By Rayner Software LLC
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FlightKit is an all-in-one tool for general aviation. It includes all VFR sectional and TAC charts with sophisticated overlays for airport/navaid info, route planning, and airspace. A/FD and plates are available for airports. Charts are cached locally for offline use, and plates are cached after they're viewed. A drop-down HUD shows current speed, heading, and altitude along with a customizable altitude history graph and vectors to the three nearest VORs. Switch the chart into 3D mode to visualize restricted airspace in three dimensions.
FlightKit is free to download and includes a 15 day subscription. Additional subscriptions may be purchased in the app.
What's New in Version 1.2
- Charts now use the full resolution of the Retina Display on new iPads
- Stability fixes
- New CIFP database
- Updated charts
- Fixed a bug which would prevent weather from loading upon opening a chart
App works great! Took about 30 minutes to really get a handle on the UI, but the tracking is good, and the interface is nice. On the ipad, flying at night the screen is too bright, even on the lowest setting I find.
Not sure exactly how to extract the GPS files, but the histogram for altitude is nice. I agree with the other review that distance to target would be nice, so that you do not need to continually measure. Also it would be nice if the sectional transition was seamless, and not a separate page.
Very good! Used it while ferrying a light sport almost 1000nm. I like the track up navigation with a DG superimposed on the airplane. Gps capture is fast and your position on the sectional is super accurate. Wish list: On direct function to an airport it'd be great to have distance and ete to destination also displayed on the hud. Seamless transitioning to downloaded charts would make it perfect. I will keep subscribing.
Not up to date
As of 1 Nov went to download the Denver sectional and it had expired July 2013. They want me to pay $40 / year for expired charts? That's funny.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Apr 27, 2012
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 7.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rayner Software
- © 2011 Rayner Software, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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