Skyward’s mobile app (available on Apple devices) lets pilots access assigned operations in the field and synchronize those plans to the Skyward cloud when connected. Quickly log multiple flights to an assigned operation in the field when the flights happen, or log impromptu flights as needed. Newly assigned operations plans will automatically download to your app when they are published by a flight dispatcher. All flights recorded in the field automatically upload and sync to your team’s Skyward account.
Sign in using your Skyward username and password. Don’t yet have an account with Skyward? Sign up today!
For your first time logging in select the Organization would you like to operate in. If you have multiple Organizations, they will be listed here.
Skyward’s global airspace map informs pilots of airspace cautions and restrictions. From here a pilot can get a snapshot view of weather and airspace flight conditions. These guidelines are broken down to red, yellow, and green. Red means it is likely unsafe, illegal, or ill-advised to fly. Yellow means there is more decision that needs to be made by the pilot, so more human judgement is required. And green means there are no conflicts. For weather, Skyward uses the Part 107 rules when the pilot is in the US. For airspace, Skyward follows the guidelines of the Skyward airspace map, which is tailored for specific countries. To explore more details related to the weather or airspace, click on the respective icon.
Change Org – Allows you to navigate between different organizations.
Operations – Shows you a list of your operations.
Map Type – Provides several different options of ways to view the map. The options include light, satellite, street view, hybrid, and dark. By default, the app will be on hybrid view. No VFR provided on mobile.
Airspace Layers – Takes you to the commercial or recreational airspace view and provides you with the ability to turn certain layers on and off.
Airspace Guide– Connects you to an external link to the Skyward user guide.
Note: if there are more than 4 airspace listed, you must scroll down at the bottom of the page to view them.
To select an operation to work on, click on the menu icon on the map page, then select the operation you need from the list of operations. You can create a new operation by clicking the “+ Add Operation” icon at the bottom of the Operations list screen.
Within the mobile app, you will have a focused view of operations. The Skyward mobile app allows you to see operations that have been assigned to you via the desktop version of Skyward.
Use the mobile app as the “to do” list for your company’s upcoming operations.
You can record both existing flights as well as new flights that you have created. While in the field, deleted, saved, or added flights will instantly be saved to the cloud. Subsequently, any changes made on the desktop version will push to the mobile app and override any previous changes that had not been saved. Please note: This means that you could lose data collected out in the field. To prevent this, avoid making edits to an operation at the office while the mobile app is being used out the field.
While out in the field, you are able to edit your onsite and flight date and times as well as your flight name. You can also add or change crew members, aircraft, equipment, and batteries. You must select BOTH a start and end time for the proper onsite and flight times to save. Otherwise, the time will continue to count and update, even after your flight is over.
Note: You cannot create new aircraft, personnel, batteries, or flight area using the mobile app. You can only select from the elements that were created on your web version of Skyward.
Within each operation, you can add additional flights or edit existing ones. To add an additional flight to an operation, simply select the Add Flight icon.
From the operation you can click on the name of the Flight Area (ID: OR: Bluetail Construction in our example) to view the flight area and associated points of interest and hazards.
From the top bar in an operation you can quickly navigate back to the map, refresh the app to sync with the cloud, keep a record of notes taken out in the field, and complete custom checklists.
Checklists are created and published by your organization’s admin to be completed by the crew in the field. These checklists help to standardize operations, minimizing errors and maximizing the operation’s probability of success. Operations checklists are completed once per operation while flight checklists are completed for every flight. When you add a new flight to an operation any checklists that have been designated as standard for a flight will automatically be assigned to that flight. You can also add a non-standard checklist to an operation or flight by hitting the “+” and selecting the desired checklist.
Simply check off items in a list as you complete them. Skyward will save your progress. Save the operation periodically to make sure all progress is sync’d to the cloud. The status of checklists (complete or in progress) is visible back in the office via the Skyward web application, accessible in a browser.
Note: Checklists are only available when the user is connected to the internet.