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AussieNick 11th Jun 2011 08:53

Ozrunways EFB is the reason I brought an iPad 2 today, absolutely love it

VH-XXX 11th Jun 2011 10:46

Make sure it's a 3G version Jaba. If you desperately need data, use it on your WIFI or get a pre-paid. You'll probably find that you don't need data very often if you already have an iPhone.

I've already offered my feedback privately, but in the public in case others can improve on it, I was after the ability to measure on the screen by drawing a line like you can on a 430 / 296 etc. If I'm going to fly past a CTAF I want to know how close I am going to be to it, so in essence a "multi goto" feature where the primary waypoint stays in memory, however an additional distance appears next to the line that I have just drawn.

Maybe a scale at the bottom of the map would be good too and custom waypoints - but keeping in mind that usually in TSO'ed GPS's such as airline jobbies, they often don't allow you to enter custom waypoints so that you don't screw up.

Great work gents, :ok::ok::ok:

nitpicker330 11th Jun 2011 11:01

I've been using it all day at home, bloody good work fellas :ok:

Can't wait to try it out in the Aircraft for real.

I'll be interested to see if the on board GPS works ok in flight or not.

Bell_Flyer 11th Jun 2011 11:24

Shagpile - awesome stuff. Just played with it today. You guys rock. :D

Chimbu chuckles 11th Jun 2011 11:39

nitpicker330 I have used the ipad internal GPS in the back of a 777 (wont work in the front because of the heated windscreens) with the air nav pro charts and the speed/alt were pretty spot on...at climb speeds exceeding 450kts right up to FL360. I have used it in a C195 and, more recently, a C185 in/around Auckland. The internal GPS is pretty bloody good. As long as you held it somewhere near the pax window in the 777 it would pick up satellites work a treat. In any GA cockpit it will a doddle...still gonna get a bluetooth GPS engine shortly though.

I am sitting in LHR using the hotel free high speed wifi to do the June 2 amendments for Ozrunways 1.0 database and then will be hooking into the 2.0 downloads.

Awesome stuff fellas:ok:

Dangly Bits 11th Jun 2011 11:58

Shagpile and the guys at Ozrunways, my hat goes off to you Sir! Well done.

Brilliant app. Will be buying the professional version also.



FourBalls 13th Jun 2011 02:03

User Wpts?
Does anybody know how to add user wpts/ ALA's into Ozrunways?

rioncentu 13th Jun 2011 02:31

Yes extremely well done to Bas, Rowan and Neil. Fantastic to see some aussies designing an app for aussies. :D

Unreal. Keep up the good work.:D


185skywagon 13th Jun 2011 02:33

User wpts are in the pipeline, I believe.

blueloo 13th Jun 2011 03:41

Whilst I know its an Oz program, does it have a world base map in the memory (not reliant on 3g to d/l on the fly)...

If not, is their any likelihood of expanding it in future updates to have a world map, world navaids, airports etc....

I hate trundling along the pacific in my basic fmc, non GPS jet, where the passenger inflight screen has a better map than we do (on our 1:450,000,000,00000000000 paper pacific jepp chart)

FRQ Charlie Bravo 13th Jun 2011 06:56


What the hell do you fly?

uncopilot 13th Jun 2011 07:11

Love the idea of leaving the paper charts in the door pocket and using the iPad more. I have found it a little awkward trying to keep the iPad on my lap even in reasonably calm conditions. Not sure how I would go flying an approach in turbulence with the iPad moving around. I know there are kneeboards and yoke mounts now available after a quick search. What are people using and what seems to be the most useful for someone moving between aircraft regularly? By that I mean something reasonably portable.

Ozrunways is a great leap forward for Ozzie GA pilots, well done to the lads that made it. Can't wait for the evolutions to come.

VH-XXX 13th Jun 2011 08:12

I have found it a little awkward trying to keep the iPad on my lap even in reasonably calm conditions.
Easy Uncopilot!

NATFLY, Knee Dock and Maps | OzRunways

(probably not the exact link for the product, however you can still see it here)

blueloo 13th Jun 2011 09:27

767 ! updated to early 1990's technology..... infact many of the emergency airports are not even in the FMC...

UnaMas 13th Jun 2011 11:01

Used this today in the chieftain, awesome. Speeds, distances and estimated times were all the same as gps and never lost signal. Does chew through battery but when connected to 12v no problem.

Awesome being able to fly to IFR waypoints, love it, can't wait until a full flight plan can be put it.

I also have it on my wifi IPAD but only as a map reader at this stage. Can anyone remmomend a Bluetooth GPS receiver which will enable me to use the iPad?

VH-XXX 13th Jun 2011 11:07

There were 2 or 3 links posted for external GPS units about a week ago but I'm not sure which thread it was in, there was the iPad navigation link, this one and another..... shouldn't be more than a page or two down the list.

baswell 13th Jun 2011 11:23

Can anyone remmomend a Bluetooth GPS receiver which will enable me to use the iPad?
SeaMoss has been trying this one:

Universal GPS Receiver - Sporty's Pilot Shop

Works a treat. As such, we are trying to get in touch with the manufacturer and become a distributor in Aus for it.

UnaMas 13th Jun 2011 11:45

Cheers. Will buy.

nitpicker330 13th Jun 2011 13:21

I have a wi fi 3G IPad 2 and I just tried it in the car while driving.
Without any Sim card fitted it picked up the GPS signal very quickly and was very accurate in both position and speed ALL of the trip to the shops and back :ok:

Fan bloody tastic.;)

nitpicker330 13th Jun 2011 13:25

Although having said that it did pickup its position very quickly, I guess it knew where it was.

How does it go when you move the unit without it knowing then turn it on without any network data assistance to locate itself?

I assume it will only use the GPS to locate itself but it will take a while?

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