If you're planning an Operation in Skyward in an area that's regulated by DJI's Fly Safe tool, you may need to take a few additional steps so that you can go props up in Skyward Inflight. Before getting started with this tutorial, ensure that you've already planned the operation in Skyward that you plan to fly, and that you've received a LAANC authorization for your flight area, if applicable.
Once this has been taken care of, the next step is to navigate to DJI's Fly Safe tool. Using their interface, locate the area of operation where you'd like to fly by scrolling down to the map.
If your flight area occurs within an Orange, Blue, or Red zone on DJI's map, you'll need to follow the following Fly Safe procedures. If it's clear of those areas, you're able to proceed as normal with your flight execution.
To unlock a flight area in DJI, first, ensure that you've entered the model of the airframe that you'll be flying for the operation. Then, click the map pins to select the proper airspace zone.
Scroll below the map to the Zone Unlock fields and fill out the Serial Number and the Date Range.
IMPORTANT NOTE: While the field says 'flight controller serial number', you'll actually place the Aircraft serial number in that field for this to work properly. This will not work if you use the serial number off of the physical remote control.
Once you've entered those items, select Submit, and it will walk you through a 2-factor verification process where it will verify your DJI account and then issue the certificate for flight. Once you've verified your account and have your flight certificate, open the DJI application you'll use to fly that airframe (Go 4, GS Pro, or Pilot).
In the GCS of choice (Pilot, in this example), select the 3 horizontal bars at top-right.
Then, select the NFZ Unlocking Applications menu item to enter the interface to apply the unlocking certs.
Once in the NFZ Unlocking Applications interface, you'll see any available unlocking certificates. Just toggle the Status slider to enable that certificate, and follow the prompts to authorize your airframe to fly. Once confirmed, you'll see the status bar in green.
Now that this certificate has been issued via a DJI GCS, you should be safe to operate this aircraft in Skyward InFlight as well. DJI does not currently expose a way to unlock NFZs outside of their application.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any time that the airframe or the controller are powered off (battery change, break, etc...) the Status slider will toggle back to off. These steps will need to be repeated each time the airframe loses its authorization to fly in that zone. This is the only way to fly that airframe using either DJI or Skyward technologies.