REQUIREMENTS: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later
Fastest in flight usage of all iPad EFB's- simply double tap on ANY airports to bring up A/FD and approach plates for that airport. Charts have track up and a detailed flight info strip is provided.
For answers to many common questions please view the FAQ: http://www.skycharts.net/faq.html
Moving map with current IFR/VFR/TAC/FLY/HIFR aviation charts. DOUBLE TAP on map to view A/FD and approach plate. Map has VFR/IFR/LIFR color-coded METARs, with orange TAFs. SUA airspace information is also available.
No service? No problem! Download charts and plates for offline usage. Flight plan and navigate using the ICAO airport/navaid database, or manually enter lat/longitude way points.
Note: Current charts are only available for the latest version of SkyCharts, please check AppStore for updates.
For a quick overview, check out this video:
★ Fast zoom/scroll of VFR/IFR/TAC/FLY/HIFR charts using standard gestures.
★ Fast download of charts for offline usage. Charts are selected on a region basis, 7 for CONUS and 2 for Alaska. The ENTIRE CONUS only take about 1hr to download! Downloading all takes about 5GB of disk.
★ Flight planning with fuel and distance. Example: KUAO RAWER UBG MCCOY KSLE
★ Automatic waypoint sequencing
★ Navigation computes GS, TRK, DTK, DIS & ETE to current waypoint. View http://www.skycharts.net/?page_id=395 for more details.
★ METAR/TAF color coded dots according to ADDS: http://www.skycharts.net/?page_id=421
★ Double tap on airport to select A/FD and TPPs/IAPs to view.
★ Call ASOS/AWOS/ATIS once an airport has been selected.
★ Huge built-in navigation database, with all 20,000 airports, 45,000 FAA IFR/VFR naviation fixes and 2,100 FAA VOR/ADF fixes.
★ XPlane flight simulator tracker. Follow the directions here: http://www.skycharts.net/?page_id=228
★ Location tracker. Enable the 'BreadCrumbs' setting in the system settings and your friends can check your current location. More details here http://www.skycharts.net/?page_id=365
★ See current chart cycle and expiration date.
★ Charts currently support continental USA, Hawaii and Alaska (IFR does not cover Alaska/Hawaii - let me know if you want that).
★ Map in portrait or landscape mode
★ Toggle track up or north up. If you always use north up please set change the preference for SkyCharts for even faster viewing.
★ Airplane shows direction of flight when north up is selected.
★ Settings: http://www.skycharts.net/help2.4/settings.html
SkyCharts does not *yet* support:
★ Charts outside of USA.
★ TFR and radar.
VERY, VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ!!!
**BEFORE** trying to use SkyCharts offline, please download the region you will be using by pressing the 'i' button. This will download and save (cache) the charts and approach plates.
For fast response to all questions, comments or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I personally respond to *all* queries usually within the same day. Thank you!
If you rate/review this app and decide to give it a non 5 star rating, PLEASE let me know what didn't work for you so I can fix it.
One year of chart updates included in purchase.
Many improvements are in the works for future versions, please check www.skycharts.net/forum for details.
*Update metadata correctly when updating from ancient versions