Coverdrone FlySafe is a completely free app designed to help our customers plan and conduct their drone flights quicker and safer than before.
The companion app (available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices) delivers rich and accurate safety data ranging from airspace maps, dynamic restrictions, environmental conditions, privacy and safety hazards and even the location of much of the low-flying manned aviation traffic, straight to the palm of your hand.
Commercial and recreational drone operators should always ensure that they are kept well within Aviation Authority Regulations and with our new app we want to make staying safe and legal as easy as possible, whilst also saving operators time and making them more productive.
The Coverdrone FlySafe app, powered by Altitude Angel, is completely free of charge for ALL existing and new Coverdrone clients.
With many features on hand to help drone users fly safely, we’ve highlighted our top five features within FlySafe and how you can start using them next time you use our app.
This much requested feature gives users the ability to view map data over a Satellite Map. Satellite Maps make for an improved planning experience, particularly in urban areas. This view provides enhanced terrain information, showing details such as mountains, valleys or bodies of water.
To make your flight planning experience as easy as possible, we offer 4 different types of drawing tools to plan your flights. You can choose from a simple radius, polygon, a waypoint path or even upload a previously built KML file. All these options are available when you select Create Flight Plan. For the Fly Now option, designed for a quick flight plan, you will only be able to use the radius drawing tool.
Under the Approval tab, you can automatically re-draw your plan to cut out any intersecting approval zones. Should you wish to continue with your original plan, you can submit a digital approval request for authorisation through the FlySafe app. If the flight plan intersects with a ‘UTM Zone’ with digital authorisations available, you will see a green box underneath indicating this is a UTM enabled zone.
New pilot profiles and aircraft management
Control and understand your drone operations with the ability to add Pilot details and multiple Aircraft through the app.
Enhanced airspace filtering
When planning drone operations, FlySafe offers a greater level of airspace filters. Five filters are available, including Upper Airspace, Lower Airspace, UAS Zones, Temporary Airspaces and Ground Hazards. Drone operators can also select View Advanced for more options, with selectable data such as Glider sites or Navigation Warnings.
Watch our video tutorials
Watch our range of tutorial videos, showing how to use features within FlySafe, including how to create a flight plan, flight plan approvals and managing your profile.
Adding a pilot
Create your default pilot profile so you can file flight plans.
Adding an aircraft
Add multiple aircraft to your profile, selecting the right aircraft for your flight plan.
Creating a flight plan
Plot, schedule and submit your future flight plan.
Map filters and Map types
Choose your map type and configure our advanced airspace filters to manage the airspace information you want to see.
Manage your profile
Update your app settings and manage your personal and aircraft details.
A quick and easy way to file a flight plan at your current location, allowing you to ‘fly now’ with your pre-populated profile.
Editing a flight plan
View your archive of flight plans and edit any flight plans submitted but not flown yet.
Cancelling a flight plan
Cancel a plan to remove the flight plan from your schedule.
Regulation and guidance
Find the resources needed to make sure you fly safely.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our most frequently asked questions can be found below.
Yes, you will still need to register for FlySafe to use the app. This is because the FlySafe app is an independent, third-party application delivered by our partners Altitude Angel.
No, there is no need to re-register. You can log-in using your existing credentials.
Yes, FlySafe offers weather reports to help you understand flying conditions when you are ready to fly. We currently show the weather ‘now’ as default, but you can look one hour ahead also. We always recommend checking the weather at the time you start your fly to ensure it is safe conditions to fly.
In FlySafe, once you have filled a flight plan, you can open it in the ‘My Plans’ section. Once you have reopened this, you will see three dots next to ‘Start Flight’. If you click here and select the ‘Duplicate Plan’ option, it will copy your plan details and you can edit the parts of the plan you wish to change, such as day and time.
Spanning over 152 countries and providing accurate, real-time weather, aeronautical and ground hazard information, the map data is trusted by emergency services, drone pilots and aviators all around the world to give them the best planning data available.
Our maps have multiple filters for you to choose from, which allow you to clearly see where you can fly safely. You can choose to toggle on various filters, to see things such as No Fly Zones, CRZs, approval zones and more.
In FlySafe, you can set up your profile, including pilot and aircraft details. You can add multiple airframes which are then saved to your profile, so you can then select the relevant drone for each individual flight.
‘Create Flight Plan’ is designed for more accurate drone operation plans. With more detailed drawing tools, you can choose to create your plan with waypoints, polygons, and radius, or upload a file. You can also select the locations, days and times. ‘Fly Now’ in comparison has been built to quickly get your drone in the air. When selecting ‘Fly Now’, FlySafe creates a 500m radius plan around you, selects your default drone, and automatically schedules the flight to happen right away.
Coverdrone FlySafe is available for Android and iOS devices. (those devices running the latest OS version and one predecessor).
The app has been developed in partnership with Altitude Angel, a leading UK-based company working on innovative future drone traffic management solutions.
Member States of the European Union (including the UK), Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United States of America.
The app also contains a ‘Fly Now’ feature that will share the user’s drone flight location with other app users, and the wider drone community, helping to reduce the risk of a drone related incident.