Aero App 4+

DOD owned EFB

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 37 Ratings
    • Free

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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

What’s New

Version 1.2402.7840

ADIZ Overlay: Pilots can overlay Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) sectors on the Moving Map. Pilots can access detailed information on the specific areas of airspace such as its name, identifier, minimum altitude, maximum altitude, controlling agency, and frequencies.
GeoPackage Support: Aero App supports User GeoPackages to display on the Moving Map. Pilots can easily sideload and view their customized geospatial data on their mobile devices.
Bug Fixes
Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Carey Wiley ,

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….

rrodrigggg1 ,

Instructor Pilot

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.

RSB1771 ,


Great EKB. Highly recommend to all DOD aircrew. Frequent updates with an intuitive interface. I have been using this app for over 4 years and have had minimal issues. The “User Apps” feature has been incredibly useful when operating and planning in different countries that otherwise do not have readily available digital and georeferenced maps. Filing flight plans through the app is also very simple. A useful addition would be adding a feature that would depict flight level winds for the selected route of flight.

App Privacy

The developer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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

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