Americas Part 107


The UASidekick App is the only one of its kind that has immediate access to the FAA/Leidos Flight Services system which serves over 80,000 weekly General Aviation “GA” pilots.  As the industry grows (over 7 million estimated drones in the National Air Space “NAS” by 2020) it is important that pilots, GA – unmanned – commercial, work together to share flight information to create safer skies for all.

UASidekick is developed by pilots for the UAV (drone) pilot, both the commercial operator and the hobbyist.   The UAV Operational Area (UOA) submission through this app is the avenue for UAV pilots, both hobbyist and 107 commercial operators, to provide information about their UAV flights to everyone who operates in National Air Space.  This service performs the same function as Notices To Airman (NOTAM).

• UASidekick is an app that can improve safety for everyone flying in the national airspace (NAS) by alerting
both manned, and unmanned, pilots where UAVs/drones are operating
• Available free on any iOS or Android device (phone, tablet, watch, pod, etc.)
• 30 seconds is all it takes to file a drone “flight plan” (UOA – unmanned operating area alert or NOTAM*)
• Instantaneous integration with FAA Flight Service means 80,000 manned aircraft pilots can “see” the drone*
• Leveraging the successful and established flight service platform provides a solution that works today
• System logs all submitted UOA/NOTAM flights, so no separate logbook service is required
• UASidekick quickly generates the monthly reporting email to FAA required for 333 exemption/COA holders
• Search and Rescue (SAR) alerts improve effectiveness and speed of response in time-critical situations
• SAR alerts are pushed to all first responders who are available to help in a rescue effort, including qualified,
pre-approved UAS operators
• Contact & context information, pictures, incident command center details, etc. visually depicted on map
• Privacy Requests (PRs) provide a means to alert UAS pilots of sensitive flight areas
• Providing notice establishes a dialogue prior to an incident and is a “win” for everyone involved – this
cooperative approach is better than a patchwork of local ordinances and state laws subject to preemption
• Knowing where “hot spots” exist provide commercial UAV operators the ability to pre-plan more effectively

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