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Ready to try SkyGlass?

How to gain access...

Getting on board is easy! Download the app, create a SkyGlass username and boom... you're SkyRiding! Here's the breakdown in detail:

  1. Sign Up to the website (at the top right) to create and verify your website account.  

  2. Download and Install the SkyGlass app from the Downloads page.

  3. Launch the SkyGlass app and follow these steps to create a username.

    • At the SkyGlass app login screen enter a username and password of your choice.

      • Your SkyGlass app username cannot include special characters.

    • Enter your email address

      • ​Be sure to use the same email address that you will use for your subscription payment.

    • Click CREATE. 

  4. ​​​Open the email from and click the activation link to activate your new SkyGlass username.  

  5. Log into the SkyGlass app and explore!

  6. Subscribe for continued use on the Plans & Pricing page.  

    • The SkyGlass Basic (monthly) subscription includes a two-week trial before payments begin.

    • Quad, Annual and Multi subscriptions begin immediately.

    • When your paid subscription begins you will see updated end-date on the SkyGlass app login portal after you login.



Getting started with SkyGlass requires creating TWO accounts...

1. One here on the website where you purchase and manage your subscription and

2. the second inside the SkyGlass app. See the steps above!



• BEFORE YOU BUY A SUBSCRIPTION be sure you have already downloaded, installed SkyGlass and CREATED a username inside the SkyGlass app. If not it may take 24 hours before your SkyGlass end date syncs up with your new subscription.

• In order for your SkyGlass subscription to work correctly All EMAILS must match.

1) Email used for your website account 

2) Email used to create your username in the SkyGlass app 

3) Email you enter at checkout when you make your subscription purchase

• Your subscription can be used across multiple devices. You only need one username for both desktop and mobile devices.


SkyGlass is available via auto-renewing monthly, 4-month, annual or 3 year subscriptions.

Basic access is $5/month with discounts for longer durations.


Future releases may include premium level features at different subscription levels.



Quick Start Tips...

  • The best way to get started is to watch the most current Intro to SkyGlass video.  This will quickly orient you to the features and how to use SkyGlass most effectively. However if you want to jump right in, please see the following as a quick-start.

After you've entered SkyGlass ...

  • How to move the camera... On desktop versions, use your mouse left-button to move and right-button to rotate. Keyboard WASD keys and arrow keys also work. Shift-Left-Click and Q/E keys will raise and lower the camera POV. If you have a single button mouse or trackpad use ctrl-click-drag to rotate. Your mouse scroll wheel will zoom the camera in and out. If you have a game controller, this will also work with SkyGlass!

  • For mobile versions, 1-touch drag to move the map. Collapse the main UI (bottom button in the main button stack, bottom right corner of the screen) and 1-touch in the bottom right 1/4 of the screen to pop up a rotation joystick. 2 finger touch pinch to zoom in and out. 3 finger touch up/down to elevate the camera.

  • Load traffic by clicking the button at the top of the main button stack at the bottom right corner. This will load a snapshot of the live traffic based on your current mode and search parameters. To keep the traffic continually refreshing click the auto-refresh button in the auxiliary button stack, to the left of the main stack.

  • Use your mouse or touch to hover over traffic which will show aircraft details in the top right corner HUD (heads up display).

  • Relative Height Slider (in the group of vertical sliders enabled in the auxiliary button stack)... One unique feature of SkyGlass is the ability to stretch & squish the vertical axis changing each aircraft's relative altitude. This makes SkyGlass more than just a traffic simulator but a dynamic visualization tool. 

  • SkyGlass has two modes, standard mode and mil-ops mode. Standard mode loads traffic within the defined search radius around the current home location. Mil-Ops loads all military traffic world wide. SkyGlass defaults to Mil-Ops mode at startup as indicated by the green shield icon in the auxiliary button stack.

  • Use the Burn button (flame icon in the aux-button stack) to clear all loaded traffic and traces as well as stop any loading actions.

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Join the SkyGlass Discord Server for more help and community support!

How to Upgrade... 

Uninstall / Reinstall.

First Step - Depending on which version you are upgrading from, windows users may want to use the system's "Add/Remove Programs" tool to uninstall as it may be slightly faster. If you have a fairly recent download, the current install process will automatically uninstall SkyGlass.

Mac users should simply delete any prior version of SkyGlass you have already installed.

Next download the latest SkyGlass from the DOWNLOADS page.


Windows users will download and run the SkyGlass installer. Once installed, launch SkyGlass using the shortcut on your desktop.

 Mac users will download the SkyGlass app as a zip file. Be sure to move the app to your applications folder.

Sign in to the App.

Launch SkyGlass and login using the same login credentials as you did before.

Before you’re able to run SkyGlass you will need to allow it access through any anti-virus, firewall, VPN or other network security software you may have running. If you are running anti-virus software you may need to configure the following to be allowed access:

After you login, you will see a welcome screen with details about your trial subscription or a current subscription if you have one.

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