Based on Sporty’s popular handheld E6B Electronic Flight Computer, the E6B app has been designed from the ground up to make the most of iOS on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The software is based on the tried and true formulas and algorithms developed over the years by Sporty’s team of over 50 pilots.
Its pilot-friendly design makes quick work of any navigational, conversion or fuel problem and it also performs conventional arithmetic calculations.
The advanced timer/clock feature simultaneously tracks Zulu, Local and Home time zones. The timer counts either up or down, and will display an alert when reaching zero.
22 AVIATION FUNCTIONS
-Pressure & Density Altitude
-Planned True Airspeed
-Heading and Groundspeed
-Crosswind, Headwind and Tailwind
-Actual True Airspeed
-Wind Speed and Direction
-Planned Mach Number
-Required True Airspeed
-Required Calibrated Airspeed
-Fuel per Hour
-Actual Mach Number
-Percent Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC)
-Required Rate of Climb
-Top of Descent
-Required Rate of Descent
18 AVIATION CONVERSIONS
-Celsius :: Fahrenheit
-Nautical Miles :: Statute Miles
-Nautical Miles :: Kilometers
-Feet :: Meters
-Pounds :: Kilograms
-Avgas Gallons :: Pounds
-Jet A Gallons :: Pounds
-Gallons :: Liters
-Hours/Minutes/Seconds :: Hours
-Perform basic math without having to exit the application
-Simultaneous tracking of Zulu, Home and Local time zones
-Advanced timer counts up or down and operates independently so you can perform other calculations while the timer is running
-Upon reaching zero in the countdown mode, a message will display no matter what app is active – a useful feature for missed approaches, switching fuel tanks, etc.
Includes E6B app for Apple Watch
Includes a newly redesigned E6B app for Apple Watch, allowing you to access every function and conversion from your wrist
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Apple Watch display needs improvement
I had hoped to use the Apple Watch app, but the display only shows the top half of the numbers. Perhaps this is because I have the original Apple Watch? I also find the process of entering numbers to be cumbersome. If I click on an item to change the value, I first have to backspace out the current value before entering the new value. I’d prefer that it just let me start typing the number right away instead of going through those extra steps.
But I’m happy that this app is available. I haven’t used it much yet, but I’m sure it will be useful.
Weight & Balance
As others have said, very disappointed that W&B does not yet exist in the new version. As a manager of an app development company, I recognize there are difficult decisions that have to be made when doing a rewrite of an existing app. Do we delay the release to get all the previous functions in the new app or do we release earlier and progressively add back the remaining functionality? But you have to recognize that when you remove a core function that is typically used in all flight planning, it is going to cause significant heartburn for existing users. The decision maker in this case clearly chose incorrectly. The best course of action is to recognize and acknowledge the mistake, and work as diligently as possible to correct it. The worst course of action would be to remain radio silent.
Developer Response ,
We appreciate your feedback and thanks for sharing your experience after updating to the latest version of our E6B app. We have plans to add many new features to the app in upcoming releases, including a new Weight and Balance feature.
Good but expensive
Greetings developers! As an app developer myself, I understand some of the difficulties of reworking an application. It can be a hard hit to end up with 2.5 stars for something you worked hard on (the current situation). I like the app and I also have a few suggestions.
First off, make it cheaper! Do a sale! Get new users for $2 and they'll infuse new life into this. $10 isn't way too expensive normally but your rating is 2.5 and nobody wants to pay $10 for a 2.5 level app. Thankfully, your app is better than that! Get new users who will like it for the features it does have.
Secondly, add weight and balance. Not hard to do, and that's your users' main concern right now.
With those two changes you'll have a much better (and more profitable) app.
Finally, my own suggestion: in landscape orientation, split the screen and put the calculator numbers on the right (or left) so all the content can fit without scrolling.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
- Sporty's Pilot Shop
- 10.5 MB
Requires iOS 13.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.