LAANC Launches in Eastern South States

Manager of Client Strategy at Skyward

Flying commercial drones in busy southeastern U.S. airspace just got easier. July 19 marks the go-live date for the FAA’s LAANC (Low Altitude Airspace Notification Capability) program in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Part 107 drone pilots can now gain authorization to fly in controlled airspace instantly instead of relying on the manual permitting process, which can take months.

UAS operators who use Skyward’s platform can leverage this capability. The LAANC expansion includes airspace in Atlanta (home to the world’s busiest airport), Jacksonville, Orlando, Columbia, Nashville, Montgomery, Jackson, San Jose (PR), Little Rock, and over 50 smaller air markets. Continue reading →