A new system to warn airports about drones operating nearby has been announced in Aerotime . Called the Digital Notice & Awareness System or D-NAS it allows a drone operator to forewarn airports of planned operations in their vicinity ahead of time. D-NAS then transmits live GPS position information to the airport during the drone flight. The apps that we already use to monitor our drones in flight are utilised to forward data to the controllers over the internet. Simple but effective tools like these will help bring drone operations into the mainstream and reduce the bad press we sometimes get!