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.
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 http://1800wxbrief.com 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.
- Fix an issue where rubber banding the route: the added point is now correctly inserted between the two adjacent points (instead of at the end of the route).
- Improved decoding of gpx files storing route of planned flights, allowing easy import from EuroFPL service.
- Automatically prompt for updated password if the user password has been changed outside the app.
- Fix a display issue for ultralight aircraft symbol.
- Fix various other issues
- Embeds aeronautical database issued on October 6th, 2022 (Airac cycle 2210), automatically updated.
Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
I’m a student pilot and initially used this for aeronautical charts. I’m amazed how much this app can do and am forever grateful to be saving money that I can use on my future lessons! Thank you so much guys!
Developer Response ,
Great thanks for your kind appreciation! We are happy you enjoy all the app features and are working hard to continue to improve the app. Nowadays, aviation data and charts from FAA and most other aviation authorities are freely available, so we pass on those data to pilots free of charge to help the pilot community. Wishing you safe and happy landings!
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- Myriel Aviation SA
- 198.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016 Myriel Aviation SA
- In-App Purchases
- Airmate Pro version $22.99
- Support Airmate development! $4.99
- Flight plan filing token $1.99
- DFS Germany VFR Airport Plates $54.99
- Skyguide Swiss VFR Airport Plates (with one year updates) $36.99
- Support Airmate development! $8.99
- Support Airmate development! $17.99
- Air Million VFR Chart 2016 France-Belgium-Luxembourg-Swiss $24.99
- French Cartabossy Map $24.99
- France IGN 500k chart $24.99