Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Flight Restrictions Map

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jacob, May 1, 2015.

  1. Jacob

    Jacob Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    305
    Here's a nice website Gregory (co-owner of project) emailed me about. It seems like a great tool and it's user interface really makes it stand apart. I also enjoy the customization of being able to select the types of airspace.

    Check it out: http://AirMap.IO
     
    dirkclod likes this.
  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,056
    Likes Received:
    5,611
    Location:
    US
    Very nice! FYI, you don't have to sign in to use this. Just click outside of the sign in box and it will go away.
     
    dirkclod likes this.
  3. Jacob

    Jacob Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    305
    Yeah, I was about to message Gregory and suggest this, but tried it out first.
     
    dirkclod likes this.
  4. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,056
    Likes Received:
    5,611
    Location:
    US
    And, I was about to leave without trying it. But, randomly clicking around paid off ;)
     
    dirkclod likes this.
  5. DrChris

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    76
    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    This is very helpful. In some way, this should be a sticky or recorded as a really useful link!

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  6. Hughie

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,477
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Oh dear yet another flight restrictions map which doesn't know anything outside the US exists :rolleyes:
     
    Electric Warrior likes this.
  7. damoncooper

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    747
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Umm. This shows pretty much ALL of the U.S. is a no-fly zone :)
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1430597307.194264.jpg

    Canada, however is wide open :)
     
    #7 damoncooper, May 2, 2015
    Last edited: May 2, 2015
    Jacob likes this.
  8. GoodnNuff

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,909
    Likes Received:
    831
    Location:
    Washington State
    According to this map there are only a few hundred acres in the entire Puget Sound area of Washington State where I can legally fly???
     
  9. sops21

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2015
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been using "Hover" on iOS. I think they have an android version as well. You can also use it on location as a last minute check to make sure you are not in restricted airspace when you are about to take off.
     
  10. IflyinWY

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    939
    Location:
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    Wyoming looks pretty wide open. I get to erase 2 of the red airport dots because the airport managers said I could fly there. :p

    Looks like good info (bad news, but good info) if all you're looking for is airports.

    Hey Jacob, do you know if he plans to add National Parks and Monuments?
     
  11. Hughie

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,477
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Sadly, last time I looked Hover only had US flight maps too. What is this a conspiracy ?:rolleyes:
     
    #11 Hughie, May 4, 2015
    Last edited: May 4, 2015
  12. SilentAV8R

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    943
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Orange County, CA - USA
    The red circles are NOT "No Fly Zones" They are merely the area covered by the 5 mile notification area around US airports.

    I like this new app, but it is important for people to take the time to understand what it is telling them.


    One feature I like is that it depicts the actual airspace outlines (if selected). Useful for knowing where you might be in the airspace of an airport that extends to the ground even if you are 5 miles away from the airport itself.
     
    IflyinWY likes this.
  13. SilentAV8R

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    943
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Orange County, CA - USA
    Because it is designed by people in the US for use in the US National Airspace System (NAS). Maybe somebody where you live will take the thousands of hours this required to do the same for your location?
     
  14. damoncooper

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    747
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Yellow might be a more appropriate color then, or a combination of red immediately around the airports and yellow out to 5 miles.

    In UI design it's the "principal of least astonishment" :)
     
  15. Hughie

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,477
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Yes I agree with your general sentiment. My point really is that it is touted as a tool for all users of this forum when cleary it is not. US NAS was not mentioned, and it is not even clearly mentioned on the website. If it is a private tool for one country's use if would be polite to say so on the post.
     
  16. SilentAV8R

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    943
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Orange County, CA - USA
    I made just that recommendation to Gregory. He seemed to understand it and I'm optimistic that this change will be implemented. Still and all, a great first effort from him and his group.
     
    damoncooper likes this.