Airnest Launches Drone Flight Logging Tool
BY Alan Perlman25 October 2016
Pilots can automatically log their flights in the cloud for free and share the playback easily with friends and colleagues
Today, drone pilots can begin logging their flights with Airnest, a simple, free cloud-based logbook platform.
By uploading flight logs, or simply flying with the Airnest app pilots are able to:
- Playback flights in real time
- Receive moment-by-moment flight metrics including battery performance, orientation, GPS status, speed, location, altitude and more
- Share flights by linking or embedding the flight player (just like a YouTube video).
- Retain flight data for compliance needs and monitoring drone performance
“We built Airnest so pilots have greater control over the entire flying experience — from tools for complex flight planning to a powerful platform for logging and analysis,” Ben Brautigam, co-founder of Airnest, said.
Pilots can sync flights automatically when using the Airnest app or upload logs from other services such as DroneDeploy. Soon, Airnest will offer the ability to upload logs from DJI GO and other providers.
“It’s amazing to see your own flight data presented in such a simple, understandable way – diagnosing potential problems is going to be much easier,” Justin Miller, filmmaker and co-founder of Airnest, said.
While competitors in the market have similar offerings, Airnest is the only platform that offers an app for drone control and flight planning. It’s also the first to offer a simple way to share flights. The Airnest app is now available for free on the Apple App Store.
“Our goal is to always go one step beyond what’s required so pilots can focus on flying and when they want to analyze their flight, it’s just a click away,” Sherwyn Saul, co-founder of Airnest, said.
In 2015, Airnest entered the market with an iPhone and iPad app that allowed pilots to draw a flightpath with their finger and have their drone safely fly on autopilot capturing video or camera stills.