DFLight API

DFlight Overview

DFlight API supplies the up-to-date information you need for compliance with UAV preflight assessment requirements… delivered via REST API for seamless integration in your software.

  • Fast response, suitable for interactive applications
  • The most accurate and up-to-date information available, continuously updated, sourced directly from originating governmental providers
  • Convenient query options:
    • Distance around point
    • Along route
    • Within an arbitrary area
  • Coverage area includes CONUS, AK, HI, and US territories
Separate endpoints are available for each of the following information categories:

AIRSPACE

Boundaries and details of all defined airspace (regulatory and non-regulatory) within your area of interest.

  • Geometry: LineString for Military Training Routes, Polygon for all other types
  • Source: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Update Frequency: 28-day NASR cycle
  • View OpenAPI Documentation

WEATHER

The most accurate and up-to-date weather forecast guidance available, designed specifically for aviation use. Hyper-local (2.5 km grid) hourly forecast updates allow you to adjust routes and timing to accommodate microclimate effects and weather system movement/evolution.

TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) define areas where air operations (including drone operations) are prohibited or restricted due to hazardous conditions, special events, or other safety and security reasons.

SPECIAL SECURITY AREAS

Special Security Areas (SSAs) are locations where all UAS flight operations are prohibited unless prior FAA authorization has been obtained, and coordination with controlling agency has taken place.

  • Geometry: Polygon
  • Source: Federal Aviation Administration, in coordination with CIA, NASA, DOJ, DOD, DHS, DNI, DOI, and DOE
  • Update Frequency: As required
  • View OpenAPI Documentation

RESTRICTED PUBLIC VENUES

Areas where drone operations are restricted or prohibited.

SURFACE OBSTACLES

All known structures whose presence might interfere with airborne activity, as defined in 14 CFR Part 77.9.

AERODROMES

Center points for all US landing facilities (both public and private), including those with no associated controlled airspace.

UAS OPERATING AREAS

UAS Operating Areas (UOAs) are locations where drone operations are scheduled to take place. This activity is reported to the FAA by commercial drone operators for both single and recurring operations.