In 2021, no less than 46,053,212 miles were flown with DJI drones. This corresponds to 192 times the distance from the earth to the moon.
DJI drones flew to the moon and back 192 times
The Chinese drone manufacturer made this known via an annual personal overview sent to registered users last week. Together, all DJI drone owners made more than 76 million drone flights the previous year.
Anyone who has an account with DJI received a personalized DJI Fly Report for the first time last week. After clicking on the link in the email, you will be taken to a special landing page. Once logged in, your flight statistics are collected and displayed interactively. For example, you can see the date you first used a DJI drone and how many flights you have made in the past year.
After seeing some personal statistics, DJI also provides some interesting statistics regarding the worldwide use of DJI drones. For example, DJI registered no fewer than 76,599,102 take-offs worldwide. On average, people fly just under a kilometer per flight, according to the total distance traveled of 73,685,139 km. To put that number into perspective: it is about 192× the distance between the earth and the moon (about 400,000 km).
Source data of DJI drones
It is not entirely clear how DJI gets the flight statistics. These are probably flight logs from the DJI GO 4 and DJI Fly apps. Your personal overview can, of course, only be compiled if you have given DJI permission in the past to access your flight logs and you have recently synchronized them with DJI’s servers.
It is the first time a drone manufacturer has published this kind of aggregated user statistics. In reality, the number of take-offs and kilometers traveled will be much higher because not all users share their data with DJI because they use the local data mode or use the app on an offline device.
I flew 677 minutes and 55 miles
According to DJI, I flew my DJI drones for a total of 677 minutes in 2021, during 130 flights. That’s 91.8% above average. I covered 55 miles with all those drone flights, and the longest flight spanned a distance of 2.7 miles.
My first flight recorded by DJI was on May 15, 2015, with a Phantom 3 Pro. Previous flights in 2014 with the DJI 2 Vision+ and Phantom 2 were not registered because the apps that belonged to those drones did not yet send flight logs to DJI. Flights with the Inspire 2 are not included at all, as the CrystalSky controller is used offline in my case.
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