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What is AirHub Launch?

AirHub Launch is a free application for Recreational and Part 107 Drone Pilots to easily plan and visualize their operations on digital airspace maps and quickly apply for LAANC authorization when flying in controlled airspace.

New to operating a drone? Use AirHub Launch to understand if you're operating in controlled airspace, apply for authorization if you are, and understand additional ground risks you may want to consider. Things like, are there community outdoor events happening to avoid that day like a parade? Ease your mind before take-off when you check your surroundings in the app.

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What is LAANC & Flying In Controlled Airspace?

LAANC stands for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability. It's a partnership between the FAA and private industry (like Airspace Link) to safely integrate small drones into the national airspace. Flying around or near controlled airspace is strictly regulated by the FAA. ALL Part 107 and recreational drone operators require FAA LAANC authorization before an operation can take place in controlled airspace. The good news is that now you can receive LAANC authorization using AirHub Launch in just seconds! LAANC is now available at 537 air traffic facilities and 726 airports.

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How to Get Started

Create New Pilot Account

As an AirHub pilot, you'll see when and where you can receive automated approvals. You'll need access to your email address to validate your account but can begin creating new LAANC submissions, plan and visualize your flight in just a few clicks.

Find Operation Location or Fly Now!

After creating your account and logging in, locate the operation location using an address, a name, the geographic coordinates, or manually navigate using the map. The app will visualize FAA and local data as you navigate.

You may also hit the Fly Now! button to automatically create a circle sketch at your current location. This, coupled with the app now pre-filling the Operation Name, allows for creating a flight in just two clicks!

Define Operation Parameters

The basics of an operation consist of a name, a start time (and duration), the pilot in command (who will be operating or supervising the drone), and the area you intend to fly. Don't worry, we'll help make sure you stay on track as you input your data.

Request Authorization from FAA

The 4th and final step is to request authorization from the FAA (if necessary). We'll let you know if the submission is not required. Sometimes the operation is divided up into multiple areas if we need to submit to different Air Traffic Control. We'll handle that too.

Save To Your Mobile Device & Operate On The Go

Save launch.airspacelink.com to your Home Screen or Bookmark this page to easily navigate back to your login on any mobile device and fly over and over again with ease. You'll notice the experience is optimized for mobile use, and without a native app, you'll receive all of our latest updates and features seamlessly, without having to download the latest version.

FAQ

Does AirHub Launch have a native application?

While there is currently no native application for AirHub Launch for mobile devices, you can save AirHub Launch as a shortcut on the home screen of your iPad, iPhone, or Android devices for easy login access. The best part about our web application is that all versions are updated in real-time, eliminating the need to continually check if you are on the latest version to utilize the latest capabilities.

How can I get access to LAANC?

Airspace Link supplies LAANC services by directly integrating them into our AirHub™ Launch app. Just create your pilot account, log in, and get started!

How are flights approved?

This depends on when and where you're flying. Your desired altitude + the operation location will affect the types of operations you may submit. In many cases, you may qualify for authorization in near real-time. Alternatively, your operation may require further coordination. This means a human will need to manually approve the operation before it's legal to fly You may request both authorization types up to 90 days in advance. In both cases, you can use our the simple web planning tools in AirHub Launch to plan and submit your operation.

How do I know where it's safe to fly?

Answering this question is the core tenet of the LAANC capability. Through our application, you receive support in understanding where you may or may not operate a drone. This includes help in identifying flight risks, understanding limits on flight altitude and other advisories that may affect your planning.

What if I'm not in controlled airspace?

No matter where you fly in the United States, your altitude must remain below 400' above ground level and your drone must remain in visual line-of-sight at all times per the FAA. Other community advisories may exist to help better inform your flight planning; we can help with that too.

For Pilots

AirHub Launch is a free application for recreational and Part 107 drone pilots to easily plan, visualize and authorize their drone operations.

For Government

AirHub Connect empowers State and Local governments to participate in the safe integration of drones into their communities. The use of drones is rising, and with it comes substantial economic and environmental benefits. AirHub Connect can help your community get started, safely.

For Business

AirHub Insights provides actionable insights, based on your specific ConOps and risk profiles, to integrate into your drone operations at scale.