Understanding LAANC for Drones
*** UPDATED FOR 2019 *** NOW FOR HOBBY DRONES ***
This overview will provide the student with an introduction to the LAANC system.
LAANC (pronounced “Lance”) provides drone operators with a streamlined solution to enable real time automated notification and authorization for flying in restricted airspace. The system can reduce approval time from up to 90 days down to almost instant. LAANC also provides a means for drone hobbyists to receive approval to fly within five miles of an airport, which was a requirement expressed by Congress in 2012 FAA re-authorization legislation.
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Course length: 16 mins
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