Starting out the morning at the annual EAA Technical Counselor/Flight Advisor breakfast, I saw a presentation by a Boeing test pilot about a new software package that can record the GPS data from a flight using a companion App, then plot it for debriefing later. This functionality is aimed at the educational market--but what is really interesting is the capability to accept data recorded from EFISs.
Most EFISs record navigation and systems data in a tabular format that can be looked at on a spreadsheet, which is great for data geeks and engineers (aren't they the same thing?), but tedious if you are trying to look at the results of a flight test--say a saw-toothed climb.
The Cloudahoy software takes that raw data (currently it can work with Dynon, Garmin, or GRT EFIS data) and presents it in the form of graphs--with all sorts of interpretation tools to go along with it. For those trying to reduce flight test data, this might just be the ticket! We hope to give this a try in coming months, and will let our readers know how useful we find it in an upcoming article.