If you are a commercial or private pilot or even a trainee, an Aviation app will be extremely helpful for you. Using it, you can get a detailed report of flight status, weather and many more directly from your Android device. Many apps are there in the market which are useful while you are flying as well. In this article, we shall check out the top 5 Aviation apps for your Android device.
This app transforms your device into a complete navigator, offering the pilot the ability to figure out a flight route, meteorological conditions and many other features which are available in navigation apps published by Garmin. The app has a simple and interactive user interface. Since its functionality is quite similar to other popular navigation apps, if the pilot is familiar with Garmin avionics, he or she will find the app easier to use. Using the app, the pilot can collect data from NEXRAD radar, AIRMET, TAF, check for thunderstorm and wind strength from reputed meteorological information centers in Canada and the United States.
This app shows you the weather around your current location in an animated format. If you are in flight, you can check quickly the weather that is on your way. It has a high definition radar which collects data from NWS and NOAA and no matter how much you zoom in, you will always find a clear report. Although the app is free, the only drawback is some ads. Those can be removed with some in-app purchases.
FlightAware Flight Tracker
This app is not exactly for a pilot, but also for a passenger who is traveling or for a person who wants to know the whereabouts of his friend or family member who is traveling. FlightAware can help you track the real-time status, even live track a commercial flight that is located anywhere in the world. You can track the flight with flight number, tail number or even source and destination. The app is free for download and has some in-app purchases which provide you some added advantages.
If you are a pilot, you must be aware of the Fltplan website. This app is a companion app for that website and brings all the useful tools of that website to your Android mobile or tablet. You will get a powerful mapping and route feature which you can use even when there is no network available. It also gives you information about FBOs and airports. If you are a private flier, the app will give you information like fuel pricing along the route, so that you can stop for a refill at a place that suits your budget. When used online, the app automatically syncs with the Fltplan website, keeping your records updated and synced.
This app is only for pilots who are flying in the United States and in certain regions of Canada. For other countries in the world, the app provides TPC charts and also ONC charts for South Asian countries. For all FAA charts, the app provides offline maps, diagrams of airports and procedures to follow at the terminal. Not only that, if any obstacles and rough terrain come along your route, you will have that information as well.
There are other useful apps like ForeFlight, Naviator, and others which provide you with a weather report, GPS along with terrain report. You can plan your flight with accurate details with the help of the data collected from these apps. If you know about any other apps that deserve a place in this list, tell us it’s name in the comments section.