AirData UAV offers a REST-based API endpoints integration with Skydio Cloud for seamless management of your fleet. You will need to configure your Skydio Cloud account so that your flight logs and telemetry will sync with the API integration. 

[note text="API Tokens should be kept secret! They grant access to your organization's data in Skydio Cloud (media, flights, vehicles, user emails, etc.)."]

Quick Steps

Step 1 - Log into

Step 2 - Set up your Skydio Cloud account: Getting Started with Skydio Cloud

Step 3 - Enable Data Capture:

    • Sign in to Skydio Cloud
    • Select Settings
    • Scroll down to Data Capture
    • Toggle Data Capture ON

Step 4 - Attach the battery to your Skydio drone and power ON

Step 5 - Log into the Skydio  Controller using your Skydio Cloud organization registered username and password. 

    • Ensure the mobile device and/or controller is connected to a wireless network

Step 6 - Sync your Skydio Cloud features

    • Select the INFO menu
    • Select your drone
    • Select Cloud Settings
    • Select Download features from Cloud to sync from Skydio Cloud to your controlling device.
    • Select Sync Settings to Drone to sync Skydio Cloud settings from your controlling device to your drone.

Step 7 - Post-flight, there are two ways to sync flight telemetry:

     1. USB-C cable

    • Connect your device to the drone
    • Allow the flight telemetry to transfer from the drone to your device
    • This may take up to a few minutes based on the number and lengths of the flights

    2. Media Sync (Media Sync customers only) See How to Use Media Sync for instructions.

Step 8 - View flight telemetry in Skydio Cloud:

    • Select the Reports menu
    • Select Flights 
    • Locate the flight you want to view

View Flight visible - flight telemetry is available and will be listed under More Details 

View Flight not visible - no flight telemetry has been uploaded



[note]Flight telemetry must be uploaded to Skydio Cloud before it is available to view in AirData.[/note] 

Step 9 - Generate a Skydio API token:

    • Select Settings
    • Select API Tokens
    • Select Generate Token
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Step 10 - Name your token

Step 11 - Select Permissions:

  • Flights: Read-Only
  • Flight Telemetry: Read-Only

Step 12 - Select Save

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Step 13 - Copy token  

Your API token is only available during the active login session or until the page is refreshed 


Step 14 - Log into

    • Select My Account Skydio Login
    • Select Add a New Skydio API Key (token)

Step 15 - Select the pilot for this API key in the dropdown.

Step 16 - Paste the newly generated API key (token)

Step 17 - Select Save/Verify


Uploading Skydio logs to AirData

    • Flights will automatically sync between Skydio Cloud and AirData when you view your AirData flight list from a web browser for the first time that day.
    • If you view your flight list multiple times in a day, select Sync next to the pilot's API token to force a sync between Skydio Cloud and AirData. If you do not view your flight list daily, automatic synchronization will occur weekly.


[accordion heading="Formatting requests to the Skydio API"]

All requests to the Skydio API should contain an Authorization header with your API Token. Requests to the API should be formatted like this:



curl -X 'GET' \

  '' \

  -H 'accept: application/json' \

  -H 'Authorization: <api_token_here>'


Unable to log in to Skydio Cloud

Go to

    • enter your email address
    • enter the verification code sent to your email address

[info text="Ensure that you are logging in to your mobile device with the same email address that has been provisioned on Skydio Cloud."] 

Have you set up your Skydio Cloud?

You will need to configure your Skydio Cloud account before you can upload flight telemetry. See Getting Started with Skydio Cloud. Any media captured prior to configuring your Skydio Cloud will not sync. 

    • Ensure that the flight telemetry that you are trying to upload was captured after the configuration steps were completed. Footage from before this point will not upload to the cloud.

Is your device/controller connected to the Internet?

Ensure that you are connected to the Internet or cellular data.

Is the vehicle claimed in Skydio Cloud?

Vehicles are not automatically associated with an organization, you will need to claim the vehicles that you want in your fleet:

Step 1 - Select Settings

Step 2 - Select Devices

Step 3 - Select Claim Device

Step 4 - Enter vehicle WiFi (eg Skydio2-xxxx)

    • The vehicle tab displays a list of associated vehicle IDs 
    • You cannot claim a vehicle that is associated with another organization. You cannot delete a vehicle. If you receive this error message or need to delete a vehicle, contact Skydio Customer Support.

Flight recording is not displayed

Uploading the flight recording will not occur unless you have purchased Media Sync, selected the type of media you want to upload and connect your drone to power. Visit Skydio Cloud Media Sync for more information. 

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Explore related articles for additional information

Getting Started with Skydio Cloud

How to Add a Network to Skydio Cloud

How to Use Media Sync in Skydio Cloud

How to Generate an API Token 

Skydio Cloud API Documentation

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