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April 7, 2014 - Comment

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“Intro: In order to increase flight safety and prevent accidental flights in restricted areas, Ground Station includes a No Waypoint Zone feature. Each No Waypoint Zone covers an 8KM (5 mile) radius of major airports. Inside these areas, waypoints cannot be set.”

Note that all this page says is that that when you use Ground Station, you cannot set Waypoints within 5 miles of major airports (Class B, if you want to look it up). There is a scary map that shows the no-waypoint zones. Note also that this page does not say anything about no-fly zones.

As part of the Fly Safe initiative, there will be safety measures that restrict flying around airports, but it will be much less conservative than the no-waypoint feature. Full details about the new Fly Safe features will be out shortly. DJI could certainly have done better about releasing all of the information at the same time. We’ll do better, next time.

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“Intro: In order to increase flight safety and prevent accidental flights in restricted areas, Ground Station includes a No Waypoint Zone feature. Each No Waypoint Zone covers an 8KM (5 mile) radius of major airports. Inside these areas, waypoints cannot be set.”

Note that all this page says is that that when you use Ground Station, you cannot set Waypoints within 5 miles of major airports (Class B, if you want to look it up). There is a scary map that shows the no-waypoint zones. Note also that this page does not say anything about no-fly zones.

As part of the Fly Safe initiative, there will be safety measures that restrict flying around airports, but it will be much less conservative than the no-waypoint feature. Full details about the new Fly Safe features will be out shortly. DJI could certainly have done better about releasing all of the information at the same time. We’ll do better, next time.

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