Can I get maps and charts for VFR flight planning and cross country on my Ipad?
I just bought an iPad and was told that I could buy charts, AFD's, ect. on the iPad instead of on paper and use those instead of paper maps. Is this information false? If you can what apps are they and what would you suggest for a student pilot?
I only bought the Wifi model would that be a problem?
- Tracy LLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Take a look at Fore Flight! It is one of the better apps for the iPad http://www.foreflight.com/
You can use an external Bluetooth GPS (about $50 off eBay) and have full WAAS GPS moving maps!
There are others such as XWing http://www.hiltonsoftware.com/ and several others. Just search the app store.Source(s): TL
- chappelLv 44 years ago
You might be proper. I'm going to preserve it simple: Assuming that you're flying in the U.S. Or Canada, just use this historical mnemonic gadget "East is abnormal and West is Even" (suppose: "Easterners are strange" so you can recollect it). Also, for VFR flight add 500 ft. As long as you might be at or below 3,000 AGL then you do not have to abide with the aid of the "hemispheric rule". I am guessing that to your flight at 5,500 ft MSL you ought to have been beneath three,000 feet above the bottom. There are some wonderful occasions (ATC associated) the place you might violate this rule, but those are specific situations.
- 8 years ago
Yes you can. Using iPads for navigation charts are becoming popular due to the smallness of the iPad and the largeness of the actual chart.
- Anonymous8 years ago
1) Yes, you can use digital charts
2) Look here: https://www.google.com/search?q=VFR+charts+electro...
3) As long as you have a wifi connection you can download current charts IF your iPad has sufficient capacity.
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- John MavrockLv 58 years ago
Who told you that you couldn't?
Personal use - use whatever you want.
Official use - stick to SOP and certified material.
As shown in picture AN Pro works using the built-in GPS receiver and device accelerometers, and is cellular data free operational (only GPS required). If you have navigational capabilities you could use it anywhere, anytime, at any altitude and free of GSM and WiFi.
- Warbird PilotLv 78 years ago