Airmate 4+

Flight planning/weather

Myriel Aviation SA

    • 4.5 • 366 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Airmate is a free and easy to use flight planning and weather app for pilots, including many social sharing features.

Thanks to Airmate flight planning form, you will get instant access to airport data and aviation maps, up to date weather and NOTAMs.

IFR and VFR airport plates are freely available in US (FAA charts), Europe, and more than 200 other countries. Many of them are georeferenced and could be overlaid on the aviation chart. A powerful Plate Manager allows to download in advance all airport plates in a country, they could be easily printed and viewed.

During the flight, the moving map will display the aircraft location along the route, show airports and aeronautical data details, warn you if your planned route is crossing restricted areas. A profile view is available to display terrain elevation, crossed areas and forecasted weather across the route. Airmate can also display a backup aircraft attitude indicator and flight parameters in an EFIS-like view using the device internal sensors or a supported external AHRS-capable ADS-B receiver or supported aircraft avionics. In the whole world, Synthetic Vision displaying in the EFIS-like view the ups and downs of rolling terrain ahead is available. In selected countries, Airmate can display photographic landscape on Synthetic Vision when Photo scenery option is purchased.

Airmate includes a worldwide aeronautical database updated free of charge with airports, navigation beacons, waypoints, airways, obstacles, regulated and restricted areas. Topographic maps and elevation data for most countries may be downloaded free of charge, as well as additional aviation map overlays such US Sectionals. A procedure database provide details of departure (SID), arrival (STAR) and instrument approaches in the USA, and you could add those procedures to your planned flight route (the procedure database includes all US airports, we are workding to add airports in other countries). Once loaded, the procedure path is displayed on the aeronautical map, including curved paths and racetracks.

When coupled with a supported external ADS-B received, Airmate will display nearby traffic on the moving map, and receive FIS-B weather and NOTAM during the flight. Airmate is able to transmit the flight plan data to supported avionics such Dynon SkyView.

Thanks to the Auto Route feature, you could search and select the best route for your flight, and then file your VFR or IFR flight plan (in the USA using your account). Once filed, your flight plan could easily be managed, delayed or cancelled.

Airmate will also record your flights and allow to replay them later or export the flight path in gpx format, you could take pictures from the app during flights. Pilot log entries are automatically computed from flown flights.

A Satellite map display mode in flight planning or replay mode allows to familiarize with significant landmarks.

Airmate will save planned and flown flights, user waypoints and user aircrafts in the cloud and sync them between your devices and Airmate web flight planning.

Airmate brings numerous social features to the community. Pilots may leave ratings, tips and comments to share their experience with fellow pilots, and report fuel prices and handling fees. They could find friends, instructors, flight schools, aviation events and aircraft to rent near their home airport or any visited airport. A planned flight may be shared with other pilots by indicating the number of seats available for additional passengers.

Airmate may be connected to most flight simulators to keep flying skills sharp, and will manage also AHRS and simulated traffic data transmitted by the flight simulator. Planned flights and personal waypoints may be imported and exported, including from/to flight simulators.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 3.9

Version 3.9 fixes a bug when rotating the map in Flight mode. Il also provide a direct link to the app privacy policy.
This release also includes all new features of previous version:
- added informational Weight & Balance computation with graphs. The weight & balance computation takes into account the planned trip and loaded fuel, it is only informational and has to be checked against aircraft POH for the aircraft flown.
- improved aircraft configuration tools to define aircraft data for weight & balance computation.
- default weight & balance data profiles may be imported automatically for convenience, the imported profile should be carefully reviewed and edited using the aircraft approved pilot manual for the actual aircraft flown.
- the advanced route editor may now be displayed on top the map, either while planning or during flight, in order to change easily the route. A new Route button toggles the route editor display on top of the map.
- improved Satellite view bringing a much higher resolution for flight planning.
- temperature scale may be selected between °C and °F (°F being the default in the USA).
- preflight briefing printed pages are now generated using the preferred page size (A4 or US Letter)
- seaplane bases added on the map display.
- fix various display issues on some devices, especially when device rotated in landscape mode.
- embeds worldwide aeronautical database for cycle 2304 (April 20th, 2023), automatically updated.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
366 Ratings

366 Ratings

Popsflys ,

Great Backup for Student Pilot

I’m a Student Pilot with low hours and have played with AirMate on a couple of flights. Recently, I flew a solo 135 mile cross country with it and the Dual 160 GPS for the Bluetooth. I tried to use it only as a backup, but it was hard to do. Pilotage and Dead Reckoning seems to want to take the backseat, when you are able to see exactly where you are and if on or off course. Still learning how to use it the easiest and best way, but I like it and for sure, the free price is very attractive.

Developer Response ,

Many thanks for your positive review! We are happy you enjoy the app, and are working to bring new features and a new improved map, while keeping the app simple to use and of course free. Safe flights!

Kaz (Hamburger) Miller ,

Thoroughly Impressed

I was using Garmin Pilot before this but I’m so impressed with AirMate that I will probably stick with this for a while. I will admit that the map update process is more cumbersome than Garmin but it’s really not bad. My old iPad can barely run SynthEye from Garmin but works perfectly fine with AirMates version. The GPS navigation is just as good as any other system for how I use it and I’ve even been able to use this app in MS Flight Simulator. Very well done and I hope the developers are proud of the excellent product they’ve made. And made for free!

Esorcc ,

AirMate looks very promising

I’ve not tried this in actual flight yet but from the ground it looks quite nice. I’m looking for alternatives to ForeFlight since they increased pricing by 25% this year (thanks Boeing!)
I just a private instrument rated pilot and this app may have enough of what I need so that I can kick ForeFlight to the curb.
I will revise my review after use inflight.

App Privacy

The developer, Myriel Aviation SA, 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:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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

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