Flying BVLOS

Learn how to fly your WingtraOne beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS).

Flying BVLOS is considered a risky drone operation so please make sure that you follow all legal and safety requirements.

Safety parameters

Flying BVLOS means that the telemetry link between the drone and the ground station will get lost at some point during the mission. To avoid missions getting interrupted by RTH, you would need to increase the Connection loss timeout value in the Safety parameters of the flight plan. Learn more about the RTH due to the loss of telemetry connection in the article dedicated to this topic: RTH due to loss of telemetry connection.

safety parameters connection loss timeout

We strongly recommend using the Safe RTH mode for BVLOS flights. In case you want to use Direct RTH please make sure to pay special attention to Minimum RTH height above home parameter. Learn more about how to define this parameter in the article Safety parameters.

safety parameters RTH mode

To learn more about the difference between Safe and Direct RTH please read the article Return-to-home.

BVLOS flights usually also require an increased size of the Geobarrier. The shape and the size of the geobarrier depend on the distance between the home point and the furthest point that the drone might reach during the mission.

safety parameters geobarrier