Notification Messages


Notifications are canned messages that can be sent from the Spider to the website and via SMS or email to your members. 

You can customise how your members receive these and set up unique messages per aircraft and per event.

 How To Setup Notifications

  • From the Flying page, click on 'Organisation Settings' in the bottom left corner, then click 'Manage' on the organisations page.


  • From within your organisation settings pages, click 'Notifications' on the left-hand menu.


When managing the organisation, click on the Notifications menu option

  • Select the aircraft you would like to create the notifications for or you can use the 'Apply To All Aircraft' function, that will allow you to apply batch settings to all the aircraft in your account. 


**Please Note - When using 'Apply to All Aircraft', there will always be nothing checked/saved, as this is used to make changes only, which will override any existing notification of the given type of the individual aircraft**



  • To change the 'Message' text for the Mark 1, select the text in the box and update it to your own personal preference. The message within the notification has a maximum length of 50 characters and can be anything you choose. 
  • Next, select who the message should be sent to, and how SMS or email. 
  • Click 'Save' after each update.


Change the Message then select who will receive the message by email or SMS

  • Follow the same process for any of the other Mark Messages, Watch On, Watch Off, Speed Up, and Slow Down, ROC and ROD that you would like to use.



How to Use Notifications Though the Spider

Mark button:

If the pilot presses the Mark button once, a Mark 1 position report will be sent to the website. If a notification message is set on the website this message will be displayed in the information box on the map. If not, the message will simply be displayed as MARK 1, as in the image below. 

On the map the Notifications will be displayed in the points of interest and on the track

If you have set the notification to go to a member by email or SMS, the member will receive the message as soon as the position report is received at the website. 

If the pilot presses the Mark button (Green button on Right) twice within 1 second, a Mark 2 will be sent. Pressing it three times within 2 seconds will send a Mark 3. Pressing it four times within 2 seconds will send a Mark 4. 


Spider 3 showing SOS, Watch, and Mark buttons on the keypad

Speed up and Slow down:

Speed up and Slow down messages will be sent when you pass up or down through your set transition speed if you have the transition speed trigger enabled within the aircraft settings on the website. These messages are great for letting contacts know when you have taken off or have landed. Please note that speed up and slow down messages are not sent when using Automated Watch.

When using Automated Watch the enable transition speed option will determine when Automated Watch starts. In this case you will need to use the Watch on and Watch off notification. 

Watch on and Watch Off:

Watch on and Watch Off, part of the Automated Watch system, can be set to start automatically or by pressing the blue Watch button in the middle of the keypad. This can be used to send a notification to your members on take off and landing too.

Rate of Climb and Rate of Descent:

On the Aircraft settings page, if you are editing the reporting settings of a Spider 6 or Spider 7, you can have the Spider send position reports when a specified rate of climb or rate of descent is exceeded. These will be displayed on the website. From the Notifications page, each of these events can be sent to members email and / or phone number. 


* Each SMS message costs US$0.20 per recipient

* Each SOS message costs US$0.50 per recipient

* Emails are at no cost


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