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FAA maps to speed up Part 107 airspace authorization

Published: April 27, 2017
As of April 27, the FAA has begun releasing a series of maps depicting areas and altitudes near airports where non-hobbyist UAS may fly safely.

“By referring to the facility maps when completing airspace authorization applications, remote pilots will be able to tailor their requests to align with locations and altitudes that the maps indicate are likely to be approved for small UAS operations,” says the FAA. “This will help simplify the process and increase the likelihood that the FAA will approve their requests.”

The first 200 maps went live April 27 and the rest will be released over the next ten months.

Go to to see the maps.