Skip to the content

Introducing area reports in Guardian for IOS and Android

Today, we’re pleased to introduce a new feature on our mobile app, “Guardian: Fly Your Drone Safely”, available free on iOS and Android.

Area Reports now quickly summarises the area you’re looking at on the map with a coloured bar and one of three ‘risk indicators’ to give you a quick indication of whether flying your drone in a particular location is a good idea, or not!

As you scroll around the map, all over the world, Area Reports will give you a hint as to the risk level in each area. It’s a great way to quickly get a feel for the areas in which you ought to put extra care and diligence in to your flight planning.

And, at any time, if you want to know the reason for the rating of a particular area, just tap on the “Area Report” icon , in the title bar:

“High Risk” area report detail

In the example above, the area has received a ‘High Risk’ rating due to the presence of regulated airspace over White Waltham airfield, and the London CTR. Proceeding down the screen, we also check: Ground Hazards, Airports/Aerodromes, Areas of Increased Aerial Activity (such as a parachuting or gliding site) and for any reported nearby Drone Flights (using our Flight Report feature which is also built-into the apps and includes data from our developers and partners).

We also show weather conditions in the area selected, both latest observed and the forecast for the next 1 hour:

The more astute reader will also have noticed the presence of the “Report ID”, at the top of the Area Report. For our professional users, this handy little feature archives all your Area Reports (together with any flight reports you may have) in your Altitude Angel Account to help with your requirements to maintain flight records.

For developers, area reports are now also available in our API, too!

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.

From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.

Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.

Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.

By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.

In 2021 Altitude Angel won a prestigious Air Traffic Management (ATM) Magazine Award in the ‘UTM Service Suppliers’ category, which recognises pioneering technologies and procedures developed by UTM service suppliers to advance safety and complex operations, for its Pop-Up UTM platform.  Read more about the awards here.

Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.

Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com.

 

For further information please contact:

Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR

+44 (0)118 391 3503

[email protected]