Flying in Controlled vs. Uncontrolled Airspace

For the purpose of recreational UAS operations, airspace can be viewed in two classifications: controlled and uncontrolled. Controlled airspace encompasses different classifications of airspace and defined areas where air traffic control (ATC) services are provided to full-scale aircraft pilots. With proper authorization, recreational UAS operators can fly in the Class […]

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What Is LAANC and How to Use It

What Is LAANC? In 2019, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) became available to recreational UAS operators. LAANC is an automated service for which to apply and quickly receive approval from the FAA to fly outside of AMA club locations while in controlled airspace. All model aircraft and […]

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Academy of Model Aeronautics, UASidekick Partner to Disseminate Free LAANC Flight Planning Software to UAS Hobbyists

Muncie, Indiana – The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and UASidekick announced a new partnership today to disseminate free recreational Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) flight planning to nearly 175,000 UAS hobbyists who are members of AMA. The software allows pilots to file LAANC authorizations with the FAA […]

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