by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Aloft (previously Kittyhawk) has introduced as we speak the introduction of the brand new Notify & Fly function for FAA’s B4UFLY app on iOS and Android. The new function, stay within the app as we speak, supplies customers with a easy and straightforward solution to let different drone pilots know that they’re flying within the space. By anonymously submitting through the app, customers are capable of notify the biggest viewers of different drone pilots of their presence within the space.
Whether within the arms of hobbyists, business pilots or first responders, using Notify & Fly will contribute to the general secure integration of drones into the nationwide airspace by rising situational consciousness, with out sacrificing privateness.
Aloft’s work on B4UFLY during the last two years has knowledgeable their considering into how drone pilots wish to have interaction with the airspace and its many stakeholders. Since the relaunch of the app in August of 2019, they’ve since powered over 13 million searches of the airspace and at the moment are averaging roughly 800K searches per thirty days. The app additionally sees hundreds of crowdsourced submissions each month, half of that are customers trying to announce their flight intention. In the preliminary Web-only take a look at of the Notify & Fly function, greater than 200 submissions had been obtained in a restricted testing interval.
“Time and once more, we’ve seen an enormous unmet want among the many overwhelming majority of security aware drone pilots to proactively talk their intentions on behalf of a safer airspace,” wrote Jon Hegrenes, Aloft’s CEO. “Notify & Fly is a significant step ahead to fixing this drawback.”
To make use of the brand new Notify & Fly function, customers want solely replace the B4UFLY app on their telephone. Navigating to the principle map display will show the Notify & Fly icon. From there, customers have the flexibility to decide on whether or not they’re flying as a business operator, leisure pilot or first responder.
More data on how you can use Notify & Fly might be discovered within the video here.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in expertise, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, an expert drone providers market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone business and the regulatory setting for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles centered on the business drone area and is a world speaker and acknowledged determine within the business. Miriam has a level from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising for brand spanking new applied sciences.
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