SkyDemon Version History

This page details the significant changes made to all SkyDemon platform products from one version to the next. The release date given generally corresponds to our PC and Android products; the release date for our iOS product may be slightly different due to Apple's approval process.

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3.8.5
Forthcoming
  • Printing of the Pilot Log (outside the Briefing Pack) has been enhanced to offer better layout options and to produce a PDF (iOS, Android)
    This feature now uses our own print engine, the same as is used in the Briefing Pack, which means we can give a more consistent output. A PDF document is now created and displayed onscreen, so as well as printing it, you can share it by email or any number of other actions.
  • The new Radio tab replaces the Flight Details tab in flight and provides instant access to frequencies and listening squawks available at your current position and in the future (iOS, Android)
    The Flight Details tab has always been present in navigation mode even though it served no useful purpose. We decided to move the existing Radio screen out of the main menu and into its own tab as the information is very useful to have at your fingertips.
  • Airfield proximity warnings have been introduced both while planning and flying (iOS, Android, PC)
    These warnings are triggered in planning mode if your route passes very close to an airfield you're not landing at, and in flying mode if you haven't planned to land at an airfield but are about to fly very close to it.
3.8.4
25 Sep 2017
  • Live rainfall radar, TAF and METAR updates can now be received by SkyDemon in flight when using a compatible device and receiving UAT (iOS, Android, PC)
    This is to facilitate the trial broadcast of UAT in the UK, which we are a part of. If you are using a SkyEcho or iLevil device with SkyDemon and flying close to our headquarters you will receive this live weather information.
3.8.3
11 Sep 2017
  • The Pilot Log and Briefing Pack can now be accessed with only a local flight planned (iOS, Android, PC)
    Previously, a specific route had to be planned in order to access this comprehensive briefing functionality. Now if you have a local route defined (i.e. a takeoff airfield and a radius you'll fly within) most of the briefing information is still available to you, including a local chart.
  • We now show a quick distance and bearing from any position on the map at the top of the What's Here menu during flight (iOS, Android)
    To see this, long-press on the map when you're in navigation mode. You'll see a blue stripe at the top of the What's Here menu showing a quick distance and bearing, and also precise bearing from and to the position you touched.
  • When adding a new aircraft to your aircraft library you are now given a list of existing aircraft profiles to customise (iOS, Android, PC)
    We have also dramatically increased the number of existing aircraft profiles in our library, so it should be much easier to find a similar (or virtually identical) aircraft profile, which you can edit so it faithfully represents your own aircraft.
  • It is now possible to open a flight log sent to you by email, which will add it to your SkyDemon library (iOS, Android)
    In your email client, you should now be able to touch directly on a .flightlog attachment sent to you by another SkyDemon user. When touched it should launch SkyDemon and you'll get a notice confirming the flight log has been added to your own library. You can then inspect it as you would any other flight log, from the Logs menu.
  • It is now possible to export SkyDemon user waypoints from your device by email (iOS, Android)
    To use this feature, open the User Waypoints screen from the Setup menu. Then under the Tools popup you'll find the Send by Email option.
3.8.2
12 Jul 2017
  • Filed flightplans can now be managed (cancelled, delayed, closed, viewed) from within SkyDemon (iOS, Android, PC)
    To access this functionality, open the Setup menu and choose Manage Filed Flightplans.
  • The map now automatically zooms in and out as you leave your takeoff airfield and approach your landing airfield (iOS, Android, PC)
    This is a very powerful new feature which saves you from having to manually zoom in as you approach your destination, if you want to see enhanced local detail. Just leave it up to SkyDemon. If you wish to disable automatic zooming, you can do so by touching the north indicator in flight and unticking the Auto Zoom box in the popup which appears.
  • Integrated pilot feedback shows real-time information about airfields and allows you to submit your own feedback (PC)
    To show pilot feedback, open the Mapping menu and choose Airfield Feedback. You'll see speech bubbles appearing over many airfields on the map showing live feedback. Click on a speech bubble to view the feedback in more detail. To share your own feedback, right-click on an airfield and select Share Pilot Feedback.
  • Pieces of airspace and NOTAM are now highlighted in virtual radar as well as on the main map (iOS, Android, PC)
    Highlighting occurs when you touch the binoculars next to a warning about that piece of airspace or NOTAM, among other situations. To test, plan a route through some controlled airspace. You'll see a warning in the Flight Details window. Touch the binoculars next to the warning and you'll see the airspace highlighted not only on the main map, but also in your virtual radar window.
  • Georeferenced plate rendering speed has been dramatically improved on Android version 5 (Lollipop) and later (Android)
    In our tests, the increase in performance is tenfold. If your device uses Android 4.x and in capable of being upgraded to Android 5, we would highly recommend you do so, if slow georeferenced plates have been an issue for you.
  • You can now pan and zoom the main map at the same time, leading to a smoother user experience (iOS, Android)
  • Timings are now drawn on turning points for Red Arrows formation transits where possible (iOS, Android, PC)
3.8.1
18 May 2017
  • TAF, METAR, Wind and GAFOR information is now beautifully represented in the What's Here screen and tooltip (iOS, Android, PC)
    To view, press and hold over a TAF or METAR (the green, yellow or red blobs near airfields) or over a set of GAFOR indicators.
  • The north indicator button has been replaced with a "pan to current location" button in planning mode (iOS, Android)
    We made this change because the north indicator didn't really do much in planning mode. It's far more useful to be able to quickly pan the map to your current location, which is what the new feature does.
  • Fixed a formatting error when displaying frequencies and also a rare crash in the What's Here menu (iOS, Android)
3.8.0
8 May 2017
  • Traffic warnings have been enhanced and extended, with a new traffic radar instrument available either fullscreen (phones) or embedded in virtual radar (tablets) (iOS, Android)
    If you are using a tablet, you'll see the traffic radar feature permanently on display at the bottom-right of your screen, as long as your device is receiving traffic. There isn't room for this permanent display on phones, but under the main in-flight menu you'll see an option called Traffic Radar if your device is receiving traffic.
  • The What's Here screen and tooltip now include a graphical airspace stack showing the extent of controlled airspace (iOS, Android, PC)
    To access the What's Here screen on a mobile device, press and hold on the map, at the location you want to learn more about. On a PC just hover the mouse at that location.
  • The What's Here screen and tooltip have been enhanced to better present frequencies and other information (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Integrated pilot feedback shows real-time information about airfields and allows you to submit your own feedback (iOS, Android)
    To show pilot feedback, open the Airfields tab and choose Show Feedback. You will see speech bubbles over many airfields on the map showing live details about them. Touch any bubble to be taken to the information page for that airfield, and you can then select Pilot Feedback to view the feedback in more detail. To submit your own pilot feedback, go to the airfield information page and select Share Pilot Feedback.
  • Controlled airspace is now separately switchable for classes A-D and class E in map layers (iOS, Android, PC)
  • We now offer the facility to file an electronic GENDEC form for flights arriving in The Netherlands (iOS, Android, PC)
    This facility is offered just like the option to file a flightplan or a UK GAR, as a blue bar in the Flight Details window.
  • Support for new German TMZs with squawks and frequency monitoring codes has been improved (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There is now a SkyDemon Plate option in the Airfield screen to immediately access all the information we have for an airfield in one screen (iOS, Android)
    You will see the SkyDemon Plate option alongside access to all other plates for an airfield
  • Virtual radar in flight now dynamically changes vertical scale when in a climb or descent (iOS, Android, PC)
    We made this change so that when descending rapidly from altitude, you can see further towards the ground.
  • User document lookup for an airfield now works with a local identifier when an ICAO identifier is not available (iOS, Android)
  • NOTAM which have been hidden are now displayed as grayed-out when producing a Briefing Pack (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Visual Reporting Points listed in the airfield Approach Information screen are now clickable so you can easily find them on the map (iOS, Android)
  • Wooded areas could remain hidden in planning mode if TerrainSafe was switched on in navigation mode (iOS, Android, PC)
3.7.1
12 Jan 2017
  • Faster map rendering speed and availability of maps when panning and zooming (iOS, PC)
  • Broken parts of a track log are now explicitly highlighted on the main map and in virtual radar (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Weight and balance now includes a simple model which eliminates the complexity of loading envelopes when they are not needed (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The iLevil is now supported as a source of position and traffic data while navigating, via GDL90 protocol (iOS, Android, PC)
3.7.0
22 Nov 2016
  • NOTAM, TAF and METAR briefings are now automatically synced to a local flight when one is created, and a local flight is better represented on the map (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Traffic receivers using the GDL90 protocol are now supported as position sources (iOS, Android, PC)
  • More detail is now shown at 1M and 2M scales, and existing features have been optimised for display (iOS, Android, PC)
  • It is no longer necessary to plan a route in order for Rainfall, TAF, METAR and GAFOR to appear on the map (iOS, Android, PC)
  • It is no longer necessary to plan a route in order for NOTAM to appear on the map (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Documents which had been replaced could fail to display correctly when launched from All Documents (iOS, Android)
3.6.6
21 Oct 2016
  • GAFOR area forecasts in Germany are now supported (iOS, Android, PC)
  • New icons for other traffic have been introduced (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Various minor cosmetic updates throughout the product (iOS, Android)
  • An issue where SkyDemon could slow down significantly has been identified and corrected (Android)
3.6.5
19 Sep 2016
  • Fixed an issue which could cause a crash when GPS signal was lost during flight (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Fixed an issue which could cause SkyDemon Mobile MD devices not to start the software (PC)
3.6.4
15 Sep 2016
  • All printed output has been revamped and made consistent across all platforms (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Airfield plates are now available in the Briefing Pack (iOS, PC)
  • Briefing Pack creation is now available on Android (Android)
  • There is now a Share on Social Media button for track logs, letting you easily share a map of your flight with your friends (iOS, Android)
  • A glideslope is now displayed in virtual radar when flying the extended centreline of a runway (iOS, Android)
  • It is now possible to create a Debriefing Pack from a flight log, including maps, virtual radar and statistics, for posterity (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There is now an option for formatting positions as raw decimal degrees (iOS, Android, PC)
3.6.3
17 Aug 2016
  • The welcome, log in, and first time setup screens have been overhauled to be consistent between platforms (iOS, Android)
  • User documents specific to airfields are now supported where filenames start with the ICAO identifier then an underscore (iOS, Android)
  • Touching the route distance and time label near the top of the map zooms the map such that your whole route is visible (iOS, Android)
  • The language preference is now saved from one run of the app to the next (iOS, Android)
3.6.2
20 Jul 2016
  • The Airfield Explorer lets you explore airfields, their ground features and traffic guidance on top of aerial photography (iOS, Android)
  • Circuit diagrams and traffic guidance information are now visible at 250k and larger scales, subject to inclusion in charts (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The What’s Here menu has been enhanced to provide easier access to airfield information (iOS, Android)
3.6.1
24 Jun 2016
  • The new Create Briefing Pack feature allows you to create a PDF with enroute charts, virtual radar and other briefing output (iOS)
  • There is now a NOTAM section for ICAO airfields under the new Airfields tab, for easy aerodrome briefing (iOS, Android)
  • New warning arrows have been introduced on the map and in virtual radar when airspace and obstruction warnings are showing (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Obstruction glyphs on the map and in virtual radar have been updated to be more detailed (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Fuel requirements are now itemised in printed weight and balance output (iOS, Android)
  • Some chart data could fail to load on devices set to Turkish locale (iOS, Android, PC)
3.6.0
3 May 2016
  • The Plates tab has been reorganised into an Airfields tab, making more information (not just plates) easier to get to (iOS, Android)
  • The new SkyDemon 3 chart style now shows trees and de-emphasises terrain with a standard white colour, keeping relief shading (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The list of airfields of interest (for plates, weather and information) is now saved along with your route (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The Document Browser has been replaced with an All Documents feature integrated into the new Airfields tab (iOS, Android)
  • Waypoint size is now configurable as part of the mapping options, along with the size of map text (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Your settings are now automatically loaded from the cloud when logging in on a new device (iOS, Android, PC)
3.5.1
17 Mar 2016
  • The Satellite Map screen now has a Find Address tool which lets you precisely locate most street addresses, postcodes or places in the world (iOS, Android)
  • It is now possible to send your planned route via AirDrop to any nearby iDevice (iOS)
3.5.0
4 Feb 2016
  • Rainfall overlay is now available for the main map (iOS, Android, PC)
  • A Weather menu is now available, centralising all the weather tools and switches for overlays (iOS, Android)
  • Animation is now available for the weather overlays, including a new wind visualisation (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The new Log Summary function displays a table with the last year of flight logs and all their details (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There is now a Track Radial function for tracking or intercepting a given radial from a waypoint using the HSI (iOS, Android)
  • Access to the SkyDemon version history is now provided through the Help menu (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The Map Layers screen has been reworked to provide faster access to commonly used items (iOS, Android)
  • It is now possible to adjust the sorting when opening or saving a local file, between A-Z and last modified date (iOS, Android)
  • The Scratchpad could develop graphical errors on iPad Pro (iOS)
3.4.4
30 Nov 2015
  • The Document Browser is now available on PCs (PC)
  • The Airfield Information screen is now available on phones (iOS, Android)
  • SkyDemon could fail to keep recording position when in the background when running under iOS 9 (iOS)
3.4.3
19 Nov 2015
  • The new Satellite Map feature allows easy visual identification and location of ground features, and facilitates quick entry and editing of user waypoints corresponding with those features (iOS, Android)
  • The satellite view in the Airfield Information window has been enhanced to include perspective views of runways (iOS, Android)
  • Various cosmetic changes including standardising toolbar colours and replacing the zoom button and north indicator with more discoverable mini toolbars (iOS, Android)
  • The planning toolbar has been rewritten to be compatible with dyamically changing screen widths, supporting split-screen multitasking in iOS 9 (iOS)
  • Undecoded parts in TAF and METAR are now shown in the decoded view (iOS, Android, PC)
  • It is now possible to enable warnings for TMZ and RMZ during flight (iOS, Android)
3.4.2
30 Sep 2015
  • FIS sector boundaries are now displayed in Virtual Radar to make it clear when to change frequencies (iOS, Android)
  • FIS frequencies are now available in the What's Here menu (iOS, Android)
  • Airspace labelling has been improved with curved labels so that more information is shown on the map (iOS, Android, PC)
  • NOTAM affecting the runway you're proposing to use are now displayed in the Airfield Brief and Approach menu (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Boundaries between aggregated controlled airspace displayed in Virtual Radar are now faded slightly to reduce clutter (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Airspace and ATS routes are now included in the Find feature (PC)
3.4.1
19 Aug 2015
  • A bug in SkyDemon Plan could result in multiple repeating attempts to download a plate, without a way to exit the software (PC)
  • A bug in Android 4.0.4 could result in a crash when scrolling from one menu to another (Android)
  • SkyDemon could hang for several seconds when initially assigning a takeoff time to a long route (iOS)
3.4.0
13 Aug 2015
  • It is now possible to define a circuit and join type for your destination airfield when approaching it, which are drawn on the map for orientation (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The new Airfield Brief is shown when on approach and when on the ground, and gives pertinent airfield and runway information (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Dynon SkyView integration: it is now possible to connect via wifi, use the SkyView as a GPS source and transmit flightplans (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Plates which have been replaced are now kept available on the device until the new version is downloaded (iOS, Android, PC)
  • An option has been added to manually download high-resolution terrain data for user-defined areas (iOS, Android, PC)
  • It is now possible to change the sort order for lists of files in cloud storage between alphabetical and date (iOS, Android)
3.3.2
13 Jul 2015
  • Touching a leg temporarily reveals its distance, time and magnetic heading, and unlocks it for rubber-banding when navigating (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Improvements to flight log analysis makes it possible to intuitively review the statistics in detail by dragging the aircraft (iOS, Android)
  • The TAF and METAR briefing can now be sorted by distance along route as well as alphabetically (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There is now an in-app tool to automatically download the UK Postcode file if you search for one and the file isn't there (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Legibility improvements to the display of other traffic received via Flarm and ADS/B devices (iOS, Android, PC)
  • It is now possible to use the "Land Here" functionality at user waypoints (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Alongside Sunrise and Sunset we now also show MCT and ECT, as the start and end of civil twilight (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The "What's Here?" menu has been improved to split airspaces away from other information making it more intuitive (iOS, Android)
  • Searching for waypoints containing accented characters is now much easier as the accents are no longer required in search text (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The addition of a Help menu facilitates easy access to the User Guide (iOS, Android)
  • 64bit support added (iOS)
3.3.1
15 May 2015
  • The UK CAA/NATS chart style has been reintroduced and revamped (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Native x86 processor support has now been enabled (Android)
  • A bug caused raw HTML to appear in the PLOG and Weather windows on some devices (Android)
  • A bug prevented some windows around the edge of the main screen from functioning correctly (PC)
  • A bug sometimes prevented the typing in of a waypoint position in the User Waypoint Editor (iOS)
3.3.0
5 May 2015
  • Vector aerodrome charts are now included in selected areas (iOS, Android, PC)
  • SIGMET are now included in the weather briefing screen (iOS, Android, PC)
  • TAF and METAR are now refreshed significantly faster; an average of three minutes between publication and showing in SkyDemon (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The TAF and METAR decode screens have been replaced with one Weather screen to improve legibility and consistency between products (PC)
  • The User Waypoint Editor has been overhauled to be more friendly (iOS)
  • Export to GFP format for the Garmin GTN series of devices is supported (PC)
  • The size of the font used in PLOG printing can now be explicitly specified (PC)
  • Increased chart loading performance on startup (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Highlighting of geometric and positioned items on the map has been improved, especially at large scales (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Stability issues affecting SkyDemon software on primarily Lollipop devices have been resolved (Android)
3.2.1
9 Feb 2015
  • More refinements to the PLOG mean that more planned frequencies are shown when navigating (iOS, Android)
  • Optimizations to the way settings are saved should result in smoother running (iOS, Android, PC)
3.2.0
13 Nov 2014
  • The Live PLOG has been completely redesigned to include relevant live information in all sections (iOS, Android)
  • Page orientation and half-page printing (A5 in A4) have been added as options for all print jobs (iOS)
  • Printing is now supported (Android)
  • The PLOG now supports user-interactive removal and insertion of waypoints (iOS, Android)
  • The PLOG has been reworked to scale better to page and screen sizes (iOS, Android)
  • The Map Ruler is now additionally available from the What's Here menu (iOS)
  • Weight and balance printed output now includes the loading envelope (iOS, Android)
  • Weight and balance now features a clear banner with loading status, and detailed readings of configurations below (iOS, Android)
3.1.1
20 Oct 2014
  • Mountain Terrain mode can now be switched on when flying to highlight terrain near your level (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Alpine forecast routes (GAFOR) are now integrated within SkyDemon (iOS, Android, PC)
  • A ruler can now be shown on the map between any two waypoints (with a ctrl-click or from the map menu) to see the distance and bearings between them (Android, PC)
  • There is now an option in the mapping screen to turn user waypoints on and off (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Airspace classification is now shown in the image in the map inspection menu (iOS, Android)
  • A helpful hint is now displayed when searching for a UK postcode without the necessary file installed (iOS, Android, PC)
  • GAR filing advice has now been extended to flights departing from and arriving in Northern Ireland (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The position instrument now respects the user preference regarding inclusion of ICAO identifiers in airfield names (iOS, Android, PC)
  • An Android bug was preventing entry of a comma as a decimal separator in European locales on certain devices (Android)
3.1.0
20 Aug 2014
  • A route can now be split into multiple sectors, each its own distinct flight but grouped together into one planned route (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Georeferenced plates are now available (Android)
  • Track logs can now be exported to KML format for viewing in Google Earth (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Track logs can now be stitched together (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Track log inspection user interface changed to more clearly show log statistics and offer other options (PC)
  • There is now a Notes field for track logs, allowing free text annotations for posterity (PC)
  • It is now possible to delete user documents from the document browser by swiping (iOS)
  • Airspace below the specified level (planning or flying) is now hidden when its top is defined by a height above ground level (iOS, Android, PC)
3.0.7
13 Jun 2014
  • Grid Maximum Elevation Figures (MEFs) are now available for display on the chart (iOS, Android, PC)
  • NOTAMs referencing multiple different danger/restricted areas are now individually depicted on the map (iOS, Android, PC)
  • PDF documents can now be opened with SkyDemon, which then automatically adds them to the Document Browser (iOS)
  • You can now open routes directly from email attachments (Android)
  • It is now possible to specify aircraft PBN equipment in the aircraft editor (iOS, Android, PC)
3.0.6
28 Apr 2014
  • The new Wind Analysis feature makes it easy to determine which altitude is the optimal to fly a route (iOS, Android)
  • Vector plates are now opened automatically in the background when flying in their vicinity (iOS, PC)
  • Alerts are now displayed when entering the coverage area of a new Flight Information Service (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There is now a Notes field for flight logs, allowing free text annotations for posterity (iOS, Android)
  • It is now possible to save custom data to the cloud from a PC, and load it on a device (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The Download AIP feature now has a Download All option (iOS, Android)
  • Terrain elevations in virtual radar are split into foreground (directly under your path) and background (maximum either side) (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There are now many more AIP plates which can be georeferenced, whose projections were previously incompatible with our own (iOS, PC)
  • It is now possible to change the labelling of airfields on the map so that the identifier is displayed instead of (or as well as) the name (iOS, Android, PC)
  • NOTAM for obstructions erected now show purple ICAO multiple-obstruction symbols on the map, and are easier to inspect (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The Create Route window has been overhauled to make it more streamlined (iOS, Android)
  • The Wind instrument has been improved to show both headwind and crosswind component (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Visual Reference Points with identifiers now have their identifiers included in flightplans (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There are now separate fields for other communications equipment and other navigation equipment in the aircraft editor (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Chart improvements: railways now have sleepers, hard runways are indicated in airfield symbol, urban areas and obstructions are much better at large scales (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Roads and Railways are now individually selectable (iOS, Android, PC)
3.0.5
26 Feb 2014
  • It is now possible to hide NOTAM from your briefing and from the map when you deem them irrelevant (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The NOTAM window how has a Tools menu which makes it much easier to change briefing type (iOS, Android)
  • Planning warnings have been redesigned with new colours to be less visually jarring (iOS, Android, PC)
  • An erroneously-published NOTAM could cause SkyDemon to crash (iOS, Android, PC)
3.0.4
14 Feb 2014
  • Terrain colouring improved for mountainous areas, with higher resolution tiles available for the Alps (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Document Browser is now available on Android (Android)
  • Document Browser is now available on iPhone (iOS)
  • Scratchpad is now available on Android (Android)
  • Waypoint Tracking enables realtime updates of distance and bearing for arbitrary waypoints in the position instrument, available from the What’s Here menu (iOS, Android)
  • Joined cableway and power line obstructions are now depicted with much less clutter (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Upper airways are now included in airways mode, merged visually with lower airways for clear display (iOS, Android, PC)
  • A simpler airspeed-setting user interface has been introduced while there are no aircraft models defined (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The position instrument is now sensitive to being on the ground, and will give useful runway information (iOS, Android, PC)
  • You can now change the heading and speed of the simulated aircraft by dragging on the end of the trajectory line (iOS, Android, PC)
  • User interface significantly reworked to be more intuitive with popups and hierarchical navigation (Android)
  • X-Plane connectivity introduced, for enhanced simulation and testing purposes (iOS, Android, PC)
  • SkyDemon now checks for updated charts in the background every few hours, and prompts to install them if necessary (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Help is now shown in the virtual radar window when Go Flying has been selected but the aircraft has not yet moved (iOS, Android, PC)
  • You can now swipe up and down on the zoom button to zoom in or out by one level (iOS, Android)
  • It is now possible to reset your password from the login screen (iOS)
  • SkyDemon now requires iOS 6 as a minimum and has been updated for the iOS 7 look and feel (iOS)
  • Network reachability determination improvements (iOS)
3.0.3
18 Dec 2013
  • Names of landscapes and waterscapes are now included in our VFR chart (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Roads are now labelled (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Instrument approach fans are now shown in the UK for airfields outside controlled airspace (iOS, Android, PC)
  • TMZ and RMZ are depicted with large dots to be more compliant with ICAO standards (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Glider launching sites, hang-gliding sites and parachute drop zones no longer have a circle drawn on the chart, only their symbol (warnings are unaffected) (iOS, Android, PC)
3.0.2
22 Nov 2013
  • You can now create waypoints relative to other waypoints (and postcodes) (iOS, Android)
  • Aircraft Editor completely overhauled to make it easier to use (iOS, Android)
  • You can now explicitly specify wind conditions for route calculations (iOS, Android)
  • NOTAM colouring and formatting has been subtly improved and made consistent in the briefing window (iOS, Android, PC)
  • You can now long-press on the north indicator to reveal the orientation screen (Android)
  • You can now switch from nearby airfields to turningpoints in the Direct To screen (Android)
  • You can now change the size of the in-flight instruments (iOS, Android)
3.0.1
30 Oct 2013
  • Landscape orientation is now supported on iPhone (iOS)
  • Further countries and currencies are now supported when submitting fuel prices (iOS, Android, PC)
3.0.0
17 Oct 2013
  • iPhone is now supported (iOS)
  • You can now share fuel prices for airfields and switch on a fuel price overlay on the chart (iOS, Android, PC)
  • UL91 is now a supported fuel type, and can be selected as an "alternate" fuel for aircraft (iOS, Android, PC)
  • You can now use the weather slider to observe how the weather will change over time (iOS, Android, PC)
2.7.2
9 Sep 2013
  • Listening squawks are now included for UK airspace, visible on the PLOG and Radio screens (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Airspace activity information can now be accessed directly for certain danger/restricted areas in France, Poland and Czech Republic (iOS, Android)
2.7.0
22 Jun 2013
  • Traffic integration via PowerFlarm is now supported in SkyDemon (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Advice on when to file a GAR, and how many hours in advance, is now provided in the Flight Details window (iOS, Android, PC)
2.6.3
23 May 2013
  • Flight logs can now easily be backed up to, and pulled down from, the cloud (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There is now a "download all in list" feature for the Plates window (iOS, Android, PC)
2.6.2
19 Apr 2013
  • There is now a feature whereby all TAF/METAR can be downloaded at once for a large region (iOS, Android, PC)
2.6.0
27 Mar 2013
  • ATS Routes mode introduced for an enhanced experience when flying along airways (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Units for pressure and visibility are now changeable (iOS, Android, PC)
  • It is now possible to hide all features below a certain altitude when planning (iOS, Android, PC)
2.5.2
1 Feb 2013
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.5.1
23 Jan 2013
  • IMPROVED: The appearance of the in-flight instruments has been brought in line with other SkyDemon products (iOS, Android, PC)
2.5.0
21 Dec 2012
  • Georeferenced plates now have a plane icon by them, which can be touched to embed the plate into the map (iOS, PC)
  • Purchased plate products can now be downloaded in their entirety so they are always available offline (iOS, Android, PC)
  • There is now a Home button, configurable in planning mode to take you back to your home airfield at a preferred map scale (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Planning warnings about minimum safe altitude can now be suppressed (iOS, Android, PC)
2.4.6
15 Nov 2012
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.4.5
4 Nov 2012
  • Personal thresholds for good VFR and marginal VFR can now be entered in the planning options, resulting in coloured icons on the map (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Inspection of flight logs on the main map now uses dynamic detail reduction, so you can see more clearly the exact route flown even in circuits (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The airspeed for a given power setting can be specified as TAS rather than IAS (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Lateral empty centre of gravity arm can now be specified in the aircraft properties (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Map scale display is clearer and more concise (iOS, Android, PC)
2.4.3
11 Oct 2012
  • SkyDemon 2 chart style introduced (is now the default) (iOS, Android, PC)
  • User waypoints can now be saved to and loaded from the cloud (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The default level for new routes can now be changed (per aircraft) (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Avioportolano chart style introduced (for Italian pilots) (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Airspeed for cruise profiles can now be specified as either IAS or TAS (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Supplementary information configured on a flightplan form is now remembered each time the form is opened (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Setting explicit dates for NOTAM filtering could sometimes result in disabled controls (iOS, Android, PC)
2.4.2
29 Aug 2012
  • Multiple fuel tanks are now supported in aircraft configurations (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Printing of the weight and balance calculations and graphs is now an option in the print centre (PC)
  • Lateral weight and balance is now supported for helicopter pilots (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Sunrise and sunset times are now included in airfield static information (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Manual start and stop of flight logging is now possible (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Export to Garmin FPL format is now supported (PC)
2.4.1
18 Jul 2012
  • The PLOG can now be exported to HTML and CSV formats for use in other applications (PC)
  • A Position column can now be enabled in the PLOG to easily view the position of each waypoint (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The Direct To feature now allows searching for any waypoint type, including postcodes (iOS, Android, PC)
  • The printed PLOG has been enhanced with better waypoint depiction and larger waypoint font sizes (iOS, PC)
2.4.0
28 Jun 2012
  • Airfield plates are now distributed through SkyDemon, starting with national AIP plates with more to follow (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Cloud storage facilitates easy sharing of routes and aircraft between devices (iOS, Android, PC)
  • GlideSafe shows you how far you can glide in any direction (on by default when over water) (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Postcode search enables searching by postcode (separate download of postcode databases required) (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Enhanced map clipping controls make it easy to hide airspace above or below your position in flight (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Helicopter, glider and microlight icons are now selectable for the aircraft (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Create Route window overhauled to make it easier to quickly create local and land-away routes (iOS, Android, PC)
2.3.4
19 May 2012
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.3.2
23 Mar 2012
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.3.0
28 Feb 2012
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.2.1
19 Sep 2011
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.2.0
28 Jul 2011
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.1.2
3 Jun 2011
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.1.1
6 May 2011
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.1.0
7 Apr 2011
  • No information on changes is available. ()
2.0.0
10 Feb 2011
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.4.4
9 Nov 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.4.3
28 Sep 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.4.2
16 Sep 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.4.1
15 Sep 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.4.0
1 Sep 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.3.2
5 Jul 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.3.1
21 Jun 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.3.0
11 Jun 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.2.0
8 Apr 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.1.0
30 Jan 2010
  • No information on changes is available. ()
1.0.0
3 Dec 2009
  • No information on changes is available. ()
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