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Drone Apps

Not all of these apps have neccessarily been tested by drone pilots specifically, but we are including them here and maybe will include more in depth review on some that are particularly useful and/or tested in Search and Rescue use.

Any PIX4D users

Any PIX4D users in our network of pilots? I would love to know what you think of it? Also wanted to share this article from PIX4D about using it with search and rescue. https://www.pix4d.com/blog/drones-search-and-rescue

Live ATC Radio Streaming

Want to be more familiar with air traffic communications? This website and app let you listen to ATC feeds all over the world, and is a great way to learn how communication works. You can also use it to listen in on airports you will be flying at to help you avoid any...

Pix4D

Pix4D

Similiar to Drone Deploy, and while not really designed for search and rescue work, it can be very useful. You can pre-program your grid, and then you also have the ability to review footage and 3d Models online! Check out this video for getting started with...

B4UFLY

B4UFLY

An update will be coming later this year to the FAA BE4UFLY app. It is being updated by Kittyhawk and you can read more about it here.B4UFLY is a free FAA App, that helps drone operators learn where they can and can't fly.

PolarPro

PolarPro

PolarPro App is an app to help pilots find the correct filter for getting shutter speed as close to double the frame rate as possible. I believe it could make a difference when searching in bright conditions and the latest update also features live wind and weather...

Hover

Hover

Flight Readiness Dashboard Aggregated News Feed No-Fly Zone Maps Provided by Airmap.io Permanent and temporary flight restrictions Flight Indicator A simple fly/no-fly indicator for pilots Flight Log Record flight data Real-Time Weather Yahoo Weather's API, and...

DroneSar Search and Rescue

DroneSar Search and Rescue

Years in the making, and by far the most complete app specifically for using drones to perform search and rescue missions, DRONESAR is a professional level app designed for first responders. Check out the video and website and you will see why....

UAV Forcast

UAV Forcast

When will it be good to fly your quadcopter? See the weather forecast, GPS satellites, solar activity (Kp), No-Fly Zones and flight restrictions, all in one convenient tool. Perfect for DJI Phantom, DJI Spark, DJI Mavic, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Inspire, 3DR Solo, Parrot...

Litchi for DJI Drones

Litchi for DJI Drones

If you fly a DJI drone, Litchi is a great app for planning flights and it is one of the most trusted autonomous flight apps. Here is a great tutorial on it from Jim.

Drone Deploy

Drone Deploy

While not really designed for search and rescue work, it can be very useful. You can pre-program your grid, and then you also have the ability to review footage and 3d Models online! Check out Adam's video and suggestions of using Drone Deploy for SAR Work.

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