NRST: Descent Rate & Airport Finder
By Toonsy Net
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Don't miss your airport! Designed for pilots of any size aircraft, this app provides you with bearing and vertical speed required to nearby airports. The following information is shown for destinations:
• Distance from current location
• Field Elevation
• Descent rate required
• Time to Top of Descent (TOD)
Additionally your current speed, course, altitude and vertical speed are displayed. Tapping on the information button, Time to TOD or Target Altitude allows you to customize the desired descent rate.
All data is updated in real time as you fly. You may choose a nearby airport or select an airport by identifier by scrolling down on the airport list. Filter by runway length and surface type and choose any of the following: airports, seaplane bases, heliports, balloon ports and closed airports.
Runway headings, if known, are used to draw runways on the heading indicator. If the magenta arrow is pointed straight up and aligned with a runway then you are headed straight in.
Worldwide airport information is provided by OurAirports. Canada, Europe and all continents are covered! For more information go to ourairports.com/world.html. Database updates are performed with app updates every 2 to 3 months.
Your location and altitude is provided by your device's location services. If location or altitude is not available that information will not be displayed however you can still search for an airport by identifier. Unfortunately external GPS devices are generally NOT compatible.
You must be moving for course information and the magenta relative bearing arrow to be displayed.
The Watch app has many of the same features and fits on your wrist. See distances to nearby airports or bearing to a selected airport. Glance mode gives you quick access to time until top of descent.
Just like the iPhone and iPad app, the Watch app requires GPS information to locate nearby airports and relative bearing. Additionally, altitude is needed to calculate descent rates.
Feedback and feature requests are appreciated. Thanks!
What's New in Version 3.5
Fix for crashes in Watch 2.0
Optimized for Watch 2.0
Used it the first time today - it did everything it was supposed to do. The App was exactly what I was looking for. The bonus is it is simple, uncluttered, easy to use, functional, with a perfect display. It is simply an elegant product.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Nov 12, 2015
- Version: 3.5
- Size: 29.2 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Toonsy Net
- © 2014 Toonsy Net
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.