Today, we talk a bit about DROTAMs. Scott calls in to ask if he should apply for one.
Typically, you hear far less about DROTAMs than you do about NOTAMs. Because pilots have had poor experiences with DROTAMs, they aren’t a very popular form of airspace authorization.
In fact, you aren’t likely to see DROTAMs as an option on most authorization forms.
In order to answer Scott’s question, Paul talks about his experience with DROTAMs.
There is a misconception that holding a DROTAM will inhibit other pilots from flying. In reality, most hobbyist pilots don’t even know what a DROTAM is. Therefore, they aren’t keeping track of the DROTAMs in their area. Most likely, they’ll just fly their drone anyway.
Ultimately, we’re not sure if DROTAMs provide value to anybody. We hope this helps, Scott. Fly safe!
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[03:57] Today’s question revolves around DROTAMs
[04:41] Is there any difference between DROTAMs and NOTAMs?
[04:53] Are you likely to see a DROTAM request in an airspace authorization? Is there a reason why DROTAM requests are so rare now?
[06:00] We discuss the domineering and unfair attitude of manned pilots for remote pilots
[07:47] Does a DROTAM inhibit other pilots from flying?
[09:02] Are there any apps where you can check DROTAMs?
[09:18] Do DROTAMs actually help you out?