Flight Debriefing on iPad

Today I put in beta a pre-release version of iPad-based CloudAhoy debriefing.  Give it a try by logging in to beta from your Safari on your iPad.  Let me know how useful it is for you.

No, Apple/Google did not implement a Google Earth plugin in iOS.  That would be too easy.  Instead, when logging in on the iPad’s Safari, CloudAhoy debriefs the flight on Google Maps.  As the screenshot below shows, both Satellite and Terrain views are supported.

Because of the iPad’s small screen size, I added a button for closing the left panel, leaving only the Timeline shown. The same button is also available on all the desktop browsers, except Internet Explorer.

Obviously, the iPad’s implementation lacks the cool 3D features which you are used to in the Mac/Windows desktop version.  No cockpit view, no published 3D instrument approaches, and for now, no sectionals.

On the plus side, the iPad’s version can display the flight path on a terrain map.

BTW, the flight I chose for showing off the iPad’s debriefing was flown by me and a friend last Friday from P-town (that’s how the locals call Provincetown, MA).  P-town is a terrific destination, even this early in the season.


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