Ready to join the SkyGlass platform?

How to gain access...

Onboarding to the SkyGlass platform requires creating TWO accounts...

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

2. Another inside the SkyGlass app.

In order for your SkyGlass subscription to function, ALL email addresses must match. Here on the website, inside the SkyGlass app and when you make your purchase.


Here are the steps to follow... 

  • Sign Up to the website at the top right to create and verify your first account.

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

  • Launch the SkyGlass app.  Choose a username and password, enter your email address* and click CREATE. ​*​Be sure to use the same email address as your website profile account.​ NOTE : Your SkyGlass app username cannot include special characters.

  • You will get an activation email from  Be sure to check your spam box! Click the activation link to activate your new SkyGlass login.  

  • Log into the SkyGlass app and explore for as long as your free-trial lasts.

  • Return to this website and purchase a subscription from the Plans & Pricing page. *Be sure to use the same email when you checkout!! When your paid subscription begins you will see updated details at the SkyGlass app login screen. Please allow a few days for the system to update.


SkyGlass is available via a monthly or annual subscription.

Basic access is $5/month with a discount for annual subscribers.


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 left-click-drag your mouse to move around the map to find a good home location. Right-Click-Drag will change your perspective.  

  • To load traffic click the button at the top of the main button stack, on 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. The aux-button stack is toggled by the arrow icon at the bottom of the main button stack.

  • Use your mouse to hover over traffic which will load aircraft details in the top right corner. If you have traces activated, clicking on an aircraft will load or unload the trace.

  • Relative Height Slider... One unique feature of SkyGlass is the ability to stretch & squish the vertical axis changing each objects relative altitude. This makes SkyGlass more than just a traffic simulator but a dynamic and novel 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 to clear all loaded traffic and traces after switching modes or changing home locations. It is important to clear all loaded traffic when you switch modes or change your search location parameters as any prior loaded traffic will not update unless it's within the search radius. Not-burning can lead to inaccurate results. The Burn button will clear all loaded traffic as well as stop any loading actions.

  • More ways to move & rotate... Use your mouse left-button to move and right-button to rotate the camera. 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 use ctrl-click to rotate. Scroll wheel will zoom the camera in and out. If you have a game controller, this will also work with SkyGlass!

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


Upgrade process...

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. If you have not updated your SkyGlass app since June 2022, this is a good idea as it will 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 Step.. Windows users will download the SkyGlass installer, and Mac users will download the SkyGlass app as a zip file.

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.