NFZ DJI Unlock Procedures

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Unlocking a no-fly zone (NFZ) for a DJI drone involves a few steps and adherence to specific procedures. Here's a summary of how to unlock different types of GEO zones with DJI drones:


Self-Unlocking Procedure

1. Identify the Zone: Determine if the zone is an Authorization Zone, which can be self-unlocked.

2. DJI App Notification: A flight restriction warning will appear in the DJI app when near or inside an Authorization Zone.

3. Verification Process: Tap "Yes" on the warning, then select "Phone (SMS)" for identity verification.

4. Unlocking Authorization: Complete the verification and tap the confirmation button to unlock the zone.

5. Downloading License: Ensure the unlocking license appears on your app.


Custom Unlocking Procedure

1. Website Visit: Go to the DJI FlySafe website.

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2. Select Area: Choose the specific area for your planned flights.

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3. Drone Serial Number: Input your drone's serial number.

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4. Submit Authorization Documents: Document your authorization to fly in the chosen zone.

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5. Await Approval: Wait for an email confirmation from DJI.

6. Download License: Launch the app and download the unlocking license.


Preparing for Unlocking

- Ensure your drone and remote controller are powered on and connected.

- Update to the latest firmware and DJI Fly version.

- Check that the aircraft's satellite indicator shows at least 10.

- Be connected to a strong internet network 


Unlocking the DJI Fly App

1. Access Profile: Sign in to your profile in the DJI Fly app.


2. Unlock GEO Zone: In the camera view, tap the ellipsis in the top-right corner, then click "Unlock GEO Zone" under the Safety tab.


3. Import to Aircraft: Select this option next to the "Flight Controller SN" on the "Account Unlocking Licenses" page.


4. Activate Unlocking License: Slide the switch to the "DJI Fly circle" in the "Aircraft Unlocking Licenses" section.


5. Verify Unlocked Area: A purple circle on the map will represent the unlocked area. Check the notification "takeoff permitted" in the camera view when the aircraft is inside the unlocked area.


Unlocking NFZs after a battery swap

If you’re seeing an error message in the DroneDeploy app after a battery swap that’s preventing a takeoff, please follow these steps to proceed:

  1. After the battery swap, close the DroneDeploy app. This will ensure you can resume the mission at the point it left off.
  2. Open the DJI app and re-unlock the NFZ (see the above steps).
  3. Open the DroneDeploy app, navigate to the plan, and tap the "Continue" button.


Key Considerations

- Compliance with Local Laws: Always abide by local laws and regulations when flying drones.

- Safety First: Prioritize safety and obtain necessary permits or approvals before flying in restricted airspace.

- Zone Types: Understand the type of zone (e.g., Authorization, Restricted, Altitude, Regulatory) and whether it can be unlocked.


For more detailed and specific steps, you should look at the official DJI website or user manuals, as procedures might vary slightly based on the model of the drone and the particular software version used.


Remember that DJI no-fly zone restrictions are in place for safety reasons, and it's essential to follow all local aviation regulations and guidelines when flying your drone. Always prioritize safety above all else, and obtain any necessary permits or approvals before flying in restricted airspace.

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