Flight Planning Made Easy

Looking for one of the best flight planning software for aerial photography? FlightPlanner is an easy to use application that makes the planning process for aerial photography quick and efficient. It has been specifically designed to automatically calculate the ideal layout of photo frames to ensure complete coverage with the minimum amount of flying.

The FlightPlanner will allow you to adjust the following imaging parameters:

  • lens focal length and sensor resolution
  • flying height and ground speed
  • forward and side overlap
  • ground pixel size and imaging frame rate
  • frame camera or linescanner
  • area or path flight plans

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Flight Planning Software for Aerial Photography

Key Features of Our Flight Planning Software for Aerial Photography

FlightPlanner has all the functionality expected of any advanced flight planning software:

  • Plan polygon or linear flight plans
  • Support for almost any type of camera or linescanner
  • Wide range of user-specified imaging parameters
    (flying height, pixel size, forward/side overlap etc.)
  • Automatically calculate area, distance, flight runs, trigger points, number of turns and more
  • Auto-calculate the optimal flight plan: either minimize number of runs, number of frames, or total flight length
  • Use terrain models to adjust spacing between lines or points to give complete coverage in mountainous areas
  • Use terrain models to create flight plans with flight lines at different heights, to minimize the number of frames
  • Complete integration with our award-winning Aviatrix flight management and camera control system
  • Our online features for FlightPlanner gives you an updated background streaming map straight from Google Maps and other streaming map applications


Flight Plan Creation: Closed Polygon

The simplest form of a flight plan is a closed polygon. Once the user has drawn the polygon on the
streaming background maps, it is a simple process to choose the correct camera and imaging
parameters, and calculate the optimal flight plan.

Want to see the quick 4-step process about how to create a flight plan / aerial survey plan in our FlightPlanner software?

See How to Create a Flight Plan

Integration with Other Software and Hardware

FlightPlanner can import a range of file formats, including ASCII text, KML/KMZ, ESRI SHP files, Topoflight files, and Track’Air files. If you find there is a file format missing, just let us know, and we’ll add it to the list of supported files.

FlightPlanner is just as versatile with output file formats. Supported file formats include KML/KMZ, GPX (for some Garmin devices), FPL (for Garmin G3Z, Aera and GTN devices), and ForeFlight. Of course, FlightPlanner integrates very tightly with our own Aviatrix flight management system.



Our Flight Planning Software for Aerial Photography in Three Versions: Classic, Pro and Ultimate

We have created three different versions of FlightPlanner, in order to support a wide range of different users.

Classic: Designed for entry level users, but with sufficient features to enable the creation of accurate flight plans quickly and efficiently. Competitively priced and easy to use.

Pro: Extra features include the use of terrain models to create more efficient flight plans over varying terrain, linear flight plans, and support for back-ground maps and images.

Ultimate: All of the features of Classic and Pro, but with further tools, including import and export of many different file types, and import of unlimited background maps.

Features Classic Pro Ultimate
Create linear flight plans
Free draw mode
Use terrain height when flight planning
Use terrain height when flight planning
Display information of selected entities
Import KML/KMZ background data
Import background maps 1 Unlimited
Make flight plans with lines of different height
Import shape files, TopoFlight files, Track’Air files, ASCII text files
Garmin compatible flight plans for use with G3X, Aera, GTN devices


FlightPlanner is compatible with the Windows operating system (Win 7 Pro and above). Our recommended operating system is Windows 10.

Current version

The current version of Flight Planner is dated 15th May 2020. If you don’t have this version, please contact us for the Flight Planner download link.

Try our Flight Planning Software in Aerial Photography for Free

There are just too many features in FlightPlanner to list them all here. We, therefore, encourage you to trial the flight planning software for yourself. Please contact us for a download link. When you have installed FlightPlanner, we can send you a temporary licence code for unlocking the software. This will give you 30 days to evaluate the software, without any obligation.

Try our 30-day free FlightPlanner trial, or contact us for more information

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