A very quick and simple Navigation tool for pilots to enjoy the view rather than waste precious flying time figuring out obtuse navigation instructions.
The Map screen works well on either a smartphone or tablet computers. If you fly multiple planes, you will have one portable navigation instrument that you know and can rely upon.
It only takes 5 to 10 minutes to learn how to get to any airport, anywhere in the world. Search airport descriptions, identifiers, or nearest lists. Pick a spot on the map and with a single press insert it into your flight plan and immediately see the bearing, bearing line, and distance to that location from your current GPS location.
You can export, import and edit your flight plan on your device or save and edit multiple versions on any computer.
Press NEAREST for the nearest 50-100 runways, press (select) the airport you want, and follow the bearing or track on the map, verbally if you wish. This App shows a single prompt (R)ight or (L)eft and the number of degrees, Eg. "L005" for turn left 5 degrees. Easy. It also shows Ground Track, Bearing, Ground Speed, Altitude, Distance to Airport and Estimated Time of Arrival at current speed.
Press MAP and you have a moving map with "Press and Go." With the map visible,press any place on the map and the Lat/Lon from that location will be stored in the destination list. You may also choose to immediately navigate to that location. In this case the navigation bearing line will be redrawn. You may edit the name of the location in the Flight Plan screen.
If you check the MAP screenshot on this page, you can see that to navigate to your destination, just turn to the plane until the track (black with pointer) line is coincident with the RED Bearing line.. The bearing line can be re draw to start from your current location anytime.
VFR+ has most of airports in the world. Airports can be found by ICAO or a word or phrase from the Description. For example, "paris" would return 25 runways to select from.
The VFR+ has a point logging feature. While flying every 30 seconds a Lat/Lon point is stored along with Altitude and Ground Speed. The Point Log can be emailed to your computer and opened with Excel or other compatible program. A hyper link is included to see that location on Google Maps.
The VFR+ has an automatic LogBook capability which saves pilot time and improves accuracy by automatically keeping your in air time. The Log Book stores your flight hours as well as your Type Aircraft and Tail Number.
The Log Book can be viewed on the phone or emailed to any computer of your choice. If necessary, you can start and stop the Time logger manually.
If you ever encounter a problem please contact us via email as soon as possible. We want to be available for support when you need it.
The Automatic Logbook feature uses a ground speed value greater than 30KTS to determine when you rotate and a speed value less than 5 KTS to determine when you have landed.
USING THE AUTOMATIC LOGBOOK.
There may be times when this method will not be accurate due to GPS not reporting SPEED when the GPS signal is lost. So it is possible to manually override the start and end of your flight. To manually START and STOP, simply push the "Automatic Logging button" to switch to Manual Logging. The ICON to the right will change to a "Push To Start Logging" button. Doing so will start the logging timer and change the legend to "Push to Stop Logging" with a blue background. The "Push to Stop Logging" button stops the Logging of time. Note that the box is BROWN when not logging (ground) and blue when logging time (in the Blue Sky).
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If you have any question or issue with this app, please email or call us to resolve it.
Reduced Airplane Icon on Moving Map for 7" or larger devices. Added Press Airplane to see current Lat/Lon. Improved formatting on larger devices and new smartphones.