Rec Night Flying Controlled, Freefly Grounds Astro, And More
All right. This week in drone news, we have three stories for you. The recreational LAANC is finally enabled for night flights. That’s a big deal. Freefly Systems is grounding a bunch of their aircraft, and then Spright gets nationwide BVLOS. Let’s get to it.
LAANC for recreational flyers
Your first story this week is good news. Especially if you’re a recreational flyer, you can now fly at night in controlled airspace.
And yes, some of you might be looking at me and be like, oh, I didn’t know I couldn’t do that. You actually couldn’t go into the system and request LAANC request at night. Now you can. The FAA announced this week that LAANC now supports near real-time authorization for recreational pilots, or recreational flyers, I should say, in controlled airspace.
Recreational flyers must still follow all the guidelines of CBOs when it comes to night flying. So make sure you have your…