**Please uninstall the older version of Flying Squirrel before installing a newer version.**


*IE Explorer and DoD CAC are required for download. Uncheck TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Advanced Settings for download to work in IE9.

Downloading Flying Squirrel on Windows
v1.6.4.2 August 27, 2015

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the executable file.
  2. Run the executable file that starts the Flying Squirrel Installation Wizard.
  3. Follow the steps suggested by the Installation Wizard. Note: The application is installed in the "Flying Squirrel" folder in your laptop's default "Program Files" directory.
  4. After installation is complete, download the "AirPcap Driver" from the CACE Technologies website (Windows XP and Vista).
  5. Download the US Globalsat BU-353 USB GPS receiver driver for Windows XP. The file name is PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1.9.0.zip. (found here)
    Note: If using Windows Vista, the BU-353 is supported out-of-the-box.
  6. Start using the Flying Squirrel application.

*IE Explorer and DoD CAC are required for download. Uncheck TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Advanced Settings for download to work in IE9.

Downloading Flying Squirrel on Linux
v1.6.4.2 August 27, 2015

Creating a Flying Squirrel bootable CD:

  1. Download the ISO image file.
  2. Burn the ISO image file to a CD.
  3. Insert the Flying Squirrel bootable CD in your laptop and power down.
  4. Boot your laptop using the newly created Flying Squirrel bootable CD.

Creating a Flying Squirrel bootable USB drive:
This will improve Flying Squirrel performance.

  1. Insert the Flying Squirrel bootable CD in your laptop and power down.
  2. Boot your laptop using the Flying Squirrel bootable CD and wait until the system boots to the desktop.
  3. Execute the "Create LiveUSB" icon, a wizard will guide you through the process of creating a bootable USB. Warning: When you create the bootable USB drive, all existing data will be erased.

Note: Two partitions are created on the USB drive. The first contains the bootable OS image. The second partition is a user partition and can be used to store data. Flying Squirrel will automatically save wireless scans and user settings to this partition, which can also be accessed in Microsoft Windows.

Note: The Woodchuck Import Imagery Wizard is required to download imagery for the Linux version of Flying Squirrel.


*IE Explorer and DoD CAC are required for download. Uncheck TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Advanced Settings for download to work in IE9.

Downloading Orb-Weaver on Windows
v1.6.4.1 May 11, 2015

If you have a previous version of Orb-Weaver for Windows installed, you do not have to uninstall the previous version to install a new version of the application.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the executable file.
  2. Run the executable file that starts the Orb-Weaver Installation Wizard.
  3. Follow the steps suggested by the Installation Wizard. Note: The application is installed in the "Orb-Weaver" folder in your laptop's default "Program Files" directory.
  4. Start using the Orb-Weaver application.

Release Notes

Flying Squirrel Release v1.6.4.2 includes:
  • GPS discovery bug fix
  • Upgraded to Java 1.8 update 60
  • Minor Antelope Squirrel bug fixes



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