SkyCharts XC EFB 4+

Geo plates and charts

SkyCharts LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Current and valid FAA&AISWEB aviation charts updated every 28 days, including approach plates! Includes basic international airport data from and

Due to no freely avialable charts, please note that for charts outside of USA&Brazil non current ONC/VFR with a current openAIP overlay is available, but NO IFR charts or plates are available.

Includes a free 30 day trial!

If you wish to continue using SkyCharts after the trial, please purchase a $3.99/month subscription. Note that buying a subscription does not unlock any additional features.

See full description regarding auto-renewing subscriptions, privacy policy and EULA below.

For USA/Alaska, the application has all current FAA VFR (sectional+WAC), IFR (High and Low), TAC, FLY (flip side of TAC chart), Helicopter, Gulf Coast WAC, Gulf Of Mexico, and Wall aviation charts.
Grand Canyon charts are included in the TAC charts, and Bahamas and Mexico as WAC charts.

Brazil has VFR, IFR (High and Low) and approach plates.

Also included is a METAR/TAF overlay, and an IFR overlay to view routes on top of VFR charts.

Its very easy to create and modify routes directly on the map or by drag&drop in table.
Navigation readout is configurable to fit exactly what you want to see. It also has a nifty auto-layout feature that selects fields for you in both portrait and landscape mode.

DOUBLE TAP on map to view A/FD and approach plates.
Map has VFR/IFR/LIFR color-coded weather METARs, with orange TAFs.

SUA (Special Use Airspace) information is also available.
Download charts and plates for offline usage.

* Fast zoom/scroll of included charts using standard gestures.
* Allows download of charts for offline usage. Charts are selected on a region basis.
* Navigation computes GS, TRK, DTK, DIS & ETE to final waypoint.
* METAR/TAF color coded dots according to ADDS:
* Double tap on airport to select A/FD and TPPs/IAPs to view.
* Huge built-in navigation database, with all 20,000 airports, 45,000 FAA IFR/VFR navigation fixes and 2,100 FAA VOR/ADF fixes.

For more information, please see the webpage at

The monthly subscription of SkyCharts XC aviation data of $3.99 is auto-renewed. Payment will be charged to your iTunes/App Store account at confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes/App Store account settings, but you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period to avoid being billed for the next cycle. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active period. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to SkyCharts XC.

The privacy policy and EULA can be found here:

For fast response to all questions, comments or suggestions, please email

What’s New

Version 5.5.0

Built in 2311 database

Ratings and Reviews

Prior fish owner ,

Will not work !

SkyCharts Pro worked with no problems but this XC version has many faults on my iPhone 6S .
1. After downloading XC I picked the north east download with plates , after a long time it finished loading and every time it starts it goes to the west coast and the only way to get to the east coast is to drag across the entire US to the north east . Now every time you go into the data to change layers Ect it goes back to the west coast and it starts again and no matter what you have selected in the prior move it always ends up on the VFR map and you have to try and start again with no chance of changing it . There is no way I can find to set the starting airport in Massachusetts like I want !
It has failed to work with my Elite Simulator software period !
Now I have deleted the app 3 times and again down loaded the North East with the same results. I would like to subscribe but will not if it doesn't work with my Elite or iPhone 6S software

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. All of these issues have been resolved. Please try downloading the latest version. If you have any additional issues or feedback,
please email

Catastrophic program ,


Wasn't thrilled by this update at first. I talked to the owner and he help me through it,it is having a little trouble but they're fixing it now if you send him an email he will walk you through it. The original one was much better this one has a few issues but they're working through them for example if you have the map in one location and it jumps to another location if you put a route and it will stay on the location that you have it set at. The clarity is getting better when you zoom in. So they're working on that. All in all I think it's one of the better options out there. He's trying to fix any issues it might have and he is very diligent at getting back to you in a timely manner so if you give it a chance I think you can get this to work for you.
And yes it does have some downloaded issues but just plug in your phone or iPad let it download overnight it should be fine by morning. Just don't unplug it and make sure that it's plugged in and set it and forget it. It's a very big app and has lots and lots of charts especially the plates so just give The entire night to download and it should be finished by morning for sure. I'm not sure if he fix that one yet I think you may have. But remember it's thousands of charts so it's not unheard of that I could take many hours.
All in all I would recommend this app it does serve the purpose at hand and that is putting in a route and being able to follow it while you're flying. It is worth the $3.99 fee.

RCHJ999 ,

I've always loved the SkyCharts apps

This app is absolutely one of my favorites, and inexpensive--been using it for years! Now there is the XC version with geo-cached overlay approach charts. It's very easy to use. Double tap near an airport on the chart, and the information appears, including airport facility directories and approaches. It's very easy switch between sectionals, WAC charts, and IFR charts, to name a few. Regions can be downloaded for caching- no need for cellular or wifi. Mostly, it's uncomplicated unlike most of the super sophisticated, and expensive apps out there. I don't need to be fumbling around in the cockpit struggling with an app, if you know what I mean. There is no need to subscribe for the whole year, and can be set up to automatically pay on a monthly basis, or manually per chart cycle.

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