Skyward, a Verizon company, has rolled out a new airspace intelligence resource for drone pilots.
Skyward’s map provides airspace data and access to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), for which Skyward is a service provider. The map also provides ground intelligence, including 3D views of key structures, transmission lines and more than 1 million vertical obstacles.
“Showing airspace is important, but it’s only part of the picture. The more intelligence that is available to understand how an area will affect the flight, the less risk a pilot has in the field,” says Mariah Scott, president of Skyward. “Skyward Airspace Intelligence is the only solution that provides easy-to-understand data for things like transmission lines, runways, over a million vertical obstacles, and a 3D view of key structures. It’s the next best thing to physically being in the field.”
The map also includes features such as airports, runways, heliports, national parks, stadiums, hospitals, schools and pedestrian walking paths.