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LAANC Authorization Question regarding altitude

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For a 107 operation, when flying under class C airspace with a LAANC authorization up to 100', am I allowed to go to 100' above a structure w/in a 400' radius (in following with the overall altitude limit set forth in 107.51(b) ) or is it just 100' AGL? Thanks in advance.
 

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But if you have a 107 cert you can use DroneZone to request a variance for the higher altitude. Since you can’t get LAANC approval it will not be near real time and you should make your request well in advance with support for the request.
 

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True. But you have to request the actual altitude you want, not some lower altitude and then assume you can fly 400 feet above that.
 
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True. But you have to request the actual altitude you want, not some lower altitude and then assume you can fly 400 feet above that.
Very true, I should have been more explicit.
 
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The whole reason for the LAANC altitudes was to keep it out of air traffic. I helped write part 107, Be4UFly, and LAANC and worked a lot on the facility maps (still working on them BTW to get more access). Don’t go above the approved altitude.
 
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How and when can drone pilots use LAANC?
Drone pilots planning to fly under 400 feet in controlled airspace around airports must receive an airspace authorization from the FAA before they fly.
The LAANC capability is available to pilots operating under the Small UAS Rule Part 107, OR under the exception for Recreational Flyers.
Access to the capability is provided through one of the FAA approved UAS Service Suppliers listed below. There are two ways to use LAANC:
  • To receive a near real-time authorization for operations under 400 feet in controlled airspace around airports. (available to Part 107 Pilots and Recreational Flyers)
  • To submit a "further coordination request" if you need to fly above the designated altitude ceiling in a UAS Facility Map, up to 400 feet. Applicants may apply up to 90 days in advance of a flight and the approval is coordinated manually through the FAA. (available to Part 107 pilots only)
To qualify under Part 107, you must register your drone and hold a Remote Pilot Certificate.
To qualify as a Recreational Flyer, you must register your drone and follow these steps.
Note: If you are planning an operation in controlled airspace that requires a waiver AND an airspace authorization you must apply for both through the FAA's DroneZone.


 

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