Video, Embedded


A growing number of pilots take videos of their flights. We received many requests to embed a flight’s video in the debrief – and we have developed this capability. This new feature is now in public beta. Thank you our pre-beta testers for your help!

Three steps to embed a video in CloudAhoy’s debrief:

Step 1: Upload the raw video to YouTube. It has to be raw, unedited.

Step 2: Add the video to your Flight

– Debrief the flight in CloudAhoy.

– Open the “Video (beta)” bar, click Set URL,

– Copy your video’s YouTube URL into the URL field and click OK.

Step 3: Sync the video with CloudAhoy’s timeline.

– Move either CloudAhoy’s timeline or the video’s, such that both show the same event,

– Click Set Sync Point. Now the video and CloudAhoy are in sync. You would typically set Cockpit mode during the sync process, and set the times so that the video and the cockpit view will show a similar picture.


Notes about the synchronization process
The sync process has to be performed only once. CloudAhoy will remember it the next time you debrief the flight, as well as when the flight is shared with someone.

If you started logging the flight before takeoff, CloudAhoy’s debrief automatically sets the time at the beginning of the takeoff roll, and to sync it is usually easy to position the video on that spot as well.

Tip: if the sync point is off by a few seconds, click Unsync, then use CloudAhoy’s +1s or -1s buttons as needed, then click Set Sync Point again.

POV buttonsTip: play cockpit view so both CloudAhoy and the video show a similar picture, then use CloudAhoy’s Point of View buttons to look at different directions. You now have two view points of the same flight. Try for example to have cockpit view look at the aircraft’s 6 o’clock while the video shows the forward view.

This is a beta release of the video integration feature. Please let us know how it works for you –


CloudAhoy at AirVenture 2014

AirVenture logo
If you are coming to Oshkosh next week, this note is for you!

See you in booth 1094, hangar A
Presentation: Tues. July 29, 11:30 – 12:45, Forum 3

Personal tutorial: debrief YOUR flight

Nate CFIIWould you like to get a personal tutorial of debriefing your flight with CloudAhoy?

• Log your flight to KOSH with CloudAhoy, then come to our booth and debrief your flight with us.
• Come to our booth, use our X-Plane to fly a 5 minute simulated approach into KOSH (VFR or IFR), and debrief your approach with us.

Nate (CFII/MEI) and Chuck will be in the booth to debrief with you.


1-Month Gift Subscription

CloudAhoy BubbleEvery visitor to our booth will receive a gift of one month subscription to CloudAhoy Standard.

  • Have a CloudAhoy Free account?
    You will get a CloudAhoy Standard for a month.
  • Already have a CloudAhoy Standard subscription?
    You will get an extra one month.
  • You are within the 35 days trial of CloudAhoy Standard?
    You will get an extra one month.
  • New to CloudAhoy?
    Get an extra one month on top of the 35-days free trial.

To receive this gift, check in with one of us at our CloudAhoy booth.


See you in booth 1094, hangar A

Presentation: Tues. July 29, 11:30 – 12:45


CloudAhoy’s Android app – in public beta

CA on SamsungWe are happy to announce that CloudAhoy for Android app is now available for public beta. You can download it from Google’s Play Store.

This comes after several months of testing the limited-beta app by users (thank you! you know who you are…)

Our CloudAhoy Android app looks and feels very much like our iPhone app. As beta software goes, it might have a bug or two. Please let us know how well it works for you, and of course contact us immediately if you encounter a problem.

If you log a flight with both iOS and Android you will get two flights in the Flights tab. Check the Logger Type/OS at the bottom of the page to tell which device was used to log that fight.

dev type

CloudAhoy 3.5: KML & GPX import, Bad Elf Integration

CloudAhoy app version 3.5 is now available for download on Apple’s app store.
New capability:

KML import

Flight data import from other apps – KML and GPX
The CloudAhoy app can now import flight data from other apps, in  KML and GPX format. This allows you to upload flights which were logged by other apps into your CloudAhoy account.
To import, use a “Share” (or equivalent) button in the app that has the data, export in either KML or GPX format, and select CloudAhoy as the receiver of the data.

This new feature is  useful to import GPS flight data from external loggers.


BadElfImport from Bad Elf Pro
Until now, you could use your iPhone or iPad with an external GPS devices such as Bad Elf Pro to log flights with the CloudAhoy app. This method has two advantages: it auto-stops the logging, and the upload is fully automatic.

However, we had requests from pilots who wanted to use their Bad Elf Pro’s stand-alone logging capability without using an iPhone or an iPad in the cockpit. With CloudAhoy’s new import feature  you can now use Bad Elf Pro’s stand-alone logging capability. This method requires a few more (simple) manual steps, but it’s advantageous if you don’t have an iPhone or an iPad in the cockpit, or if you want to take advantage of the long battery life of Bad Elf Pro.

Here is a step-by-step description of how to use it:

Important: using the Bad Elf app, tap Configure and set the Data Logger “Smart Filter” to “Disable”. Remember to stop the logging at the end of the flight.

In the cockpit:

  1. Use Bad Elf Pro’s stand-alone logging function to log the flight. No need for an iPhone or an iPad.
  2. At the end of the flight, stop the logging on the Bad Elf Pro device.

After the flight:

  1. SharePair the Bad Elf Pro with your iPhone or iPad, start the Bad Elf app, select the flight from Trips, and tap “Share”.
  2. Select Open in CloudAhoy.
  3. open in CloudAhoyA menu of apps will be displayed. Select CloudAhoy.
  4. CloudAhoy will pop up and ask you to confirm the upload.

The flight will now be uploaded automatically to your CloudAhoy account, ready to be debriefed.

Important: the flight will be imported to CloudAhoy using the current settings of pilot names, tail number and remarks. If the imported flight’s setting is different, you can change it in the CloudAhoy app before the import, and you can also edit the flight afterwards (from the Flights tab).


Debriefing “intended” vs. “actual”

Introducing Intended Flight Paths. ifp2It’s a feature which ranked high on our users’ request emails. The Intended Flight feature allows you to draw the planned path (or paths) in 2D or 3D, and compare with the flight actually flown.

The screenshot on the right shows an IFR flight from KBED to KMVY. The flight takes off and intercepts BOS R-312, then proceeds to DUNKK and MVY.

The diagram at the bottom shows an example of a 3D intended flight path on an IFR chart, with the actual flight hidden.

To create a path, click the “+” sign on the Intended Flight Paths banner – a new banner on the left panel of the Debrief tab – and the path editor will open. Type a list of waypoints and optional altitudes in the box, then click “Save”. Use any US fix name, VOR or airport. Numbers such as “5000″ denote altitude, and are optional.

You can have any number of paths per flight, and assign each a color of your choice. You can edit paths, and you can delete them.

Intended Path is available on CloudAhoy Standard.

As usual, your feedback is very important. Let us know what you think.ifp4



IFR Charts

ifrchartsToday we added low-IFR charts to CloudAhoy, making it easier to debrief  XC IFR flights.

To overlay a flight on an IFR chart, select the IFR option from the debrief’s top bar.

IFR charts are available on CloudAhoy Standard.


Lightspeed Aviation summer promotion: CloudAhoy subscription

We at CloudAhoy are honored and delighted to team up with Lightspeed for their summer promotion:

When you purchase any new Lightspeed Aviation headset between today and August 17, 2014, Lightspeed will give you a gift of CloudAhoy Standard annual subscription. And if you are already a CloudAhoy subscriber, you will get an additional year : )  More…

LightspeedHow it works
Lightspeed activationAfter buying a headset and registering it with Lightspeed, you will receive your promotion code. To apply it, login to your CloudAhoy account, and select the Account tab. In the My Subscription box, click Details (see the diagram on the right).

Now enter the coupon code, and you’ve got yourself a year of full CloudAhoy Standard subscription!


Debrief tab: new display options bar

topbar2Those of you who debriefed a flight this morning must have noticed new icons on top. Indeed, we implemented a revised design for the Debrief tab’s top bar; it was already getting crowded, and we needed room for growth – expect new features in the near future.

The new icons represent display features. Some selected (black), others unselected (gray). Click or tap anywhere on this bar, and the display options menu will open. Select or unselect options, and close the bar when done.topbar1

As always, we are eager to receive your feedback – please send to



LogTen Pro Integration

We are delighted to announce that starting today you can export your CloudAhoy flights to LogTen Pro, one of the leading electronic logbook providers.

stepsLTP1The new feature transfers data from selected CloudAhoy flights to LogTen Pro, saving you manual data entry in LogTen Pro. With one tap on a button in CloudAhoy, LogTen Pro flight logs are automatically created with over 20 fields per flight – including the departure and destination airports, the exact times of rotation and touch-down, the taxi times, the flight crew, and the aircraft’s tail number and type.


Supported devices
This feature is available on both the iPad and the Mac. Of course, to use it you will need a LogTen Pro app installed on your device.
Note: this feature is not supported on Windows,


How do I export flights  to LogTen Pro?
1. Enable LogTen Pro flights export: go to your CloudAhoy’s Account tab, and switch on “Export to LogTen Pro”. You only need to do this once.

2. Select the flights you want to to export using the checkboxes in the Flights tab. You can select all by checking the box in the header line. Once selected, click or tap the LogTen Pro button.
You can export any flights; it’s as easy to enter today’s flight as it is to enter a flight from last year.

3. LogTen Pro will ask you to confirm. Tap Yes.

4. Your flights are added to LogTen Pro.


What if I export the same flight twice?
Suppose for example that you select all the CloudAhoy flights and export them; some of the flights  have already been exported before. It’s safe to do so – no duplicated flights will be created in LogTen Pro. If you have edited a flight in CloudAhoy, for example changed the co-pilot’s name, export it again and the data will be updated in LogTen Pro.



NEW: CloudAhoy Free – flight track (“breadcrumbs”)

CloudAhoy FreeWe are happy to announce a ​​free version of CloudAhoy.

CloudAhoy Free is a subset of our full-featured debrief product.
The full-featured product, including the debrief and sharing capability, is now called CloudAhoy Standard. Check this for a feature list of the two products.

What’s in CloudAhoy Free?
Flights’ tracks (“breadcrumbs”) is the new free feature – in addition to flight logging, and secure web-based access. And just like CloudAhoy Standard, CloudAhoy Free automatically identifies airports and runways, computes the exact wheels-up/down times, and auto-segments the flight track with color coding.

Track-modeEvery CloudAhoy account becomes automatically a CloudAhoy Free account at the expiration of the free trial, unless of course you buy a subscription for CloudAhoy Standard.

So – if you have a CloudAhoy account and you are not a CloudAhoy subscriber, we invite you to use CloudAhoy Free, and hope that you find it a great way to log and view your flights’ tracks.

Upon upgrading to CloudAhoy Standard, you may debrief and share all your past flights including those logged with CloudAhoy Free.


Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Click here to signup to CloudAhoy.