3.3 LAANC Authorization

In order to get FAA authorization to fly in controlled airspace, you typically will need to file a request through a system called “LAANC” (pronounced lance)

  • If you plan on flying below the Facility Map altitude maximum, authorization will be instantaneous.
  • If you want to request flying above the Facility Map altitude maximum, you’ll need a Part 107 license and you’ll need to make a safety case within your request. Flight requests are automatically denied if they have not been resolved 24 hours prior to flight, so we recommend filing a request at least 1 week in advance.

3.3.2 Aloft.ai

Aloft.ai is the most commonly used software for LAANC requests. More information on how to use Aloft.ai to file for a LAANC authorization request can be found on their website here: https://www.aloft.ai/feature/laanc/ and with their instructional video link.

Compatible Devices:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Web App Tips & Tricks

  • Need to draw a polygon using a satellite map?

    Try this:

    • Go to https://geoman.io/geojson-editor and draw your polygon with satellite map on. Export to a GeoJSON text file
    • Upload the GeoJSON file to Airmap using the ‘cloud’ button underneath the polygon.
    • The outline should now cover the right area and you file as normal