UASidekick is an airspace de-confliction tool that ensures safety in the NAS for both manned and unmanned pilots alike. The app allows remote pilots to easily file flight plans that integrate seamlessly with FAA flight service
As a FAA designated UAS Service Supplier UASidekick allows the drone pilot to submit flight plans to the FAA for immediate approval or for further coordination in controlled airspace at available airports. LAANC is the first step in Unmanned Traffic Management so we look forward to providing updates and new features as the FAA rolls out additional services.
*NOTAM & UOA Request*
UASidekick was developed to facilitate FAA reporting compliance for those required to submit a NOTAM to fly. UASidekick works with Flight Services to provide a streamline process which allows a NOTAM submittal for those holding 333 waivers and those operating under a COA. A UOA can be submitted by those holding a 107 certificate and even hobbyist who all want to participate in unmanned flight reporting into the same Flight Services portal.
*Community Search & Rescue (SAR)*
These request are internal request that allow only UASidekick users to submit and see other users request for SAR. These request do not replace the need to call 911 or your emergency service provider but will allow the community of UASidekick users to see a need and offer assistance.
*Privacy Request (PR)*
The Privacy Request was developed by UASidekick with the general public in mind as a way to communicate, to other UASidekick users, their desire for additional privacy. These PR request are internal and unique to UASidekick which allow the RPIC to recognize locations that have requested more sensitivity when flying over and around. (Privacy Request are voluntary compliance request internal to UASidekick only and may not be enforced by any regulatory agency or law enforcement entity.)
*In-App Monthly Subscriptions*
• UASidekick offers an in-app subscription for $4.99 + tax per month
• Payment will be charged to your Account at confirmation of purchase
• This subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off before the end of the current period
• Your account will be charged for renewal at the end of the current period for the monthly subscription price
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Google Play Account Settings after purchase
•The monthly subscription will allow access to the user profile and allow the user to log flights, submit reports and allow the user to submit requests for LAANC, NOTAM's, UOA's, SAR's and PR's
(A free Flight Service Account is required for the NOTAM submittal. See https://www.1800wxbrief.com for details on creating an account. We also provide an instructional video on linking the Flight Service web to your app on our website at www.UASidekick.com/#videos)
Formats Currently Accepted For NOTAM Submittal:
FAA 333 COA Numbers Format: 2016-AAA-111
FAA 333 Waiver Exemption Number Format: 55555
Class G Notifications
Formats Not Currently Accepted Through The App:
We are working on the inclusion of Part 107 waiver numbers for those required to submit NOTAMs and we will let you know when we have those numbers added.
(We have found some exceptions to the "Currently Accepted" list above so if your COA ID or Waiver is not available when trying to submit a NOTAM in the app please call the National Support Center number that shows with the error message and then request your number be added. We are working with Flight Services to streamline this process if your number is not in their system.)