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AutoPylot is an FAA-approved UAS Service Supplier of the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability

What is LAANC?

LAANC, is a collaboration between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and private companies like AutoPylot to safely integrate small drones into the national airspace. Through the AutoPylot web, iOS, or Android app, drone pilots may request airspace authorizations in near-real time for flights in controlled airspace at, or below, 400 feet. 

AutoPylot is available to both Recreational flyers and Commercial (Part-107) drone pilots.

How to request near real-time airspace authorizations through LAANC

Step 1

Input pilot info

Step 2

Pick a flight location

  • Zoom and pan map to see airspace and UAS Facility Map grids
  • Long press the screen to drop a pin
  • Input desired flight location into search field

Step 3

Flight Parameters

  • Choose your flight radius, date, time and duration
  • Fly with approval indicates the airspace is LAANC Enabled
  • Once all flight info is correct tap continue

Step 4

Flight Altitude

  • Use the slider to select your flight altitude
  • Altitude ceiling is capped according to the chosen flight location
  • Once an altitude is selected click continue, or back to exit

Step 5

Flight Review

  • Review your inputted flight parameters
  • Review the flight checklist and advisories
  • Once all flight info is correct, tap submit to request airspace authorizaiton 

Step 6


  • Get near real-time access to controlled airspace through LAANC
  • Make sure to fly with your specified flight plans
  • Always check NOTAMs before and during the flight. Airspace is dynamic, and NOTAMs can change at short notice

Get the answers.

Still Curious about AutoPylot and LAANC? See FAQs below.

Low Altitude Authorization Notification Capabilities, or LAANC, is systems collaboration between the federal aviation administration (FAA) and third party airspace providers like AutoPylot. It allows drone pilots to get automatically approved to fly in controlled airspace at, or below, 400 feet by requesting access through approved platforms. 

  • Drone Pilots planning to fly under 400 Feet in controlled airspace around airports must receive airspace authorization from the FAA before they fly.
  • LAANC automates the application and approval process for airspace authorizations and is available to pilots operating under Small UAS Rule (Part-107) or under the exception for Recreational Flyers.
  • To qualify under Part-107, you must register your drone and hold a Remote Pilot Certificate.
  • Recreational flyers must take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before they fly.
  • Through LAANC, drone pilots request an airspace authorization to 90 days before their planned operation.
  • AutoPylot provides near real-time authorization only. Commercial pilots that require Further Coordination must go through the FAA DroneZone

AutoPylot offers Low Altitude Authorization Notification Capabilities, or LAANC, to recreational, commercial and government operators for free.