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Reviewing Flight Data:
Flight Insights gives UAS Managers and other high-level stakeholders an easy way to see all of their organization’s flight ops at-a-glance. This is especially helpful for companies that conduct lots of flights or that have flight teams in multiple locations.
Flight Insights allows you to see how many UAS flights occur during a given period of time to better understand the frequency of flights across teams and assess ROI. You can see the geographic distribution of flights at a glance and easily access key details for each flight.
All of an organization's flights are now stored under Flights on the main menu. Note: If you are a member of more than one organization in Skyward, you may view Flight Insights for one organization, or check the Include All My Organizations box in the Filter menu to view flights for all associated organizations.
The list of flights contains both flights that have been manually created as well as those which have been automatically imported from DJI GO or Skyward InFlight. Flights that were manually created appear in the list, however they will not appear on the map if they don’t have an assigned location.
All new flights imported or created in Skyward will automatically display in this list.
Zoom in on an orange circle on the map in order to see the individual flights that comprise a cluster. The list view updates to reflect only the flights visible on the map. Exception: Flights without an assigned location will always be displayed because they do not appear on the map.
The filter allows you to limit the displayed flights by a specific time period, or by whether or not the flight has an assigned location. Additionally, we've added the ability to filter based upon flight safety alerts.
When exploring the list of flights, you also have the ability to select the flight from the right-hand pane and see the flight telemetry displayed on the map at the left. This is a handy tool for seeing the exact path for a given flight without having to leave the Flight Insights page.
If reviewing the flight path means that you'd like to take a look in greater detail, see more information on each flight by selecting View Details or clicking the blue arrow icon in the list. When selected, a new tab will load with all the details available for that flight. See the Flight Alerts section below for a closer look at these flight visualizations.
Adding Flights to Operations:
To assign one or more flights to an operation, select Move from the top right of your list of flights.
Finally, you also have the option of attaching the flights to an existing operation or creating a new operation in order to attach flights to it.
All flights which are generated from an ingested DJI or InFlight log file will now show Max Distance and Max Altitude when selected on the Flights page. In addition, the flight visualization page now shows:
Distance flown. The length of the entire flight path in feet.
Max distance. The farthest direct distance the drone reached away from the pilot. If the drone flies farther than 1,500 ft from the pilot, an alert is shown. Depending on the type of drone and visibility, flights over 1,500 ft may be approaching beyond visual line of sight.
Max altitude. The highest point the drone flies AGL. If the drone flies above 400 ft, an alert is shown. While Part 107 pilots may fly up to 400 ft above a structure, the GCS does not know that, and an alert indicated the drone may have flown higher than regulation allows.