Appareo’s flight analysis software and playback utility is a powerful tool for visually recreating a flight over 3D terrain and satellite imagery, bringing value to your Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) or Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program.
Appareo’s flight analysis software uses your recorded flight data to recreate the 3D world in which your flight took place. If your flight data is captured by the Vision 1000, the analysis and playback utilizes your GPS coordinates as well as 15 other internally-recorded parameters.
How It Works
First, the software reaches out to Appareo servers to retrieve terrain data from our proprietary global terrain database. It then uses the best available public sources of imagery to stretch satellite imagery over the 3D view of the earth’s topography it created. With the world constructed, the software then creates a flight path through the 3D world, allowing you to view the flight from any position around the aircraft.
Beyond the construction of the synthetic 3D environment, Appareo’s flight analysis software also provides synthesized instrumentation and a 3D representation of FAA-published obstacles and approaches to enhance your flight analysis. Additionally, any events identified in Appareo EnVision, our online FOQA/FDM software suite, are automatically flagged in the flight recreation so you can jump to that point in the animation and relive the FOQA event.
For customers with an Appareo flight data recorder that also captures cockpit image and audio data, such as the Vision 1000, the Playback Utility allows for synchronization of the cockpit image/audio with the 3D recreation of the flight from data. This truly superior flight recreation experience allows Appareo customers to jump to event locations, see what the pilot was experiencing, the control inputs that resulted from those experiences, and the 3D recreation of the aircraft behavior as a result. This is one of the most comprehensive flight recreation experiences in the world today, and a powerful tool for incident investigations, flight training, and maintenance troubleshooting.
Watch a demo of the synched playback: