B4UFLY is the simple, easy-to-understand way for drone operators to check U.S. airspace before taking flight. Stay compliant, and contribute to a safer national airspace by making yourself aware of advisories and restrictions in the airspace around you. With B4UFLY, you simply open the app and select where you want to fly to see the status of the airspace selected, as well as details regarding surrounding advisories. B4UFLY is provided through a partnership between the FAA and Kittyhawk IO. Learn more at: https://kittyhawk.io/b4ufly/
Well hello drone pilots. This update brings you a brand new B4UFLY. Now powered by Kittyhawk.
You simply tap the map or search for a location. The app tells you whether you’re good to go, need to use caution or cannot fly.
Using B4UFLY is the best way to fly safe in the national airspace. Learn more at: https://kittyhawk.io/b4ufly/
If you have feedback, contact us at email@example.com
Enjoy your flying!
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Removes all the guesswork
I feel it’s pretty amazing that a government agency would take the time to put this together. I think it speaks very highly of the FAA. I read a few comments that the maps are not up to date, however, it still shows if it’s safe and allowable to fly in certain locations by a simple push of a button. With so much bad press occurring with drones, I believe this is a great tool that will allow drone users many years of fun, safe and compliant flying. Thank you to the people of the FAA for providing this.
I was contemplating purchasing a drone but live less than 1 mile away from a moderately busy small airport. While scouring the FAA website and other official resources for any safety information I could find, the FAA site recommended installing and using this app. It seemed like exactly what I wanted until I tried it. Regardless of where I drop a pin, it says it’s safe to fly. I was initially happy it said it was safe to fly in my backyard but felt it may have been inaccurate because I can almost see the runway of the airport from my backyard. So I dropped a pin directly in the airport and the app said it was “good to go”. Dropped a pin directly on the airport runway. Same thing, “good to go”. Dropped a pin on the runway of Philadelphia International Airport. Yep, it said “good to go”. The only way I could get this app to finally say “prohibited from flying” was to drop a pin directly on the White House. Now I have to hope the Secret Service doesn’t come kicking down my door thanks to a stupid experiment with an app. This is a pretty useless app if trying to find areas to safely fly anywhere outside of Washington DC. And DC is likely only accurate because everyone knows you can’t fly over DC. Do not trust this app, especially if you live near an airport.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for leaving a review and providing feedback. While we use the latest data from the FAA (never more than 24 hours old), we’re continuing to look at ways that we can add situational awareness to local areas such as smaller airports, parks, and other areas of interest. If you can send more detail to firstname.lastname@example.org that will help us address the issue as we continue to improve the application.
Recreational UAS operators
LAANC is misleading and need to be updated. According to the current FAA guidelines there is not longer a need to notify aiport if one is flying within 5 miles. In LAANC menu when you select frequently asked question link. The question is: Do I have to notify all airports within five miles of where I want to flyrecreationally?
Yes, you must contact any airports (including heliports and sea-based airports) and air traffic control towers within five miles of your proposed area of operations if flying under.
This is incorrect there is no requirement to contact the airports.
In addition in LAANC if you pin your proposed operation in the Yellow area LAANC does not provided what action one must take. It only populates the airport distance. This is not helpful and confusing. LAANC needs to advise the operator what action is needed when proposing to fly in the yellow circles. Thanks.
- Federal Aviation Administration
- 33.2 MB
Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Federal Aviation Administration
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.