Completing your Mission (No Field App)
For customers who wish to use the FlyFreely Office App in conjunction with a paper-based ‘in field’ workflow, the process will look like the following:
- Plan mission in the office app
- Print documents for field validation
- Conduct mission using printed documents and checklists
- Scan documents and upload into mission attachments
- Enter flight logs / batteries and complete mission
- CRP check flight records and finalize mission
This article will walk through the above steps to show how this process works.
1. Plan Mission
The first step is to plan your mission in the FlyFreely office app. You can see more information on planning your mission in this article.
2. Print Validation Documents
This step will depend on your workflow, but as part of your planning, you will likely have completed some kind of Job Safety Assessment or Risk Assessment/s. You can export these completed forms as a .PDF file, which can then be printed and taken into the field for reference and field validation. There are 2 methods to export/print these documents:
The easiest way to print multiple forms is via the print menu at the bottom of the mission planning screen. Select Field Validated Documents to produce a print-ready copy of all mission forms.
You can also print these forms individually, simply by clicking on the Print link next to the document.
Using either method, your documents will be exported as .PDF files and will appear in your downloads folder. You can then print the documents and take them into the field, along with your existing checklists.
3. Conduct Mission
In conjunction with your existing mission checklists, the printed documents will allow you to keep the correct records of your operation – don’t forget to bring a pen!
4. Scan Documents and Import
As part of your post-mission process, you will need to scan your paper checklists to get them into a digital format. You can import virtually any file type into FlyFreely – common formats are JPG and PDF files. Once you’ve scanned your forms, open your mission in the FlyFreely office app and add them as attachments. Scroll to the Mission Attachments section – you can either browse for your files or simply drag them onto the button from another window:
5. Enter flight Logs & Finalize
You will need to manually enter your flight logs, including RPA and battery information for each flight.
For information on completing this step, please see this article.