New features

Event Calendar
Event Calendar

 

Easily find events on the days when you wish to fly.  Events are also sent to you via the Helipaddy monthly newsletter and they are also available in App.

Editing Private Pads Online
Editing Private Pads Online

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Pilots can now edit their private sites from the online dashboard, making it easier to keep your personal sites updated. Read on for further details on adding personal sites and your pilot dashboard.

Short Notice Landing Sites
Short Notice Landing Sites

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All landing sites in Helipaddy require prior permission (“PPR”) before you can land, no different from airfields and actually much more important.  We are now categorising the ones that require only short notice.  Read on..

Compatibility with Skydemon, Foreflight, Earth
Compatibility with Skydemon, Foreflight, Earth

New feature

You can export any pad or list of pads in KML, CSV, or GPX format. Simply add or favourite the pad(s) in the Helipaddy app, log in to your Helipaddy online dashboard, and scroll down to my pads. You will see three buttons on the right, above the table: Excel CSV, Skydemon GPX (which is the same file format as that needed for Foreflight) and Earth KML. 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. 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
           

2. Viewing a Helipaddy trip as a route in Google Earth

 

Coming soon!

 

Pilot log now in dashboard
Pilot log now in dashboard

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Helipaddy has a flight-logging system built-in. We couldn’t decide whether it is a pilot log, Hobbs, a datcon or a techlog. The main advantage for users is that the app auto-detects landings and makes logging flights super easy. You can view, add ad export flight logs from the dashboard at https://adm.helipaddy.com/account/techlog/datcon/

Track landings
Track landings

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If you click on a pad in the app and then click on the label to view details, you are invited to click on the I LANDED HERE button. Read on for details…

Email preferences
Email preferences

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We have simplified email preferences so you can switch off anything you don’t want from the settings page at https://adm.helipaddy.com/account/preferences

Quick add pad
Quick add pad

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Now you can add a pad without even logging in - just click ADD SITE from any of the Helipaddy web pages. Or it’s not hard to remember the link: helipaddy.com/add

Online pad management
Online pad management

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We’ve made a few improvements to the list of landing sites, helipads and points of interest in your online dashboard. You get some cool features, too. For example, add a marker anywhere in the map and see up to 10 places to eat within walking distance. Neat!

Improved list pages
Improved list pages

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We have done a bit of work on our tagged list pages for Premium pilots! Check out the new lists in this article and log on to your dashboard to explore them.

GPS coordinates in trip view
GPS coordinates in trip view

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Helipaddy trip pages now show the GPS coordinates of all trip stops making it very handy for planning trips! Read on…

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