eKneeBoard: The Complete Aviation Application
By AnywhereEducation Inc.
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NOTE: During the Application upgrade the NexRad Radar Overlay on seamless charts and old Weather Tab are OTS. They will be available after the upcoming application update.
The complete aviation solution for the iPad with a companion iPhone version; it includes Airports, IFR/VFR Charts, Flight Plans, Weather, Aviation Library, Aviation Courses and more.
Lower subscription price with "Pilot Bucks" Enhanced Airport Information that provides you with daily savings at no additional charge*
FREE Activation will grant you access to Geo-Referenced FAA information for the state of your choice. This subscription does NOT expire. No email address is required for activation. GPS, ADS-B Units supported.
eKneeBoard has over 2000 geo-referenced FAA airport diagrams, ideal for VFR or IFR flying. You get info on runways, taxiways, all the certified FAA airport information you expect and more! When eKneeBoard is connected to the Internet or ADS-B device, the related NOTAMs, METAR/TAFs, AIRMETs/SIGMETs, winds and other data for your flight, including all airport information, is updated and saved for easy access during planning and inflight use.
eKneeBoard has a complete set of charts; it includes "Super-Res" seamless sectionals, enroute, area charts and instrument approach procedures.
eKneeBoard offers Full Flight Planning tools that allow you to quickly and easily create a flight plan on any of the high-resolution seamless VFR and IFR charts. You can also quickly locate intersections, navaids, as well as search for the nearest airports and add them to your flight plan without ever leaving the chart! You can save/load your flight plans, reorganize waypoints, auto reverse your flight plan for your return, customize your airplane information, pilot profile information and file your VFR and IFR flight plans.
Temporarily OTS for application Update:->Integrated NEXRAD weather functionality includes both an "Animated Radar Mosaic" as well as layered NEXRAD weather information right on your Seamless Charts.
eKneeBoard will also get a complete DUAT briefing that is saved to the iPad for offline use. Weather charts & information also includes: Infrared Color, Infrared BW, Water Vapor and Visible Satellite and Prognostic weather charts and more! In addition, whenever eKneeBoard can connect online, METAR, TAFs, Winds & IFR/VFR Airport Conditions are transparently downloaded.
TAKE A COURSE WHEN YOU ARE READY TO LEARN ON THE GO.
eKneeBoard makes it easy for you to learn on the go right on your iPad. You can choose from a vast library of courses. These include ATC Procedures, Private, Commercial, Instrument Rating Courses or if you’re done training you can get our Flight Maneuvers lessons that show you how to do all of the flight maneuvers, takeoffs, landings and emergency procedures. These courses provide a great refresher on how to execute each maneuver before your next Flight Review or Check Ride. Our full courses are available with an in-app purchase right in eKneeBoard.
ENHANCED AIRPORT INFORMATION and "Pilot Bucks":
You can add on "Pilot Bucks" Enhanced Airport Data that gives you over 3000 additional detailed Geo-Referenced Airport Diagrams (taxiways, FBO locations, etc.), FBO information (services & contact info), Fuel Prices, Hotels, Restaurants, Car Rentals and "Pilot Bucks" to save you money every day.
A free user account is required for the FREE FAA chart subscription. The ONLY requirement is that you assign a password to your account and select the state of your choice. Your email address, first, last name and CFI expiration dates are all optional.
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
*An email address is required for syncing data between devices and taking some quizzes, exams and assessments in our courseware.
*"Super-Res Charts" and "Pilot Bucks" are marks of AnywhereEducation Inc.
What's New in Version 5.4.15
Removed the need for an email address to start the FREE subscription.
Overall performance increases under iOS 7
Minor bug fixes
single touch, "Content on Demand" to reduce large package download requirements.
Several feature adjustments.
Real-Time, Online, built in customer support Instant Message client. No more delays in the support queue.
Added InApp link to support and FAQ system.
Some potential but miles to go
This has great potential as a cockpit app, but there is much to do before it can be trusted. Much the info -- especially the airport data and details from Flight Guide -- could make it worth buying. However, no updates have been forthcoming for many moons. I'm not convinced it's even being supported any more (Read on).
There are major problems, the largest (reported in other reviews) of which is a tendency to lock up then crash while loading. Once it does this once, it will not start again until you remove and reinstall it and all the data again -- a time-consuming process, even with a fast connection.
Just as bad, there is NO CUSTOMER SUPPORT. I emailed eKneeboard twice and Flight Guide once, and the only reply I got was a canned one from eKneeboard saying they would respond "usually within 24 hours." There was no reply within 24 days. Flight Guide never responded at all.
It's a great idea, doesn't always work smoothly
It's a great concept, and a lot of great new features have been added since the name change. I'm not sure I will ever upgrade it again however. The last time I did it stopped working, and the only fix was to delete it, then reload it and completely download all the data all over again. It was very time consuming, and fortunately my next flight wasn't scheduled for a couple of days. I really like this app, however, because it is simple to use, but has a lot of features if you want to use them.
I suspect that if I am patient, the developers of this app will eventually get the bugs out and figure out how to make this app work as smoothly as the Big Boys - maybe even become one of the Big Boys. ~Skylane
They seem to be out of business
When Flight Guide became part of eKneeboard, I expected a few glitches, but for the most part it worked well enough - until about a year ago. That's when I first was unable to get the regular data update, delayed weeks for undisclosed reasons. Then all of a sudden it worked. I had already renewed, so all I could do is hope, and fortunately it did work again. For a while. Now, yet again, I have obsolete data, am unable to update, and attempts to contact support for a solution have gone unanswered. At this point I'm treating the two months remaining I've paid for but am not getting as the price of the lesson. If you have not paid for a subscription, I highly recommend you don't. I'm sad to see Flight Guide end this way, but the current company either can not or will not honor their commitment. So disappointed!
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Dec 31, 2013
- Version: 5.4.15
- Size: 96.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AnywhereEducation Inc.
- © Copyright 2013-2015 AnywhereEducation Inc. & Public Domain material
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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