How to Apply for a Daylight Waiver

Good news! You can get your daylight waiver in 1 week! We know this because we went through this process and received our 107.29 waiver 6 days after submission, for all of US Class G airspace, valid for 4 years. So, it is possible to write an application for a 107.29 waiver…

Guidance for Public Organizations About Whether to Operate Under Part 107 or COAs

If you are a public organization, there is a lot to think about when starting or growing a drone program. Once you have decided that you want to operate a drone as part of your non-recreational operations, the biggest question is how you want to go about operating legally. One…

All Things Part 107 Exam – Including Renewals

There is never a perfect time to have to study drone regulations, but as long as the days are short, cold, and dark right now, it’s a good time to get it done. This post will be useful for anyone who has previously passed or is considering taking their Part 107 exam, or for any…

How the Difference Between National Airspace Rules and State and Local Rules Affects Your Drone Operations

As more and more users have been using the Kittyhawk platform, we’ve received many great questions from our recreational users and enterprise customers about the many edge cases of operating a drone in the national airspace system (NAS). We want to shine some light on some of…

What are the safety guidelines for operating near an airport?

Step 1 - Airspace and Authorizations The first step is to check the airspace at the location from which you want to operate. Here, you are looking at whether or not your area of operation is in controlled airspace, because both recreational and commercial operators need prior…

What do you do when you can’t use LAANC?

What is LAANC? At Kittyhawk, we talk a lot about LAANC, the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program. LAANC is designed to provide drone pilots with access to controlled airspace and give Air Traffic Professionals visibility into where and…