The Help page

In a Nutshell -
CloudAhoy is for pilots’ flight debriefing. It has two components: an app and a service. During the flight, the CloudAhoy app collects flight data using the GPS. After landing, the CloudAhoy service provides a comprehensive debriefing: VFR and IFR, with 2D or 3D flight tracks, profiles, maneuver analysis, instrument approaches and more. The debriefing service is free for 35 days, and annual subscription is $45.

Our Users -
CloudAhoy is for every pilot. CloudAhoy is being used by students, professional pilots, CFIs, military and GA. They fly fixed-wing, rotorcraft and gliders. It is used to debrief VFR and instrument training flights, XC, and special missions such as search and rescue. It is used by recreational pilots for sharing flights with their passengers or friends. Many CloudAhoy users routinely record every flight so that the unexpected can be studied.

Our Technology -
The heart of CloudAhoy technology is the integration of data from multiple sources with built-in knowledge about flight. CloudAhoy combines the cockpit data captured during the flight with weather, aerodrome data, IAPs, aircraft registry and more. Its rule-based knowledge engine has information about aircraft flight characteristics, and how specific maneuvers should be flown. For example, CloudAhoy understand traffic patterns, steep turns, chandelles, missed approaches, autorotations, and thermalling. CloudAhoy integrates all this to provide pilots with clear and precise information about the flight’s stages. The user interface is designed to enable detailed analysis with clarity and ease.

Account -
To use CloudAhoy you must first create a CloudAhoy account from Your flights’ information is totally private, protected by your username and password.

During Flight - Capture Flight Data -
After creating your account, run this app and login to your account. Enter your plane’s tail number and your name, tap START, and takeoff! When you’re back on the ground, your flight data is automatically sent to CloudAhoys' servers, the data is analyzed, and is waiting for you to login and debrief.

Post Flight - Debrief, Share -
After you land, login and debrief your flight. You can debrief directly in the iPad app, or on any computer platform - Mac or Windows, Android, Linux - via . You can share flights via links in email, facebook, or post in a blog, etc. CloudAhoy lets you share flights automatically between the pilot and the co-pilot. You can also share flights with multiple CloudAhoy buddies of yours and with CloudAhoy groups.

Features -
• Auto-segments your flight maneuvers
• View your flights in 2D or 3D
• Overlay aviation charts, terrain maps, or satellite images
• Cockpit view: relive your flight in 3D animation
• Display the wind along your route. Check your wind corrections
• IFR? Compare your instrument approaches vs. 3D or 2D published IAPs
• Plot altitude, TAS and VS profiles of your approaches
• CFI mode for marking the flight in real-time
• Logbook-like listing of any flight you have flown with CloudAhoy
• Use the internal iPhone/iPad GPS, or an external GPS
• Flight sharing between CloudAhoy pilots, and with people without an account.
• Integrated with ForeFlight Mobile, Bad Elf, Dual SkyPro, LogTen Pro, X-Plane

CloudAhoy Free

no subscription required

CloudAhoy Standard

$45 annual subscription

Flight Logging
In-cockpit using an iPhone/iPad/Android, or a flight simulator info 
Access your flights from the web ("cloud storage") info 
Rich flight information per flight info 
Flight Track CloudAhoy Free CloudAhoy Standard
Flight track in 2D (web and iPad) info 
KML Export (web only, not iPad) info 
Flight sharing CloudAhoy Free CloudAhoy Standard
Buddies & groups managment info 
Share with your co-pilot, buddies and groups info   
Share your flight with anybody by sending link info   
Integrations CloudAhoy Free CloudAhoy Standard
Export your flights' data to LogTen Pro info   
Import flights from ForeFlight Mobile info 
Import flights from G1000, G3X, GRT, Dynon info 
Import flights from Bad Elf Pro info 
Import flights from Dual SkyPro GPS info 
Import flights from GPX, MKL, IGC files info 
Debrief and analysis CloudAhoy Free CloudAhoy Standard
Debrief on sectional and IFR charts (2D and 3D) [1] info   
Debrief on satellite images or topo maps (2D and 3D) info   
Cockpit view animation (3D) info   
Flight profiles (TAS, altitude, VS and more) info   
Glass cockpit gauges info   
Compare the intended / planned / filed flight path (2D and 3D) info   
Rich flight data at any given flight point info   
Segmentation - auto info   
Segmentation - user's info   
Graphic wind vectors display along the flight's path [3] info   
Wind and TAS during takeoff/landing info   
Wind and TAS at any point along the flight path [3] info   
Picture in picture info   
Video integration info   
Play mode and timeline info   
NAV targets info   
Insrument approaches (2D and 3D) [1] info   
Edit instrument approach [1] info   
CFI mode (iPad, during flight) info   

[1] Currently USA only
[2] Currently USA and Canada only
[3] Currently USA and southern Canada only

35-days trial of CloudAhoy Standard - full debrief capabilities
Creating an account is free, no credit card is needed.
After creating your account, you can use the full features of CloudAhoy Standard, including unlimited debriefing, for 35 days since your first flight, free of charge.

CloudAhoy Standard - $45 for a 12-months subscription
Unlimited use of CloudAhoy Standard's logging and debriefing tools for 12-months.
Also available: 3-months for $20, all of which can be used later towards buying an upgrade to 12-months
A special signup bonus for users who signed up before 2-Dec-2013.

How to Subscribe
There is no automatic charging.
To subscribe, login to your account, and go to the Account tab. You can use a credit card or a PayPal account.

CloudAhoy Free
When your 35-days of free trial or your subscription expires: free flight logging and free flight track display.