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Old 13th Feb 2010, 04:30
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Evernote - not specific for aviation - but use it ALL the time. Set your computer homepage as your Evernote account and never have to remember stuff again as it works seamlessly with your iPhone.

Others mentioned above plus World Aviation Weather
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Old 13th Feb 2010, 06:57
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$55 Ultimate plan from Telstra is the way to go. There's not much info on their website about it for the iphone, but you can do it. You will have to pay $150 on your first bill for the base model. $150 not much for what you get! Includes 150 mb, which i've never come close to. I do have wireless at home, and work though. NextG does kick A. I use my phone a fair bit as i don't have a landline, and i've never busted my 150 mins.

BOM! My favorite app! With NextG i get coverage across most of the top end. Pretty handy having weather radar in your pocket on those long legs in the wet. Although it has been pretty weak lately.

Seriously look into the Ultimate $55 it's worked for me. I was soooo freakin close to switching to Optus, cause how can you beat their plans? If you need it for work though there is unfortunately only one option.

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Old 13th Feb 2010, 22:51
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Optus

Optus has a timeless plan at the moment, $100 per month all you can talk, text, MMS to any carrier and land line in Aus.
This excludes 1300, and 13 numbers, you also get 1500mb of data.
Pretty good deal if you are in a Major city, iphone cost is $13 a month for a 16gig.
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Old 14th Feb 2010, 05:15
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Trapster - saves me money with driving to/from the airport (and being caught)
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Old 5th Mar 2010, 15:02
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Not being software minded or knowing the first thing about programming does anyone know of a Flight Time Limits app (UK) This is something that seems to to be conspicuously absent from any of the aviation apps?
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Old 6th Mar 2010, 01:43
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When buying an iPhone outright the best place to do this is at the Apple Store, not one of the side kick stores selling Apple. I purchased mine outright from Apple as I loathe contracts.
Before I went to the Apple store to purchase my beloved iPhone I did go into one of the side kick stores where they offered a better price for the phone but there was the catch that you had to sign up on a contract with Vodafone and that simply was not an option.
I am with Telstra at the moment on a $130/mth member plan, gives me $2000 included calls 150mb browsing, and as the actual call rates are so low on this plan I dont get any where near the $2000 worth of included calls.
As for NextG I am still amazed at the coverage I get in the places I go.
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Old 6th Mar 2010, 15:25
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Not true Blueloo. Many countries now that sell unlocked. US is not one of them

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Old 15th Mar 2010, 06:30
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Does copilot come with an australian database?
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Old 15th Mar 2010, 10:45
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Does copilot come with an australian database?
Certainly does.
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Old 17th Mar 2010, 00:37
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Hi all,
I moved to the dark side too and bought a sealed 32gb 3gs from ebay. Just used BlackRa1n to jailbreak and unlock.
Been hooked on Doodle all week but will now be checkin out some of the apps mentioned here.

Also, does anybody recommend any of the logbook apps? Apparently the best one is for Mac users but does anyone use one for pc sync?
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Old 17th Mar 2010, 00:43
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http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oz-we...295147485?mt=8

Quick access to BoM Radar and Forecasts.
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Old 20th Mar 2010, 12:44
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iProPilot

Hello,

I made an application (iProPilot) to calculate duty limitations.

here is the link: iProPilot pour iPhone, iPod touch et iPad dans l?App Store d'iTunes

At the moment, it works only with JAR reglementation (EUROPE)

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Old 21st Mar 2010, 06:07
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Pfma E6b

If you want a program that performs and display's like an onboard FMC then this is a good one.

PFMA (Pocket Flight Management Assistant). Not free, but worth it.
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 09:40
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air nav pro

gps moving map with airspace boundaries most airports and navaids gps derived vor adf hsi altimeter presentation plus all the usual gps functions. downloadable terrain map . it will flatten yr phone battery in 2 hours and apparently there's a romsey airport is in the middle of bass strait. Not bad tho for fifteen bucks.
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 12:11
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If you want a program that performs and display's like an onboard FMC then this is a good one.

PFMA (Pocket Flight Management Assistant). Not free, but worth it
It only does the basics, no PNR's etc
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 13:01
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ERSA on iPhone reports that (as mentioned) Airservices approval still hasn't been given yet.
I've moved the page to ozRunways - ERSA on iPhone for anybody interested.

Last edited by Shagpile; 27th Mar 2010 at 22:20.
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Old 9th Apr 2010, 08:42
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Clearly I'm way behind the times! Are you guys saying that the GPS and apps in this thing is good enough to give accurate in-flight nav data? Can it give altitude as well?
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Old 10th Apr 2010, 03:44
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Yes it gives altitude although you must be aware of the limitations of Assisted GPS, meaning it downloads the alminac from a phone tower. No phone coverage = no gps.
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Old 10th Apr 2010, 04:27
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No phone coverage = no gps.
Sorry, but that is absolute bollocks!! Assisted GPS works very well indeed, without the help of the mobile towers. The towers do however, assist with fast position aquisition after repositioning of the device, and will provide a degraded position while the device is shielded from the satellites, such as in the middle of the CBD etc.

You are right however, to caution against the in-flight use of GPS altitude, as every other aircraft is using a barometrically referenced altitude
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Old 10th Apr 2010, 09:11
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Hello,

iProPilot 3.3 to check flight duty and FTL calculation according to JAR OPS 7 reglementation: http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/iprop...359032553?mt=8

FLT Calculator CAA CAP 371 UK to check duty and FTL calculations according to CAA CAP 371- reglementation: http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/flt-c...363374658?mt=8

Any comments are welcome
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