Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Adventure Pilot iFly GPS For iPad And Android
Full-featured GPS moving map and an electronic flight bag app for tablets
Version 8.1. which I tested on an iPad 2, expands the feature set and supports Android-based tablets, as well.The "NRST" button brings up a list of airports near your current position, which is one of several ways to display iFly's built-in Airport/Facilities Directory (A/FD) data. It goes beyond what the FAA publishes in paper A/FDs with a feature called Real View that shows enhanced satellite imagery of the runways.
iFly GPS enhances sectional (and other) charts to increase contrast and highlight hazardous terrain.
That said, my experience with iFly GPS was generally quite positive. I've been impressed by Adventure Pilot's handheld GPS moving-map hardware, and I'm glad to see the same capability made available to iPad and Android tablet users. I hope the people at Adventure Pilot will continue to add features and improve the app.
A 30-day free trial is available when you download iFly GPS (from Apple's iPad App Store or Google Play, respectively for the iPad and Android versions). After that, a data subscription is required—$69.99 per year for VFR only or $109.99 per year for IFR/VFR coverage. Pilots who own more than one device can pay an extra $19.99 per year for a subscription covering up to three. The app is compatible with a wide range of external hardware, including GPS and ADS-B receivers and attitude/heading sources. Browse www.ifly.adventurepilot.com for more information.
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