Skip to page content

Drone Pilots: Did Your Airspace Authorization Expire on September 30, 2018?

News Search

Search Instructions

  • A simple search will return results that contain all of the specified words in the title or in the body of the news story. The words may appear in any order.
  • A phrase search can be performed by enclosing the search string in quotes. For instance, searching for "technical director" will only return results that contain the exact phrase supplied, with the words in the order specified.

Drone Pilots: Did Your Airspace Authorization Expire on September 30, 2018?If your airspace authorization expired on September 30, 2018, and you did not receive an airspace authorization extension, you can apply for a new authorization via the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) or the DroneZone.

There are two ways to obtain an authorization:

1. The quickest and easiest way is through LAANC.  An FAA approved UAS Service Supplier (USS) of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability  grants an airspace authorization* in near real time. A list of USSs is available below. Instructions on how to apply are provided by the individual service provider.

2. Through the DroneZone:

To use the DroneZone you must first set up an account. (If you’ve already registered your drone, you should login using that account.)      

  • Select option to register under the tab “ Fly sUAS under Part 107."
  • Register your drone.
  • Under section Part 107 Waivers and Authorizations, follow the instructions to create an authorization application.

Before you apply make sure your read our tips on how to apply.

*LAANC does not support waiver applications, authorizations that are part of a waiver application can only be made in the DroneZone.

Page last modified:

This page was originally published at: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=91765&omniRss=news_updatesAoc&cid=101_N_U