B4UFLY: Drone Safety & Airspace Awareness

4.2
1.76K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

B4UFLY is the simple way for drone operators to check airspace and local advisories before taking flight. Stay compliant and contribute to safer national airspace by making yourself aware of advisories and restrictions in the airspace and local advisories around you.

With B4UFLY, you simply open the app and select where you want to fly to see the status of the airspace selected, as well as details regarding surrounding advisories. B4UFLY is provided through a partnership between the FAA and Aloft (formerly Kittyhawk). Learn more at https://aloft.ai/b4ufly/

We have also added new crowdsourcing functionality for people to contribute to our global advisory and compliance database. You can flag areas for review and submit new locations for addition to B4UFLY advisories from within the app, or you can also visit this page to submit areas for review at https://aloft.ai/b4ufly-data-submission-form/.

If you have a general question or comment about UAS or drones, please send us an email at UASHelp@faa.gov or call us at 844-FLY-MY-UA (359-6982) 8am – 4pm ET Monday – Friday.
Updated on
Apr 30, 2022

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4.2
1.76K reviews
Brandon Hill
April 24, 2022
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.
Shaun R
May 17, 2022
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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Trev H
January 4, 2022
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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What's new

Improvements and bug fixes for the new checklist and Notify & Fly features. Your feedback and support is always appreciated. Please send ideas or questions to b4ufly@aloft.ai.