ADU 0688: Does a DROTAM stop other pilots from flying in my airspace?

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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! If you're looking for a thoughtfully designed case, check out the amazing products at Go Professional Cases! Need some stock footage or music to polish off your drone videos? Check out Videoblocks! Get your questions answered: If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us really quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! Follow us: Site - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - YouTube - Get your copy of "Livin’ the Drone Life" - Get your copy of our Part 107 Study Guide - Timestamps Today's question revolves around DROTAMs Is there any difference between DROTAMs and NOTAMs? Are you likely to see a DROTAM request in an airspace authorization? Is there a reason why DROTAM requests are so rare now? We discuss the domineering and unfair attitude of manned pilots for remote pilots Does a DROTAM inhibit other pilots from flying? Are there any apps where you can check DROTAMs? Do DROTAMs actually help you out?

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