The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has announced a new partnership with AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for unmanned aircraft, to integrate a situational awareness app for drone pilots.
AirMap for Drones is available for download through Google Play and the iOS App Store.
Using the free app, AMA members can create and manage their pilot profile and UAV aircraft, connect to any supported DJI drone to fly and toggle camera settings directly from the AirMap app. They can locate an AMA club flying field and get real-time feedback of airspace rules, advisories, and conditions pertaining to your flight specifications. This information includes determining if it’s a controlled airspace, if there is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place, what air traffic is nearby, and updates on potential weather changes.
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AMA members can also use the app to send digital flight notice to participating U.S. airports, and view publicly-shared flights happening around the world. Those with a Part 107 license can digitally request Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) authorization in US-controlled airspace at participating locations.
Dave Mathewson, AMA executive director, stated in a January 2018 press release, “AMA is excited about our new partnership with AirMap. The tools that AirMap provides will be a real asset in helping to educate our members about sUAS and help ensure that we continue to fly safely and responsibly.”
Pilots can make their own profiles, manage their aircraft, and view past flight plans with AirMap for Drones.
For more information, and to learn more about the app, visit www.airmap.com/operators.