Getting instant approval to fly commercial drones in the East Coast corridor and surrounding areas is now a reality, with the expansion of the FAA’s LAANC (Low Altitude Airspace Notification Capability), which allows pilots to get flight plans approved in seconds.
Today, August 16, LAANC went live in the Eastern North region, home to many of the nation’s busiest airports. No more manual permitting that can take months: Part 107 drone pilots with access to digital flight management tools like Skyward—one of the few platforms with LAANC capability—can get authorized to launch in controlled airspace instantly. You can download the complete rollout schedule here. Continue reading →