On Friday, Skyward’s hardworking team of engineers was proud to release LAANC airspace access to our cloud solution. Now, all Skyward users, including our free Pilot Accounts, can get FAA authorization to fly in controlled airspace in near real time.
A quick recap: The FAA’s Low Altitude Airspace Notification Capability (LAANC) allows approved partners such as Skyward to give safe, fast access to certain volumes of controlled airspace. For now, the program is in beta at 45 airports: Cincinnati International Airport (CVG), Reno (RNO), San Jose (SJC), Lincoln (LNK), the 40 airports in the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center, and just this morning, the FAA released Phoenix as well. Continue reading →