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Ray&Paula

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Hi, Newbie just received my Mavic Air. I would like to know if it's better to fly in airplane mode or not? I will be using a 9.7 Apple iPad with the controller. I have two Apple iPads with one being an iPad Air 2 (WiFi only) with the other being a 2018 (WiFi + 4G LTE). I'll be using the 2018 iPad for the most part.
"Please correct me if I'm wrong;"
1) Airplane mode will cut off any incoming calls and/or texts therefore, I won't be bothered by them while flying. With that being said, I would have live mapping, be able to reset RTH and use the Follow Me Mode just as long as I'm using the 2018 (WiFi = 4G LTE iPad).
2) I don't believe I need a cellular plan (no data needed) if using the 2018 (WiFi + 4G LTE) in order to use "all" the functions of the Mavic Air.
I hope I'm not asking this in a confusing manner. I would sincerely appreciate any input and/or help that you may have. Thank, Ray
 
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I) MavicAir work fine with your mobile device Airplane mode
2) data plan is optional
 

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Hi, Newbie just received my Mavic Air. I would like to know if it's better to fly in airplane mode or not? I will be using a 9.7 Apple iPad with the controller. I have two Apple iPads with one being an iPad Air 2 (WiFi only) with the other being a 2018 (WiFi + 4G LTE). I'll be using the 2018 iPad for the most part.
"Please correct me if I'm wrong;"
1) Airplane mode will cut off any incoming calls and/or texts therefore, I won't be bothered by them while flying. With that being said, I would have live mapping, be able to reset RTH and use the Follow Me Mode just as long as I'm using the 2018 (WiFi = 4G LTE iPad).
2) I don't believe I need a cellular plan (no data needed) if using the 2018 (WiFi + 4G LTE) in order to use "all" the functions of the Mavic Air.
I hope I'm not asking this in a confusing manner. I would sincerely appreciate any input and/or help that you may have. Thank, Ray
cache your maps

I use the same pal an iPad 2018 and cellular never put in a SIM card .. you cant tether signal from phone but cache maps anyhow

Possible to use USB cable?
 

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Airplane mode if you don't want any interruptions while flying.
As mentioned above,cache your flying area map.
 

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Thanks to all above for the help. It appears that I'm correct about Airport mode therefore, I will fly in that mode for no interruptions. I'll have my cell phone on me for the calls and/or text. It also appears that I don't need any type of plan for WiFi or Cellular to fly. All I need to have is my 2018 iPad thats has both capabilities in order to use "all" the modes. However if I want live maps, I would need to have a data cellular plan or use my iPhone as a hotspot. By caching the maps ahead of time, I wouldn't need to use my iPhone as a hotspot. Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of this. Thanks again for all your help. Ray :)
 

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Thanks to all above for the help. It appears that I'm correct about Airport mode therefore, I will fly in that mode for no interruptions. I'll have my cell phone on me for the calls and/or text. It also appears that I don't need any type of plan for WiFi or Cellular to fly. All I need to have is my 2018 iPad thats has both capabilities in order to use "all" the modes. However if I want live maps, I would need to have a data cellular plan or use my iPhone as a hotspot. By caching the maps ahead of time, I wouldn't need to use my iPhone as a hotspot. Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of this. Thanks again for all your help. Ray :)
at home with wifi plan your journey open the dji go app no aircraft needed to be connected scroll around in satellite mode scroll a lot actually in. case you decide to move or something { make sure cache maps is on in settings }get there make your checks before flight connect drone make a wonderful movie enjoy !
 

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at home with wifi plan your journey open the dji go app no aircraft needed to be connected scroll around in satellite mode scroll a lot actually in. case you decide to move or something { make sure cache maps is on in settings }get there make your checks before flight connect drone make a wonderful movie enjoy !

Sounds great...... Everyone here has really helped me in understanding what steps to take. I now know that I don't have to have data plans to do everything the Mavic Air has to offer. I will definitely fly in Airplane mode. Now I have to wrap my head around GEO Unlocking........ which seems to be a P.I.A. Thank's goes out to all of you for your help, I sincerely appreciate it. Ray :):)Thumbswayup
 

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I tend to use ‘do not disturb’ rather than Airplane mode. I click the ‘do not disturb’ button, then turn off wifi and bluetooth, turn up brightness the whole way and turn up the audio the whole way.

Never had any problems.
 
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