How do I activate the Advanced RTH settings?

Activate advanced RTH settings through the Safety Preferences of FreeFlight 6

To do so, you can refer to How do I change my safety settings? for further information.


There are two advanced RTH options: Pilot & Custom.


By activating advanced RTH features, if you select return to Pilot or Custom position, the drone might not be able to reach its destination in case of low battery. Parrot will not be held responsible in case the drone lands in a different location.

Pilot RTH

When the “Pilot” advanced RTH option is selected ,your ANAFI series drone comes back to the GPS position of the device used to control the drone (whether linked to a Parrot Skycontroller 3 or not) at the exact moment an RTH button is activated – or to the last known coordinates of the device, in case it has lost GPS synch.


For this reason, we recommend pilots not to move, after they have activated an RTH button, when in “Pilot” advanced RTH mode.


Note that when the Smart auto-RTH function is activated in “Pilot” advanced RTH mode, the drone comes back to the GPS position of the device, at the moment of the activation of the auto-RTH function – or to the last know coordinates of the device, in case it has lost GPS synch.


Custom RTH

By default, when you have set up your ANAFI series drone for a flight, provided it has a GPS synch, when you activate the “Custom” advanced RTH option, the current latitude and longitude of the drone appears in the “Custom point” field, like in the screen capture below.

To change this custom point, leave the Preferences back to the HUD (“<” top left), then access the map of FreeFlight 6: tap the mini map in the lower right part of the screen.

The “Home” icon appears close to the drone icon – or exactly over the drone icon if the 1st GPS fix at power up was excellent. Here, the GPS synch could still be improved, as shown by the orange GPS icon in the drone box of the top bar. The blue dot materializes the position of the controller – typically that of the pilot.


Press the “Home” icon to activate it, then drag and drop it to your desired RTH point.

In our example, we have set up for a flight at a corner of a park, and planned an RTH over an open area, close to the center of the same park.

Access Safety Preferences again and note the Custom point coordinates have been updated. You are set!