The Top Aviation Apps 2017
Garmin Pilot is an all encompassing app built for general aviation and corporate pilots. Flight planning, charts, interactive maps, weather briefing resources and navigation capabilities; it’s all included! The app’s intuitive interface allows users to seamlessly go from preflight to inflight. Garmin Pilot brings a built in"Logbook" which automatically generates entries based on GPS data collected during flight, tracks currency, supports manual entries, endorsements and creates reports. You can download the app from the iTunes store here.
MyRadar is a real-time weather radar with temperature, hurricanes, widgets and free warnings. It displays animated weather radar around your current location, allowing you to quickly see what weather is coming your way. Additional features include severe storm warnings for your area, and real-time hurricane tracking. The app also has allows the user to overlay the flight plan of a particular aircraft onto the map. You can download the app from the Google Play store here.
Sporty's E6B is a powerful flight computer app making calculations fast and easy for aviators. Each function can be selected from a list, and the app prompts the user for information as it goes. Plus, entries are saved from previous calculations, so there's no need to re-enter data. The user can easily calculate weight and balance with the app and it also makes quick work of navigational and fuel problems. Additionally, it includes a number of useful features, such as Top of Descent, Specific Range and Planned Mach. You can also set a timer to count up or count down, so it is perfect for timing approaches, holds or switching fuel tanks. What’s more, there is a clock function that shows Home, Local and Zulu time. You can download the app from the iTunes store here.