We’ve optimized Skydio 2’s flight behaviors based on its ability to track a subject accurately. Using the Skydio app and a variety of different skills, you can adjust and alter Skydio 2's flight behavior to get the perfect shot.

Based on which flight mode you’re using, or whether or not Skydio 2 is currently tracking a subject, here are the altitude (height) specifications for Skydio 2:

Control Option Maximum Height Maximum Distance
Skydio app tracking a subject 16m (53.75ft) 20m (66ft)
Beacon tracking a subject 32.8m (108ft) 40m (130ft)
Skydio app, Controller or Beacon not tracking a subject Up to 130m (427ft)
from takeoff
N/A

Please note:

  • These values (when tracking a subject) represent the max height and distance from the subject being tracked, meaning your phone/Controller or Beacon, not the maximum operational altitude.
  • When not tracking a subject, the maximum height of Skydio 2 is 130m from the point of takeoff. Technically there is no maximum distance, as you can fly Skydio 2 as far away as wireless range will allow.
  • A strong GPS signal is required to track beyond 20m with beacon tracking and poor GPS performance may impact tracking quality. If GPS quality is insufficient, the maximum tracking range on the beacon will be capped at 20m in order to maintain a visual lock.

Additionally, Skydio 2 has a maximum operational altitude - meaning how far above sea level you are when operating the drone - of 15,000 ft (density altitude above sea level).

It's always important to follow your local laws when it comes to flying your drone. Skydio 2’s height ceilings are compliant with FAA guidelines. As a Skydio pilot, you are solely responsible for monitoring and managing your drone's battery life to make sure you have enough flight time left to get back down to the ground safely for landing - check out our safety page for more information and tips.

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