This free app tracks nearby drone flights using Remote ID data
There’s a new app on the market, and it’s one that transforms any phone or tablet into a drone tracking device.
Czech start-up Dronetag, which is developing Remote ID compliance solutions for drone operators and manufacturers alike, has released a new mobile app called Drone Scanner. The free app, available for both iOS and Android devices, tracks all nearby flights using the Remote ID data being broadcast by a drone.
Remote ID is a feature that allows a drone to transmit information such as its identity, location, aircraft altitude, and control station or takeoff location. Most drones operating in the US airspace are required to have this Remote ID capability by law. A drone can either have Remote ID capabilities built in or it could be outfitted with an external device to ensure compliance.
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