NRST 4+

Descent Rate & Airport Finder

Toonsy Net

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Don't miss your airport! Designed for pilots of any size aircraft, this app provides you with bearing and vertical speed required to nearby airports. The following information is shown for destinations:

• Distance from current location
• Field Elevation
• Descent rate required
• Time to Top of Descent (TOD)
• Bearing
• Frequencies
• Runways
• Glide distance delta

Additionally your current speed, course, altitude and vertical speed are displayed. Tapping on the information button, Time to TOD or Target Altitude allows you to customize the desired descent rate.

All data is updated in real time as you fly. You may choose a nearby airport or select an airport by identifier by scrolling down on the airport list. Filter by runway length and surface type and choose any of the following: airports, seaplane bases, heliports, balloon ports and closed airports.

You may optionally provide a glide ratio for your aircraft. The glide distance long or short of the selected airport is then displayed and is conveniently color coded. A positive, green glide delta indicates the glide distance has been estimated to exceed the distance to the airport with a 25% safety margin.

Runway headings, if known, are used to draw runways on the heading indicator. If the magenta arrow is pointed straight up and aligned with a runway then you are headed straight in.

Worldwide airport information is provided by multiple sources. Canada, Europe and all continents are covered! For more information go to ourairports.com/world.html. Database updates are performed daily.

Your location and altitude is provided by your device's location services. If location or altitude is not available that information will not be displayed however you can still search for an airport by identifier. Unfortunately external GPS devices are generally NOT compatible.

You must be moving for course information and the magenta relative bearing arrow to be displayed.

The Watch app has many of the same features and fits on your wrist. See distances to nearby airports or bearing to a selected airport. Frequencies and runway lengths can be seen with a swipe. A green glide icon or delta indicates glideability is likely.

Just like the iPhone and iPad app, the Watch app requires GPS information to locate nearby airports and relative bearing. Additionally, altitude is needed to calculate descent rates. All watch versions are supported. Watch 1 requires an iPhone for GPS signal however a Watch 2 has it's own GPS.

Feedback and feature requests are appreciated. Thanks!

Subscription Fine Print
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- 1 month FREE trial
- Database Subscription or Apple Watch Subscription is required for new users
- The subscription is for 1 year and updated data is available daily
- The annual subscription is $11.99/year or $17.99/year for Watch
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Privacy policy and terms of use are located at: http://toonsy.net/privacy.html
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

What’s New

Version 7.1

Added Apple Watch complications

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Sidha21 ,

Problems solved

Toonsy was very responsive. The biggest issue was that the watch software needed to be updated to 2.0 (nrst simply doesn't work on older versions). The iPad "freeze" was finally fixed with a hard reboot.

Halcon1 ,

Great backup plan for your EFB

My CFI got me completely lost, even changed the heading indicator with the purpose of finding my way using the app, sure enough the app put me on top of the nearest airport.

usless app 132 ,

Fee only

This thing will not do anything without a subscription. Totally misleading…

App Privacy

The developer, Toonsy Net, 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 Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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

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