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NATS launch new 'App' designed to improve UAS safety.
UAV (Drone) use is growing at a rapid rate in the UK and our skies are some of the busiest anywhere in the world. The National Air Traffic Service (NATS), the UK’s main air traffic control provider, has developed a new App in conjunction with Altitude Angel to help ensure that drone users in the UK can easily access the information they need about how to fly safely and legally, without endangering others.
Their objective is not to stop drone users having fun; it’s to help ensure that drone users have the information that will help ensure that whilst they’re having fun, they’re not posing a risk to any other aircraft or people
Drone Assist is the new drone safety app and presents users with an interactive map of airspace used by commercial air traffic so that you can see areas to avoid or in which extreme caution should be exercised, as well as ground hazards that may pose safety, security or privacy risks when you’re out flying your drone.
It also contains a ‘Fly Now’ feature that enables you to share your drone flight location with other app users and the wider drone community, helping to reduce the risk of a drone related incident in the UK’s airspace.
UAVS supports this initiative as it is yet another faclity to help and promote safe responsible UAV use.
We reccommend you visit www.dronesafe.uk for more information and download the app.
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