As October draws near more and more ATC are starting to follow the October 3rd dated FAA guidelines for Airspace Authorizations and referring any new requests to the online portal: Request a Waiver/Airspace Authorization Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) They are simply following through on the recently released ATC Guidelines for Airspace Authorizations which mandates they refer all "direct sUAS requests" to the portal. We will see more and more ATC refusing to accept requests let alone granting approvals because in essence they will be in violation of an FAA Mandate. The reason for this thread is to hopefully let more Part 107 Operators understand that as ATC are adopting the new procedure you're not going to be able to get those "last minute" approvals from ATC. This could cause you some delays and potentially cost you jobs. I suggest if you bid on any jobs in controlled airspace you got into it knowing about the potential (high potential) for delays for the next few months. Plan ahead and tell your clients up front so they aren't caught by surprise.