EFB App Collection

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EFB App Collection

Postby Skeeter » Mon Aug 12 2013, 16:40

I thought we could make up a collection of useable / good apps which make the life easier.
The links bring you the the website or to the app store.


Navigation:
Google Earth Free
For a 'dated' recce of an HLS prior to flight

OzRunways
iOS

AvPlan
iOS

Navbag
Android
OzRunways for the non isheep people :)

Air Navigation Pro
iOS Android OSX

SkyDemon
iOS Android Overview all versions

Motion X
iOS
Can navigate to lat/long, MGRS and others. Has Bing satellite imagery which appears more detailed than Google Earth

GPS Utility
iOS
Converts various coordination formats between each other.
Will also link to other mapping program's to confirm you are seeing what you want to.
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby Skeeter » Tue Aug 13 2013, 04:45

Calculation & Conversion
Gyronimo E6B Pro Pad
iOS

myConvert
iOS

Pilot Wizz
iOS
Good for teaching

Sporty's E6B
iOS Android
Briefing
NAIPS
iOS

Weather
NAIPS (see Briefing)

Weatherzone Plus
iOS Android
Gives you 6 days of synoptic charts as well as everything else including current QNH's. Handy for airfields that don't have ATIS or AWIS.

AeroWeather
iOS lite iOS Android

Weight & Balance
Gyronimo Performance Pad

iBal
iOS
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby Skeeter » Tue Aug 13 2013, 09:55

Logbook
LogTen Pro
iOS OSX
Very powerful, fully customisable, sync between devices, creates PDF for print in whatever style you like,
awesome customer support, expensive (specials on regular basis)

Cirrus Pilot Log
Android

Zululog
iOS Android
online login, synching

Documents
Apples iBooks

Goodreader
iOS
Syncs with at least Dropbox, iCloud, Google or even a local computer.
Working in PDFs, you can highlight, mark, make notes and it gets synced back, too. (only if you wish)
Opens several PDFs at once and allows to switch between them.
You can mix the folders with synced ones and private (not synced) ones or sync from several sources.

AeroPad
iOS Android

Recording
FlightLink for Zulu 2 Free
iOS
Voice and radio recorder

Cloud Ahoy Free
iOS
Flight data recorder with debrief function

Training
Radio Navigation Simulator
iOS
Bend the needles on your iPad!

Nav Trainer
iOS
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby Eric Hunt » Wed Aug 14 2013, 03:34

"non-i-sheep"???

Is that like no-eye deer?
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby Always_Upright » Wed Aug 14 2013, 03:40

Nice post Skeeter!

Appreciate the info.
Its good to see forums used to help others!

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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby CYHeli » Wed Aug 14 2013, 10:21

I have tidied up the thread somewhat. There is a limit to the number of URL's that can be on one post, so the list has been split into three sections so that Skeeter can keep posting.

Good job on getting this thread going.
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby helinoob » Thu Aug 15 2013, 12:45

Hi, I'm going to be getting an iPad soon, mainly for aviation purposes. I'm just wondering whether to get the normal or the mini iPad. The way I understand it, you cannot use the iPad mini in replacement of legal on-board documents and paraphernalia, only the full sized iPad, but on the other hand I'm flying aircraft with space-restrictive cockpit that the mini would be more comfortable. Can anyone advise on the preferable option? Thanks.
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby CYHeli » Fri Aug 16 2013, 00:08

helinoob, it is only a recommendation under ICAO, not a legal requirement for the larger size.

What is the minimum size for an EFB?

EFBs need to be able to display information in a manner comparable to the paper aeronautical charts and data they replace. They should have a screen approximately A5 therefore, have a screen size of at least A5 i.e. 210 x 148 mm; 8.3 x 5.8 in. A PDA can only be used for calculations.

A smartphone is not appropriate or acceptable as either a primary or backup device.


The recommended minimum size of the screen is A5 (as per ICAO Annex 4). If the intent of the installation is to display charts and maps, the device should be suitably sized to display the image without excessive scrolling.


CASA's website info on EFB's, http://www.casa.gov.au/efb
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby twinrotor » Sat Aug 17 2013, 00:33

Skeeter
great thread..

here's another logbook one
Zululog
https://www.zululog.com
online login and has Andriod apps as well,
Synching

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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby Skeeter » Sat Aug 17 2013, 01:35

twinrotor wrote:here's another logbook one
Zululog
https://www.zululog.com
online login and has Andriod apps as well,
Synching


Added!

If someone wants to add any info / comment to the apps he is more than welcome to post it here.
I will add it to the original post or copy the link to the discussion thread.

There is also a new EFB section here in the forum.
Maybe we can get some simple "how-to" together for the ..."whats an app generation???" :lol:
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby wocawoca » Sat Aug 17 2013, 02:12

Great!!! Thanks Skeeter,
What would you recommend for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Nav apps??, and do they cover oz.?
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby CYHeli » Mon Aug 19 2013, 05:35

Some more info re the use of EFB's that contain GPS for navigation.
This come from http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/m ... h/35_1.pdf
Please note that these changes apply to IFR flight, and may not have been read by most since we don't apply IFR, but I thought it useful to extract a couple of VFR related points.

Hand Held Equipment. Equipment that is portable and operates off an internal battery and an integrated (internal or external) antenna. There may be provision for a remote antenna that is temporarily attached to the aircraft using suction cups, clamps etc. No modification is made to the aircraft structure or electrical wiring. Since hand held GPS receivers, at this time, do not provide a RAIM type function for integrity checking they are not an approved aid to navigation and their use is limited to VFR supplemental en-route. If a hand held unit is to be used for VFR Supplemental navigation, CASA strongly recommends that a type identified by the manufacturer as being suitable for aviation purposes is used.


One of the problems with the iSuite is that Apple will not/never reveal how their technology works. They don't want it copied and that makes sense, but it also means that the various agencies around the world cannot approve the iPads, etc as primary source of navigation. Most of use would agree though that they are perfect to be used for VFR Supplemental navigation.
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Re: EFB App Collection

Postby Skeeter » Thu Nov 14 2013, 10:25

wocawoca wrote:Great!!! Thanks Skeeter,
What would you recommend for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Nav apps??, and do they cover oz.?


Sorry for the late response.
I would give https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ios.navbag a try.
It's free at the moment (still under development) but seems to be (already) quite good.
Being an Australian development it should cover all you need!

Having changed my phone just a few days ago to Android I am still testing them.

Already the first edit: Navbag (because of being still under development) requires internet to display a map. :( Will change in the future but not really useful at the moment.

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