Learn How to Fly a Drone in Controlled Airspace

Martha King explains how to use the LAANC system for drone operators. King Schools

San Diego-based King Schools is offering a free course to help drone operators stay out of trouble in controlled airspace. “Using LAANC to Fly Drones in Controlled Airspace” helps operators through the task of getting approval to use airspace from the FAA Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC).

LAANC allows drone operators to request and quickly get permission to use controlled airspace near airports. “The FAA has made it possible, but navigating the system is not easy,” said Barry Knuttila, King Schools CEO. “In this course you will find simple, clear tips and information that can speed you on your way to getting the most from LAANC.”

The course will teach you about which companies offer LAANC services and how to use their services. It also explains how to use the FAA’s B4UFLY app, which was designed for drone operators. Other topics include UAS facility maps, FAA’s DroneZone and airspace authorization and waivers.

The information from the free course can be accessed here and is also included in King Schools' Drone Pilot License initial test prep course.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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