As of July 23, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expanded the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational operators. LAANC is a system built as a collaboration between the FAA and industry stakeholders to help expedite the time it takes to receive authorization to fly a drone under 400 feet in controlled airspace.

LAANC systems allow air traffic professionals more visibility into where authorized drones are flying near airports and increases safe operation in the national airspace. This new expansion will allow increased drone pilots’ access to operate more efficiently and safely in controlled airspace.

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