In AutoFly mode your AIR PIX is in a pre-programmed flight mode. In AutoFly mode your AIR PIX is using facial recognition to detect your face. It is looking to lock in on your forehead, eyes and chin. Once it locks in on your face it will activate the camera to start capturing photos or a video. This pre-programmed flight takes approximately 12-15 seconds. It is important to toss the AIR PIX out in front of you when launching it and not up as you want it to lock in on your face immediately during this timed sequence. To ensure the AIR PIX can quickly recognize your face, make sure you are in a well-lit area. If you have too much light behind you (a lamp, a sunny window) this light will cast a shadow around your head and make it very difficult for the AIR PIX to find your face. If you are wearing a hat it may be blocking your forehead, this too can sometimes make it difficult for the AIR PIX to lock in on your face.
When in AutoFly if your AIR PIX flies out and then slowly drops down to the ground it is because the camera was not able to recognize your face.