Today, the UK’s Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority announced measures that will start to address drone safety concerns in its draft ‘Drone Bill’, scheduled to be published in spring 2018. As makers of Drone Assist – the app used by tens-of-thousands of drone pilots in the UK every day, partners in the UK’s Drone […]Read More Our thoughts on the UK’s proposed ‘Drone Bill’, due Spring 2018
Today, we are pleased to announce the results of a six-month long research project conducted by Altitude Angel and Imperial College London, supported by Microsoft. How to successfully integrate manned and unmanned aviation into our skies safely is widely considered to be one of the factors limiting the transformative potential of civilian drone technology, and […]Read More Altitude Angel, Microsoft and Imperial College London team up to respond to key challenge facing drone industry: automated traffic management
Just in case you had other ideas, over the weekend, we would like to help you to avoid George W. Bush (the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, not the 43rd President of the United States of America). While you may be tempted to pop over and say ‘howdy’, we really should point out that the old girl has a […]Read More Steer clear of George W. Bush this weekend
Today, we welcome the news that the UK Government plans to introduce mandatory drone registration for any drone with a take-off weight over 250 grams. Online safety courses are also an important step, by educating drone pilots on how to safely operate their aircraft and to identify hazards. The central principle of more awareness, based […]Read More An Official UK Drone Registration system and mandatory education…
(This post is in US-English) Back in May, we added FAA Facility Maps data to our online maps and to our APIs. There are now some 327 airports (comprised of 47,246 grid squares) in the FAA Facility Map data, all automatically updated in Altitude Angel for your benefit. The Facility Maps are a great way […]Read More FAA Facility Maps – Continuous Updates and Authorization Capability
A drone data platform company and the world’s most popular drone control app have just partnered, connecting over a million drones to a global drone management platform. Mission Planner, created by Michael Oborne and the ArduPilot Developer team, now enables its users to more easily find the safest places to fly their drones, discover hazards […]Read More World’s most popular open-source drone control app now connected to global UTM system
This week, in the United Kingdom, we’re celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. What better way to celebrate than with a grand flypast of some of the greatest aircraft! But, where there’s a flypast, there are temporary flight restrictions and – given the magnitude and security of the event – those restrictions are perhaps even more important […]Read More UK airspace is ‘royally’ busy this week… Think twice before flying your drone.