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Flight Status Dashboard: what does it tell me?

The Flight Status Dashboard shows you where your imagery is in current, future and historical weekly capture attempts. Below is an overview of what the various statuses tell you.

The Flight Status Dashboard in OverView gives users insight into our image capture operations. When a TerrAvion order for a field is placed and registered into our database, all of the ordered fields will enter into the flight cycle workflow. The flight status dashboard will help you determine where your fields are in the weekly imagery capture attempts. It allows you to follow along from the time that they place an order until their imagery is delivered to their account, and every step in between. 

The Flight Status Dashboards shows information for flights two weeks back and two weeks forward, in a 4-week moving window. The download CSV file has information for those 4 weeks as well.

Flight cycle dashboard OverView

Besides the agronomist, farmer, farm, field, and acre information the following data that can be found in the dashboard:

  1. Flight status
  2. Delivery status
  3. Flight cycle
  4. Capture data
  5. Flight Cycle Dialog
  6. Summary

To understand what the various information means, read the descriptions below.

Tip! Only the flight statuses that are currently in your dashboard are shown in your drop-down options at the top of the dashboard as filters. So if none of your fields are on the actual flight path, the option ‘Attempting - on route’ does not show in the drop-down filter for Flight Status.

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    Flight Status


    Below is an overview of the various flight statuses that each field can be in during
    the flight season.
    1. Initial
      This means that an order has been placed and is registered in our database. The field will remain in this stage until it has been added to the next flight cycle.
    2. Attempting
      The field is placed on a flight plan and sent to one of our pilots. At this point, the flight plan that your field is on is ready to be flown during the next window of clear weather.
    1. Attempting - on route
      At this step, our pilots have added your field to an actual flight route and are actively trying to capture your imagery. Our pilots are constantly working around clouds and bad weather, so just because your field is ‘attempting - on route’ does not guarantee that they will successfully capture your imagery. In some cases, pilots may have to return to the ground before they complete the flight plan and will have to complete it at a later time. However, this status can be very helpful if you use our imagery as a basis for actions in your field. For example, if you need to decide which field to scout today, a field that has imagery captured most likely can wait until tomorrow so you can focus on a field without remote sensing data. Or if you want to make sure your irrigation is working properly, the chances are there that there will be an aircraft over your field attempting to capture high-quality thermal imagery, so turning on the irrigation that day will help find potential issues.
    2. Attempting- processing
      In this phase of the image capture process, your field has been captured and the data is uploaded to the clouds where our imagery processing team is doing their magic. It is still uncertain whether the captured data meets our imagery requirements and therefore this does not guarantee that image data will be delivered to your account. However, there is great progress towards a positive end result. 
    3. Delivered
      Your imagery is now available for you to view it online in TerrAvion OverView or TerrAvion Mobile. Although our SLA for the USA allows a delivery time of 72 hours, most of our image data is delivered overnight. A capture date is also available for your imagery and if you click the field link in the earlier column ‘Field’ it will take you to the field with the captured image.
    4. Attempting next flight cycle
      The flight cycle for that week has ended without imagery data delivered to your account. In most cases this was caused by weather affecting our flight operations. Fortunately with TerrAvion’s weekly flight schedules and a minimum of three weekly attempts, chances are big that imagery will be delivered in the next flight cycle.
  1. Delivery Status

    1. Attempting
      The field is placed on a flight plan and sent to one of our pilots. At this point, the flight plan that your field is on is ready to be flown during the next window of clear weather.
    2. Delivered
      Your imagery is now available for you to view it online in TerrAvion OverView or TerrAvion Mobile. Although our SLA for the USA allows a delivery time of 72 hours, most of our image data is delivered overnight. A capture date is also available for your imagery and if you click the field link in the earlier column ‘Field’ it will take you to the field with the captured image.
    3. Attempting next flight cycle
      The flight cycle for that week has ended without imagery data delivered to your account. In most cases this was caused by weather affecting our flight operations. Fortunately with TerrAvion’s weekly flight schedules and a minimum of three weekly attempts, chances are big that imagery will be delivered in the next flight cycle.
  2. Flight Cycle


    The flight cycle shows you the date range for which the information for the flight status, delivery status, and capture date is valid. Hovering over the Flight Cycle dates will show you the Flight Cycle dates which is useful for smaller screens. Clicking on the flight cycle date for a certain field will open the Flight Cycle Dialog pop up. More details about the information in the Flight Cycle Dialog can be found below.
  3. Capture Date


    This is the date that an image is delivered to your OverView and TerrAvion Mobile account. In most cases the Flight Status and  Delivery Status will also say delivered. It means that we are not doing more flight attempts on that field in that flight cycle. However in some cases, the Flight Status still says ‘Attempting - processing’ or ‘Attempting - on route’. We did deliver an image that we believe has valuable information for you. But in some cases we are trying to improve the quality of the image data by reprocessing it  (Attempting - processing status) or even trying to refly your field to capture better data (Attempting - on route).
    If you hover over the capture date, it will tell you on what date the field was ordered.
  4. Flight Cycle Dialog

    If you click the Flight Cycle for a specific field under the Flight Cycle column, the Flight Cycle Dialog pops up, telling you what happened during each flight cycle for that particular field. It will also tell you the current status of the Flight Status for that field.

flight cycle dialog
  1. Flight Status Summary

    Clicking on the  Summary button gives you insight into whether all your fields are delivered in the flight cycle (service cycle) per subscribed service.

summary button

Tip! In 2020, TerrAvion operates in weekly flight cycles. A flight cycle starts on Sunday through Saturday. We attempt every field three times each week during the growing season.

The Flight Status Dashboard is a great tool to give you insight on when to expect imagery so you can use the remote sensing to its fullest potential.