Meet the Future of Skywriting

The ONLY app that helps pilots of all levels
skywrite just like the pros

Meet the Future of Skywriting

The ONLY app that helps pilots of all levels
skywrite just like the pros

Simple. Loaded with Features

Download the SmokeOn app and start today. From pre-flight to multiple skywriting messages, the app guides you every step of the way.

Precise. Accurate. Customizable

Become a skywriting pro quickly without years of expensive practice or frustrating guesswork. Customize the app for your exact conditions.

Sharpen Your Skills. Easy To Learn

Before there was text messaging, there was skywriting…learn a new skill that few people in the world have. Get your message noticed!

Simple. Loaded with Features

Download the SmokeOn app and start today. From pre-flight to multiple skywriting messages, the app guides you every step of the way.

Precise. Accurate. Customizable

Become a skywriting pro quickly without years of expensive practice or frustrating guesswork. Customize the app for your exact conditions.

Sharpen Your Skills. Easy To Learn

Before there was text messaging, there was skywriting…learn a new skill that few people in the world have. Get your message noticed!

WHAT THE PROS DON'T TELL YOU​

Why is Skywriting
So Hard?​

In an age of Instagram, texting and digital advertising — the ‘lost’ art of skywriting may seem like an old-fashioned way to communicate.

But no matter how traditional it may seem, there’s something about skywriting that still commands our attention (and our Instagram feeds). It’s hard not to be captivated as we watch a message unfold in the sky.

But if you’re a pilot and have tried your hand at skywriting, you know it’s really, really hard. Only a handful of pilots in the world know how to do it.

After all, there’s no ‘official’ training program or certifying body. You need ideal weather conditions and the ability to draw letters backwards without seeing how it’s all connected. It’s a lot like drawing a picture in the dark.

Until now, the only way to learn has been through years of expensive trial-and-error, or being taught by one of the few remaining professional skywriters, who tend to protect their craft. We don’t think the ability to skywrite should be a secret.

With SmokeOn, we’ve simplified and standardized the entire skywriting process so that virtually any pilot can create unique sky messages quickly, precisely and consistently — just like the pros who’ve been doing it for years.

HOW DOES THE APP WORK?

Ready. Set. Skywrite.

Fly a skywriting message the first time you use the app!

Plane

Download the App

Download the app to your iPad now and familiarize yourself with the layout, settings and controls by watching short tutorials and how-to videos.

Pre-Flight

Input the message you want to create — and select audience location, altitude, size of letters, spacing, sun angle and expected wind drift. The app does all the calculations for you. With SmokeOn, you get complete control from start to finish.
App on iPad

Calibrate Wind Drift and Go

Even skywriting newbies know that wind drift can play havoc with the readability of the final message. Instead of guessing, the app accommodates the discrepancy in location (caused by wind drift) by first having you fly a 90-degree corner…or what we call an ‘Initial L’.

You simply fly the first leg of an ‘L’ (where the app directs you), watching the smoke as you go. Make a turn and connect the second leg visually.

Press a button at the point of connection, and the app instantly calculates the difference between where you expected to be and your actual location. The app then fine tunes your final message location — and you’re ready to fly your first letter!

Multiple Jobs and Post-Flight

Want to fly more than one skywriting message? No problem. The app lets’ you pre-program multiple jobs, so you can create consecutive messages in different locations. And flight data will always be recorded, so you you can always review your flight’s

Plain Text. Plane Easy.

Think skywriting is too complicated or something only a handful of highly
skilled pilots can do? Think again.

SMOKEON APP

Key App Features

The only skywriting app built by pilots for pilots.

Takes the Guesswork Out of
Skywriting

If you’ve ever wanted to try skywriting, but thought it was only for pro pilots (with years of experience) download the SmokeOn App today.

It’s the only skywriting app of its kind — loaded with intuitive, helpful features, so pilots of all abilities can create readable text messages in the sky quickly and accurately.

  • All the training tutorials and videos you need to get started immediately
  • Test, set and accommodate for wind drift
  • Fully customizable for your unique message, location or local conditions
  • Choose your altitude and offset altitude (where your audience sees the writing
  • Automatically programs lettering backwards and upside down, so your message is always precise and readable
  • Customized calibrations and suggestions based on your airplane’s capabilities
  • Records all flight data and keeps a running tab of how you’re flying — as your abilities improve, the app automatically adjusts based on your level of expertise
  • Optional audio connection for Bluetooth headset, so you can hear smoke on/smoke off instructions

What do I need to start skywriting?

FAQs

No. Right now anyone with a pilot’s license can download and use the app to do skywriting for fun or to practice. If you should ever accept monetary compensation for performing any skywriting jobs, you must have a valid commercial pilot’s license.

Yes, you can download the Pilot Guide HERE

Unfortunately, the SmokeOn app is only available for iPad mini, iPad, iPad Pro and iPhone devices. It may be available for Android or Google devices at a later date. Sign up for our mailing list and we’ll notify you with any new features and updates as they are released.

Sure, the SmokeOn app can be downloaded and works with compatible iPhones. Depending on the size of your cockpit and physical abilities, it may be harder to view the app on a smaller device while flying, which is why we recommend using an iPad mini or larger.

Download the app for $29.95 per year – which includes an annual, unlimited use license and all updates.

You get a FREE 1 month trial.  To begin, just process a subscription to use in-flight navigation.  You’ll be charged as a recurring transaction through your iTunes account STARTING AT THE END of your free trial (unless you cancel during the free trial).  Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the App Store after purchase.

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