Here is my list of Cool Apps for Aviation.
Some which I have personally used and some that I have not which I find pretty interesting.
One that is installed on my phone. I use it most days and not only for flying. It gives plenty information, although the accuracy can be off some times it still gives me an idea of what will be happening throughout the day wiht the weather.
Windy (also known as Windyty) is an great tool for weather. This fast, intuitive, detailed and most accurate weather app is used by pilots, paragliders, skydivers, kiters, surfers and many more. I personally use this app all the time for my flight planning and briefing.
I personally don’t use it, but have heard good things. The UI is a bit busy, but overall not bad. I think on a larger screen it would work well, but for your phone it is a bit small.
EasyCockpit is a comprehensive aviation navigation tool for mobile devices and has for many years aided pilots by improving their situational awareness when flying in Southern Africa. This GPS moving map with detailed information will make your flying experience in this part of the African continent a safer one. The app offers an extensive airfields database including communication and navigation frequencies, runway information, fuel availability, cautionary notes, and sunrise/sunset times. Full airspace information, including special VFR routings and reporting points around congested areas, makes this GPS moving map a must for pilots flying in Southern Africa.
Used by many of my friends with great reviews. Unfortunately I have not been able to try it because I don’t have an Iphone.
LogTen Pro is a great logbook app. There is a subscription, and for some people this might put them off. It is also currently only available on IOS. But the functionality is amazing and I would reccommend it to anyone with an Iphone.
I have also only played around with the free trial for this app. I have had a very good experience, although not taken it into the air, so I can’t give an accurate review. However the UI is good and overall the app is easy to use. The cost is quite high, but it does come with a lot of extras, like a logbook, weight and balance and more.
Garmin Pilot is the most comprehensive suite of tools designed specifically for general aviation and corporate pilots. Flight planning, Lockheed Martin and DUATS filing, charts, interactive maps, weather briefing resources and navigation capabilities; it’s all included. The app’s intuitive interface mirrors those on the newest Garmin touchscreen avionics so you can go seamlessly from pre-flight to in-flight. Plan, file, fly with Garmin Pilot.
Flight Radar 24
It is installed on my phone and gets used mainly for fun and to see what planes and helicopters are around. This is an app more for interest than anything else.
Turn your phone or tablet into a live plane tracker and see flights around the world move in real-time on a detailed map. Or point your device at a plane to find out where it’s going and what kind of aircraft it is.
I have played around with this for the last month on the free trial, and am mostly impressed. You can download templates and edit them to suit your needs which is helpful. For 14.99 USD a year you can have unlimited planes, which for someone like myself, working in a large company is essential. In general the useability is good, but there could be some improvements with the UI. Overall though not a bad app.
Designed by pilots for pilots. Our main goal is to provide you with a quick and professional way to calculate your aircraft weight and balance.
It is free for the first month, and after there will be a subscription fee.
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