Inspire 1-Flight Limits and Flight Restriction Area

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Flight Limits and Flight Restriction Area

Flight limits on height and distance can be set. The details of these flight limits are described in the following section. All unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators should abide by all regulations from such organizations as the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), FAA and their own national airspace regulations. For safety reasons, the flight limits function is enabled by default to help users use this product safely and legally. The flight limits function includes height limits, distance limits and No Fly Zones. When operating in P Mode, height, distance limits and No Fly Zones work together to manage flight. In A mode only height limits work and flights cannot go higher than 120 meters.

Max Height & Radius Limits

Max Height & Radius limit flying height and distance, and the user may change these settings in the DJI Pilot App. Once complete, your Inspire 1 will fly in a restricted cylinder that is determined by these settings. The tables below show the details of these limits.

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  • If you fly out of the limit, you can still control the Inspire 1, but cannot fly it further.
  • If the Inspire 1 flies out of the max radius in Ready to Fly (non-GPS) mode, it will fly back within range automatically.

Flight Restriction of Restricted Areas

Restricted areas include airports worldwide. All restricted areas are listed on the DJI official website at Restricted areas are divided into category A and category B. Category A areas cover major international airport such as LAX and Heathrow, while category B areas includes smaller airports.

Category A Safety Zone

(1) The category A “safety zone” is comprised of a small “no-fly zone” and a range of “restricted-altitude zones”. Flight is prevented in the “no-fly zone” but can continue with height restrictions in the restricted-altitude zone. (2) 1.5 miles (2.4 km) around a designated safety zone is a no-fly zone, inside which takeoff is prevented.

(3) 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to 5 miles (8 km) around restricted areas are altitude restricted, with maximum altitude going from 35 feet (10.5 m) at 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to 400 feet (120 m) at 5 miles (8 km).

(4) A “warning zone” has been set around the safety zone. When you fly within 320 feet (100m) of the safety zone, a warning message will appear on the DJI Pilot App.

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Category B Safety Zone

(1) Category B “safety zone” is comprised of a “no-fly zone” and a “warning zone”.

(2) 0.6 miles (1 km) around the safety zone is a designated “no-fly zone”.

(3) A “warning zone” has been set around the safety zone. When you fly within 0.6 miles (1Km) of this zone, a warning will appear on the DJI Pilot App.

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Semi-automatic descent: All stick commands are available except the throttle stick command during the descent and landing process. Motors will stop automatically after landing.


  • When flying in the safety zone, aircraft status indicator will blink red quickly and continue for 3 seconds, then switch to indicate current flying status and continue for 5 seconds at which point it will switch back to red blinking.
  • For safety reasons, please do not fly close to airports, highways, railway stations, railway lines, city centers and other special areas. Try to ensure the aircraft is visible.
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