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Still works on all iPad models! (including iPad1)
Fastest in flight usage of all iPad EFB's- simply double tap on ANY airports to bring up A/FD and approach plates for that airport. Charts have track up and a detailed flight info strip is provided.
SkyCharts does not *yet* support:
* TFR and radar.
For answers to many common questions please view the FAQ: http://www.skycharts.net/faq.html
For more information, please see the webpage at
Moving map with current IFR/VFR/TAC/FLY/HIFR/HELI/GCW/GOM/WAL aviation charts. Maps are now overlaid on ONC charts for worldwide coverage.
DOUBLE TAP on map to view A/FD and approach plate. Map has VFR/IFR/LIFR color-coded METARs, with orange TAFs.
SUA airspace information is also available.
No service? No problem! Download charts and plates for offline usage.
Flight plan and navigate using the ICAO airport/navaid database, or manually enter lat/longitude way points.
* Fast zoom/scroll of included charts using standard gestures.
* Fast download of charts for offline usage. Charts are selected on a region basis, 7 for CONUS and 2 for Alaska. The ENTIRE CONUS only take about 1hr to download! Downloading all takes about 5GB of disk.
* Flight planning with fuel and distance. Example: KUAO RAWER UBG MCCOY KSLE
* Automatic waypoint sequencing
* Navigation computes GS, TRK, DTK, DIS & ETE to current waypoint.
* METAR/TAF color coded dots according to ADDS: http://www.skycharts.net/?page_id=421
* Double tap on airport to select A/FD and TPPs/IAPs to view.
* Call ASOS/AWOS/ATIS once an airport has been selected.
* Huge built-in navigation database, with all 20,000 airports, 45,000 FAA IFR/VFR naviation fixes and 2,100 FAA VOR/ADF fixes.
* XPlane flight simulator tracker. Follow the directions here: http://www.skycharts.net/?page_id=228
* Location tracker. Enable the 'BreadCrumbs' setting in the system settings and your friends can check your current location. More details here http://www.skycharts.net/?page_id=365
* See current chart cycle and expiration date.
* Map in portrait or landscape mode
* Toggle track up or north up. If you always use north up please set change the preference for SkyCharts for even faster viewing.
* Airplane shows direction of flight when north up is selected.
VERY, VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ!!!
**BEFORE** trying to use SkyCharts offline, please download the region you will be using by pressing the 'i' button. This will download and save the charts and approach plates on your device.
For fast response to all questions, comments or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Version 4.0
*Over-zoom of maps is back
*Built in 1511 database
Now that they have international maps this is my number one app!!! Not even foreflight or wingX have that. And these are real VFR charts printed for that area, not the crap you see in skyvector. Not sure how up to date the international charts are, but it's better than nothin. And better than skyvector, and it's in an app, which skyvector is not. Overall this is a really decent app, simple and easy to use. For the price it's great! My only gripe is that the downloaded maps aren't high res, when you zoom in close they are blurry, which is disappointing for such large downloads. I understand if they were sharper it would take more data, honestly I'd like to have the option for larger sharper maps. But It could be that's the best they could scan em, idk.
Also when you hit direct to an overseas airport it does not draw a geodetic which really gives you the wrong idea about heading and makes you wonder if it's accurate with the range.
This superior KISS app is perfect for my needs. Specifically, flying aerobatic VFR-only aircraft under/near/around Class B/C/D airspace. I need something easy-to-see my position VFR on terminal/sectional charts when I glance at my iPhone, that I then zipper-close into my flight suit pocket during aerobatics.
An iPad "ricocheting through the canopy" in a tiny one-person cockpit is useless to me.
As are all those cross-country and IFR planning "features" on the typical iPad app that many pilots love and use to bury their heads-down in the cockpit during flight.
So easy to use (double tap on map) to bring up approach plates and love that you get the entire TAC chart including margins. The world wide charts are really cool too.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Oct 19, 2015
- Version: 4.0
- Size: 52.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SkyCharts LLC
- © 2008-2015 Heikki Julkunen
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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