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Old 13th Dec 2009, 11:49
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iPhone apps for Pilots

Hey all,

Just got myself a new toy ..

It would be much appreciated if anyone could advise what apps are worth buying and what features I can use to my benefit when flying.

Cheers

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Old 13th Dec 2009, 19:21
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i like AeroWeather for Metar/TAFs
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Old 13th Dec 2009, 21:38
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NAIPS
OZWeather
JetFueling
Dial-A-Wis
Skype (make calls over 3G once you've hacked it)

If you are hacking it, use Blackra1n.

Then install -

- AppSync 3.1
- Backgrounder
- Terminal (to change the password)
- Add in Welcome to Cydia.hackulo.us! to Cydia sources once Blackra1n installs Cydia

PM me if you need more info, I have detailed instructions on this.
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Old 13th Dec 2009, 22:18
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There is also an APP to work out crew rest on Utra longhaul and carrying heavy crew.
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Old 13th Dec 2009, 22:41
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Iphone Apps for pilots

Hey,

I use Naips, BomRadar, Flightplan (for every conversion under the sun you can think of), and Co-Pilot.

I think CoPilot is a fantastic app, great for weight and balance, great for flight planning and simple to use. I met a pilot on the weekend who said that his previous company used it instead of Champagne Flight Planning.

Highly recommended.

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Old 14th Dec 2009, 06:41
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Another vote for Rowan Wilson's NAIPS app, it's brilliant.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 06:45
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Another vote for Copilot and NAIPS.

WELL worth the money.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 07:23
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Copilot is awesome, has a basic moving map and hsi coupled to the gps chipset, great app, deff worth buying
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 10:43
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Another vote for NAIPS - Exceptional app and keeps adding new and useful features. Also use OZ weather too and find that very good.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 11:03
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Just about everything you will need is here.

Essential iPhone Applications for Pilots - Airline Pilot Apps
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 12:24
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Naips
Oz weather
Live ATC
Flightplan
X-plane
Aero weather
All good
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 02:03
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IPod aviation apps

Hey guys, I finalyyy decided to go the dark side and purhase an iPhone I've noticed there are heaps of aviation applications ie: gps, flightplanning, met, checklists etc and I am wondering if any of you have downloaded apps that you found useful in the industry as they are not that cheap either.

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Old 8th Feb 2010, 02:19
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Gaia GPS seems to be the best GPS app I have seen in terms of a good GUI.

Time Calculators are useful when adding up sectors and cross checking entries into various documents.

NAIPS if you need works well.

Aeroweather and iports do similar things (current weather/notams/metars), but Aeroweather has first/last light and iports has some basic runway info which can be useful for prepreplanning.

Worldview app keeps you up to date on webcams if you fly to ports with webcams.

Conversions

World map. Useful for discussions about longhaul flight routes.

Declination - magnetic variation world map.

Save a wunderground safari page as an app icon to go straight to the location group you want

Good Reader - USB upload all your aircraft manuals and Maintenace manuals in PDF to your iphone. Very useful to have to hand.

Notecards - make flashcard question and answers on your aircraft technical specs/limitations or IFR questions etc.

Real Racing full - for overnights.
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 02:40
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Cheers mate I also noticed there is a live ATC app as well that would be pretty intersting I wonder if that would work in oz
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 02:55
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I've got 1 gig to play with and never seem to come anywhere near it - but when I am at home or work I am on wifi. If I am on an overnight, and I have my computer with me, I set it up as a wifi network and my phone uses the room's data connexion.
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 03:21
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Naips is fantastic.

I've also got Live ATC (a bit geeky, I know)

And a few freebies:

Pilotwiz - for calcs and conversions

Dial a Wis - all the AWIS numbers

Oz Radar - Bom's radar maps
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 03:32
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Have seen a few getting around with the full ERSA on the iPhone but you can only do it when it's jailbroken as you can't browse the file system otherwise.

Seems that the ERSA people don't want the app developed for iPhone unless they get the $CASH$. NAIPS was a bit different as it's free. I can't see why they are worried, as it's available online anyway.
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 04:05
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Good reader

XXX, you can just pick up Goodreader and it will handle, sort and display any PDFs (and other file types). 99cents. No jbreak req'd.
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 04:24
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XXX, you can just pick up Goodreader and it will handle, sort and display any PDFs (and other file types). 99cents. No jbreak req'd.
I've downloaded 'goodreader', how do I now go about obtaining the ERSA?

ERSA on iPhone reports that (as mentioned) Airservices approval still hasn't been given yet.
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 05:17
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Thanks, will get onto the GoodReader bandwagon.

Is an electronic ERSA legal?
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