The FAA's updated app now has useful flying zone info available on an interactive map.
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has rereleased its
app, this time with useful information on where you can and can't fly your drone in the national airspace system (NAS). The B4UFLY mobile app is free in the
App Store and Google Play store as of Wednesday.
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"As we continue our efforts to safely integrate drones into the NAS, working with our industry partners to provide innovative technology is critical," said FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell.
The FAA's app also includes maps that can be filtered; info about controlled or special use airspace; and data on critical infrastructure, airports, national parks, military training routes and temporary restrictions.
There's also a link to the FAA's Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, where you can ask for permission to fly in controlled airspaces.