PANSA and DroneRadar testing app for drone operators
The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency and DroneRadar are developing a smartphone app for drone operators.
DroneRadar is an app designed to boost situational awareness of drone operators and make both manned nad unmanned flying in Polish airspace safer. The main idea is to safely integrate drone traffic into both controlled and uncontrolled airspace.
DroneRadar gathers information about the drone operators current location. After Checking-in, the data is sent in real time to PANSAs Air Traffic Services. A simple three light status indicator (red, yellow and green dot) informs the drone operator if the location and time are OK to fly.
Also thanks to the app, FISOs and ATCOs are aware of an unmanned flight taking place and can take action if nessesary. For example, the ATCO can contact the drone operator and grant him clearance into controlled airspace or urge him to cease his flight, due to an unexpected or emergency situation). DroneRadar also provides information to General Aviation pilots about drones flying nerby.
Operational testing is underway in Class G Airspace. Also controlled airports such as Gdańsk, Łód, Poznań and Kraków already joined the tests.