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Aviation Apps (Android)

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:19 pm
by Nanolight
Anyone recommend any? I have one that gives TAFs and METARS, but only for Dublin and Cork so that's not great.

An app that gives a daily F214 / F215 would be very nice indeed. These are free anyway - it would just take the hassle out of retrieving it. Any decent programmers out there?

Anyone used XCSoar?Aimed at glider pilots but looks good - also free!

Re: Aviation Apps (Android)

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:59 pm
by holyflyer
I have the following on the Android :

Aviation Weather 1.5.4 (TAFS & METARS worldwide and NOTAMS)
Aviation Weather with decoder (similar to above plus crosswind calculator)
Airports (good if you can't remember that ICAO code)
Air Control Lite (for a bit of fun on the tube)
Wind Computer

all the above are free and can be downloaded from Market Place.

Bookmarked are Orbifly and xc-weather.

I also keep Tripadvisor, Kayak and ITA on the phone just in case I get stuck somewhere,

Re: Aviation Apps (Android)

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:38 pm
by Nanolight
Wind computer - good call I think I'll check that out.

Re: Aviation Apps (Android)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:45 am
by quagmire
You could try "Aviation pocketknife" it has weather, notams, x wind, converter and more.
"Gps Essentials" also good, you can record tracks, make waypoints, and you can chart your altitude and speed along the way.
"True bearing"pick a destination and it will give you a course and distance, stay on course and your course is displayed in green.

Re: Aviation Apps (Android)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:32 pm
by staylo
Nanolight wrote:Anyone used XCSoar? Aimed at glider pilots but looks good - also free!
I'm an XCSoar developer (I found this post via a google search). It's true to say that XCSoar is currently oriented towards cross-country gliding, but we've recognised that comparatively few modifications are required to reduce the gliding-specific features and make the software more useful for GA users. Progress in this area will probably continue at a steady but slow rate until we get some GA volunteers onboard - development resources can be found at" onclick=";return false;

In the short term (next few months), our next release 6.2 will provide support for METARs and TAFs updated whenever the device is connected to the internet (progress of this feature can be tracked at" onclick=";return false; ), and support for wired connections to traditional serial devices (eg Garmin GPS) and other systems such as low-cost AHRS.

Longer term (over the winter), there's a major user interface overhaul planned which will hopefully help reduce the learning curve of the software.

If you have any suggestions for improvements to XCSoar, please submit them to our feature request / bug tracker at" onclick=";return false;



Re: Aviation Apps (Android)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:44 pm
by Pilot
Airspace Avoid from PocketFMS runs on Android (and iphone/pad), and shows your current position in relation to airspace (and airports). If you are going near to the airspace it will warn you, and give you the appropriate frequencies to contact for a clearance.

All the airspaces are professionally maintained and up to date.

The app costs €12.99, including 28 days of airspace updates.

You can if you wish buy background maps to help see your location on a map, but it's not really necessary for its intended purpose of helping you to avoid unintended penetration of airspace. A PocketFMS map for all of Europe (incl Ireland) costs €40, and ICAO charts are individually priced per country (none available for Ireland yet).
AA on Android Market

Re: Aviation Apps (Android)

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:08 pm
by robertB
Android App: logitPPL Lite

Hi, I published an app to the Android Market today. It’s for logging flying time. I’m a pilot and a java programmer so I combined the two to make an app to log my flying time.

I’ve published a “Lite” version i.e. it’s a trial version and allows you to try before you buy. I’m looking into making a full version, paid for, but I’m checking the water to see if there is a demand. The app can be downloaded from the market. It’s called “logitPPL Lite”. ... gitppllite" onclick=";return false;

I am working on a desk top version so you can transfer the data between the two apps. I’ll make the desk top version available when it’s ready.

If you try it and have feedback for the app, I may be able to incorporate changes in future releases. My website for the app is:" onclick=";return false;