RunwayHD is a sophisticated planning and navigation tool for VFR flying which you can unlock for flight with your Airbox chart subscription*.

Runway HD features:

• Very fast moving map display.
• Grab and drag routes for rapid route planning.
• Always fly with the chart you are most familiar with. Download charts of anywhere in the world to your iPad. Choices include national aviation (ICAO) charts and privately created charts such as Bossy for France and Portolano for Italy (for a full list, please see our website).
• Vector charts available free of charge anywhere in the world which declutter as you zoom out and text rotates as you turn.
• Google Maps in-app integration; perfect for planning approaches.
• >30,000 free vector geo-referenced airfields
• In-flight navigation (requires Navigation/GPS subscription).
• Make perfect approaches every time with detailed approach plates now available for many countries.
• Full airport information.
• Detailed weather displayed on the map (TAF, METAR, rain radar (Europe), winds aloft.
• Visual NOTAM display and active download.
• Side profile including airspace and terrain.
• On-screen ruler for estimating distance and time between points.
• Scratch pad for writing important information directly onto the iPad.
• Automatic flight logging including ability to show flown tracks on the map.
• Dynamic map positioning to show maximum view of way ahead.
• Flight plan filing direct from the app.
• Create custom points of interest.

* Each Airbox subscription is valid for use on up to 2 devices.
* Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 3.8.0

New features:
756 Flight plan improvements incl. additional Waypoint support & draft functionality
1088 Add in app review for RunwayHD
1094 Improve readability of NOTAM text decoder
1227 Update RunwayHD Disclaimers
1307 Display rain radar imagery in iOS & Windows
1450 Change all app links to use HTTPS
1629 Update RunwayHD location request text
1796 Allow Alternate 1 or Alternate 2 to be blank
1801 Investigate Auto calculation of EET
1870 RunwayHD iPhone X support
APPS-64 RunwayHD Parameter for NOTAMS client download

Bug fixes:
1082 Flight plan can send wrong time
1083 Flight plan menu crash iPhone 6 / iOS 10.3
1120 Dashboard Home Search Cancel
1182 Flight log in side profile should refresh when a log is selected
1201 Fix iOS download 416 Error
1242 Nav Pack expiring warning on RunwayHD doesn't open Store
1439 Save route briefing to document not working
1451 Route briefing layout broken
1869 RunwayHD Crash adding waypoint (tutorial)
1898 RunwayHD stopped vector drawing
APPS-430 Updated wind functionality available within weather to use providers latest connection service
APPS-423 RunwayHD Force download on NOTAMs fails
APPS-114 RunwayHD Flight logs appearing incorrectly for user account
APPS-55 Side profile in wrong place when going full screen
APPS-49 RunwayHD Side profile shrinks when switching orientation
APPS-44 RunwayHD Accessing camera via documents freezes the app
APPS-43 RunwayHD Route sharing prevents access to map
APPS-38 RunwayHD Default Aircraft registration number error
1599 Add reason for location access to location access message for app store

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Ling1973 ,

Runway HD with South Africa maps

Very expensive app, but awesome for VFR flying. What I like is all the maps are downloaded so no internet connection is required. Well done to the developers for creating a brilliant program!

Once bought, the program use is only valid for 1 year before a renewal is due, but renewal costs are about a 1/3 of the initial program cost. Still expensive, but much cheaper than an aviation type GPS.

Wogs60 ,

Runway HD

The app is user friendly and it’s very quick to layout a route make deviations for restricted airspace.

The maps for Southern Africa are poor BOTSWANA in particular, the Ipad gps fails from time to time. I find the app has to be activated with cell phone reception in order for the iPad GPS to kick in when cell signal is lost

Min maw ,


Awesome app except GPS limitation.


Airbox Aerospace Ltd
690.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2019 Airbox Aerospace Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. GPS Activation with USA Approach Plates $16.99
  2. Airspace Avoider (1 Year) $74.99
  3. South Africa Chart Pack with Navigation $84.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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