Announced by the co-founder and chairman of Airmap himself, Ben Marcus: “you can now fly your DJI drone directly from the AirMap app for iOS and Android.” This is really convenient as Airmap is the app I use all the time, before starting a drone flight. Why? To make sure that I am ok to fly my drone at a certain location and stay clear from any airports or TFR’s.
Fly your DJI drone straight from the Airmap app
For all drone pilots, hobbyists and commercial operators, it is important to check the location where you are planning to fly your drone for nearby heliports, airfield, airports and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). There are a number of websites and apps available. I prefer to use Airmap because it is user-friendly.
This week, Airmap took things a step further by allowing to fly your drone straight from within the Airmap app. Now for hobbyists, this may not seem to make a lot of sense but for commercial drone pilots, this is a really nice feature when you combine it with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. When you are planning to fly your drone commercially near an airport that is part of the LAANC system than you can receive almost instant approval to fly your drone and now you can manage all of that from within the same app. Especially, with the roll-out of LAANC to 500 airports before the end of this year, the end-to-end solution from Airmap becomes very useful.
From Airmap’s press release:
“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
Compatible with DJI
The AirMap Fly view mode is compatible with the following DJI drone models:
- DJI Inspire 2
- DJI Inspire
- DJI Matrice
- DJI Mavic Pro
- DJI Phantom 4 Pro
- DJI Phantom 4
- DJI Phantom Series
- DJI Spark
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