Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Urban Air Mobility

General Reference

  • Autonomous Aviation – Facebook Group webpage for unmanned aircraft systems, urban air mobility, optionally piloted vehicles, and related topics.
  • Drone Dictionary [pdf] – Abbreviations, glossary, infographics, slang and international terms relevant to unmanned aircraft systems, remotely piloted aircraft systems, and urban air mobility. (Stephens) Updated January 14, 2020
  • Drone Uses [pdf] – More than 400 commercial applications for unmanned aircraft systems. (Stephens)
  • Electric VTOL News – “Electric VTOL News highlights the incredible promise and progress of electric and hybrid-electric powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, focusing on non-helicopter VTOL aircraft large enough to carry passengers without conventional helicopter flight controls (though eRotorcraft are now listed as well).”
  • UAV Database [spreadsheet] – Database of more than 600 unmanned aerial vehicles updated July 11, 2019. (Stephens)



  • Aerial Emergency Response [PortlandNET]
  • AIRMAP – Complete situational awareness for drone pilots.
  • B4UFLY – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with Kittyhawk to redevelop B4UFLY, the FAA’s first mobile application, to improve the user experience so that recreational drone operators know where they can and cannot fly.
  • Coverdrone Flysafe [app] – “Coverdrone FlySafe is a completely free app designed to help our customers plan and conduct their drone flights quicker and safer than before.”
  • Dark Sky – Weather forecasting and visualization.
  • DJI GS Pro [Ipad app] – “Enhance your drone operations with the DJI Ground Station Pro (DJI GS Pro), an iPad app. Conduct automated flight missions, manage flight data on the cloud, and collaborate across projects to efficiently run your drone program.”
  • Drone Complier – Plan and assign flights around the world, track pilots and gear, customize safety plans and automate your compliance obligations with one tool that goes wherever you fly.
  • DroneDeploy [app] – “The leading drone software platform for unlimited flying, mapping and sharing.”
  • Drone Insurance – “Schedule flight liability coverage for as little as a day or as long as a year.”
  • FEMA Unmanned Aircraft System Team – Resource Typing Definition for Response Situational Awareness.
  • Kittyhawk [app] – “Intelligent airspace systems for enterprise UAS operations.”
  • LAANC – FAA Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability.
  • Litchi [app] – “Unlock the full potential of your DJI drone with Litchi. With over 4000 successful daily flights, Litchi is the most trusted autonomous flight app for your DJI drone.”
  • LiveATC.net – Listen to live air traffic control.
  • Map Pilot for DJI [app] – Documentation and articles regarding the use of the Map Pilot app for iOS devices.
  • Maps Made Easy -Make your own Orthophoto Maps and 3D Models. No branding. No resolution limits. No subscriptions. Unlimited free processing for small jobs.
  • METAR & TAF Translator – Copy and paste your raw METAR or TAF text to view color-coded, plain language aviation weather reports.
  • PhotoPills [app] – “PhotoPills is your personal assistant in all photographic matters. It provides tasty remedies to help you answer most of the questions when planning and shooting your creative ideas.”
  • Pix4DCapture [app] – Plan and control drone flights using only your mobile phone.
  • PrecisionFlight [DJI app] – “Turn your drone into an advanced remote sensing tool.”
  • Propeller Aero [app] – Collect, process, and visualize your survey data.
  • Raptor Maps [app] – “Artificial-Intelligence (AI) enabled software solution to help solar companies reduce costs and increase energy production.
  • SkyVector Aeronautical Charts – Website mapping for global aeronautical charts and airports.
  • Skyward – Skyward is the first integrated solution designed for commercial drone operators. The cloud-based solution integrates a drone airspace map with flight planning. [LAANC]
  • SunCalc – Website for determining sun position and daylight hours.
  • Tesla Magnetic Field Recorder [app] – This free app use the magnetometer sensor of your mobile device to transform your phone or tablet into a fun and easy to use metal detector / electromagnetic scanner.
  • Trimble GNSS Planning – Global Navigation Satellite System data and maps.
  • UAV Forecast [app] – Weather and satellite information for UAS operations.
  • WiFi Analyzer – Turns your android phone into a Wi-Fi analyzer. Shows the Wi-Fi channels around you.
  • Windy [app] – Wind map and weather forecasting.

FAA Part 107 Test Study Resources

2019-12-24 Autonomous Aviation Scenarios

Aviation Automony Spectrum

Bird Strike Avoidance

drone airspace

drone avionics

drone flight modes color

Drone Font

Drone Font: https://www.dafont.com/drone-2.font

Drone Regulations

fixed wing drones

History of Drones

model aircraft operating standards 91-57a

quadcopter vortex ring state

Typical Drone Sizes.jpg

2015-06-20 unmanned aerial vehicles 24x36

Urban Air Mobility Typology