Skyward’s mobile app lets pilots access assigned operations in the field when offline, 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 unscheduled flights as needed. Newly assigned operations plans will automatically download to your app when they are published by a flight dispatcher. All flights logged in the field automatically upload and sync to your team’s Skyward account.
The app is optimized so that it will function offline without having to use a lot of your device’s storage capacity. The app will use the most recent downloaded information. So if information changes while you’re offline, it won’t be downloaded until you connect again.
Sign in using your Skyward username and password. Don’t yet have an account with Skyward? Sign up today and pick the plan that best meets your needs.
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.
Global airspace map informs your pilots of airspace cautions and restrictions. You can get to the map screen at any time by clicking the map icon . To return to an operation from the map, click the drop-down menu at the top left of the page, select “Operations” and choose which operation you would like to access.
From the Operations page, you are able to select an operation or create a new operation. You can create a new operation by clicking the “+ Operation” icon at the bottom of the screen.
Within the mobile app, you will have a limited view of operations. The Skyward mobile app allows you to see:
Operations that have been assigned to you via the desktop version of Skyward Operations that have not yet been logged.
Use the mobile app as the “to do” list for your company’s upcoming operations.
You can log 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.
These will help you to keep a record of notes taken out in the field, as well as preflight checklist completion.
Layers – Takes you to the commercial or recreational airspace view. These will display any airspace restrictions.
Airspace – Connected to an external link to the Skyward web user guide.
Operations – Shows you a list of your operations.
Change Org – Allows you to navigate between different organizations.
Map View – Provides three different options of ways to view the map. The options include street view, physical view, and hybrid. By default, the app will be on street view. No VFR provided on mobile.
Feedback– Sends email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: if there are more than 3 airspace listed, you must scroll down at the bottom of the page to view them.