OBE for SkyDemon’s Tim Dawson

SkyDemon’s Tim Dawson has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to Aviation Safety.

Tim began to develop SkyDemon in 2006 as a way of planning flights during his PPL training. In 2009 the decision was taken to bring it to market, originally on the Windows CE platform.

In 2012 SkyDemon was launched on the iPad (Android followed a year later), continual development and enhancements mean that it is now Europe’s market leading flight planning and navigation software.

Tim told FLYER “It means a great deal to be recognised in this way by Queen and country. I could not have made the contribution I have to aviation safety without my wonderful team at SkyDemon.”

From all at FLYER, and no doubt the tens of thousands of pilots who use it regularly, congratulations Tim Dawson OBE. FLYER Forum thread here



  1. Congratulations Tim. Well deserved. I remember our emails when you were beta testing the software. The product support and development is second to none and continues to be so

    Liam Sandie

  2. I flew from Cambridgeshire to Romania, over the Carpathian mountains to arrive bang on my destination with sole navigational reference to SkyDemon on my mobile phone. A remarkable bit of software. A well deserved award.

  3. This has got to be one of the most deserved awards related to General and Private aviation in at least the last forty years. With the CAA’s over-regulation and complicity in the spread of controlled airspace by self interested groups, the simplicity of operation of the SkyDemon system has done more for flight safety than the numerous, continually increasing restrictions that have been imposed on this sector.
    As a regular flyer in, particularly, the South East of England, I offer not just my congratulations to Tim but my sincere thanks for a nav. system that everyone can understand and that actually works.

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