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Federal Aviation Administration

Tap. Check. Fly.

Flying drones is fun, but not if you break federal law. The Federal Aviation Administration’s B4UFLY App by Kittyhawk makes understanding air space restrictions and safe flying simple: Just tap the map and search for a location. At a glance it tells pilots whether they’re clear for take-off, should use caution, or need to stay on the ground.

Kittyhawk uploads flight restrictions and uses Mapbox to turn them into clearly defined and searchable color-coded polygons.

Individually styled polygons help pilots identify different types of restrictions and warnings.

After updating B4UFLY using Mapbox tools, Kittyhawk saw a substantially improved user experience, bringing their iOS app rating from 1.5 to 4.2.

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Maps feature data from Mapbox and OpenStreetMap and their data partners.