Selected by AOPA.org readers as number one of five aviation apps you can't live without! *
***** Reached No. 4 in the Navigation category of the U.S. app store for iPad! *****
Make IFR flight training easier!
Practice the use of aviation navigational equipment on your mobile device.
Simulates VOR, HSI, RMI, ADF, DME and ILS navigation.
A must have tool for any CFII, student and instrument pilot!
-Students and pilots: improve your understanding of radio instrument navigation at the comfort of your own mobile device.
-Instructors: demonstrate complex IFR concepts to your students from bird's-eye view while on the ground.
-Also suitable for flight simulator enthusiasts.
Used in classrooms, one-on-one ground sessions and by individuals to improve their IFR orientation skills.
-user reviews (from all markets)
***** Great to study instruments and saves lots of $$$!!!"
"***** I have been looking for an app such as this to teach my students"
"***** Before I used this app all this VOR orientation was so complicated, and now it's clear as ice!"
"***** Easy to use, perfectly designed and helping to understand basic navigation stuff. Highly recommended for student pilots, instrument applicant and CFI's."
- Improve your situational awareness under IFR.
- Save time and money on your instrument and initial flight training.
- Prepare for your instrument rating or proficiency check.
- Test your NAV situational awareness with the test mode.
- Flight instructors: the perfect tool to help you easily explain and demonstrate complex radio navigation concepts to your students.
-Dual navigation displays.
-VOR\NDB trainer screen: Simulates VOR and NDB navigation using VOR, HSI, ADF and RMI displays.
-ILS trainer with both VOR and HSI displays.
-DME visualization screen - demonstrates how DME slant range distance is affected by ground distance and altitude.
-Test mode - generates phantom aircraft around the navaids. Your goal is to find the correct aircraft position.
-Drag and drop the aircraft and nav fix around the screen.
-Fly! mode - Make the airplane fly around the screen. great for practicing intercepting and tracking courses.
-Wind direction & velocity control.
-Aircraft tracing (contrail mode).
-Accelerator support for aircraft control.
How to use:
-Select the various instruments by double-tapping their dials.
-Toggle VOR sectors visualization on/off.
-Auto tune OBS by pressing the OBS knob.
-Auto turn the aircraft towards the nav fix by tapping the aircraft symbol. Double tap will turn the aircraft toward NAV station #2
-Change aircraft headings by flicking your finger over the heading indicator.
-Tune the OBS by dragging your finger around the HSI/VOR displays or over the OBS knob.
The developer is a Gold Seal CFI/CFII/MEI and part 121 airline pilot
For comments, feature requests or bug reports, if you have the app, please take the survey at http://bit.ly/hCAqgF
**If you experience any problem with the app, please contact me before leaving a review and I will do my best to solve it for you.**
- Save last aircraft position and heading when exiting screen
- Save last OBS values
- Save latest wind values
- Save whether user chose contrails ON/OFF and Wind ON/OFF
- Test mode - navaid centers in mid screen
Ratings and Reviews
Well put together; really gives good visual interpretation of what your nav indicators are showing you, including wind effects. Only suggestion would be to make OBS and DG a little less sensitive so that changes could be more precisely set. Test feature is great - really makes you think about what you're seeing on the DG & OBS. About to get an iPad; hope this is set up to run on the iPad, too, with a larger display.
Great App but needs an update
Great app to help better understand VOR navigation and instrument interpretation. I wish the blue banner didn't come down every time I touch the instrument panel (it's distracting) and if double tapping the instruments from vor to hsi or adf could be a little smoother would be greatly appreciated. An update is defiantly needed. $4.99 would be a bargain if the functionality was better. But a little much for the app in its current state.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the comment. Now updated for iOS11 and implemented your requests. Top menu bar now opens with a dedicated button, instead of by tapping anywhere on the map. Also, added dedicated button to switch between VOR, HSI, RMI, and ADF (double-tap still works if you prefer it). Sorry for the long delay with this needed update
Great Training tool
This app is simple yet does an excellent job of helping you visualize the relationship between what the gauges show and the plane's actual position. I agree-OBS scrolling could stand to be a little less sensitive. Useful tool for ground school.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.