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Flying Your Drone Safely in Johns Creek

The City of Johns Creek supports the safe, respectful, and legal use of drones in our community as a source of recreation and economic development.

The City of Johns Creek is partnering with Airspace Link, Inc., a provider of drone flight authorization and management solutions, to launch its new FLYSAFE program that helps local drone pilots fly safely and compliantly under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines.

To enable residents and businesses to FLYSAFE, Johns Creek provides live data on areas of potential risk, advisories for local events or emergencies, and other flight planning features in the AirHub® Launch application – a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved, Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) UAS Service Supplier (USS). Pilots can access sophisticated pre-flight risk assessments, local weather reports, and automated near real-time LAANC approvals to fly in local controlled airspace (under 400’) in just two clicks.

Using AirHub® Launch and following the regulations outlined by the FAA, drone pilots can FLYSAFE and make Johns Creek a more exceptional city. 


What is LAANC and the FLYSAFE Program


LAANC is a partnership between the FAA and private industry (like Airspace Link) to safely integrate small drones into the national airspace. Flying within the national airspace is strictly regulated by the FAA. All FAA TRUST Certified Recreational and FAA Certified Commercial (Part 107) drone pilots require FAA LAANC authorization before operating in controlled airspace. The good news is now drone pilots can receive LAANC authorization for most operations in just a few seconds! Additionally, commercial pilots can request further coordination with the FAA for those operations that LAANC cannot automatically approve. LAANC is now available at over 541 air traffic facilities and 732 airports nationwide. 


Get Started Now


Step 1: Confirm Your Certifications

  • Confirm that your FAA Recreational Drone Pilot TRUST Certificate or Commercial Drone Pilot Certificate is valid. 

Step 2: FAA Drone Registration

Step 3: Create a New Pilot Account

  • Register as a Johns Creek drone pilot using a valid email address in the AirHub® Launch application. Once registered, you’ll have access to the most up-to-date airspace information, be able to create new LAANC operation submissions, and receive near real-time automated approvals from participating air traffic facilities and airports nationwide. 

Step 4: Find Your Operation Location OR Click “Fly Now!”

  • After logging in, locate where you will be operating your drone using either an address, a known location name, the geographic coordinates, or manually navigate using the interactive map. 
  • Alternatively, you can also create an operation by clicking the “Fly Now!” button. This feature allows you to quickly create a flight by pre-populating your information and automatically creating a circular flight boundary of your current location. 

Step 5: Define Operation Parameters 

  • The basics of an operation consist of an Operation Name, a Start Time (and Duration), the Operation Altitude, and the area you intend to fly. AirHub® Launch will ensure you stay on track as you input your data. 

Step 6: Request Authorization From the FAA

  • The final step is to request authorization from the FAA (if necessary) by clicking “Save Operation.” Sometimes, the operation is divided up into multiple areas if we need to submit to different Air Traffic Control facilities – AirHub® Launch will handle that too.