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Flight Instruments - Gyro Attitude Indicator and primary flight instruments on a glass cockpit PFD display

By BBFlight LLC

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Attitude Indicator and other key flight instruments on your iPhone or iPad, using the iPhone 4 and iPad2's built-in gyros and GPS.

Key features:
-Attitude Indicator using solid state gyros in your iPhone, iPad2 or iPod Touch, with extreme attitude chevrons to guide you back to a safety if you find yourself in an unusual attitude
-"Glass cockpit" Primary Flight Display using digital tapes for Speed, Altitude, Heading, Vertical Speed, Rate of Turn and slip indicator
-Position relative to nearest airport in plain English (convenient for ATC position reports), with communication frequency where available
-Fully configurable display, with landscape mode and choice of aviation or metric units
-Continuous auto-calibration feature adapts to different airplane environments and flying conditions

IMPORTANT: Engine vibration can cause problems: mount the device such that it is least exposed to vibration, 'level' the attitude indicator in level flight (tap the AI center) and allow time for it to auto-calibrate while flying level.

DEVICE LIMITATIONS: For iPhone3GS and iPad 1 with GPS, attitude is derived from GPS instead of gyro sensors, because those are only available in the iPhone4, the iPad2 and the new iPod Touch. For iPads and iPods without GPS, we recommend plugging in an external GPS such as Bad Elf, because without GPS there is no valida altitude, speed, heading or position information available, and attitude indication will be degraded.

This app is not FAA approved and should not be used for navigation. All information is presented for reference only, and BBFlight is not responsible for any damage, injury or death resulting from the use of this application: you assume total responsibility and risk associated with this application

Also check out InFlight, which has all the functionality of FlightInstruments and adds terrain/obstacle warnings and a moving map

What's New in Version 2.1

Further improved attitude algorithm, combining sensor inputs from gyro, GPS and accelerometer sensors for more reliable attitude indication


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Customer Reviews

Need LARGER Displays

As a minimum, the speed and altitude display numbers need to be larger. Probably the heading could be larger, too. Recommend having an option under settings to select. Otherwise, a cool apt.

Does not work for flight

I wish I had checked other's reviews before buying. It does not work for flight. Too much vibration for the gyro I guess. I had my iphone Velcroed to the panel. Works while driving a car, but who need pitch/bank angle for driving? The free versions will do that.


This is a terrible and downright dangerous app. It can't tell a bank from a slip or skid. It also confuses acceleration and deceleration with pitch changes. I'm quite sure that if you tried to depend on this as a back up attitude instrument you'd be dead within a couple of minutes.

Flight Instruments - Gyro Attitude Indicator and primary flight instruments on a glass cockpit PFD display
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 1.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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