Create an app that will enable small drone operators to know more about specific weather parameters, local terrain and no fly zones within a five-mile radius of their GPS location.
Thousands of small drone owners crash their vehicles due to wind, water, ice, or objects in the air. Often the vehicles are damaged beyond repair. At times, drones have accidentally flown into No-Fly Zones or restricted airspace. Currently small UAS owners can consult their local weather sources and they can visually inspect airspace for objects and air traffic; however, their line of sight may not extend far enough to avoid crashes. Unless they know the FAA rules about restricted airspace, they would not know about restricted areas that may be nearby.
The new application should be developed in an easy to understand format, and could potentially be integrated into the controller systems of a variety of aircraft so the operator will receive warnings before and during flight should the flight parameters of their vehicle be exceeded.
The app should represent current conditions within a five-mile radius of the operator location: