Help to ensure you’re flying your drone safely in the UK using Drone Assist, the drone safety app from NATS, the UK’s main Air Traffic Control provider, in partnership with Altitude Angel.

Please note that Drone Assist only provides airspace information for the UK.

Drone Assist provides location-based information on areas of airspace to avoid or in which extreme caution should be exercised, as well as on ground hazards that may pose safety, security or privacy risks.

Many drone pilots don’t realise that there are rules, set by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, for where and how you can fly your drone. This app will help you to abide by those rules, providing a tool to assist you in enjoying flying your drone whilst protecting your safety and the safety of other airspace users.


View areas of controlled airspace, such as airfields and airports, where flying a drone could be hazardous or prohibited

View ground hazards, such as schools, overhead power lines and sports venues, flying close to which may raise security, privacy or safety concerns and could breach UK rules on drone flying

Easily connect to – the drone safety website developed by NATS and the CAA, which provides you with further information on the rules around drone flying in the UK, including the CAAs Dronecode, information on CAA-approved training courses and other useful resources.

What's New

Version 1.1.5307

- Enhanced flight planning functionality – ability to flight plan ahead of flight
- New summary ‘Area Report’ feature, with simple overview of risks at given location
- Weather information added
- Streamlined registration – only email address required now, no mobile number

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Satellite and hybrid option needed for map

An Tollamh

Seems like a good idea, since I’m sure legislation will soon be arriving. Was a bit concerned about the big brother aspect of this app. It works well but needs a satellite view option for the map (or if it’s there I can’t find it). In wild areas, which are suitable for safe drone flying, the map has zero detail if planning a location in advance, since only streets are shown

Useful information


Works really well. I commend the developer who worked on the app. Smooth flowing, and convenient app. Ace 5 stars.

Why the need to create an account?

Capricorn One

Why should we have to create yet another account for yet another app that puts harvesting user data over safety?
If this app is supposed to be providing Drone flyers with critical airspace safety information it should be freely available.

Deleted the app as I’m refusing to create another user account.


Altitude Angel Ltd
98 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Altitude Angel Ltd


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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