iFUEL by CockpitApps
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The iFuel app helps pilots determine the cost benefit analysis of tankering fuel. iFuel calculates fuel purchases at 2 or 3 airports and considers both ramp fees and minimum fuel purchase requirements. iFuel immediately calculates your savings by factoring in fuel prices, taxi fuel, fuel burn, ramp fees, landing fuel, and minimum fuel to waive ramp fee. It shows the user exactly how much money was saved or lost by tankering fuel and / or by paying ramp fees with minimum fuel purchase requirements.
Sometimes it is easy. For example, let's say a pilot is flying from A to B and the fuel price at A is $5.00 and at B it is $7.50. The mental math is easy and it is clear the pilot should tanker fuel if landing weights permit it.
However, sometimes these "guesses" aren't so easy. For instance, what if the fuel prices in the example above were $5.50 and $5.00 respectively and there is a ramp fee of $500 at point B, unless you purchase 200 gallons of fuel? Furthermore, what if you don't really need fuel because you can fly to your next destination without it? What should you do?
iFuel user inputs:
- Fuel price at current airport, destination airport and optional 3rd airport
- Taxi Fuel
- Reserve Fuel
- Amount of fuel to tanker (tanker option)
- Fuel burn
- Ramp fee (optional)
- Min Fuel purchase to waive ramp fee (optional)
- Trip fuel costs (tanker and non tanker)
- Landing fuel (tankering option)
- Cost to Tanker
- Tanker Savings
- Net Tanker Savings (after fee)
What a great app! It saved me $250 in fuel for my trip tomorrow. (Cessna210)
Just did a SFO to MDW trip. Saved $3500 (G550).
I tried making this on a excel program and it didn't work out too well. iFuel takes the guess work out of tankering calculations. Really like how the app simplifies these equations. It would be nice if it would work in other units besides gallons and pounds.
Instruction manual please?
Can we please get a step by step manual on how to use this thing?
Not worth $40
VERY basic calculations.