Belgocontrol launches Droneguide app

As of now, drone users in Belgium have a handy tool to fly safely: the mobile application Droneguide of Belgocontrol and the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) is available for free in the App Store and on Google Play.

The smartphone and tablet app Droneguide aims to help drone users everywhere in Belgium. Thanks to its geolocation function, the users are able to see if their drone can take off and under which conditions. The app is free of charge, easy to use and very helpful.

>> Donwload the Droneguide app here <<

Droneguide is available in English, Dutch, French and German.

After registration on the platform users can enjoy nice additional features such as managing their own fleet of drones and automatically creating a logbook with all flights. When the ‘Fly Now’ button has been activated, the app also indicates whether other drones are active nearby and require the pilot’s attention.

An additional version of Droneguide will be available by the end of this year. Professional users will have the possibility to manage their drones, their pilots and their flights and submit any request for exemption to the BCAA directly via their smartphone or tablet. The app will also offer a wide range of aeronautical information required for planning a flight.

Belgocontrol already launched the digital platform in March. It offers information on drone use as well as an interactive airspace map to both professional and recreational drone users in Belgium.

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skeyes ensures the safety and efficiency of air traffic in Belgium 24/7. The skeyes air traffic controllers manage over 3,000 aircraft every day, which makes up over a million flight movements per year. The autonomous public company is active at the heart of Europe, in one of the busiest and most complex sections of airspace of the continent. skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres (*). The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.

skeyes is a member of FABEC, a joint airspace block (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland) with the aim of improving air navigation efficiency in the heart of Europe in the framework of the Single European Sky.

(*) The upper airspace of the Benelux countries and North West Germany is managed jointly with the EUROCONTROL centre in Maastricht. 


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