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Episode 5: Andrew Elefant of Kittyhawk

Tyler Black Sean McGowan October 18, 2019
Andrew Elefant
Andrew Elefant

In this episode, Three Lawyers and a Drone host their first guest: Andrew Elefant. Andrew is the Director of Legal and Policy at Kittyhawk, an enterprise drone software company based in San Francisco. He draws on his deep industry experience to discuss the revolutionary aspects of how individuals are interacting with drones today and the challenges that come with navigating federal regulations during advance operations. Andrew also touches on the steps the industry is making to improve these regulations.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) has streamlined the process for drone authorization in controlled airspace
  • B4UFLY, an app developed by Kittyhawk for the FAA, which provides recreational drone users with interactive maps of where they can and cannot fly
  • Regulatory challenges and successes of Part 107, the portion of the Federal Aviation Regulations that govern the commercial operation of drones
  • The InterUSS Project demonstration for industry stakeholders to support the advancement of regulations for Remote ID

Read the full transcript here.

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