Help to ensure you’re flying your drone safely in the UK using Drone Assist, the drone safety app from NATS, the UK’s main Air Traffic Control provider, in partnership with Altitude Angel.

Please note that Drone Assist only provides airspace information for the UK.

Drone Assist provides location-based information on areas of airspace to avoid or in which extreme caution should be exercised, as well as on ground hazards that may pose safety, security or privacy risks.

Many drone pilots don’t realise that there are rules, set by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, for where and how you can fly your drone. This app will help you to abide by those rules, providing a tool to assist you in enjoying flying your drone whilst protecting your safety and the safety of other airspace users.


View areas of controlled airspace, such as airfields and airports, where flying a drone could be hazardous or prohibited

View ground hazards, such as schools, overhead power lines and sports venues, flying close to which may raise security, privacy or safety concerns and could breach UK rules on drone flying

Easily connect to – the drone safety website developed by NATS and the CAA, which provides you with further information on the rules around drone flying in the UK, including the CAAs Dronecode, information on CAA-approved training courses and other useful resources.

What’s New

Version 1.1.22883

In this latest update we've fixed a number of bugs and addressed some known issues.
If you have any feedback on this latest release, you can get in touch with us at #FlySafe #FlyAltitudeAngel

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Woolnut10 ,

Really useful, must have for drone operators

I use the app every time before a flight to make sure I am aware of anything going on in the area that could impact my flying, however I feel that the app could do with some work as I find it a little buggy.

NevynSol ,

Missing the most prevalent exclusion zone of the Dronecode!

This app is a good idea and should be able to help newcomers to understand where they can/can't fly.

However, it seems to me that the most prevalent of all the exclusion zones mentioned in the Dronecode is missing entirely, namely within 50m of any building or road.

To me, highlighting a large local park and saying that I need to exercise caution should I decide to fly there is all well and good, but seeming to show the surrounding built-up area as "clear" is daft. I know that it actually isn't showing it as "clear", as the text says to follow the Dronecode, but I only see that text if I look for it.

An Tollamh ,

Satellite and hybrid option needed for map

Seems like a good idea, since I’m sure legislation will soon be arriving. Was a bit concerned about the big brother aspect of this app. It works well but needs a satellite view option for the map (or if it’s there I can’t find it). In wild areas, which are suitable for safe drone flying, the map has zero detail if planning a location in advance, since only streets are shown


Altitude Angel Ltd
136.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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