Experience a safer flight with SafeSky
Gaggle has partnered with SafeSky to bring you even more safety with every flight by giving you live traffic updates from other aircraft around you that are equipped with transponders like ADS-B, FLARM, Mode-S, and many more.
When you enabled the SafeSky integration in Gaggle you will immediately start getting traffic updates on your next flight. You wil see other aircraft within a 25 km radius around you in real-time and if Gaggle detects an aircraft will be within 1km of the your position in the next 3 minutes, an audio cue warning will sound, alerting you about the type of aircraft, its current position, altitude, and travel direction. A typical audio cue will sound like "Warning: Helicopter on your 3 0'clock traveling east at 5000 feet". The icon will also turn red on the map so you can quickly see all the aircraft with warnings to look out for.
In supported countries your position is also broadcast via the SafeSky application to aircraft that are using SafeSky during their flight helping to make them aware of you as well.
Enable Live Air Traffic
To enable live air traffic you need to enable the SafeSky integration from the Flight Recorder Settings. You can specify your call sign that will be displayed to other SafeSky users so they can contact you on the radio (where applicable). If you want additional privacy you can enable privacy mode which hides your call sign but still broadcasts your position without personally identifiable information.
Live air traffic is a best effort service and reliability is dependent on country, cell reception, base stations nearby and many more variables. You should never rely on Gaggle or SafeSky to make you aware about aircraft. It's a convenience aid that hopes to enhance your situational awareness. It remains your responsibility to make sure you are observant of your surroundings and to see and avoid other aircraft.