Nav Trainer Pro by PIlotscafe
Selected by AOPA.org readers as number one of five aviation apps you can't live without! *
***** Reached No. 4 in the Navigation category of the U.S. app store for iPad! *****
Make IFR flight training easier!
Practice the use of aviation navigational equipment on your mobile device.
Simulates VOR, HSI, RMI, ADF, DME and ILS navigation.
A must have tool for any CFII, student and instrument pilot!
-Students and pilots: improve your understanding of radio instrument navigation at the comfort of your own mobile device.
-Instructors: demonstrate complex IFR concepts to your students from bird's-eye view while on the ground.
-Also suitable for flight simulator enthusiasts.
Used in classrooms, one-on-one ground sessions and by individuals to improve their IFR orientation skills.
-user reviews (from all markets)
***** Great to study instruments and saves lots of $$$!!!"
"***** I have been looking for an app such as this to teach my students"
"***** Before I used this app all this VOR orientation was so complicated, and now it's clear as ice!"
"***** Easy to use, perfectly designed and helping to understand basic navigation stuff. Highly recommended for student pilots, instrument applicant and CFI's."
- Improve your situational awareness under IFR.
- Save time and money on your instrument and initial flight training.
- Prepare for your instrument rating or proficiency check.
- Test your NAV situational awareness with the test mode.
- Flight instructors: the perfect tool to help you easily explain and demonstrate complex radio navigation concepts to your students.
-Dual navigation displays.
-VOR\NDB trainer screen: Simulates VOR and NDB navigation using VOR, HSI, ADF and RMI displays.
-ILS trainer with both VOR and HSI displays.
-DME visualization screen - demonstrates how DME slant range distance is affected by ground distance and altitude.
-Test mode - generates phantom aircraft around the navaids. Your goal is to find the correct aircraft position.
-Drag and drop the aircraft and nav fix around the screen.
-Fly! mode - Make the airplane fly around the screen. great for practicing intercepting and tracking courses.
-Wind direction & velocity control.
-Aircraft tracing (contrail mode).
-Accelerator support for aircraft control.
How to use:
-Select the various instruments by double-tapping their dials.
-Toggle VOR sectors visualization on/off.
-Auto tune OBS by pressing the OBS knob.
-Auto turn the aircraft towards the nav fix by tapping the aircraft symbol. Double tap will turn the aircraft toward NAV station #2
-Change aircraft headings by flicking your finger over the heading indicator.
-Tune the OBS by dragging your finger around the HSI/VOR displays or over the OBS knob.
The developer is a Gold Seal CFI/CFII/MEI and part 121 airline pilot
For comments, feature requests or bug reports, if you have the app, please take the survey at http://bit.ly/hCAqgF
**If you experience any problem with the app, please contact me before leaving a review and I will do my best to solve it for you.**
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
- Save last aircraft position and heading when exiting screen
- Save last OBS values
- Save latest wind values
- Save whether user chose contrails ON/OFF and Wind ON/OFF
- Test mode - navaid centers in mid screen
Ratings and Reviews
Good learning tool.
Great for answering the question “where are you in relation to the VOR or ILS? Especially good for those tricky reverse sensing problems when on an ILS. Back Course.
Well put together; really gives good visual interpretation of what your nav indicators are showing you, including wind effects. Only suggestion would be to make OBS and DG a little less sensitive so that changes could be more precisely set. Test feature is great - really makes you think about what you're seeing on the DG & OBS. About to get an iPad; hope this is set up to run on the iPad, too, with a larger display.
Unrealistic instrument behavior
The CDI needle has very low resolution. It ticks in 1 degree increments. One dot is 2 degrees, so from full deflection to intercept is only 10 ticks... it looks terrible. The CDI does not move fluidly in an analogue manner like in real-life. There is not as much trend information as in real-life. Not good.
Update: Your response is nonsense. I’ve used plenty of modern digital displays like Garmin G5 and G1000 and while the OBS is only capable of selecting a course in 1 degree increments, the CDI needle itself still moves fluidly in an analogue manner as bearing to the station is changed. Stop making excuses. The instrument in this app does not behave the same as a real life VOR indicator in virtually any GA airplane.
Developer Response ,
I'm very sorry that you find the app useful. The OBS, in fact, ticks once per degree like you said. This is consistent with the way the OBS knob works in many modern, non-analog, VOR displays. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further concerns.
The developer, FLEMINGER MEDIA LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- FLEMINGER MEDIA LLC
- 16 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2011-2017 Fleminger Media LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.