To submit a digital request for Authorization, complete the following steps:
Plan a Flight
Tip: Refer to How to Use AirMap app to create a flight plan.
Step 1: Verify LAANC is available: Participating LAANC facilities
Step 2: Add a Flight Plan "+"
Step 3: Adjust Flight Plan area on the top right hand corner screen (Double Click a point to exit planning mode)
Step 4: Enter Altitude, Date & Time, Pilot & Aircraft information and select "Brief Flight Plan"
Step 5: Review Weather, Authorization, Rule requirements and "Submit Flight Plan"
Note the “Authorization & Validation” section of your Flight Plan Briefing. Based on the location details of your flight plan, you will see one of the following:
Authorized Upon Submission: The pilot has inputted all appropriate flight plan information to receive authorization. Pilot must SUBMIT FLIGHT to request authorization.
Manual Authorization Upon Submission: This confirms that the pilot has inputted all appropriate flight plan information, but that the flight plan exceeds the recommended flight altitude and requires review. In the event of a Manual Authorization Pending Submission status, submit your flight plan 72 total hours ahead of time.
Rejected Upon Submission: This confirms that the flight plan is missing pilot information (First name, Last Name, Phone Number) or occurs within restricted airspace. Flight will be rejected upon submission.
Review Flight Plan
Pending: If the Flight has been submitted with the appropriate values for flight feature fields required for LAANC but the flight has not yet been approved, a yellow pending icon will show.
Approved: After the Flight Plan has been submitted with the appropriate values for flight feature fields required for LAANC and has been approved, a green checkmark icon will show.
View the Authorization Flowchart here: Download
NOTE: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) works to approve flights within 30 days. Authorization from the FAA is not guaranteed. If no action is taken by the FAA before 24 hours of the flight planned, AirMap will reply with a cancellation of the flight as it no longer meets the flight requirements.