Listen closely. Hear that? It’s opportunity – and it’s knocking.

Depending on how much you’re into drones, you’ve likely heard of the term LAANC. It stands for Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability. The purpose of the system is to automate approvals for drones to safely fly in controlled airspace near airports. It’s meant for both commercial pilots flying under Part 107 and recreational pilots under 49 US Code, Section 44809.

And with the drone sector scaling rapidly, the FAA is looking to ensure LAANC keeps pace.

DroneZone strikes again

We first got word that the FAA is looking for candidates to help expand this system via this Tweet: