Our instructor staff here at Drone University USA is always on the lookout for valuable resources available to professional SUAS operators in the field. We’ve selected 6 of the best, free mobile applications that are a must for your drone flight operations toolkit, here they are;



International No-fly Zone Map: Simple, intuitive interface we help you navigate the skies safely (provided by AirMap.io).
Weather Data: Local current and forecasted weather conditions, along with a detailed breakdown of wind speed and direction, rain or shine, and temperature.
Flight Logs: Individuals and teams can seamlessly track, log, and maintain their drone fleet. Manage drones, equipment, and personnel.
Flight Readiness Indicator: Simple to understand flight status to let you know if its safe to fly your drone or UAV in certain weather conditions and locations.
News Feed: Stay up to date with what’s going on in the drone space with a live feed of content from company blogs, news blogs, and major media publications.

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AirMap with real-time airspace layers and alerts
Drone flight logging with juicy metadata
Preflight intelligence with hyper local weather and Kp index
Checklists with full logs and history
FAA 333, Part 107, and compliance features
Team support for commercial operators
Offline access with full access to your fleet
DJI Sync and import



View Airspace Data
Toggle Airspace Information & Advisory Map Overlays
Super Fast Vector Maps
Pilot Profile View
Manage UAV Aircraft
Create & Manage Flights (incl. Future Flights)
File Digital Flight Notifications (D-NAS)
View Public Flights
Toggle between Four Different Map Styles
Search Map by Place or Location

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This is the best, free Skyvector.com type mobile app we’ve found. Flightwise FlightPlanner & Chart Explorer is an aviation application designed for pilots. With it, you can create and file flight plans, view aviation charts, TFR’s, weather, and lookup airport information.

FlightPlanner has both VFR and IFR Enroute (low-altitude and high-altitude) charts, and allows overlays with aviation-specific conditions, including AIRMETs, SIGMETs, PIREPs, TFRs, and echo tops. It also includes general-purpose weather radar and wind speed maps. Only available for iOS platforms for now.



-Report for 50,000 + Weather Stations
-Virtual Station Forecasts for Anywhere on Earth
-Create Wind Profiles
-Wind Alerts via Push Notifications
-Meteorologist Forecasts
-Model Forecasts
-Forecast Maps
-Nautical Charts
-Sea Surface Temperatures
-Ability to view and post onsite reports. When you post an onsite report, you can optionally use the WeatherFlow Wind Meter to measure the wind! The wind meter uses the audio jack, and that’s why the app needs audio permissions. Learn more about the Wind Meter here: http://www.weatherflow.com/windmeter/



Verifly delivers on-demand drone insurance for personal or commercial flights in two taps. For as little as $10, policies cover up to 1/2 mile around you for up to eight hours.

Simply choose your take-off point on a map and see an instant price. The app works with any drone under 15lbs. Enter your name and a credit or debit card and you will receive instant proof of insurance in the app and via e-mail. Don’t fly exposed!

Supported drones include the DJI Phantom, DJI Mavic, DJI Inspire, 3DR Solo, Yuneec Typhoon, Yuneec Tornado, GoPro Karma, Parrot BeBop, Parrot ARDrone, senseFly eBee, senseFly albris, and many many more. No connection to the drone is required.

Universal coverage: authorized pilots may purchase insurance near airports, heliports, stadiums or in controlled airspace. $2.5M limit option, 1, 4, and 8 hour policies, 1/2 mile coverage area.