• L J Aero’s ACARS Ground Host Processor (GHP) maximizes the capabilities of your existing flight ops technology solutions
  • Works with most standard FMS hardware installations
  • Integrates with your existing flight planning, load planning,  runway performance, maintenance, and post-flight reporting/analytics systems
  • Uses your preferred datalink provider, built-in support for both ARINC and SITA
  • From preflight through block-in, automatically create, send, receive, monitor, and archive ACARS messages

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LJ Aero’s ACARS Ground Host Processor supports the following Preflight and Departure functions:

  • PDC (Pre-Departure Clearance)
  • D-ATIS (Digital Air Traffic Information Service)
  • NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen)
  • Winds (Worldwide Surface and Winds Aloft)
  • Weather (Worldwide In-Flight Weather)
  • Flight Plan (Flight Planning System Integration)
  • Flight Release (Electronic Flight Release)
  • Takeoff Runway Data
  • Takeoff Performance Data
  • Out/Off Delay Reports
  • Free Text Messages
  • APU Report (Auxiliary Power Unit)
  • OUT Report
  • RETURN Report
  • OFF Report

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LJ Aero’s ACARS Ground Host Processor supports the following Enroute functions:

  • Enroute Winds
  • Enroute Weather
  • Enroute NOTAMs
  • Flight Plan Changes
  • Engine Reports
  • Fuel Remaining Reports
  • Position Reports
  • Delay Reports
  • Diversion Reports
  • Free Text Messages
  • ACARS to/from Email Messages
  • Aircraft-to-Aircraft Messages

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LJ Aero’s ACARS Ground Host Processor supports the following Arrival and Post-Flight functions:

  • Descent & Arrival Winds
  • Descent & Arrival Weather
  • Descent & Arrival NOTAMs
  • Gate Assignment
  • Ground Service Requests
  • Landing Runway Data
  • Landing Performance Data
  • Block-In Delay Reports
  • Free Text Messages
  • ON Report
  • IN Report
  • APU Report
  • Maintenance Report

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DFlight API supplies the up-to-date information you need for compliance with UAV preflight assessment requirements… delivered via REST API for seamless integration in your software.

  • Fast response, suitable for interactive applications
  • The most accurate and up-to-date information available, continuously updated, sourced directly from originating governmental providers
  • Convenient query options:
    • Distance around point
    • Along route
    • Within an arbitrary area
  • Coverage area includes CONUS, AK, HI, and US territories
Separate endpoints are available for each of the following information categories:

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DFlight is a monthly subscription service that is priced based on number of API calls per month. We have four Subscription Levels:

  • Getting Started – $7/month: Plan provides 300 API calls per month
  • Develop – $50/month: Plan provides 5000 API calls per month
  • Launch – $200/month: Plan provides 75,000 API calls per month
  • Grow: Plan is customizable for large drone fleet operators

Additional monthly API calls may be selected during during checkout.

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Drone Preflight

  • Check your local weather first to see if the conditions are favorable to fly. If there is rain on the way, there’s no reason to risk damage to your drone.
  • Ensure that all of your batteries are charged and in good condition.
  • Check your controller, monitor, and/or other devices such as your iPhone, tablet, phone, or iPad to make sure they’re fully charged. Take any appropriate car charges with you for emergencies.
  • Make sure there are no flight restrictions or no-fly zones in the area you want to fly. Use the B4UFLY app and check for any temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) currently in effect by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Give your drone a quick look, make sure there is no physical damage.
  • Take spare parts with you, such as propellers, guards, chargers, etc. Did I mention extra BATTERIES?!
  • Double check your firmware. Make sure there hasn’t been a recent update before heading out.
  • Remember to bring enough Micro SD cards (with enough memory) to film more than enough footage for your project. Also check your cards for proper ratings and correct formats.
  • Confirm the weather conditions are still favorable for flying your aircraft.
  • Look at the general condition of the area to make sure there is no loose trash or FOD (Foreign Object Debris) around the launch site.
  • Check the area up close and afar. Take a mental note of any obstacles such as wires, trees, poles etc.
  • Look for any situations that could be potentially risky or unsafe to fly over (i.e. large gatherings, animals, children, crowded parking lots, etc).
  • Remove your drone from it’s carrying case with care.
  • Insert your Micro SD card and see that it’s secured and installed correctly.
  • Carefully remove the lens cap and gimbal guard and store them somewhere safe.
  • Clean your camera lens with an appropriate cloth.
  • Install the correct lens filter to capture your video and don’t forget to clean it after installation.
  • Inspect your propellers for any wear or damage. Install them properly by color matching (white on white, black on black, etc).
  • Insert your drone’s battery. Confirm that it’s properly installed and fully charged.
  • It’s important that you start by allowing the controller to fully charge.
  • Ensure that your iPhone, iPad, tablet or phone is also thoroughly charged.
  • Mount your mobile device and plug it into your controller.
  • Install the sunshade onto your controller and adjust it properly.
  • Place your controller’s antennas in the correct position.
  • Install range extender (if applicable).
  • Power up your controller.
  • Turn on your mobile device.
  • Adjust brightness level on mobile device to an acceptable level.
  • Toggle your device over to flight mode.
  • Turn on GPS.
  • Start your DJI Pilot App. (or whatever app you use)
  • Do an operational check of your drone’s camera.
  • Check to make sure launch area clear of obstructions, free of debris, and safe for takeoff.
  • Make sure the directional controls are working correctly.
  • Start your engines.
  • Lift off into a hover.
  • Make sure you drone is level and stable while in a hover.
  • Check your controls by gently moving the sticks one at a time. Your drone should respond to your pitch, roll, and yaw inputs as expected.
  • Start recording video once ready.
  • Turn the app on and it does not have any pending updates.
  • Set the maximum flight altitude for your current location.
  • Confirm the “Return-To-Home” altitude is also correctly set for your current location. (if applicable)
  • Make sure your drone’s gimbal is level (and you removed the lens cap).
  • Check the DJI Pilot app flight status, or equivalent.
  • Confirm the home point is set and you have enough GPS satellites locked.