Drone Operations Over People Rule Becomes Effective Today!
Part 107 Pilots: The Operations Over People rule is effective today! Remote pilots operating under Part 107 may fly at night, over people and moving vehicles without a waiver as long as they meet the requirements defined in the rule. Airspace authorizations are still required for night operations in controlled airspace under 400 feet.
Currently, LAANC only allows for approval of daytime authorizations, however, the system will be expanded to allow night authorizations by fall 2021. In the interim, night authorizations at or below the approved altitude in the UAS Facility Maps will consist of two separate authorizations that combined, allow you to fly at night:
1. Daytime authorization
2. National Authorization: extends the duration of a daytime LAANC authorization to allow nighttime operations for the same date indicated on the daytime LAANC authorization