Drone Pilots: Learn How to Fly in U.S. Airspace

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Drone Pilots! You're invited to the FAA's LIVE Drone Webinar Series to Learn How to Operate in U.S. Airspace.

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The use of drones in our nation's airspace is rapidly increasing.

Join FAA experts on April 16, 2019 as we launch a free LIVE webinar series to provide drone pilots with the tools to successfully apply for an airspace authorization and operate safely. Space is limited. All webinars will be recorded and available at faa.gov/uas/resources/webinars/.

FAA experts will address:

  • Why airspace matters
  • When to apply for an airspace authorization
  • What is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)
  • How to identify classes of airspace
  • How to read Notices to Airmen and Temporary Flight Restrictions
  • How to fly your drone during emergencies

Webinar schedule:

April 16, 2019, 4 P.M. ET - The air up there: Airspace matters.

A recording of the webinar is available here.

Why is airspace so important and what does it mean for your drone operation? This episode focuses on what airspace is, why it is regulated, and why its so important that you understand how the airspace is used.

April 18, 2019, 4 P.M. ET - Deconstructing NOTAMs: How do they affect drone operations?

A recording of the webinar will be available at faa.gov/uas/resources/webinars/.

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) provide time critical safety information to pilots before they fly. Can they be confusing - absolutely . In this episode we'll explain what a NOTAM is, and how to find them and how to read them.

May 9, 2019, 4 P.M. ET - Where am I? How to Identify what airspace you are operating in.

Registration opens on April 25 at Noon ET.

Would you get into your car for a long trip and drive without checking Waze or Google Maps? Flying your drone without an understanding of where you are in the airspace is like driving blind with no knowledge airspace of potential hazards and requirements that could impact your journey.

In this episode we'll teach you how to identify classes of airspace and what that means for your operation.

May 23, 2019, 4 P.M. ET - What is Class E airspace and how do I operate in it?

Registration opens on May 9 at Noon ET.

We know Class E airspace is a challenge to understand. Join us to learn about the two areas of Class E that are important to drone pilots and how to ensure you fly in accordance with FAA regulations.

June 13, 2019, 4 P.M. ET - Airspace Authorizations: what are they and why do they matter?

Registration opens on May 30 at Noon ET.

All drone pilots must receive an airspace authorization from the FAA prior to operating in controlled airspace. If you don't what this means for you, or what we mean by "airspace authorization" this webinar is for you!

June 27, 2019 4 P.M. ET - How to navigate UAS facility maps.

Registration opens on June 13 at Noon ET.

In this episode FAA experts will explain what the UAS Facility Maps are and how they can help you identify where you can and can't fly in controlled airspace. We'll also demonstrate how to access them through the FAA's data visualization tool.

July 18, 2019 4 P.M. ET - How to use FAA Drone Zone.

Registration opens on July 3 at Noon ET.

How do you get an airspace authorization approved through the FAA Drone Zone? It's the question everyone is asking. Find out what is involved and what you should include to increase your chance of approval.

August 1, 2019 4 P.M. ET - What is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)?

Registration opens on July 18 at Noon ET.

In this episode we'll explain what LAANC is and how you can use it to easily access controlled airspace.

We'll also explain how the FAA works with industry to provide the drone community with automated applications that enable more flights into the National Airspace System.

August 13 , 2019 4 PM ET - How public safety agencies can fly drones during emergencies.

Registration opens on July 30 at Noon ET.

Calling all drone pilots who fly for a public safety agency, including law enforcement, fire, and emergency responders.

This webinar is for you!

Join our FAA experts as they explain how to expedite your application for an authorization or waiver under the Special Governmental Interest Process.

Webinar Format:

  • Webinar sessions are hosted in audio and visual format via Adobe Connect
  • Participants must either download the Adobe Connect iOS/Android App or use the link provided in your registration confirmation email
  • Participants are encouraged to read the Adobe Connect How-To-Guide ahead of the webinar
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis


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