ADS-B View is a NextGen airspace app that provides graphical weather, traffic and text data to the aircraft pilot/crew. The app operates with FreeFlight System's XPLORER and RANGR ADS-B aviation radios. These ADS-B radios receive FAA-supplied broadcasts that include weather and traffic information and transmit that information to the ADS-B View app via wifi. The app then displays the graphical weather and traffic information on a simple-to-use, scrollable and zoomable map. The graphical weather can be placed into a looping mode so that the weather changes can be viewed over time. The map can be configured to show runways, lakes, state and county lines and roadways. Bookmarks allow the user to easily return to previously viewed areas. The user can select a freely-scrollable map view, or have the aircraft remain centered on the map either North-up or Track-up. In addition, textual information, such as METARs, is provided in a separate table view.
Note: When using the XPLORER, the XPLORER radio must be configured to provide the traffic information to the app. A certified aircraft ADS-B out source is required in order to receive traffic information. Please contact FreeFlight Systems for more information on how to configure the XPLORER to output traffic information.
Note: The RANGR radio is a certified (TSO'd) ADS-B in/out device and thus requires no additional settings to output traffic information.
Updated for compatibility with iOS Version 10.3.
Added parsing and display of ground vehicles.
Minor fixes for an enhanced user experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Half a solution worth nothing
Have been looking for an ipad app to display traffic clearly (uncluttered black background) and this app appears to have one of the better displays out there. I like that. But the Freeflight Xplorer receiver is basically useless as it does not transmit ADSB out - you will see almost no traffic with this receive only unit.
Make this app work with ADS-B transceivers (like the Navworx ADS600-B) and it would be worth paying for.
It gets 1 star only because I can't give it zero.
Previous version was quirky, but After the 2.0 update the app fails to connect to the Freeflight system and is completely broken. :(
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.