Sensor specific planning for efficent and successful data acquisition
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Phoenix’s FlightPlanner is an easy to use browser based mission planning application. Explore the effects that different sensor and vehicle parameters have on your data before you acquire. Estimate expected data properties to ensure you collect what you need. Utilize derived flight characteristics to schedule field resources accordingly.

 FlightPlanner can plan wide area, corridor and custom path projects and export missions formatted directly for UAV controllers or piloted MissionGuidance.


  • Sensor specific automatic flight planning
  • LiDAR and Camera planning
  • Terrain following
  • Multi-mission project planning
  • Automatic plan from an uploaded KML boundry
  • Mission types: wide area, corridor, free waypoint
  • Automatic INS alignment maneuvers
  • Flight and sensor parameter configuration
  • Easy web based access
  • LiDAR sensor model (range/reflectivity) limitations
  • Lidar output estimates
    • point density
    • point distance
    • recommended spin rate
  • Camera output estimates
    • frame count
    • recommneded trigger interval
    • expected GSD
    • min/max overlap
  • Flight time and flight count estimation
  • QC maps
    • projected swath
    • photo footprints
    • GSD
    • MTA zones
    • Point density
  • Flight controller specific export
    • Litchi
    • QGroundControl
    • DJI Pilot2
    • SpatialExplorer
  • Google Earth KML QC report
  • Saved missions library & profiles


Flight Planner is crunching a lot of data, which can be a challenge for some browsers. We recommend using Chrome or Safari, with few or no other tabs open. If equipped, set your browser to use your NVIDIA graphics card.


1. Import or draw your area boundary

2. Configure vehicle and sensor setting, then click “Calculate Flight Plan”

3. Export the plan for your flight controller