How to get near real-time LAANC authorization for night drone flying

LAANC night authorization

Updated: August 17, 2021, 7:53 am

The FAA has begun near real-time approval of night airspace authorization requests through its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) platform, negating the need for special waivers. Here’s how you can get LAANC authorization for nighttime drone operations almost instantaneously…

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Listen closely. Hear that? It’s opportunity – and it’s knocking.

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