DJI has a database that fences off areas where you may need authorization to fly and prevents their products from flying there altogether. This may seem like a nuisance, but it can actually protect you from flying into controlled airspace unknowingly at low altitudes, and in most cases, it’s fairly easy to unlock.
The FAA has officially started rolling out the system that allows instantaneous airspace authorizations. LAANC is the FAA’s new system for permitting commercial drone pilots to fly legally in controlled airspace near airports instantaneously, rather than the previous months-long manual process. This program is a huge boon for surveyors and engineers who work near airports, however there are a few things to know about LAANC before going out and flying next to a runway.