Altitude Angel, Microsoft and Imperial College London team up to respond to key challenge facing drone industry: automated traffic management

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 […]

An Official UK Drone Registration system and mandatory education…

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 […]

FAA Facility Maps – Continuous Updates and Authorization Capability

(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 […]

World’s most popular open-source drone control app now connected to global UTM system

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 […]

UK airspace is ‘royally’ busy this week… Think twice before flying your drone.

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 […]

FAA Facility Map data now available online, in-app and in our developer APIs with pre-filled waiver forms

We are pleased to announce the release of ‘FAA Facility Maps’ data across our platform (online, in-app and in our developer APIs). This data can be used by drone pilots operating under Part 107 rules to determine whether their operation is likely to be approved or rejected by local authorities when requesting exemptions to operate […]

Introducing Area Reports in Guardian for iOS and Android

Today, we’re pleased to introduce a new feature on our mobile app, “Guardian: Fly Your Drone Safely”, available free on iOS and Android. Area Reports now quickly summarises the area you’re looking at on the map with a coloured bar and one of three ‘risk indicators’ to give you a quick indication of whether flying […]