Civil drones have developed rapidly. In 2012, the DGAC set up a regulatory framework to ensure that these devices are operated safely when used professionally.


In this section, the Parrot team has put together the official regulations for professional drones in order to make them easier to use and fly with confidence!




  • Parrot Disco-Pro AG must be used according to the civil aviation regulations in your country.


  • The flight locations must be compatible with the movements of the drone and must not endanger people, animals and property in the vicinity at any time.


  • Always make sure you have permission before using your Parrot Disco-Pro AG in public places such as railway stations or airports. The same applies to public roads.


  • As the pilot, you must maintain visual contact with your Parrot Disco-Pro AG at all times, and be able to control its trajectory.


  • Before flying your Parrot Disco-Pro AG, ask about any restrictions on the use of Wi-Fi frequencies at the flying location as the latter may be restricted or banned altogether.


  • Remember that it is forbidden to record and distribute the image of a property without the authorization of its owner and any third party that has intellectual property rights in relation to the property: this can constitute a violation of the property's image rights for which you may be liable.


Flight conditions


  • Do not fly Parrot Disco-Pro AG at night. What's more, check the weather conditions. Do not fly in the rain, snow or fog.


  • Do not fly the drone over water.


  • Make sure you have at least 80 meters of clear space for your Parrot Disco-Pro AG to take off and land.  Keep away from any obstacles.


  • Make sure that the flight altitude programmed in Pix4Dcapture (entered in relation to take-off point) is sufficient to clear the obstacles in the surrounding area.


Parrot Disco-Pro AG


  • Check if the wings are properly fitted before taking off


  • Fully charge the battery of your drone and the Parrot Skycontroller 2 remote control before starting a flight


  • Make sure the hood of Parrot Disco-Pro AG is closed properly


  • If the indicator light is flashing green, then it's a good sign: Parrot Disco-Pro AG has detected the GPS signal


  • Also check the condition of the ground where Parrot Disco-Pro AG is supposed to land


Parrot Sequoia+


  • Before using Parrot Sequoia+, remove its protective shell


  • Be sure to connect Parrot Sequoia+ to the right micro-USB port of Parrot C.H.U.C.K


  • Check if there is enough memory in the multispectral sensor to record the photos you will take during the flight


  • Check that the modules are firmly attached to the drone before the flight


  • Check all the USB connections


  • Do not forget to calibrate all the sensors


  • Wait for the green light of the sunshine sensor: it means that the GPS is enabled!

Update : 25/02/2019