Welcome to the National General Aviation Flight Information Database (NGAFID)

The NGAFID is a joint industry-FAA initiative designed to bring voluntary Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) to General Aviation. While sharing flight data is voluntary, there are many reasons pilots and operators should consider participating.

What is digital Flight Data Monitoring (FDM)?
FDM is the recording of flight‐related information. Analysis of FDM data can help pilots, instructors, or operator groups improve performance and safety.

Why should I participate in the GA Demonstration Project?

  • You can replay your own flights and view your data to identify potential safety risks.
  • Pilots in safety programs are less likely to be involved in an accident (GAO 13‐36, pg. 13).
  • Attitude data can be collected, giving you enhanced feedback to improve your skills.
  • Your data can help the whole GA community.
  • Your data will not be used for enforcement purposes.

How will this project benefit the GA community?

  • By working together, the community will identify risks and safety hazards specific to the general aviation environment.
  • The general aviation community can develop and implement solutions to recognized problems.

How can I participate?
You can participate in two ways. (1) Data can come from either your on-board avionics (for example, a G1000 or data recorder) or (2) using a newly developed mobile app — on your smart phone or tablet.

To sign up for an account, click here or download the GAARD (GA Recording Device) App for IOS and Android below! For iOS devices, search for GAARD at the App Store or click here to
download the free app
For Android devices, search for GAARD at Google Play or click here to
download the free app
download the GAARD App

GAARD App Screenshots