Today, we’re happy to announce a whole new way to fly your DJI drone from the AirMap for Drones mobile app you already use for airspace discovery, compliance briefing, airspace authorization, and in-flight traffic alerts.
Remote pilots worldwide told us that they needed an end-to-end solution for preflight and in-flight situational awareness and compliance. The AirMap for Drones mobile app with DJI SDK integration delivers just that: a complete experience for remote pilots operating DJI drones without having to toggle apps or switch between platforms.
The AirMap for Drones mobile app has always helped you to know your airspace with mission-critical airspace information including airspace conditions, weather, rules, advisories, obstacles, and more. With today’s launch, commercial and recreational pilots alike will have the following capabilities at their fingertips, with just one app:
- Airspace discovery
- Flight planning
- Compliance briefing
- Digital notice
- Airspace authorization
- Flight mode (for supported DJI drones)
- Camera settings (for supported DJI drones)
- Traffic alerts
- In-flight situational awareness
Login to AirMap, and search, pan and zoom the interactive map to discover rules and advisories that are specific to your area of interest, based on your mission settings.
Next, connect your DJI drone and place your phone or tablet into the cradle of the controller. Confirm that the connect icon reflects your connected status. Then tap the flight icon to review your flight plan, verify and/or edit flight plan details, and request automated airspace authorization, when available.
You’re cleared for takeoff! As soon as those motors turn on, your flight plan is submitted and digital airspace authorization requests are published to airspace authorities.
Once airborne, toggle flight settings and camera modes for seamless video and image capture and stay up-to-date with real-time visual and audio alerts for nearby traffic and changes in airspace. No need to switch between applications.
Supported drones include the DJI Matrice, DJI Inspire 2, DJI Inspire 1, DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom 4 PRO, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Phantom 3 Series, and the DJI Spark.