How it works

Skyward’s drone management platform connects all the people, processes, and equipment involved in drone operations into one efficient workflow.

1
Receive a job order

Check Skyward’s interactive airspace map

  • View flight restrictions
  • Mark hazards for your crew to avoid
  • Mark points of interest
  • Includes VFR sectional
What Makes Our Map Different

2
Plan an operation

Collaborate with your crew in advance so they know exactly what’s expected

  • Set job specifications
  • Plan multiple flight areas
  • Include client-specific information
  • Assign pilots & equipment
  • Customize operation templates to meet your business requirements & save time

3
Schedule your crew

Schedule your crew or use Skyward to find a contract pilot

  • Need extra help? Use Pilot Finder to find qualified pilots
  • See flight hours, areas of expertise, & more
  • For Business & Enterprise subscribers
  • All subscribers can publish a profile in order to be found
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4
In the field

Ensure standardized, low-risk flight procedures

 
  • Pilots in the field use the Skyward mobile app to receive updated job information
  • Upload a preflight, post-flight, and emergency checklists to ensure safety
  • Log flights from the field, even offline—they’ll automatically sync once you’re back in range

Automated flight logs, visualization, & battery data

  • DJI Go
  • Drone Deploy
Syncing with DroneDeploy and DJI GO enables fast, automated log uploads, as well as the ability to visualize flight paths and battery health.

5
Close out

Once the operation is complete, close it out to add it to your company’s system of record

  • Download reports for efficient invoicing & reporting
  • Logged flight time aggregates across assigned pilots as well as your organization’s total hours

Manage your people, equipment, projects & workflow

Manage your personnel

Whether you have a crew of two or 2,000, your people are your most valuable asset
  • Track flight hours & ongoing training
  • See areas of expertise
  • Store pilot’s licenses, tax forms, & training certificates

Manage your business

Skyward serves as the system of record for your entire drone operation
  • One agnostic source for all of your flight logs
  • Store insurance policies, scopes of work, regulatory authorizations, landowner permissions, & master service agreements

Manage your equipment

Protect your assets & mitigate risks by keeping your equipment updated & maintained
  • Log incidents
  • Manage maintenance schedules
  • Track firmware updates
  • View locations of aircraft & batteries

Grow your business

Whether you’re expanding internationally or finding new customers, Skyward can help you grow
  • Publish your pilot profile to gain access to new customers
  • Standardize processes across far-flung teams
  • Get global airspace intelligence

Watch a two-minute recorded demo to see Skyward in action

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