Pullman Police Observes National Drone Safety Awareness Week
PULLMAN – The first National Drone Safety Awareness Week is November 4-10, 2019. This week is set aside to encourage all drone operators to fly safely. The following are some basic rules for recreational drone operation.
Pilot Requirements: None
Aircraft Requirements: Aircraft between 8.8 oz. and 55 lbs. must be registered with the FAA at https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/.
Operating Rules: Always yield right of way to manned aircraft, keep the aircraft in sight, fly under 400 feet, and never fly over crowds, events, or emergency scenes.
Location Requirements: Cannot operate within 5 miles of an airport without proper notification via the LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability). The City of Pullman city limits is entirely within 5 miles of the Pullman-Moscow Regional airport. LAANC notification can be accomplished with the following websites & phone applications:
o AirMap.com & AirMap for Drones app
o Kittyhawk.io & Kittyhawk Enterprise Drone Flight Operations
o UASidekick.com & UASidekick LLC app
Other helpful Apps
B4UFLY: FAA’s smartphone app, which allows users to find out whether it safe and legal to fly in their current or planned location. The app is available for download on Apple or Android devices.
UAV Forecast: Provides weather reports, visibility, no fly zones and other important flight hazards in a simple graph.