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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 exclusive 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 and type.

• 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.

The more aviation accident reports you read, the more you'll know what not to do when you find yourself in similar scenarios.


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. Now with full support for Dark Mode too.


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:
Features that come with your one-time purchase app download include the following.

Features noted with a double asterisk (**) are exclusive to Flight Chain App.

• Review accidents easily
Look up aviation accidents with a simple browse tool that makes it easy to review accidents

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

• View accident chains
** See the accident chain so you can better visualize the chain of events of aviation accidents.

• Read accident reports
After viewing the accident chain, read the complete NTSB report to understand the history.

• Read accident rulings
Quickly read the NTSB ruling for aviation accidents so you can easily review the probable cause.

• Bookmark accidents
Save accidents to quickly access them again.

• View accidents by trend
** View NTSB reports by trend and type to help you know when accidents are likely to happen.

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

• Learn safety tips
** View tips that relate to an aviation accident to help you fly smart.

• Map the accident
See where an aviation accident occurred for more context on the accident location.

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

• Read safety blog
** Read accident case studies and aviation stories to help you stay sharp.


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

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

What’s New

Version 1.15

Version 1.15:

APP IMPROVEMENTS:
• Flight Chain App now fully support Dark Mode. Thanks for your patience while we took time in the real world to get in some IFR study for an instrument rating.

• Additional performance improvements under the cowling are included in this release to bring the app up to par for iOS 14 changes.

BUG FIXES:

• Fixed a bug where -- when paging through the list of Accidents after navigating back from the Map full view screen -- the aircraft registration number and event date at the top of the Accident Report screen sometimes didn't refresh properly along with the rest of the accident report information.


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 stay ahead of the power curve, and we hope you enjoy the improvements!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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.

Praescalero ,

Font colors need changing!

Hi guys, this app is great! However there are white text on white background and black text on black background so it makes it hard to use when trying to filter. If you could take a look into this bug and have it fixed it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review and comment! Happy to hear you like Flight Chain App. As of version 1.15 (released on March 7, 2021), Flight Chain App now fully support Dark Mode, and this problem of certain font colors on similar backgrounds should now be resolved.

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 ,

UPDATED RESPONSE 8/31/2020 --

We wanted to let you know that, beginning with our version 1.14 release, we discontinued the optional in-app purchase subscription plans (formerly known as 'Plus' and 'Expert').

Additional user feedback like yours told us that subscriptions were not well received and they limited the usefulness of the app for the majority of users. As a result, they were a hindrance to our goal of providing more safety information to more pilots.

Starting with this version 1.14 app update, all features that were associated with the former 'Plus' and 'Expert' plans are now available to all users who have downloaded the app.

(For users who did purchase an optional subscription plan, their subscription should automatically cancel at the end of the current billing cycle, they should not be billed again by Apple's payment system, and with the version 1.14 app update they will still have access to all features of the app after it cancels.) ####

PREVIOUS RESPONSE 1/9/2019 -- 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!

App Privacy

The developer, Five Tango Victor Aviation, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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