Top 10 Apps For Pilots
Thousands of apps for pilots are available on AppStore and Google Play. Norfolk Aviation is here today to help you find the best ones you could use to make your life way easier. Here are our top 10 apps that are worth installing on your iPad or Android tablet:
This is definitely a must-have for every pilot. This app has all the pre-flight information you may want to know: moving maps, weather graphics, weight and balance, plan of the flight, terrain awareness and many other features. It’s already replaced portable GPS for many pilots, so if you want to have all the necessary information right on your tablet, install ForeFlight Mobile.
Garmin has been creating navigation products for pilots for a long time now. With Garmin Pilot App they want to extend their products on tablets. The app has similar features to ForeFLight. It also adds Garmin GTN menus, split screen, international charts and many other useful things.
Very simple and easy to use free app. It displays NAXRAD radar for the US. It’s very easy to zoom in and out. This app will be perfect for any pre-flight trainings and briefings you might have.
This is one of the most popular apps for pilots and student pilots – it helps do performance and weight & balance calculations. You can even do all the conversions and some of the basic arithmetic’s in Sporty’s E6B. Definitely a must have.
Your iPad or iPhone will turn into a digital sight level with this app. It will tell you if you are going to top a cloud right on your way or not. All you have to do is just use your camera and a gyroscope that’s already installed in your phone or tablet. The app will use this information to create a sight level you will need to follow.
One of the most used websites for flight planning now has an app. The FltPlan Go can store and retrieve navigation logs and weather briefings, including FAA charts, weather imagery and moving map navigation.
One of the oldest apps in our list. It existed long before iPhone and iPad even came out. The app has quite powerful moving maps, digital charts and terrain awareness. Connect it to an external AHRS and you will get an attitude-based synthetic vision display.
Yes, it’s kind of a Facebook for pilots, but fortunately you won’t find any cat photos or memes there – just breaking aviation news from all over the world, professional video tips and articles.
This is one of the best apps for beginner pilots – It will help you learn how pilots communicate all over the world and what code phrases they use on every day basis. It’s fun to listen to for non-pilots as well.
All of these apps have tons of useful information for pilots. We only went through 10 of them, but there are thousands more. If you know any great apps that pilots could use to make their life easier, fell free to leave a comment on our Facebook page and we will include it in the list.
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