Based on Sporty’s popular handheld E6B Electronic Flight Computer, the E6B app has been designed from the ground up to make the most of iOS on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The software is based on the tried and true formulas and algorithms developed over the years by Sporty’s team of over 50 pilots.
Its pilot-friendly design makes quick work of any navigational, weight and balance, or fuel problem and it also performs conventional arithmetic calculations.
The advanced timer/clock feature simultaneously tracks Zulu, Local and Home time zones. The timer counts either up or down, and will display an alert when reaching zero.
The included Apple Watch app runs natively on the watch (no iPhone required after it's installed) and includes the same 22 functions and 18 conversions as the iPhone/iPad app.
22 AVIATION FUNCTIONS
-Pressure & Density Altitude
-Planned True Airspeed
-Heading and Groundspeed
-Crosswind, Headwind and Tailwind
-Actual True Airspeed
-Wind Speed and Direction
-Planned Mach Number
-Required True Airspeed
-Required Calibrated Airspeed
-Fuel per Hour
-Actual Mach Number
-Percent Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC)
-Required Rate of Climb
-Top of Descent
-Required Rate of Descent
WEIGHT & BALANCE CALCULATOR
The new weight & balance calculator makes computing aircraft loading problems a breeze. The app allows you to create and store multiple aircraft profiles, and then quickly edit the various weights and arms for quick calculations. After adding the weight of your pilot and passengers, fuel and baggage, you’ll instantly see your takeoff weight and center of gravity (CG). It’ll also compute zero fuel weight and landing weight, and shows an instant analysis to to verify that you’re within limits.
18 AVIATION CONVERSIONS
-Celsius :: Fahrenheit
-Nautical Miles :: Statute Miles
-Nautical Miles :: Kilometers
-Feet :: Meters
-Pounds :: Kilograms
-Avgas Gallons :: Pounds
-Jet A Gallons :: Pounds
-Gallons :: Liters
-Hours/Minutes/Seconds :: Hours
-Perform basic math without having to exit the application
-Simultaneous tracking of Zulu, Home and Local time zones
-Advanced timer counts up or down and operates independently so you can perform other calculations while the timer is running
-Upon reaching zero in the countdown mode, a message will display no matter what app is active – a useful feature for missed approaches, switching fuel tanks, etc.
Sporty’s E6B app is a universal app designed for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch and requires a minimum of iOS 8.
-Updates for iOS 11
-Fixed bug where menu header button can go missing
Ratings and Reviews
Apple Watch display needs improvement
I had hoped to use the Apple Watch app, but the display only shows the top half of the numbers. Perhaps this is because I have the original Apple Watch? I also find the process of entering numbers to be cumbersome. If I click on an item to change the value, I first have to backspace out the current value before entering the new value. I’d prefer that it just let me start typing the number right away instead of going through those extra steps.
But I’m happy that this app is available. I haven’t used it much yet, but I’m sure it will be useful.
Best 10 bucks I have ever spent
I have the Sporty’s E6B calculator and the old fashion wiz wheel, this by far is so less complicated and a must for all pilots. Built in calculator as well since the iPad doesn’t have one. A pity you can’t use it for your exam but it made it easy for my check ride.
Nice app but needs a better look
Agree with other reviewers that larger text would be better. Lots of wasted space and not really attractive pages, especially on an iPad which a lot of us are using. Would be nice if the timer made a sound when count was reached.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.