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AvSoft Australia Introduces ok2fly

AvSoft Australia Introduces ok2fly

March 21, 2020 By Kreisha Ballantyne
AvSoft Australia, the developers of AvPlan EFB, have launched Ok2Fly for remotely piloted aircraft systems. KREISHA BALLANTYNE reports.
Moorabbin, Vic – AvSoft Australia, the developers of AvPlan EFB, have today announced the launch of ok2fly. Ok2fly is a new website for remote piloted aircraft systems which will tell...

Moorabbin, Vic – AvSoft Australia, the developers of AvPlan EFB, have today announced the launch of ok2fly. Ok2fly is a new website for remote piloted aircraft systems which will tell you if you and your drone are ok2fly.

Ok2fly is only app for remote pilots that accurately depicts all operational requirements, no matter the time of day, the type of operation or changes in airspace. Ok2fly is fully approved and integrated into the CASA RPAS platform to ensure you have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips.

Ok2fly developer Peter Derrick says, “After CASA decided not to proceed with the development of a replacement for the now discontinued Can I Fly There app, and because we were already delivering planning solutions to professional drone pilots, we decided that we could easily fill the gap in the market.

Given our experience with professional drone, general aviation and commercial pilots we knew that they are very detail oriented,” he continues. ”Therefore, for them to want to use the app, the app would need to provide the user with the information they require to fly their drones as safely as possible.”

 

As a CASA Part 175 certified data provider AvSoft were uniquely placed to provide the information needed to fill the basic data requirements of the app, but based on our electronic flight bag and recent digital mapping efforts the company was also able to provide a more comprehensive tool for drone pilots to use.

 

This includes :

 

  • real-time activation of restriction and danger areas
  • automatic visualisation of NOTAMs effecting drone operation
  • drill down on restricted, danger and visual NOTAMs
  • extended radius review of the drone flight area
  • detailed reporting beyond a basic yes I can or no I can’t fly
  • reduced clutter by minimising the overlap of objects
  • making sure that spatial rules effecting whether a drone can be flown at a location are clearly depicted
  • automatically providing links to supplemental decision-making information

 

There’s actually a lot more to come,” says Peter. “Users have been providing great feedback to us, so there are some new items in the enhancement list thanks to our users.”

 

In the future, ok2fly will incude:

 

  • high resolution terrain map
  • radio frequency data
  • additional restriction/danger information
  • additional airspace display options
  • continued refinement of existing functionality
  • and, of course, mobile versions

 

For more information visit https://ok2fly.com.au

 

 

Kreisha Ballantyne

Kreisha’s experience across various sectors of the aviation industry reflect her passion for general aviation. In previous editorial roles at AOPA Australian Pilot, Sport Pilot and AirSport, Kreisha has had the privilege of flying in – and writing about -a multitude of aircraft types, from a powered parachute to a PC12. Kreisha is currently a feature writer for Australian Flying magazine, as well as CASA’s Flight Safety Australia. As a private pilot, Kreisha has experienced an incredible array of aviation adventures, including flying solo across Australia in heels and lipstick to influence young female pilots; wing-walking on a vintage Stearman; flying in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Austria; and interviewing a diverse and incredible cross-section of aviators. Now in her tenth year in the industry, she is delighted to continue her passion for writing about aviation as one of AOPA’s new digital editors.

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