4.1    What can you do with FlightZoomer?


FlightZoomer is a Ground Control Station (GCS), that allows to plan, control, navigate and manage the flight of remote controlled unmanned aircraft. The supported vehicles are ArduPilot equipped fixed wing aircraft and multicopters.

A lot of features are borrowed from manned aviation: the look&feel (based on the Boeing 787 cockpit), IFR capabilities (instruments, autopilot, Flight Management System) and the support of professional procedures.

FlightZoomer offers these use cases:



Synthetic FPV Camera

The FlightZoomer cockpit app offers a synthetic outside view. Enjoy the unmatched experience when looking down on the landscape even when a traditional FPV setup would run into serious limitations (e.g. at night, in fog).

Real FPV Camera

Beside the synthetic camera, a traditional (real) video feed can be embedded seamlessly or as overlay in the FlightZoomer cockpit app.

Autopilot with more than a dozen modes

Control the aircraft using real world autopilot modes like altitude capture and hold or ILS glideslope capture! The autopilot supports basic flying, as well as following flight plans or (simulated) radio navigation aids.

Flightplan based operations

Navigate and control the aircraft based on self-created flightplans: prepare, plan and execute routes like real pilots do (following instrument flight rules)!

Flight control using speech recognition

Fly your multicopter or RC aircraft by speaking commands! A simple yet effective grammar allows flying any desired maneuver!

Navigation Database

Create and maintain your own airspace with airports and navigation aids! This enables for navigation based on simulated radio navigation aids.

Instrument Landing System (ILS)

Capture and follow the glideslope with your RC aircraft for a precision approach! The FlightZoomer Instrument Landing System (ILS) offers the full set of real world features including the beeping at the outer, middle and inner markers.

Simulation Capabilities

Get accustomed to the system using the in-built simulation capabilities! They allow to inspect, demonstrate and train most of the features just using the cockpit app in a stand-alone operation.

In-built Air Traffic Control

Be guided from cruise down to the ILS by the friendly lady from the virtual air traffic control center!

Synthetic voice feedback

Experience teamwork with a simulated co-pilot who confirms autopilot commands!