There are a few caveats to the new system. UAS Facility Maps still restrict hobbyist flights. Those wanting to fly outside the UASFM limits will still need a Part 107 license. Also, while the release says July 23, it’s better to expect some growing pains.
Head over to the FAA website for more details on what LAANC does and how it will impact recreational drone pilots. Also, those who have registered their drones should receive emails about upcoming FAA webinars. It may not be the most entertaining webinar you’ve ever watched, but at least they aren’t trying to sell you some random product. Watch it below.