Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural and Heritage Services, Licensed Drone Pilot ::::
We recently provided an update (Federal Aviation Administrative LAANC Update) detailing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) plans to implement the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LANNC). Great news! The last area to go live, the Eastern North section, is scheduled to go into effect August 2018.
This is a highly anticipated update, given that current airspace authorization requests require a minimum of 90 days for review. LAANC will allow Part 107 pilots to obtain near-instant airspace authorization when needing to fly within controlled airspaces such as the areas near major airports. So long as the pilot can operate at or below the required altitude restrictions, instant authorization will likely be available in most scenarios.
Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural and Heritage Services, Licensed Drone Pilot with DJS Associates, can be reached via email at experts@forensicDJS.com or via phone at 215-659-2010.