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How to get near real-time LAANC authorization for night drone flying

The FAA has begun near real-time approval of night airspace authorization requests through its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) platform, negating the need for waivers. But right now, only one FAA-approved UAS Service Supplier – Aloft – is authorized to provide night LAANC services. Here’s how you can get LAANC authorization for nighttime drone operations almost instantaneously using the Aloft app…

Mandatory night flying training by FAA

First things first, only Part 107 pilots who have completed required FAA training/testing and have equipped their drone with anti-collision lighting visible for at least 3 statute miles can submit authorization requests for night operations in controlled airspace. The FAA doesn’t allow recreational flyers to operate in controlled airspace at night.

The FAA drone rules for night operations came into effect on April 21, 2021. So, if you took your Part 107 test before April, and haven’t…

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Source: dronedj.com