If you own a drone and know how to fly it, then one thing you may be wondering about is where you can fly your drone that is not just your backyard. Drone users often rely on other users or online forums to know if a place is safe to fly their UAV.
The last thing a drone pilot wants is to get in trouble for flying over a restricted area or have their drone confiscated by authorizes or worse get arrested because the place you were hovering over was a high security zone.
A quick and efficient method is to use AirMap for drones. AirMap is a global provider of aeronautical data & services to unmanned aircraft, or drones. Use AirMap to maintain situational awareness, request digital authorization, get traffic alerts and other security related features.
AirMap for Drones can also help your see if your location is outside any permanent restrictions and temporary restrictions that pop up around special events or around travelling dignitaries. It can also tell you which airport operator or air traffic controller to report flight plans to if you want to fly within certain range airports.
Reading airspace restriction maps can be hard, especially if you live in a crowded city. The most important things to look for are the words ‘REQUIRES NOTIFICATION’. If these words appear on top of a location, then it means that you can’t just fly your drone there without informing the government regulatory body that is listed.
A basic rule for airports is that drones have restrictions on height within a 5 mile radius. If you see a grid pattern inside an airport’s circle, that means that the height limit differs within each of those boxes, from a complete no-fly closest to the airport to a 50-300 ft height restriction.
You needn’t call up every heliport around to inform them you are flying your drone, but you do need to be aware of the heliports near you especially if they can see high traffic.
Another important situation to factor in while flying your drone is whether there are any major events happening near where you intend to fly. Some examples can be sports and games, events like important dignitaries visiting the city or any natural disasters like a wildfire. There restrictions are called temporary flight restrictions and can happen anywhere so it is always good to check the map before you fly.
There are red and blue areas on the map. The red areas are places to avoid and are the restricted areas and security restricted airspaces are usually marked in blue. So basically if a place is marked red or blue then avoid it.
AirMap allows you to Access up-to-date airspace intelligence for every country in the world and also help you understand airspace information. Here are some of the best features of AirMap.
Global Airspace Rules & Advisories
Intuitive Flight Planning Tools
Portrait & Landscape Modes
Four Dynamic Map Styles
AirMap can be downloaded on the PlayStore for Android or on iTunes.
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