UASidekick is subscription based airspace awareness tool that promotes safety in the NAS for both manned and unmanned pilots alike. The app allows remote pilots to easily file flight plans that integrate seamlessly with FAA Flight Service and the FAA LAANC system.
*Recreational (44809) LAANC Integration*
As a FAA designated UAS Service Supplier UASidekick allows the hobbyist drone pilot to submit flight plans to the FAA for immediate approval in controlled airspace at available airports.
*Commercial (Part 107) LAANC Integration*
As a FAA designated UAS Service Supplier UASidekick allows the drone pilot to submit flight plans to the FAA for immediate approval and for further coordination in controlled airspace at available airports.
*NOTAM & UOA Request*
UASidekick was developed to facilitate FAA reporting compliance for those required to submit a NOTAM to fly. UASidekick works with Flight Services to provide a streamline process which allows a NOTAM submittal for those holding 333 waivers and those operating under a COA. A UOA (Which in and of itself does not give the pilot any authority to fly in airspace) can be submitted by those holding a 107 certificate and even hobbyist who all want to participate in unmanned flight reporting into the same Flight Services portal.
*Community Search & Rescue (SAR)*
These request are internal request that allow only UASidekick users to submit and see other users request for SAR. These request do not replace the need to call 911 or your emergency service provider but will allow the community of UASidekick users to see a need and offer assistance.
*Privacy Request (PR)*
The Privacy Request was developed by UASidekick with the general public in mind as a way to communicate, to other UASidekick users, their desire for additional privacy. These PR request are internal and unique to UASidekick which allow the RPIC to recognize locations that have requested more sensitivity when flying over and around. (Privacy Request are voluntary compliance request internal to UASidekick only and may not be enforced by any regulatory agency or law enforcement entity.)
*In-App Monthly Subscriptions*
• UASidekick offers an in-app subscription for $4.99 + tax per month
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• This subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period for the monthly subscription price
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
•The monthly subscription will allow access to the user profile and allow the user to log flights, submit reports and allow the user to submit requests for LAANC, NOTAM's, UOA's, SAR's and PR's
*Flight Service Account For NOTAM & UOA Submittal*
(A free Flight Service Account is required for the NOTAM/UOA submittal. See https://www.1800wxbrief.com for details on creating an account. We also provide an instructional video on linking the Flight Service web to your app on our website at www.UASidekick.com/#videos. For the 107 pilot or hobbyist UOA's are treated much like NOTAM's, but does not give authority to fly in airspace, can be submitted without a 333 or COA Number.)
Formats Currently Accepted For NOTAM Submittal:
FAA 333 COA Numbers Format: 2016-AAA-111
FAA 333 Waiver Exemption Number Format: 55555
Class G Notifications
For more information and videos on the use of the app please visit our website at: http://www.uasidekick.com/#videos
- Ability to name your flight plans
- Ability to add notes to each flight plan during the filing process and after the flight
- Misc. Profile updates
Ratings and Reviews
Well designed and intuitive
This is a thoughtfully designed app. File or review notices to airmen, see no-fly zones around airports, request privacy areas or request search and rescue right on the map. Click what you see on the map overlay to find out more about it. You can also click on an airport to get information or phone numbers for that airport. Everything is intuitive with relevant features embedded into the right places within the app. This app allows you to spend your time flying rather than tied up in the minutiae. It is quick, easy and functional with a sleek look and clean interface. It is a real pleasure to interact with this app.
Fantastic Situational Awareness Tool
This is a great tool to help deconflict airspace! Integrating drones and manned aircraft in the NAS is a critical step necessary for the safety of everyone that flies. This app provides an easy way to let everyone up in our skies know where you are operating. Because it automatically uploads with FAA flight services, all pilots, manned and unmannned, are looking at the same system. It's not only highly inefficient to require viewing multiple platforms to understand who's flying where, but it's downright unsafe. This app solves that problem and makes it incredibly easy to file a flight plan. Takes me about 45 seconds! Thank you!
I’ve been using this app very often this year for Survey flights and couldn’t be more pleased! Filing for approval only takes seconds- there is no other way that could better. Thank you for this awesome app!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for downloading the app and for the review. We are continually working to improve the app and add features that we hope make your job easier.
- UASidekick LLC
- 112.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- Copyright © 2019 UASidekick
- In-App Purchases
- In-App Monthly Subscription $4.99
- Privacy Request $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.