Flying is complex. But through automation and data, our OpenSky platform empowers you to take flight with confidence––whether that means flying one unmanned aircraft or an entire fleet.
Features of OpenSky include:
Guide for drone flying - Find out where and when you can fly
CASA Compliance Maps - Access guidance for commercial & recreational drone operators
Identify Risks - OpenSky will help identify flight hazards
You can find out more about OpenSky at: www.wing.com/opensky
*Please note: OpenSky is currently only available in Australia*
Introducing Fly Later
Use the new ‘Fly Later’ feature in the flight planning process to select a future date or time to fly your drone. If there are any airspace restrictions for the selected time, you will be able to preview them.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs live ADS-B Data Notifications
OpenSky is surprisingly good and I honestly don’t know why everyone is complaining about it... I find the application easy to use, it doesn’t look too bad and seems to provide useful information to UAV (“drone”) operators.
I do have two issues with this application though - it uses Google Maps data rather than OpenStreetMap data, and it does not show live data from ADS-B systems.
Now the first issue is a philosophical issue and unlikely to change, given this application is actually made by Google... But the lack of support for ADS-B systems is unacceptable.
Whilst it is (usually) pretty easy to identify helicopters in the air, planes / jets move awfully fast and I have on occasion landed my UAV (“drone”), only to have a plane / jet fly overhead seconds later!
If this application were able to send a notification to users which says something to the affect of “Aircraft is approaching your position!”, it would avoid this situation completely, whilst enhancing safety in the process.
Hopefully Google will soon see fit to implement such functionality using their vast resources and if they can’t be bothered, there are websites like “FlightAware” and Flightradar24” which provide this information via an API... Making the implementation of such functionality even easier.
Anyway, this application is handy and I highly recommend it, even for experienced UAV (“drone”) operators.
No fly areas
Hi are the no fly areas correct? Ie Archerfield airport in Brisbane has extended no fly zone past the usual area (you can see it in the forest lake area) When going to the old app (can I fly there) the “red” no fly zone is more circular and doesn’t include the extended flight path restriction. Just need to clarify which is actually the correct restriction.
Developer Response ,
If you could please contact us at email@example.com, we'd be happy to investigate this further for you. Thanks!
Good App, but could be GREAT
I’m impress with the app, and am happy that CASA has commissioned (?) the development. (It’s much better than the older app from CASA).
I have one suggestion, and that is when clicking on the pin, whether it’s a cross or exclamation mark, that you are then able to click again on the dot points for additional information about the comment. Currently the “Learn More” button takes you to a generic website. If CASA was wanting users to understand the rules better, a link to a relevant web site would be better than a comment like “Operating near a known helipad”. Does this mean that I can fly, but under a restriction, or that I can’t fly at all. If I can fly, what are the restrictions?!
I know that CASA is attempting to go down the educational path for drone pilots, so I hope that these small changes could be made to improve the finer details of the education.
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- 81.2 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
English, Arabic, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Wing Aviation LLC
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.