In-Flight Operations: Public Beta (iOS)


#1

Hey everyone! Surprise! Here is the public beta link for my upcoming app In-Flight Operations. 😜

In-Flight Operations is an app you’ll run in the background during your flight which will generate a flight report like this one I made for a flight from Miami to Key West:

You need to download the app TestFlight from the App Store and then you can tap that link and install the app.

Notes

  • This is a beta. Expect bugs! In fact, find bugs if you can!
  • Please use this thread to report bugs you find, don’t DM me, don’t email me.
  • Please check my list of known issues (below) before reporting bugs.
  • Please focus on bugs, not missing features - but if you think there is an important missing feature for v1.0, you can also let me know in this thread.
  • For general discussion about the app, please use the feedback thread.

Instructions

  1. Turn on “Infinite Flight Connect enabled” in your IF settings
  2. Start IF-O.
  3. Go into IF, enter a flight, turn off your engines and activate your seatbelt and “no smoking” lights. You should get a message that the flight has started.
  4. Do your flight.
  5. At your destination, turn off engines, seatbelt and “no smoking” lights. You should get a message that the report was created.
  6. Enter IF-O
  7. “Generate report”.

Known Issues

  • The icon has a white line up top.
  • time and date in the app are black font on a dark background
  • the waypoint altitudes are where you are 2.5nm away from the waypoint
  • closing a flight report doesn’t go directly back to pre-flight
  • departure runway wrong if aborting a takeoff
  • landing V/S is too generous (too soft)
  • Disconnects if you receive a call or an alarm goes off I recommend Do Not Disturb mode!
  • The cruise altitude may not be correct (will tweak the algorithm here) Fixed in build #13
  • “I landed on 04R(or L cannot remember) but it says that the arrival runway is 33L I taxied on 33L to my gate as I did not want to go all the way around. Taking off from seattle there is no 15R the three runways are all 16.” fixed in build #11
  • Layout issues when rotating the intro screen on an iPhone fixed in build #11
  • Repeatedly used way points are dropped in the report. Fixed in build #9
  • The departure and arrival runway may be off if there are many runways at the airport (will tweak the algorithm here) (fixed in build #7)

Issues I’m trying to understand (Keep an eye out for this if you have this problem too and give me as many details as possible if it happens to you)

  • The airport (departure or arrival) sometimes does not show up in the plan (e.g. KDFW-KPHL was missing KDFW) fixed in build #11
  • The starting fuel is sometimes messed up fixed in build #11
  • “did a ferry flight KJFK-KLGA, never got the chance to generate a report at the gate. The “finish log” never became available.” “Just landed it didn’t generate a report after four hours of flying =” fixed in build #11
  • The landing V/S may be 0 at times (when is this?) fixed in build #11

Still going to add for v1.0

  • fuel remaining at each waypoint
  • Time in air (added in build #11)
  • Also export as plain text (added in build #6)
  • The date (added in build #6)
  • “Are you sure” dialog when tapping reset (added in build #6)

Thanks to @Jan, @FBWFTW, and @virtualBlue for early testing!!!


Feedback request: In-Flight Operations - automatically generated flight reports (ACARS/PIREP) & more! (Public Beta is open!)
Feedback request: In-Flight Operations - automatically generated flight reports (ACARS/PIREP) & more! (Public Beta is open!)
Feedback request: In-Flight Operations - automatically generated flight reports (ACARS/PIREP) & more! (Public Beta is open!)
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#2

Oh I’m so jumping on this!


#3

So excited for this app! Thanks for including us on the beta testing :)


#4

Ganna go try it out in a few super excited!


#5

Very nice and I’ll try it for sure!


#6

I wished I would have ios…


#7

Certainly going to give this a try once I land my current flight! Nice work mate! :)


#8

Worked flawlessly for me aside from known altitude reading issues.


#9


First report!


#10

Just landed! Would of been earlier but held due to wx


#11

First issue: I didn’t depart 17R I left 35L, did an intersection Departure so notice that wrong not sure if that can be fixed

I did find an issue so far at the end of my flight is a copy of the report which I did but it would not allow me to post it anywhere so I had to go back into the app and screen shot it Is this supposed to be like this

Also- Any chance you can make an option to email this to some one?


#12

Will it be free when it’s finished???


#13

So this will only start off on IOS


#14

Downloading in the morning, happy to see this!


#15

Will this come to android?


#16

Just departed CYEG for CYUL Real excited to see how well it does on this trip!


#17

Going to do a long haul to test it out. Hopefully it won’t disconnect though.


#18

I’ve downloaded it this morning in my iPhone and iPad and I can’t wait to try it out when I get home from work!


#19

I have downloaded it


#20

Waiting until I finish my flight to try it out