What is LAANC FAA

WHAT IS LAANC?

LAANC is a free resource for UAV pilots to obtain approval. LAANC gives other pilots the ability to see where drones are flying. Currently covers about 600 airports. Gives near real-time approval. Mostly addresses the issue of flight height without needing additional approval. 

  • Developed by FAA in partnership with the drone industry.
  • Allow drone pilots.
  • Gives air traffic professionals information of where drones are operating. 
  • Follow our social media as we will give notice of their updates. They are adding an additional 150 new airports this fall.

WHO CAN/MUST USE LAANC?

  • Professionals flying under FAA Part 107 and recreational pilots can use LAANC. 
  • Flying in controlled airspace. 
  • You should seek LAANC approval prior to every flight.
  • Further Coordination– If a professional drone pilot wishes to fly above the designated UASFM but below 400 feet they can request further coordination. 24 hours to process request. Up to the local air traffic manager in that location. If you apply for this within 24 hours of your scheduled flight then it will be automatically denied because it does not give them sufficient time to process the request. 

HOW DO YOU GET LAANC APPROVAL?

  • Through an app developed by an approved UAS Service Supplier (USS).
  • To see the current list of USSs, go to faa.gov/go/laanc
  • Via a mobile or desktop app.

 WHAT DATA SUPPORTS LAANCE? 

LAANCE pulls information from the following sources:

  • UAS Facility Maps
    • Identifies areas where authorization is required.
    • Shows controlled airspace:
  • Special Use Airspace
  • Stadium Data
  • National Security UAS Flight Restrictions
  • Notices to Airmen & Temporary Flight Restrictions
  • Airports & Airspace Boundaries

CONCLUSION of laance faa

Recreational drone pilots must register each of your flights prior to taking flight.

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See FAA Youtube channel to learn more.