We have launched free FAA Approach charts for Android and iOS tablets and phones. As long as the FAA provides access to the charts for free, the app will update all approach charts on a 28-day cycle, in line with the FAA.
The app allows for easy selection of the charts you need, either by entering one or more airports, one or more states, or a route. When entering a route (e.g. 'ORD to JFK') all airports along the direct line between these two airports (along a corridor of about 50 nm) will be downloaded.
Once airborne, you can easily find the airports you're interested in by searching by identifier, airport name or city name, and then select the desired chart. Starring an airport makes it even more easily accessible, and a history tab gives you immediate access to recently consulted airports.
Note that charts must be downloaded BEFORE going flying, but all downloaded charts are accessible when flying.
The aviation databases for Q1 2012 are now available, and valid until April 2012. Please note that the aviation database for InFlight is updated once per three months only, whereas the FAA issues updates on a 56 day interval. The aviation database may therefore contain small errors towards the end of the database cycle: use the application for informational purposes only,not for flight planning or as your single source for in-flight navigation.
Both iOS (Apple) and Android versions of InFlight now support multi-leg flight planning. Flight plans can be created graphically on the terrain view by selecting waypoints to add, or by entering a series of waypoint identifiers. Waypoints can be airports, VORs or NDBs. The flight plan can be edited on the flight plan screen, where the flight plan is shown as a list of waypoints in sequence. Waypoints can be dragged to change the order, deleted, or added. To delete a waypoint on Android, grab the handle and drag it to the left - you will see the waypoint literally fade away!
The new aviation database for InFlight is available, valid till January 1, 2012. Fly safely!
Gyro attitude information is now available for both Flight Instruments and InFlight, for Android devices that have gyro sensors.
We're thrilled to announce the availability of gyro attitude indication for Android devices. Now you can have real-time attitude indication through 360 degrees of pitch and roll. Our unique continuous adaptive auto-calibration ensures the gyro attitude indicator automatically adapts to its environment, and adjusts for sensor errors due to vibration, temperature and sensor bias. If you prefer the GPS-derived attitude that was the only option thus far, you can select this on the Preferences tab.
As with the iPhone version, our experience is that the gyro attitude sensors are very sensitive to engine vibration, so please mount the device with as much protection (damping, shielding) from the vibration as possible, and make sure to mount it vertical, aligned with the direction of flight.
Right now, the gyro attitude is only available for Flight Instruments, but this will come to InFlight very soon.
New Aviation Databases are available for the InFlight application on both iPhone and Android platforms. These databases are valid until October 1, 2011 and contain current airpoirt and navaid data.
We've just released InFlight for Android, which adds a moving map with airports, terrain and obstacle warnings to the Primary Flight Display offered by Flight Instruments, as well as a clever list of nearest airports and a 'Direct to' navigation function. Just like for the iPhone, databases are available worldwide (except Africa) for about $1 per month.
Like Flight Instruments, InFlight can be used in portrait or landscape mode, and offers a choice of display units to accommodate ultra-light and 'metric' pilots. It works on Android V2.1 and above, and runs beautifully on tablets like the Motorola Xoom.
We're happy to announce release 1.2.5 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. We've added a much-asked-for landscape mode, and a choice of display units for speed (kts, mph or km/h) and altitude (ft or m).
Updated aviation databases for InFlight are now available for the period until July 1, 2011.
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