Before You Fly – 10 Steps / Tips to get your DJI Mavic Air ready for flight

Before You Fly – 10 Steps / Tips to get your DJI Mavic Air ready for flight

► In this video, I show you the steps I took to get all setup and flying. I also go through a couple tips I found after flying the Air for a couple weeks. The DJI Mavic Air is an amazing, compact high quality drone that is easy to setup and fly. I’ll be making a bunch of tutorials videos so make sure you subscribe. I hope both new and experienced flyers can take away some value from this video. If it does help you in any way or if you have questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

DJI Mavic Air:
DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White Combo:
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum:
DJI Mavic Pro:
DJI Care Refresh:



SanDisk Memory Card:
Video shot on:
DJI Osmo Extension Stick:
DJI Osmo Tripod:
Bendy Tripod:
Backpack I use:
Audio Digital Recorder:
Apple iPad Air 2:
Tablet holder: (Use promo code flytpath)



1. DJI Care Refresh
2. Inspect your Drone and Remote
3. Charge the Drone and Remote batteries
4. Remove camera gimbal cover
5. Choose your device
6. Download the DJI 4 GO App
7. Create Account and Setup your profile
8. Update the Mavic Air Firmware
9. MicroSD (tip) and Select storage options
10. View/Download storage on your computer



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35 Replies to “Before You Fly – 10 Steps / Tips to get your DJI Mavic Air ready for flight”

  1. Dominick Velardo

    Thanks for the video, I get my new Air soon.. very excited! Question – when using the supplied USB cable to view pics/video from the drone to computer, does it require the drone's battery to be charged and attached or can you look at pics without battery attached? Also does the USB-C cable charge the battery or simply just a data transfer mode?

  2. Uteopia

    lol DJI trying to suck more money from people after they just spend big dollars on one of there drones, the greed of these big-name companies baffles me, I use my Mavic Air almost every weekend for the past 2 years and not once have I had any problems or crashes because I don't do anything stupid or careless with it.

  3. p52457

    I'm well over 70 and I don't have the confidence I once did, but I'm still going to try this drone, thanks in part to your video. I like the tape suggestion for the SD card. Also, I wasn't aware of the refresh program which I'll need for sure. Thanks, Aldryn.

  4. Andrew Mack

    Very informative video. The tape on the SD card is a great idea – thanks. I very much liked the text at the bottom of the screen – helped a lot to reinforce what you were saying. Excellent video. Thank you

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