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iNavCalc VFR route planner


This app assists pilots in their VFR pre-flight navigation planning. It has an ultra-simple user-interface where you specify your route (on a single line of text), click a button to submit it to the FlyLogical servers (which do all the heavy-lifting), then receive the navigation calculation details via email (including ".gpx" and ".fpl" formatted files for easy import to your other favorite software and/or avionics devices).

NOTE: Requires registration of an email address since your NAV & MET reports are sent via email. If you do not wish to register, no point installing this app.

Main features:

* Create your route by simply typing the list of desired waypoints (such as ICAO airport identifiers). For example, to specify a route from San Francisco International to Los Angeles International, enter: KSFO KLAX.

* Alternatively, create/edit route via Google Maps and Route-Editor

* Simply click a button to generate your Pilot's LOG (PLOG) comprising all your navigation calculations for your route. Moments later, your PLOG and MET reports are sent to you by email (as attached PDF files).

* The PLOG computation for drift uses the current MET (from METARS, TAFS, and global weather forecasting software) to determine winds aloft for each waypoint along the route (we call this "AutoMETic")

* The PLOG computations for magnetic heading use a numerical geomagnetic model to calculate the 1magnetic deviation for each and every waypoint for the current calendar date .

* The PLOG calculations provide altimetry (transition levels, flight levels, etc) and performance (density altitudes, freezing altitude, etc) calculations along the route (again using AutoMETic to determine localised temperatures and pressures for the basis of the computations).

* The PLOG calculations provide solar angle calculations (azimuth and zenith) along the route corresponding to the dates and times along the route, enabling, for example, to determine if any of the flight is conducted in darkness, or if any of the flight will be conducted "into the sun" (possibly affecting visibility) etc.

* The PLOG calculations include fuel consumption profile along the route (including consideration of fuel consumption for initial climb-out, and any en route changes in altitude).

* The PLOG calculations include range and endurance estimation for possible diversion from any point along the route, based on remaining fuel along the route.

* Ability to specify wide range of parameters for the PLOG calculations including altitude profile along the route, airspeed profile along the route, date and time of departure (including UTC offset for local time), waypoint at which the stopwatch is zeroed (e.g., to enable PLOG times to be computed relative to a specified starting waypoint which can be different from the departure airfield).

* Ability to save routes and waypoints for sharing with friends and/or the general public.

* Ability to save parameters for convenience and later re-use.

* Ability to set and save preferences such as aircraft performance parameters (IAS, climb rate, fuel consumption, fuel capacity, etc) used in the PLOG calculations.

* Ability to set and save preferences for dimensional units used in the PLOG parameters and reports.

* Creates open-standard GPX (".gpx") format and Garmin Flight Plan (".fpl") format files (included as additional file attachments in your PLOG email) containing your route for easy import into other software tools and navigation/avionics devices.

* Seamless inter-operability with the web-based version of iNavCalc (flylogical.com)

* Excellent for use in education and instruction of pre-flight navigation

* "Twitter Locator Beacon" (TLB) for broadcasting your current location via Twitter

Recent changes:
V3.0.1 minor bug fixes

Enhancements in V3

-- Load and Save Routes in the Cloud
-- Auto-open app when clicking on .GPX or .FPL files
-- Share routes
----- via Twitter (#ROUTEVIEW)
----- via Email
----- with other iNavCalc users (public or private)
----- "Like" feature for voting as a "Cool Route"
-- Various UI improvements and bug fixes

New in V3

-- METARs & TAFs page with global ICAO lookup
-- NOTAMs page with global ICAO lookup
-- "Cool Routes" page for displaying most-"Liked" routes
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5,000+
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About iNavCalc VFR route planner
This app assists pilots in their VFR pre-flight navigation planning. It has an ultra-simple user-interface where you specify your route (on a single line of text), click a button to submit it to the FlyLogical servers (which do all the heavy-lifting), then receive the navigation calculation details via email (including ".gpx" and ".fpl" formatted files for easy import to your other favorite software and/or avionics devices).

NOTE: Requires registration of an email address since your NAV & MET reports are sent via email. If you do not wish to register, no point installing this app.

Main features:

* Create your route by simply typing the list of desired waypoints (such as ICAO airport identifiers). For example, to specify a route from San Francisco International to Los Angeles International, enter: KSFO KLAX.

* Alternatively, create/edit route via Google Maps and Route-Editor

* Simply click a button to generate your Pilot's LOG (PLOG) comprising all your navigation calculations for your route. Moments later, your PLOG and MET reports are sent to you by email (as attached PDF files).

* The PLOG computation for drift uses the current MET (from METARS, TAFS, and global weather forecasting software) to determine winds aloft for each waypoint along the route (we call this "AutoMETic")

* The PLOG computations for magnetic heading use a numerical geomagnetic model to calculate the 1magnetic deviation for each and every waypoint for the current calendar date .

* The PLOG calculations provide altimetry (transition levels, flight levels, etc) and performance (density altitudes, freezing altitude, etc) calculations along the route (again using AutoMETic to determine localised temperatures and pressures for the basis of the computations).

* The PLOG calculations provide solar angle calculations (azimuth and zenith) along the route corresponding to the dates and times along the route, enabling, for example, to determine if any of the flight is conducted in darkness, or if any of the flight will be conducted "into the sun" (possibly affecting visibility) etc.

* The PLOG calculations include fuel consumption profile along the route (including consideration of fuel consumption for initial climb-out, and any en route changes in altitude).

* The PLOG calculations include range and endurance estimation for possible diversion from any point along the route, based on remaining fuel along the route.

* Ability to specify wide range of parameters for the PLOG calculations including altitude profile along the route, airspeed profile along the route, date and time of departure (including UTC offset for local time), waypoint at which the stopwatch is zeroed (e.g., to enable PLOG times to be computed relative to a specified starting waypoint which can be different from the departure airfield).

* Ability to save routes and waypoints for sharing with friends and/or the general public.

* Ability to save parameters for convenience and later re-use.

* Ability to set and save preferences such as aircraft performance parameters (IAS, climb rate, fuel consumption, fuel capacity, etc) used in the PLOG calculations.

* Ability to set and save preferences for dimensional units used in the PLOG parameters and reports.

* Creates open-standard GPX (".gpx") format and Garmin Flight Plan (".fpl") format files (included as additional file attachments in your PLOG email) containing your route for easy import into other software tools and navigation/avionics devices.

* Seamless inter-operability with the web-based version of iNavCalc (flylogical.com)

* Excellent for use in education and instruction of pre-flight navigation

* "Twitter Locator Beacon" (TLB) for broadcasting your current location via Twitter

Recent changes:
V3.0.1 minor bug fixes

Enhancements in V3

-- Load and Save Routes in the Cloud
-- Auto-open app when clicking on .GPX or .FPL files
-- Share routes
----- via Twitter (#ROUTEVIEW)
----- via Email
----- with other iNavCalc users (public or private)
----- "Like" feature for voting as a "Cool Route"
-- Various UI improvements and bug fixes

New in V3

-- METARs & TAFs page with global ICAO lookup
-- NOTAMs page with global ICAO lookup
-- "Cool Routes" page for displaying most-"Liked" routes

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A Google User
Mar 17, 2014
Unable to Register the app I just don't seem to be able to register by app. It keeps saying the password is not valid without saying why. Phillip Johnson
A Google User
Jun 24, 2013
Not bad at all! After some initial problems that I complained about in my comments I got an - unsolicited - mail from the developer and got things to work, so at least 4 stars for support! It takes some getting used to (the UI was clearly developed for personal use) but provides some very useful information with very little effort. You have to know what you are doing (but you're a pilot, so...), but in general I like it. I'll give it the acid test in a couple of weeks when I am touring Europe.
A Google User
Mar 3, 2013
Has some potential but..... Tried it, however not very user friendly and was hard to register. I was disappointed but that is just my opinion.....update...to be fair I will try again in the future and if it's improved I will come back and post a new rating.
A Google User
Mar 3, 2013
Has some potential but..... Tried it, however not very user friendly and was hard to register. I was disappointed but that is just my opinion.....update...to be fair I will try again in the future and if it's improved I will come back and post a new rating.
A Google User
Feb 27, 2013
I like it Nice and Dandy