Top 5 Must Have Drone Apps
Below are the top 5 must have drone apps to get the most out of your recreational drone flying. While there are many additional apps to pick, we believe these 5 are most beneficial to drone flying.
B4UFLY is the only FAA partnered App and provides airspace regulations as well as restricted flight areas. These restricted areas include Federal areas but does not include state or local flight restrictions . So while this is a great app to check federal limitations, it is severely limited in checking local restriction around your drone flight.
2. Airdata UAV
Airdata UAV is the best app to collect all your drone flying data. The app syncs up with your drone flying app and collects all the detailed flight information. While the app provides recent flight information, you can get far more details logging into the airdata UAV website. You get details such as:
3. UAV Forecast
UAV Forecast is the most detailed drone flight app on the market. Not only does it give normal details like temperature, visibility and wind direction but it also gives more important drone flying details. The App gives a 24 hour forecast that includes satellites locked, temperature and wind gusts. Even more important it gives Wind profile at different altitudes up to 5,000ft AGL.
Litchi is the one app on this list that isn’t free. The app costs $24.99 but unlocks the full power of DJI drones.Litchi allows thet user to create flight waypoints, flight orbits, auto panorama photos to name a few of the features. Litchi is compatible with: Mavic 2 (Zoom/Pro), Mavic (Air/Pro), Phantom 4 (Standard/Advanced/Pro/ProV2), Phantom 3 (Standard/4K/Advanced/Professional), Inspire 1 (X3/Z3/Pro/RAW), Inspire 2 and Spark. Waypoint/Orbit mode support for the DJI Spark drone model is experimental. Litchi is currently not available for the Mavic Mini but may be coming soon.
Kittyhawk is a valuable app to have especially if you plan on flying around airports that are in the LAANC system. While this app has the same features as the B4UFLY app since the FAA partnered with Kittyhawk to create it, this app has something the B4UFLY app doesn’t. Kittyhawk app allows you to submit authorization via the LAANC system to get authorization to fly your drone in controlled airspace.