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Salmonslayer
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I have a Mavic Pro and have always flew it without engaging the airplane mode on my Sony xperia X which has run flawlessly.
But I was wondering what you guys do when flying your Mavic Pro (on your Wi-Fi) cell phone. Do turn the airplane mode on?
2018-10-18
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Boffin
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Australia
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I always turn on airplane mode - Don't want the phone ringing in the middle of a flight and also saves power by not looking for cell towers
2018-10-18
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Estelle Lau
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I always turn on the airplane mode.
2018-10-18
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FlyDK
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Denmark
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I always turn it on.
2018-10-19
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A CW
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I leave cellular on but WiFi and bluetooth off and ensure no other apps are running when flying. This enables me to see the map in hybrid without having to cache it beforehand. Never had any issues with signal on the MP/P/A in doing so but yes, you can still receive calls which is annoying though I tend to fly in the golden hour when most are still in bed and use my iPad!  
2018-10-19
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DJI Gamora
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Hi Salmonslayer, thank you for reaching DJI Forum. We do appreciate this bringing this query to us. Yes, it is highly suggested to turn ON the airplane mode to avoid any interference. Another thing you should be considering is turning OFF the Bluetooth and closing all the applications to your phone. Should you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to reach us. We're here to help you. Have a safe flight always.
2018-10-19
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Sky Carrier
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Netherlands
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I always go to airplane mode
2018-10-19
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Salmonslayer
Second Officer
Flight distance : 100220 ft
Canada
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It's unanimous AIRPLANE MODE ON AND BLUETHOOTH OFF. Thanks everyone for your responses!
2018-10-21
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CA Mavic Pro
First Officer
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i don't turn on airplane mode, sometime i divert calls but always keep data to get accurate map positioning.
2018-10-21
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A CW
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Salmonslayer Posted at 2018-10-21 20:44
It's unanimous AIRPLANE MODE ON AND BLUETHOOTH OFF. Thanks everyone for your responses!

You're welcome - I often find the best answers are the ones you answer yourself by testing it out in the field...
2018-10-22
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Boffin
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Australia
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CA Mavic Pro Posted at 2018-10-21 23:52
i don't turn on airplane mode, sometime i divert calls but always keep data to get accurate map positioning.

Once you cache the maps the data is accurate. Latest versions of the DJI Go4 app seem to require 100% of the phone resources so kill all background apps and fly happy
2018-10-22
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AG0N-Gary
Captain
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United States
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No difference with airplane mode on or off.  
2018-10-28
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Brad Bilger
First Officer
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United States
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I've flown with airplane mode on and off.  I totally understand turning it off, but I usually leave it on in case someone needs me in a hurry, such as my wife or my Alarm in my house notifies me via text.  But I have a distinctive ring for both of them, so I usually screen my calls just by listening to the ringer.  I haven't really noticed any flight difference between the two.  
2018-10-28
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B1houdini
Captain
Flight distance : 670951 ft
United States
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I agree with most of the post. Best to turn on Airplane Mode.
2018-10-28
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Fly74
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United States
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I'd say better to not be interrupted; never fails to have a phone call at the worst possible time.
2018-10-30
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AG0N-Gary
Captain
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United States
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I never use airplane mode when flying.
2018-10-31
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