Great App, but it can't be a sole resource. It does NOT include wilderness area! That is a very easy feature to add, since there are shapefiles available, but for some reason they aren't in here? If they were in here, it would easily be 5 stars. Wilderness areas are crucial to know, especially here in the PNW where we are surrounded by them, but alas, I have to use a separate app for that.
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Federal Aviation Administration
May 3, 2022
Hi, Brandon. Aloft has been in touch with the National Park Service about using Aloft's Geo Portal to upload and include this data. We hope to have their data live and visible for drone pilots in the near future. In the meantime, please feel free to use our submission forms to note any areas that you believe are incorrect or missing.
Great app, but needs work. The only thing I can think of that needs added, Is notifications. Getting live notifications via push, of aircraft approaching your airspace, would be excellent. A few times I've had a flyby low altitude plane and an unmarked helicopter pass through quickly. Audible noise prompted an emergency landing, but prior notice would really make a huge difference. I use a few different apps, but nothing offers push notifications regarding air traffic, only weather changes.
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Useful, but a lot of simple but critical information is missing. For example, it utterly surprises me that wilderness areas, which are no fly zones, are not in this app. It's not like designated wilderness areas suddenly pop up or disappear, which would make it difficult to chart. Made even worse because I don't recall mention of wilderness areas in the TRUST training and see no mention of it on the FAA part 107 site, but they require you to check this app before you fly which doesn't have it.
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