Best Navigation applications

If you’re looking for Navigation apps that will make your flight experience much better, here are the 5 best apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Now, the apps are displayed based on their ranking in “QUALITY“.

If you’re looking for Navigation apps that will make your flight experience much better, here are the 5 best apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

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Jeppesen Mobile FD

FREE

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Visibility

59

Impact Score

59

Quality Score

88

Value Score

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck 2.9 is a powerful, complete mobile electronic flight bag (EFB) solution which displays maps and approach charts, but what is unique about this app is that its products are all vector-drawn. This means that each displayed chart is drawn from a database, instead of just pulling up an image of the actual chart (full-color, high-quality, vector-based data with amazing details and zoom capabilities). This saves a lot of space, and the entire worldwide Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app takes up fewer than 2 GB of storage. Mobile FliteDeck is now a full-featured moving-map app with weather overlays, geo-referenced maps, approach charts and flightplanning features. Jeppesen also offers a VFR version of Mobile FliteDeck, with moving-map functionality, weather and TFR overlays.

Garmin Pilot

FREE; U.S. Standard – $74.99, Europe Standard – $99.99; Worldwide Premium – $599.99

53

Visibility

76

Impact Score

75

Quality Score

67

Value Score

Garmin Pilot is one of the most comprehensive tools built for pilots – both private and commercial. So if you`re looking for a tool that can serve as your all-in-one tool for flying, Garmin Pilot will probably be the one. The app breaks down the entire process of flying an aircraft into four categories – Plan, File, Fly, and Log – and offers features for each and every one of those categories. For the planning stage, the app offers pilots the ability to get comprehensive aviation weather results, so they can make better informed in-flight decisions. Pilots can also check NEXRAD radar, visible and infrared cloud imagery, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, TFRs, and a lot more which could be useful to them while flying.

Air Navigation Pro

$49.99; In-App Purchases: Aeronautical database – $18.49

51

Visibility

78

Impact Score

78

Quality Score

68

Value Score

Air Navigation is a real-time aircraft navigation application with integrated flight planning. Using the GPS receiver (integrated or external) and accelerometers of the Android it can emulate different types of real IFR or VFR aircraft navigation instruments. Using the navigation plan editor, you can prepare and store navigation plans and use them in the cockpit with the moving map. Air Navigation Pro comes fully loaded with a database of 180000+ worldwide aviation waypoints and an airspace database for 100+ countries. It also offers you a wide range of products such as free OpenStreetMaps, commercial charts, obstacles subscription packages, topographic maps and much more.

ForeFlight Mobile EFB

FREE;  In-App Purchases: Basic USA, 1 Year – $74.99; Pro USA, 1 Year – $149.99; 

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Visibility

89

Impact Score

92

Quality Score

79

Value Score

ForeFlight Mobile is a do-it-all iPad EFB app that pilots use for preflight planning, flight-plan filing and in-flight moving-map functions. The moving map includes rubber-band adjustment of the planned flight path, as well as support for Sids and Stars and hazard and terrain-awareness function. When pilots use georeferencing on airport charts, the hazard feature warns them when they are about to cross a runway. To help pilots visualize arrival runways, the app shows extended runway centerlines and optionally can display traffic pattern entries for the destination airport. A recent feature can overlay approach charts on top of VFR or IFR charts; the approaches are oriented geographically and can be dimmed or brightened and even include annotations that the user has drawn on the chart.

Direct To

FREE – Basic; PRO – $9.99

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Visibility

76

Impact Score

78

Quality Score

88

Value Score

An other app that you must have on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices is Direct To. Direct To is a flight planning and real-time VFR navigation system for pilots. Air Navigation Apps support free charts of almost the entire world as well as commercial aviation VFR charts for many countries (offline). Will Direct To be easy to use? You bet. Ease of use is at the core of everything Flygo creates, and Direct To is designed to be both simple and intuitive. With a swipe of your finger or a single tap, you can insert waypoints and create a flight plan ready to go. It also comes with air navigation free-fly aids: heading, track, bearing, distance (DME), time en route (ETA) and speed calculations, so you can get the most out of your device. The application costs a fraction of the price of a dedicated portable aviation GPS and will help you to plan your flight, saving you both time and money.

SkyDemon

Annual subscription – $165/year; Monthly subscription – $17/month

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Visibility

76

Impact Score

78

Quality Score

88

Value Score

SkyDemon’s flight-planning features make planning flights easy, quick and fun. It brings you all the information you need and present it intuitively around vector charts. The flight planning features in SkyDemon are all designed to make planning a flight less tedious and more interesting, by bringing the very best aeronautical briefing information directly to your fingertips in real time as you explore our charts and experiment with potential journeys. SkyDemon will help give you the confidence to fly further and to more interesting places. Plan a journey, brief yourself on potential hazards, prepare for flight and analyse your track logs. Live briefing data includes NOTAM, airfield documents and maps, TAF, METAR and wind forecasts at altitude.

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