US recreational drone pilots now have access to restricted airspace thanks to Altitude Angel.
The firm has added Low Altitude Authorisation and Notification Capability (LAANC) Exception of Recreational Flying/Section 44809 service to its products.
This means that its US-based recreational drone pilots have access capability to fly in airspace at approximately 600 US airports, just like commercial drones. The service will also be free of charge.
LAANC approval can now be gained through Altitude Angel’s DroneSafetyMap.com. The service, Altitude Angel claims, allows users to quickly assess their options before submitting a request in a streamlined and user-friendly process.
Simon Wynn-Mackenzie, head of products at Altitude Angel, said: “With over a million registered recreational drone pilots in the United States, we’re thrilled to be able to offer them the ability to request approvals to fly in restricted airspace via our user friendly portals.”
To further simplify the process, Altitude Angel has created a guide to submitting an application.