Aero App 4+
DOD owned EFB
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Designed for iPad
7 new features: Map Library, Terrain Coloring, Background Downloading, Share KMZ/KML Files, Temporary Flight Restrictions, Convert GeoPDF to MBTiles, and Drag & Drop.
The NGA Aeronautical Application (Aero App) is an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) mobile application developed by and for the DOD and FAA flight crews. The Application provides flight crews with the flight publications and data required to execute the unique mission of the U.S. War Fighter. Aero App increases situational awareness and improves safety of navigation by providing easy access to aeronautical information including Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF), Digital Flight Information Publications (D-FLIP) products, including Georeferenced Airport Diagrams and Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs), Arrival Procedures, Departure Procedures, Takeoff and Landing Minimums, Supplements, Airfield Qualification Program (AQP), Giant Reports, Electronic-Instrument Procedure Library and Host Nation Charts. Aero App is designed to enhance the use of aeronautical Flight Information Publication (FLIP) data and manage individual FLIP products.
As the world's authoritative source for aeronautical data, NGA is able to provide flight crews access to data on over 47,000 airfields worldwide via the application. In addition, the Aero App features an integrated E6B flight computer for flight planning on the ground and in the air calculations; a note pad; access to user documents and custom user maps. Connect to the internet, GPS or an ADS-B device to view traffic and weather information such as NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs, and Air Force weather. Overlay navigational data on the Moving Map such as Military Training Routes, Air Refueling Routes, Contract Fuel Locations, Terrain, Special Use Airspaces and much, much more.
Aero App is FREE and authorized for the following: US military, government agencies, Civil Air Patrol, foreign military partners and contractors flying missions in support of the DOD.
For more information on the NGA Aero App visit https://aeroapp.info.
Ratings and Reviews
Great in theory, keep improving
I really like the app, easy for planning and the TO Mins page is better than any app out there. CONS: drains battery and takes up a lot of memory. User interface can be difficult to learn. PROS: Only world-wide EFB that I know of. GREAT for planning! Love the dog houses and drag to drop function. It would be nice to load approaches similar to other apps. Also, the DS-B info is nicer on other Hilton Software Apps (Wing X Pro) it would be nice to see more cross-over….
I have been using this app from many years and I highly recommend it to my students for their planning not only IFR/VFR but for tactical mission planning as well here at USAACE. The number 1 complain continues to be having to update the password, which with todays face recognition and fingers print access to keychain on IPads is truly not an issue at all. Airdrop/Sharing cycles with other users is fantastic. The DOD FLIP access and downloads within cycles has no match. The Aero App Data Server is a must. It allows the user ti take their experience to the next level; specially by using the Convert TIIF files into MBTTiles tool. Two recommendations: 1 Please bring satellite imagery back u ser the map selection tab. 2 Allow users to AirDrop/Share user flies such as MBTiles. The number two recommendation is particularly important when users create routes on Falcon View that can later one be converted into MBTiles for their tablets as a backup to a MFD failure.
As a new aviator this is a great start for free! Need to add the ability to Electronically file IFR flight plans and to add approaches to your flight plan route, additionally need to add wind correction and along with the total distance on the route add an estimated time of flight the route would take.
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- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- 52.2 MB
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 2017