Flight Planning Software
ADS Flight-Planner software is owned by Airborne Data Systems. This software will plan flights for all the different camera platforms ADS makes. I will calculate the lines and spacing’s, it will calculate the total number of scenes and how long it will take to fly the mission. The planning software displays the area of Interest on an imported background map, if you use a sectional chart the planner and the pilot can be aware of airspace restrictions and terrain issues in advance of the flight.
If Flight-Planner is being used for a reconnaissance mission the flight line spacing can be adjusted in flight to accommodate lowering ceiling conditions, to avoid skips in the images.