AdministratorSeptember 27, 2020 at 3:35 pm787
Skywatch has an article that explains their discounts in a bit more detail :
Basically, they look at things like altitude, battery, speed, and ‘flight zones’ when determining how ‘safe’ a flight is for discount purposes.
When planning flights through their app, you can see the ‘risk’ level designated to the area you want to fly indicate by the hourly rate shown in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. (see image)
This risk (and price) goes up when you are operating in controlled airspace or over major roads, so I would recommend uploading flights that are 200-300 ft, in Class G / sparsely populated areas, where you fly at a reasonable speed and don’t drain your batteries too low.
If you don’t have any flights like that in your log, it might be worth going and doing a few before you upload 🙂