Compatibility with Skydemon, Foreflight, Earth

New feature

You can export any pad or list of pads in KML (e.g. Garmin Pilot or Google Earth), CSV (e.g. Garmin Aera 660), Garmin GTN or GPX (SkyDemon, Foreflighht and others) format.

Simply add and favourite the pads in the Helipaddy app, log in to your Helipaddy online dashboard, and scroll down to my pads. You will see some export buttons on the right, above the table: Simply download any of these file formats that you wish to have your pads in.​

 

 

Good news: you can store rich detailed site information on all of your private SkyDemon waypoints in Helipaddy! Then you can just export them to SkyDemon as you need, and not lose any data.  If you use Garmin avionics, too, then you only need to store a master copy of your waypoints in one place. See the video explainer here.  We interface with Skydemon in two ways:
 

1.Single destination plot

To plot your route to a Helipaddy pad in Skydemon:

  • In the Helipaddy app, click on a pad and then click on the label that pops up in the bottom left corner to open the pad view
  • In the pad view, click on the sharing symbol top right
  • Select ‘Open in…’ and choose Skydemon
           

Your route from your current position is plotted in Skydemon and the waypoint is labelled!
 

2.Import pads

To view Helipaddy pads as waypoints in Skydemon:

 

This is not automated nor approved by Skydemon but it an effective workaround for those that tend to use the iPhone, iPad or Android for navigation.

  • Favourite a few sites in Helipaddy (view the site in the App by clicking on its label and click the star) or add a few private sites.
  • Login to your online dashboard (click LOG IN from the helipaddy.com homepage)
  • Scroll down to My Pads and click the Skydemon GPX button - this will save my_pads.gpx to your Downloads folder.
  • Open Skydemon desktop version
  • Click on Waypoints in the toolbar, select Import and choose my_pads.gpx (your existing Skydemon waypoints are not overwritten)
  • Finally, Save to Cloud
           

Your Helipaddy pads are now visible on all your Skydemon devices!

 

3. Planning a trip in Helipaddy and then viewing in Skydemon

Keep an eye on this space - soon you will be able to view your Helipaddy Trips as routes in Skydemon!


 

1. Viewing Helipaddy pads as locations in Google Earth

 

This is not automated nor approved by Google but is an effective method.
 

  • Favourite a few sites in Helipaddy (view the site in the App by clicking on its label and click the star) or add a few private sites.
  • Login to your online dashboard (click LOG IN from the helipaddy.com homepage)
  • Scroll down to My Pads and click the Earth KML button - this will save my_pads.kml to your Downloads folder.
  • Right click on the my_pads.kml and choose to open in Google Earth
           

 

 

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