Computer/Internet Issues & Troubleshooting Anyone with questions about the terribly complex world of computers or the internet should try here. NOT FOR REPORTING ISSUES WITH PPRuNe FORUMS! Please use the subforum "PPRuNe Problems or Queries."

iPhone GPS App?

Old 1st Jul 2012, 14:49
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 23
iPhone GPS App?


Can anyone suggest a decent (relatively cheap) gps app that I can use during flying?

Id rather use my iPhone than buy a stand alone piece of equipment purpose built.
Dora6 is offline  
Old 1st Jul 2012, 15:08
  #2 (permalink)  

Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: White Waltham, Prestwick & Calgary
Age: 68
Posts: 3,832
I find airnav pro to be quite good

paco is offline  
Old 1st Jul 2012, 16:56
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Yeovil, UK
Age: 39
Posts: 61
Air Nav Pro is ok and relatively inexpensive for UK VFR flying.

You could also try Runway HD which is Aware's new piece of software it's free to download and use vector mapping - works quite well.

However for the ultimate cockpit GPS companion you simply cannot beat the iPad/Skydemon combination. I know it's not available for iPhone but as non-dedicated devices go it can't be beaten.
dan_vector is offline  
Old 11th Jul 2012, 21:53
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Leeds
Posts: 5
Air Nav Pro is great
19dingleroad is offline  
Old 17th Jul 2012, 21:23
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: these mist covered mountains are a home now for me.
Posts: 1,671
What about for flying through Europe to the Orient?
Runaway Gun is offline  
Old 24th May 2013, 10:19
  #6 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 357
Are you able to use Air Nav Pro on the iPhone 5 with Airplane mode switched ON? Is there a workaround if not other than buying a bluetooth GPS receiver?
Mungo Man is offline  
Old 24th May 2013, 10:23
  #7 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,670
Are you able to use Air Nav Pro on the iPhone 5 with Airplane mode switched ON?
The whole point of Airplane mode is that all RF circuits, whether rx or tx are turned off !

I doubt you'll find any device with "airplane mode" that leaves some circuits on.

Kind of defies the point of such a function.

Last edited by mixture; 24th May 2013 at 10:24.
mixture is offline  
Old 25th May 2013, 15:50
  #8 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Seat 0A
Posts: 8,020
I doubt you'll find any device with "airplane mode" that leaves some circuits on.
Every Android device can activate Wifi mode and Bluetooth while in Aeroplane mode. The mobile data circiuits remain Off.

I would be surprised if Apples were any different.
Capn Bloggs is offline  
Old 26th May 2013, 02:03
  #9 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: 500 miles from Chaikhosi, Yogistan
Posts: 3,742
iPhone can run wifi in airplane mode. That's why virgin Oz have wifi onboard entertainment systems to be used with their app!
compressor stall is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.