CFI Tools Flight Recorder

Purpose: The Flight Recorder App is used to record and analyze flights

Record your flight using your iPhone or iPad. Review the flight when you get back on the ground.

Locations are saved approximately once per second. Each recorded location includes date, time, latitude, longitude, altitude, course and speed.

Review the flight path on multiple devices
- Overlayed on a map
- In profile
- Displayed with altitude, speed and course
- In 3D on a standard mapping App
- On you iPhone/iPad, PC or Mac

Share the flight
The recorded flight is shared in three formats

1. Raw Data for sharing the recording with other Flight Recorder users
2. KML file for 3D flight path viewing
3. CSV for post-flight spreadsheet analysis

Next time you perform some S-Turns across a road, you can record the track and when you are back on the ground re-play it to see how well you maintained those equal radius turns on each side of the road.

Please visit the web site to get a look at some sample kml files that can be opened and viewed in 3D.

You can set colorization levels for viewing the recording. For example instead of just having a simple line drawing of the flight you can show everything under 1,000 MSL as Red and below 2,000 as Yellow, 3,000 as Blue and so on. You can set color levels for Altitude, Speed and Accuracy. You decide the level and color.

With the color levels set to your selection the recorder can create some very interesting and informative drawings. For example if you were trying to hold a given altitude or speed during the flight you can set the Levels to a narrow band near your expected values and it can really bring out variations.

Universal App
The Flight Recorder App is a Universal App. The user buys it once and and gets an App with the
interface optimized to take advantage of iPhone and iPad screen sizes. This simply means you only pay once and can use it on all your iOS devices and it works well on any screen size.


- Record a flight
- Save the recording
- Operates in the background so you can run other Apps
- View a live recording in progress
- Review the recorded flight
- View the flight colorized by speed, altitude or accuracy
- Review each individual location saved in the App in multiple formats
- Email the recording to your Mac or PC as Spreadsheet (CSV) or 3D views (KML)
- Share the recording with other Flight Recorder App Users

- User Options
-- Speed unit - MPS, Knots
-- Distance unit - Feet, Meters
-- Course unit - True, Magnetic
-- Plot Lines (___) or Dots(...)
-- Map representation - Street Map or Satellite
-- Recording Auto-save
-- Colorized tracking by Altitude, Speed and Accuracy

Note: When used in the cockpit this App should be started before the flight, run in the background and be reviewed after the flight. It should not be allowed to create a distraction while in flight.

NOTICE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

About CFI Tools

I'm a Pilot and a CFII. I build these iPhone and iPad apps and other software for my own use.

The Apps have been for sale now for a number of years. They have been enhanced and updated based on listening to the suggestions of the pilots who use them.

Any suggestions for improvement or new apps are always welcomed.

Have a good flight.

What’s New

Version 1.08

- Sort recorded file names
- Add Distance

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

N3212T ,

Not ready for prime time

I used cloud ahoy for a while when it was a free app and thought it was great. I dropped it when the subscription price came up with $59 per year. I just didn't see the value there. I thought this app would be a good substitute but I'm disappointed after the first flight. I finally got into the list of flights and there were many more than I thought I had saved and I had trouble trying to bring them up. Just didn't seem to work well for me. It was not intuitive at all. Stay tuned. If i can figure it out I'll post another review. Regards John

App Privacy

The developer, Edgemont Systems, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


Brian Best
7.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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