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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: iPhone Aviation Apps Reply with quote

Just took the plunge and switched to the iPhone. I'm addicted.

Thought I'd start a thread on really useful aviation apps for the iPhone, in case you have some you'd like to share.

There are a couple of nice instructional aids like one where you can turn the phone into a VOR tracker and using the internal GPS you pick a VOR and see which radial you're on. You can tune it, track it and everything! Could be useful for the classroom!

There are tons of GPS related apps and lots of free weather ones as well as flight planning, but I've yet to go through them all.

What I could really use is an iPhone version of something like Notam Plot.

Look forward to seeing what develops here and finding out how many other pilots use the iPhone for aviation related stuff.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about throwing that call open to all Smartphones and PDAs? We're not all iPhoneaholics. I've just taken delivery of a nice new Nokia 5800, for example.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find AeroWeather handy, 'tis free too.

I was thinking of getting the iPhone SDK and having a tinker...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:58 am    Post subject: Flightplan Reply with quote

I'm fond of Flightplan (www.warbred.com). It's not free but it's handy.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe check PilotWizz out, its free. Planning, weight and balance, conversions, etc...

Americans have some pretty stuff, their AIP, charts,flight plans. Well get some of those someday...hopefully.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been playing with Pilot Wizz Pro and it's really nice. The author has lateral W&B capability in the current beta version. Since the school I'm at has several helicopters it's easy to plug in pilot, passenger and fuel and have the W&B plot displayed for any bird you've got entered.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Safelog Reply with quote

http://safelogweb.com/

Its not free but available for iphone, blackberry, pc & PDA and as I only have 1 hour I have not tried it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flight control and the red bull air race apps are quite cool.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit I have downloaded flight control and I am pretty hooked on it! I have only managed to land 70 aircraft without crashing any so far though! Laughing

A friend has told me about another couple of useful aviation apps though:

Weather Maps (free) - like the mesoscale but very simlar to the BBC weather map actually

GB Locate (0.59) - converts any lat / long to grid reference. Quite useful.

My favourite is Aero Weather (free). Really useful for quickly checking all the latest TAFs and METARs when you're in the middle of nowhere! It even uses your GPS location to find all the nearest ones.

Pilot Whizz (also free) is very good - can even do W&B but I haven't managed to programme it all in yet.

Loving the phone - oh it makes calls too. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhirlyGirl wrote:
I must admit I have downloaded flight control and I am pretty hooked on it! I have only managed to land 70 aircraft without crashing any so far though! Laughing


70 - jeepers.. I can barely get beyond 55.. it's so frustrating.

Agreed, aeroweather is the best I found so far too.

Couple of handy GPS trackers too - will plot your path on google maps as you go, so others can check in on you.

Handy also for seeing exactly where you were, when you thought you were somewhere else.. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GPS trackers... yeah that's pretty amazing. Good for flight following... not so good if you've disappeared down the pub after work instead of going home to cook the dinner Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like PilotWizz Pro 1.0.5 will come with lateral cg and aircraft import aswell. It wont be available until 2 weeks or so, bought the pro version today, just waitimg for the update.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use AeroWeather, PilotWizPro and the great new Airbox Runway and will be getting the new Airbox which looks fantastic as my primary GPS. I also find Time Calc handy.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Plane Finder!
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I have Plane Finder. It was a bit spooky the other week when nothing was flying. Tea Round is useful Laughing
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