The Sheboygan County Planning & Conservation Office is proud to announce the launch of the FlySafe Program, powered by AirHub®, aimed at safely integrating drones into the community. With the increasing popularity and accessibility of drones, the County recognizes the need to ensure they are used responsibly and in accordance with regulations.
The FlySafe Program enables Sheboygan County residents and visitors to quickly understand FAA drone rules, local advisories, ground risk hazards, and additional information to help them plan safer and compliant flights when operating in the region. Pilots can access FlySafe via the Drone Operations page on the County Planning and Conservation Department page under Programs/Assocations (www.sheboygancounty.com/departments/departments-f-q/planning-and-conservation/programs-associations/drone-operations).
The FlySafe Program is critical in establishing two-way communication between drone pilots and their communities to ensure operations are in harmony with the community providing near-instant authorizations when operating in controlled airspace.
Sheboygan County is committed to promoting innovation and technology while maintaining public safety. Launching the FlySafe Program is a step in the right direction toward achieving that goal.
“We are excited to launch the FlySafe Program and see the positive impact that drones can have on our community,” said Keith Abler, Chairman of the Planning, Resources, Agriculture & Extension Committee. “By working together, we can ensure the safe and responsible integration of drones into our daily lives” he also went on to add.
Sheboygan County is a great place to live, work, and play. From breathtaking views of Lake Michigan with two miles of sandy beaches to world-class sailing and golfing, and premier charter fishing, this coastal community has much to offer including consistently being ranked as one of the safest metro areas in the country. The County is also consistently ranked as one of the top five counties in the U.S. where the manufacturing industry is thriving, Sheboygan County’s diverse economy provides a unique opportunity for drones to add value in a variety of use cases.
“Drones increasingly provide value across use cases like infrastructure inspection and just-in-time parts delivery, making jobs safer and more efficient. At the same time, the use of drones is becoming increasingly popular amongst hobbyists and tourists. Implementing the FlySafe Program in Sheboygan County is a great first step toward implementing the necessary infrastructure and platforms to ensure drone operations are safe and in harmony with the community,” says Michael Healander, Co-Founder and CEO of Airspace Link.
To learn more about the FlySafe Program or where you can safely and compliantly operate your drone in Sheboygan County, please visit the Planning & Conservation Department page on the County website. For additional questions, contact Nathan Fazer, Sheboygan County GIS Analyst