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False Airspace Warnings?
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LeafPeeper
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Flight distance : 377736 ft
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So today I was flying in class G airspace in VT.  The entire area was class E above 700ft.   I stayed well under 400ft per FAA rules.   However, DJI Go kept giving me Class E airspace warnings - first 'approaching', then actually 'in' when I went towards a particular area.   I checked Airmap, the actual VFR Sectionals and DJI's Fly Safe GEO db, and NOWHERE do I see Class E airspace below 700 ft.  Airmap and DJI Fly Safe show the area as totally clear.   I only know the area was Class E above 700ft because I checked the sectionals before flying.

Is this normal?   Or is DJI Go 4 screwed up?   I could assume it was a warning about the area above 700ft, but if that was the case, the warning should have said 'in' for the whole time - not 'approaching' then 'in'.

Any thoughts? DJI?  Bug maybe?

LP
2018-7-12
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Mark The Droner
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Flight distance : 2917 ft
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Vermont is fairly mountainous, isn't it?  Can you tell us where this occurred?  What airport were you near?  
2018-7-19
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LeafPeeper
First Officer
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Yes - great point.   I was at Waterbury Reservoir - which has an MSL of about 590ft.   That would mean that I was approaching 700ft *MSL* (and crossed it) - but since Class E is 700ft AGL, I didn't give it a second thought.  I wonder if the DJI Go app wasn't accounting for this.    The EDGE of the nearest Class E surface area was about 5 miles away.

LP

2018-7-19
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