free Android VFR flight apps

By axeljerabek

free Android VFR flight apps

This is a small collection of free and useful flight app software for Android smartphones or tablets with links to google play. This story will be continously updated with more software, links and testing. The software is useful for glider pilots and some also for motor pilots. Share for other pilots using Android devices. I also added some non-free apps to have a small comparison.

XCSoar

XCSoar is a free tactical glide computer with many features. Perfect helper when gliding, also usable for motorflights.

German airspace data needs to be downloaded here: http://www.daec.de/fachbereiche/luftraum-flugbetrieb/luftraumdaten/
Austrian airspace data: https://www.austrocontrol.at/en/atm/aim_services/aim_products/airspace_structure
Switzerland airspace data: http://segelflug.ch/

Website: http://www.xcsoar.org
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.xcsoar

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Fly3d beta

New, still beta and still no information about price of the app or cards. Seems to be a nice tool though.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flocke.fly3dbeta

For gliders:+
For Engine:++

AIX Weather Widget

Quick weather data without opening an app. Information about temperature, clouds, rain, snow and pressure.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.veierland.aix

For gliders:+++
For Engine:++

Aviation Tools Free

Tool with weather information and near airport/airfield information including contact.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.cosinus.aviatool

For gliders:+
For Engine:+++

Windfinder

Interesting for gliders, especially in the mountains. Wind directions and wind speeds with sun/clouds.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.studioeleven.windfinder

For gliders:+++
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Not free anymore: VFRnav Flugnavigation

Good VFR moving map software for motor pilots with routing, airfield info and airspaces.
The Beta was free, but isn't anymore. But still the price is ok with 20$, since there is no extra fee for the maps.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flugbetrieb.VFRnav

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For Engine:+++

VFRnotam

Notams along your route in realtime over the internet.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flugbetrieb.VFRnotam

For gliders:++
For Engine:+++

Sensitive Barometer

Check air pressure or re-adjustable altimeter with internet connection to nearby ICAO-information. Makes use of internal barometers on most Samsung or Sony smartphones.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.igorinov.altimeter

For gliders:+++
For Engine:++

YR Weather Widget HD

Nice widget similar to AIX weather widget, also contains information about wind.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.stephanson.YRWidgetHD

For gliders:+++
For Engine:++

alpenkarten.eu

alpine pilots pre-flight information tool with online map information about hills and mountains.

Google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.mountainmap.navi

For gliders:+++
For Engine:+

VFR Radio Communication

Useful controlled and uncontrolled radio communication for VFR pilots.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conduit.app_a6f7f3c10ac841c6a55d4379aed84419.app

For gliders:+
For Engine:++

30 days free: Naviator

At least 30 days testing: Naviator. Moving map, routing, airspaces, airports and radio navigation aids. Better suited for the United States though, price per years is around 35$.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onetwentythree.skynav

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Similar: Skydemon

Non-free moving map, routing, airspaces. Free testing available.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=aero.skydemon.skydemonandroid

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Metar weather map

A really good tool for long distance flights with METAR, TAF and NOTAMS on a map and of airports nearby.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cybercom.android.metar

For gliders:++
For Engine:++

Locus Maps for Aviation

Moving Map, still have to check it though.

Google Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/110722419793992930055

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