Today we’re excited to announce a two-year extension of our public/private partnership with the FAA, and commemorate this with the launch of new safety features in B4UFLY. We’ve taken Aloft’s experience in developing checklists and risk assessment tools for enterprise users like Shell and CNN and combined FAA resources and expertise to bring three new preflight tools to B4UFLY, including:

1. An educational and compliance-focused checklist to help users get started. The evergreen checklist reminds pilots to register at the FAA Drone Zone, label their drone, and get their TRUST certificate.

2. A pre-flight risk assessment to help drone pilots determine their state of readiness for a safe flight.

3. A pre-flight checklist with tried and tested steps that pilots should take before every flight.

Since the launch of the new B4UFLY almost three years ago, we’ve powered over 18 million airspace safety searches for the largest network of drone operators. Along the way, the feedback and input we’ve received from pilots has been invaluable in informing the development of new features that will continue to increase the safety of the national airspace. Looking ahead to the rest of 2022, we have many exciting updates planned, including iterations to our data crowdsourcing initiative, new features for Notify & Fly, and much more.
If you have any questions or ideas, we’d love to hear from you –!

Click below to download the B4UFLY app on iOS or Android today!

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Be sure to also check out our new webinar and podcast series called “B4UFLY: Check the Map”. Join our host, Aloft’s very own Erica Cooley, as she explores common questions and pressing issues in the drone industry. Watch/listen to recent episodes of the podcast and webinar series below.