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Air Navigation Pro

November 5th, 2010
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screen568x568Air Navigation is a real-time aircraft navigation iPhone application with integrated flight planning. Using the GPS receiver (integrated or external) and accelerometers of the iPhone it can emulate different type 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. Using the flight recorder, you can store your flight path and altitude and display it in Google Earth.

It contains a database of basically most navaids and airfields in the world (more than 54000 waypoints). The database is embedded and you can use it offline without an Internet connexion.

Track, course, bearings can be displayed as magnetic or true

The waypoint editor allows you to add your own custom airfields, navaids or waypoints to the database.

Flight and block time are detected automatically together with departure and arrival airport and stored in the logbook. Flight log is fully editable and can also be used manually.


– Moving map displaying navigation waypoints and airfields. Zoom in and out or pan using fingers. Airfield are displayed with direction of main runway.
– Downloadable, free of charge, map terrain feature (Water, roads, cities) for the whole world.screen568x568-1
– Downloadable as in-app purchase US Sectional charts and european ICAO maps (Germany and Netherland, more to come)
– Contains airspaces information (A to F, CTR, danger, prohibited, etc) for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, South_Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, New-Zealand
– Navigation plan editor with wind correction (display a vector on the map) with EET, dist, bearing of next waypoint
– Direct to waypoint (display a vector on the map) with EET, distance, bearing
– Instruments: HSI, VOR, ADF, Compass, Altimeter, groundspeed, slipball. (Instrument requiring a compass information works only when moving). Instruments can be set to any waypoint from the database including airfields, NDB’s, your custom waypoints, etc.
– An embedded worldwide database with more than 54000 navigation waypoints and airfields. Database includes frequencies for naiads, frequencies and runways for most airfields.
– A magnetic declination database. Track, course, bearings can be set as magnetic or true
– A waypoint editor to enter your custom navigation points, airfields, navaids, fix and related information
– An embedded web server to import/export various data such as waypoints, flights, airspaces, navigation plans
– Customizable cockpit
– Customizable speed & distance units


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  1. allen
    April 10th, 2011 at 06:44 | #1

    I really like it. I’ve been using it for two years now.

    I’ve compared it to the Garmin 396. Essentially the same size screen as my IPOD Touch, essentially the same information.

    Synthetic vision looms on the horizon – but till then – this app is great.

  2. allen
    June 20th, 2012 at 06:28 | #2

    I love it, just wish approach plates were available. It really does a great job of alerting you of airspaces and it does something no one else does at all well – realistic and easy to use HSI, VOR and ADF displays. You can go out and practice IFR in a very realistic way – though currently there are no glideslopes available.

  3. Steve Fish
    February 6th, 2013 at 04:03 | #3

    I fly a Rans S6 ES, Rotax 912 ULS in New Zealand.
    I this Air Nav Pro has become an essential accessory for cross-country flights especially to airports I’ve not been to before. I use it with an external GPS unit (Bad Elf). It has autoscrolling moving maps using uploaded 1:250000 VNC’s. I can toggle between these and free topographical maps.
    Route planning is very simple – a case of going to Edit mode and simply touch-and-holding a point on the screen to insert waypoints.
    It is configurable for different aircraft: performance criteria of the aircraft are entered such as cruise speed and fuel economy. It includes a weight-and-balance calculator too. It will automatically record block-to-block and flight times which can be reviewed or deleted.
    It’ll show Metar’s and TAFs and with one touch it is easy to upload Airport AIP plates which are accessible from the airport icons on the map or from the index. It’s customisable to show imminent airspace infringements too.
    It has ADI, VOR, HSI, Vario as well as the other expected dials, and these are shared on the same screen on the ipad.ETE and ETA is shown too. Brightness can be altered and there’s a night mode too. As you proceed, it’ll show your bearing line, extended track line with minute markers at 2, 5 and 10 minutes, labels on vectors showing bearing and distance between waypoints. The route can be played back at upto 8x speed. If you also upload 3D data, you get Synthetic Vision too.
    There’s a narrow strip window at the bottom which shows an elevation profile too and within this airspaces can be shown if you choose this option.
    By linking up to a WiFi network you can upload other .pdf files for perusal. for instance, the manual, or flight plans, Notams, Wx reports etc. For the price it is an amazing package but it’s only worthwhile with the VNC’s uploaded in my opinion.
    I have made my own Kneeboard and it sits within this.
    One thing I’ve not yet worked out is how to show actual distance travelled if you wander off your flight plan. This is not apparent on the recorded flight replay.
    5star App for les than the price of a 1st person shoot-em up game consul game. May just save lives.

  4. James
    May 6th, 2015 at 05:31 | #4

    Does Air Nav Pro need 3G or Data to work when flying?

  5. Antony
    October 20th, 2015 at 09:10 | #5

    Hi I subscribed to the app and so far it’s been a great tool in my flights.i operate in Africa and life has become simpler with the app.
    I have recommended it to my company which is considering buying the app for all the pilots but the challenge they raised is the lack of terrain data in the northern part of kenya and part of Sudan which is the areas we operate from.
    I hope you can see to it that the terrain data is availed to make it a complete package for us working in kenya ,Sudan and Somalia.
    Otherwise its a great app

  6. January 26th, 2016 at 23:35 | #6

    no only GPS signal

  7. Biggles
    March 6th, 2016 at 15:55 | #7

    This is the must nuts!! Better than my Garmin 296 which I forfeited lots of pocket money for. Just need to know how to download the latest manual 2015 version?

  8. Rajeev (Sri Lanka Aviation)
    September 27th, 2016 at 08:46 | #8

    So, Does it work even with out the WiFi or Data connection ( I mean during the flight, and No internet coverage area)

  9. thomas
    December 16th, 2016 at 07:32 | #9

    And now released the latest version of Air Navigation Pro 6.2 for iOS users, more info about the new features here http://blog.airnavigation.aero/2016/12/flight-planning-app-air-navigation-pro.html

  10. thomas
    December 16th, 2016 at 07:32 | #10

    You only need a GPS signal

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