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  1. So, I passed my Part 107 exam and got my temporary license, with PENDING for the Certificate No. I'm trying to apply for a LAANC authorization using AirMap and KittyHawk and am running into a wall -- neither of the apps are allowing me to make the request. I created a flight mission in AirMap, but it's saying it's in Class D airspace and no authorization is present. But I don't see any capability to actually request authorization (the grid has a 100' ceiling, so I should be able to request one here). I was hoping to get some aerial shots of our church softball league's playoff game tonight
  2. Have you requested a waiver or an airspace authorization from the FAA? If so, I would be very interested to hear about your experience. What were you looking for, what did you end up getting, how long did it take, and so on. I've already gotten an airspace authorization (not as much as I wanted) and am waiting for a waiver of Daylight Operations. How about you?
  3. Though my questions and thoughts could fit in several discussion forums, particularly the Real Estate one, I decided I'd throw this out here since it also has a direct bearing on regulations, restricted airspace, etc.. An ongoing issue I have in the area I am based in (and I’m sure most licensed sUAV operators have everywhere) is trying to compete for work with unlicensed drone operators doing commercial work as well as even licensed operators not getting the proper authorization to fly in restricted air spaces. Charlotte is particularly difficult with uptown being less than 5 miles
  4. Hi everyone, I am preparing to apply for an airspace authorization that covers a wide area and encompasses 2 airports, SeaTac (B) and Boeing Field (D). This is for a contract that lasts until the end of this year (and hopefully will be renewed.) The facilities where our services may be needed are spread all over the place. Most fall into D airspace (Boeing Field), while the other, largest facility is the SeaTac airport itself (B). Since we're talking about a very wide area covering two airports, I am wondering if I can even apply for a single authorization? The client is the same.
  5. Hey Everyone! I am a newly-certified part 107 certified drone pilot and new here to the community. I need some guidance on what is possible and what waivers & authorization I can ask for under Part 107. I need to capture video and photos in 8 different locations in (about) a mile long stretch along I-75/I-85 (the Connector) in downtown Atlanta, GA for a large project to cross over the interstate corridor. I don't have a hard deadline, but it needs to be completed within 6 months if at all possible. I spoke with a guy at FSDO in my region and I'm even more confused now about w
  6. Now apparently there will be airspace "vendors" to grant authorizations. Whether or not you will have to pay to play has yet to be announced.... https://skyward.io/skyward-is-an-faa-approved-laanc-airspace-vendor/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVdabFlqTXhOV1ExWTJVNSIsInQiOiJzSW9KbEtoNnJCWFZOMGpxalo2XC91ekoyYjFQc2hzS0hiZ3FZajdadUpHTnI1Z3Z4T29vcTlcL29ocWRaM0pRVThcL0pRcDQ1NFdYWGRmY2hGaWVVb0ZpQ0gyUzd2VGJGZXRLSndBZ1BrNXh2SmlqTkFPXC9DK01IWkpmZTRJeTF0SlEifQ%3D%3D The trial group of participating airports for 2017 are as follows: https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/uas_data_exchange/airport
  7. Need some help understanding if filling out a UOA Notice on www.800wxbrief.com is the same as creating a NOTAM? Or does one also need to call in a NOTAM? "Per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) direction, a NOTAM should be filed for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations intended for commercial purposes, and for UAS operations that will be within National Airspace System. To file a NOTAM for your UAS operation contact Leidos Flight Service at 1-877-487-6867" As part of a request for authorization to fly in a Class B area, I plan on promising to file a NOTAM 24 hours prior to fl
  8. Though I am new to the world of commercial drone photography and only last year passed and received my FAA and NC sUAV license, I have been a commercial photographer for over 35 years, based in Charlotte NC. My son and I are working toward creating a spin off of my business with drone work and creating professional results. With all the present and future construction and development near uptown, we have been asked to take on several projects in the area which means asking for an FAA authorization to fly in Class B airspace this Spring. Charlotte uptown (and the immediate vicinity) is all
  9. Hi everyone! I just would like your opinion and wisdom about something that is related to uav operation in Class D airspace. I have submitted the application to FAA for authorization to fly up to 350'agl for customer who's house is located in class D airspace back in August but still no response. After 2 months of waiting I received the update which basically stated that FAA is overwhelmed with applications and it can take more than 90 days to respond. Well it is well over 100 days and nothing! I will re-submit the application. But after checking the Aimap app I notic
  10. Hey all, my name is Sean. I work for a national engineering firm. Over the past year I've taken the initiative to start a drone service in our firm. I am currently the only Part 107 Certified Pilot in the company. I currently fly an Inspire 2 and will be getting an Inspire 1 for thermal imaging in the near future. I am looking for any advice on streamlining FAA Airspace Authorization (understanding LAANC is not available here yet but hoping for early 2018), as a lot of our work doesn't allow me to plan as far in advance as the FAA would like. Hoping to get some advice to questions as the