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Flight Logs

Flight Log Screen

As your record your flights with Gaggle every flight recording will be added to your electronic flight log. You can access your flight logs from the “All Flights” button on your profile page. You can quickly view on, when the flight occurred, and some basic stats about the flight. To view a flight recording simply tap the recording to see the details.

Recording flights

To record your flights with Gaggle you simply need to tap the Record button when you start the app, select your wing, and then tap start. We take care of the rest and will automatically detect when you take off and land creating recordings for you containing just the flight data.

Manually capturing flight logs

Recording flights is not the only way to record flights into your logbook. You can also capture flights manually by tapping the “Manual Flight Logs” option. For manual flights you can capture the following details:

  • Takeoff date and site
  • Equipment used for the flight
  • Flight type and duration
  • Wind details
  • Flight description and notes

Importing flights from other apps

You can easily import your flights from other apps like PPGpS, FlySkyHy, PPGFlyer, Paragliding Logbook, and more by tapping the “Import” button. To import a flight select the GPX or IGC file that you exported from the other application. Gaggle will then import the flight data and treat it as if was a normal Gaggle flight recording meaning you can see the flight path, data analysis, and use the 3D replay function as well for the flight.

Note: The quality of the data imported into Gaggle is dependent on the export of the other application. Some applications don’t export speed, altitude, and other telemetry information. Where possible Gaggle will do its best to figure it out from the GPS points, like speed for instance, but this also means it is inferred, and it may not be 100% accurate.

Exporting your log book

You can quickly export your entire flight log book to Excel by tapping the settings cog and then choosing the Flight Log Export option. Flight log exporting happens in the background and the results will be emailed to the email address registered on your account as an Excel attachment.

Frequently asked questions

My flight recordings are missing pieces or not recording at all

On Android devices some operating systems have aggressive power management techniques that will sometimes kill the Gaggle background recording service in an attempt to save battery power. Gaggle has little control over this process but there are a few things you can do to help:

  • Update the location permissions for Gaggle to “Always Allow” in the system settings. This will allow Gaggle to restart the recording service the operating system kills it.
  • Update the battery optimisation settings for Gaggle to tell the operating system that it should not kill the Gaggle recording process. You can find out more about that here: [Don’t kill my app! | Hey Android vendors, don’t kill my app! (] (
  • Don’t use Gaggle in the background. If you are running Gaggle in the foreground with the phone screen on then the operating system won’t interfere with the recording process.
  • Try and correct GPS problems that can sometimes occur on Android devices. To see how you can resolve these you can follow the instructions here (the instructions are for Samsung but should work for most brands) How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S21 GPS Problems - Technobezz

I get recordings before I take off, and sometimes it doesn’t record at all

Gaggle has an auto take off and landing feature built in that works based on ground speed. When your speed exceeds a predefined threshold then Gaggle considers it a take-off and will start a new flight recording. Once your ground speed is below that threshold again Gaggle will consider it a landing (provided your height above ground is less than 30 meters). This can sometimes cause problems for trikes and one wheels when you start the recorder during your pre-flight, and you are still moving around a lot. To work around this you can:

  • Start the flight recorder right before take-off or when you know you won’t be moving fast again.
  • Disable this feature by toggling the “Auto Start Recordings” setting in the Flight Recording Settings.

Gaggle switches off and stops recording between flights

Gaggle as feature built in to automatically shut down a few minutes after a landing was detected. This is a convenience feature that will make sure that recordings of your drive home isn’t accidentally recorded. By default, Gaggle will listen for another takeoff for about 5-12 minutes based on some our algorithms. To work around this you can:

  • Stop the flight recorder manually and start it again after you landed. Right after you start the flight recorder Gaggle will listen indefinitely for a takeoff event.
  • Disabled this feature by toggling the “Auto Shutdown Recorder” setting in the Flight Recording Settings.