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Description

Flight Chain App gives you every NTSB aviation accident report in your pocket for convenient, mobile-friendly access.


Flight Chain App also gives you these additional unique features to help you get more value out of NTSB reports, and make your time spent reading accident reports more productive:

• Accident Chains
See a visual representation of the chain of events.

• Trends
Discover and read NTSB reports by trend.

• Safety Quiz
Quiz yourself with questions based on actual NTSB accident reports.


WHY READ ACCIDENT REPORTS?
Most aircraft accidents are caused by a chain of events rather than just one error. Reading accident reports helps you learn what not to do.


WHY FLIGHT CHAIN APP?
We were surprised by a flight instructor's observation who, after more than 40 years of flying, was amazed at how many pilots of various experience levels aren't aware of the value of NTSB reports.

We also kept hearing a common theme among pilots: the NTSB website isn't the friendliest to use, especially on mobile.

Flight Chain App makes your flying life easier by giving you accident info that's quicker to digest. More convenient and less frustrating. For both you and your iOS device.


BENEFITS:
• Simplifies Reports
Helps you see and understand the accident chain.

• Convenient
NTSB accident reports by month in your pocket for easy access.

• Educate yourself
See accident trends and quiz yourself based on NTSB accidents.


OTHER USES:
• Aircraft buyers & brokers can use it when researching aircraft purchases. Convenient when you're on location and need to look up N-numbers.


FEATURES:
Basic features that come with your one-time purchase app download include:

• Review accidents
Look up aviation accidents with a simple browse tool to easily review accidents.

• View trends
See trends for accident causes that occur most often.

• Take safety quiz
Quiz yourself with questions based on actual NTSB accident reports.

• Search by detail
Search for accidents by details such as make, model, airport ID and more.

• Read accident rulings
Read NTSB rulings so you can easily review the probable cause.

• Read accident reports
Read complete NTSB reports to understand the history.

• Bookmark accidents
Save accidents to quickly access them again.

• See weather info
View weather data available at the time of the accident.

• Read safety blog
Read content to help you learn from others.


Enhance your app with auto-renewing monthly subscriptions:

Buy the 'Plus' plan to unlock this 1 feature:
• View accident chains to see the chain of events.

Buy the 'Expert' plan to unlock these 4 features:
• View accident chains to see the chain of events.
• Read accidents by trend and by accident type.
• Map accidents to see where they occurred for location context.
• Learn safety tips to help you fly safe.


Flight Chain App and its blog www.AheadOfThePowerCurve.com are committed to reducing general aviation accidents and helping improve aviation safety.


Please note the following about Flight Chain App's auto-renewing monthly subscriptions:
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
• Privacy Policy: https://www.flightchainapp.com/webviews/privacypolicy.html
• Terms of Use: https://www.flightchainapp.com/webviews/termsofuse.html
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Flight Chain App provides aviation accident data for the United States only.

What’s New

Version 1.13

This is a maintenance release that cleans a few bugs off the leading edge to help improve your Flight Chain App experience on iOS 13.

Flight Chain App is committed to reducing general aviation accidents, helping improve aviation safety, and growing the pilot population. We hope Flight Chain App helps you become a better pilot.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Ging Raye ,

Awaiting NTSB Report

While not an avid user of this app, should they gain access and post the NTSB report for my brothers very unfortunate crash that killed him, along with his son, my nephew, a little over a year ago, I will be very grateful. That is all I am waiting on. I am not a pilot, nor aspire to be, I just want to see the NTSB report for this crash and was told this would be a great resource. While the app tells you that investigations of plane crashes can take up to a year, I hope they are being truthful. It’s been over a year now. May 31, 2018 is when they crashed, upon takeoff, out of Midland International Airport. I just want to see the report. So far it has not been posted in the app, but we just reached the one year benchmark and we all know how these organizations drag their feet...I just hope to see it soon.

Developer Response ,

We're so sorry to hear of your loss in that accident. Based on your comment, we presume you're referring to the Cirrus SR22 accident, aircraft tail number N670SR, at Midland International Airport last year. As of the date we're writing this response (June 21, 2019), the NTSB has only published a preliminary report (dated June 5, 2018), and that preliminary report is the only information we have at this time appearing in Flight Chain App for this accident. According to the NTSB, which is the source of all aviation accident reports: "Probable cause is the factor or factors that, based on all available evidence, the [NTSB] Board concludes most likely resulted in the accident. It generally takes around a year to produce a final report, which includes a probable cause and contributing factors." [ Source: https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/inside-the-ntsbs-general-aviation-investigative-process/ ] That said, we have seen some NTSB accident reports where a final report detailing the probable cause seems to take much longer than a year to get issued, and in some cases, never gets issued. Hopefully that won't be the case with this accident, but it is up to the NTSB to determine when they issue a final report on any given accident. We hope this information helps.

raul510 ,

Not helpful unless you pay monthly fee

The app doesn’t really do anything a quick google search won’t tell you unless you pay the monthly fee for the premium service. Kind of a disappointment.

Developer Response ,

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts. You are right that some of the content in the app can be found via Google searches. One of the app's goals is to package all that up in a convenient mobile app format to help save you time so you don't have to cull through web searches. At the same time, the app brings some unique features of its own (viewing the accident chain so you can see the chain of events, viewing accident trends and reading NTSB reports by trend to better understand how certain types of accidents happen, providing safety tips that relate to a given accident report, to name a few). The nominal monthly fee helps ensure we can continue providing this service to the aviation ccommunity. Stay tuned for more app updates in 2019. We have plans in the coming months to release additional features to add more value, some of which won't require a monthly fee. If you have further feedback on what would make the app more valuable for you, please let us know by sending a support ticket from within the app so we can continue making improvements. Thanks!

kperry5 ,

Misleading Purchase

Don’t buy unless you’re prepared to pay more at each step along the way. The non-subscription details are no more valuable than the NTSB database. Paid for an app that then requires monthly subscriptions for the features that caught my attention to buy in the first place.

Developer Response ,

Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts. To be clear, our app description on the App Store download page (and our own website at www.flightchainapp.com) clarifies what features come with the app download versus those that require an optional in-app subscription purchase. You are right that some of the content in the app can be found on the NTSB website. One of the app's goals is to package all that up in a convenient mobile app format to make browsing NTSB information more convenient and less frustrating for you and your iOS device (if you've tried browsing the NTSB website on a smartphone, you know what we mean). At the same time, the app brings some unique features of its own (viewing the accident chain so you can see the chain of events, viewing accident trends and reading NTSB reports by trend to better understand how certain types of accidents happen, providing safety tips that relate to a given accident report, to name a few). The nominal monthly fee helps ensure we can continue providing this service to the aviation ccommunity. We have plans to release additional features to add more value to your app download, some of which won't require a monthly fee. If you have further feedback on what would make the app more valuable for you, please let us know by sending a support ticket from within the app so we can continue making improvements. Thanks!

Information

Seller
FIVE TANGO VICTOR AVIATION, LLC
Size
71.6 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
$4.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Expert $1.99
  2. Plus $0.99
  3. Plus-Deprecated $1.49

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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