Like with the Skyward web application, Skyward InFlight allows for the production and consumption of Live Flight data. Drones being piloted with InFlight are able to be seen on the map, and the drone that you’re flying will be shown on the map for others in your organization to consume. InFlight also offers some additional features that will be covered in the article below.
Viewing Live Flights:
Opening InFlight will automatically take you to the map, which will show the broadcast positions of the other drones that may be flying in your organization.
Tapping a drone that appears on the map will populate a tile in the bottom-left corner that will show the details of the flight, including the Pilot, Aircraft, speed, and heading.
Using InFlight, it’s also possible to broadcast the position of your device if you’re participating in drone operations, but not flying a compatible drone. This will just use the GPS position of the device you’re using to report your location to others so that they can see where you are.
This could be handy in the case that you’re a Visual Observer in an EVLOS scenario, or a vehicle taking part in a drone operation, along with countless other scenarios.
To self-report location, tap your blue positional dot on the map.
Once you’ve done that, there will be a list of options where you can indicate what object you are self reporting as. Each of these objects has a specific icon that will appear on the Skyward map, and they’re shown in the table below
Once you’ve selected the reporting type, the system will begin to broadcast your position. You’ll see a confirmation at the top of the screen for the entire time you’re being broadcast:
In the case above, you can see the binocular icon at the bottom of the screen, to signify the location of the VO. While sharing your location, you can stop at any time by selecting the Stop button in the broadcast bar.
In addition to being able to report your position, you’ll see the other self-reported positions from your organization on the map: