Why We Took On This Challenge:
The UASidekick app was originally developed due to the struggles the UAV pilot faced to maintain compliance with FAA requirements – it quickly grew to encompass much more. The development and continual improvement of this software is centered around user experience and is shaped by the Safe Sky’s initiatives promoted by the industry. We have continued to steer the development of the app towards the support of airspace de-confliction and the improvement of communications between pilots, federal entities, and the general public. The collaboration between UASidekick and the grassroots efforts of industry involved organizations like the Coalition of UAS Professionals provides a strong platform for UASidekick to facilitate the successful growth of unmanned aerial robotics in technology, educational programs, and public outreach. We are pilots, and we have invested in the idea that there is a better way to do things. We also believe that the workload associated with many of the necessary tasks of flying can be eased through technology and enhanced communication. Our commitment to you is to continue improving our software based on your feedback and ideas, iteratively releasing new features that will help both the UAS sector and the public it serves. Thank you for your support as we endeavor to help grow this amazing industry.