by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Aloft (formerly Kittyhawk) has announced today the introduction of the new Notify & Fly feature for FAA’s B4UFLY app on iOS and Android. The new feature, live in the app today, provides users with a simple and easy way to let other drone pilots know that they are flying in the area. By anonymously submitting via the app, users are able to notify the largest audience of other drone pilots of their presence in the area.
Whether in the hands of hobbyists, commercial pilots or first responders, utilizing Notify & Fly will contribute to the overall safe integration of drones into the national airspace by increasing situational awareness, without sacrificing privacy.
Aloft’s work on B4UFLY over the last two years has informed their thinking into how drone pilots want to engage with the airspace and its many stakeholders. Since the relaunch of the app in August of 2019, they have since powered over 13 million searches of the airspace and are…