderson on September 17, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for the info Greg.

  16. Trice Burgess on September 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    As always, appreciate you staying on top of the latest info. I am sharing with my agencies right away!

  17. Zomak blah on September 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    And if you live outside of USA and Canada you don’t have to worry… Because you have more freedom that us. Congratulations

  18. Uncle Verum on September 17, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Just bought your Part 107 + Drone Maneuvers Mastery program, and am planning to take my time and make the most of it, but I’m also liking what I’ve seen of your helpful and informative YouTube page. Will update you on how I do on my test, when I take it.

  19. Recoveryone Drone on September 17, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Great info Greg

  20. JustMe on September 17, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    The FAA isn’t happy, until you’re not happy. Regulating drones is fine, but they have over regulated the licensed people who are just trying to use their drones responsibly, while the rule breakers with no license just go ahead and do what they want to with near impunity…. It’s really a messed up situation.

  21. Dennis Brooks on September 17, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    So I can still use Aloft for any green control zone area, I just need to file with FAADroneZone for areas in red? Just filed and got LAANC approval for the rest of the day in the green area of the control zone that covers my yard.

  22. Jason Black on September 17, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    As always. Thanks for all of the updates PI and Greg.

  23. Independent Drone Channel on September 17, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    🙂

  24. Rob Hodges on September 17, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    I stopped using LAANC for the areas that require additional consideration because the local airport started letting all the requests time out, even several weeks out. I use LAANC only if they give me an altitude I can use, otherwise, DroneZone. The weirdest thing I’ve noticed is that there are a lot of 50 or 0 LAANC grids right next to uncontrolled airspace in my area. I can move 1 foot and go from 400 to 0.

  25. William Parmley on September 17, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks for the update. I haven’t needed or tried to fly in an area requiring approval yet, but I was recently in such an area and took some time to compare the UAS Facility Map, B4UFLY app, and the DJI Geo Zone map. In this particular case none of the three agreed! The DJI map implied it was clear to fly in areas that B4UFLY and UASFM clearly marked as authorization required, and B4UFLY was the only one that identified nearby wilderness areas as no fly zones. B4UFLY and UASFM identified a correctional facility but DJI did not. It appears to me that B4UFLY is the most conservative resource.

  26. Garrett Petersen on September 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    So does that then apply only if we want to fly in those red zones, or does it also apply to the green zones we want to fly in if red is also located within the circle?

  27. Overland Subaru International on September 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Canada same

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