By Roeland van der Spek
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FINALLY THE IMMENSELY POPULAR NOTAMs APP IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A FULL FEATURED IPAD APP!!
There really is no excuse for not consulting the NOTAMs prior to your flight! With this app you don't need one.
With Notams you can download notifications for your departure, arrival and destination fields as well as notices for en-route fields and various FIRs/Centers. What's more, this works world wide!
If the NOTAM text contains a coordinate, the App will place flag on a map along with your route. This will instantly show its relevance to your plans.
-Display notams with valid coordinates on a MAP, along with your route.
-Notam DECODING provides easy notam reading
-Global coverage, based on the FAA notams database.
-Easy route entry.
-Filters non-active notams out of the list, leaving you with a lot less to read.
New in this version
-A map symbol in the notam list indicates which notams are on the map and which are not.
-Provision for entering a departure alternate
-Provision for providing a second destination alternate
-Settings that allow you to switch off downloading of en-route airport notams
-Settings that allow you to change the notams search radius.
-Full use of the iPAD screen size and interface features.
You really can't afford not to download this little gem!
What's New in Version 1.72
Fixed the iOS orientation issue
Simple to use and intuitive.
A goos app for finding NOTAMs. It is easy to use and the way the NOTAMs are viewed is great. The route NOTAMs are limited as the route is a direct line; the ability to put some waypoints would be fabulous. It would enhance the usability of the map even further
That aside, this is well worth a fiver, a shame the system I have at work is not this good... And that cost hundreds of thousands!
Incomplete UK data
I have been using the notaminfo website in the UK, and will probably continue to do so. This app shows promise and has some nice features but it just doesn't show notams issued by my local airfield EGBO even though they are in the UK AIS. Sadly because slightly incomplete notams are useless, I can't regard this app as usable at the moment.
London City not in US notams!
I made the mistake of assuming this app covered Europe because of the picture of the UK and Europe map and the description. Pointless.