SkyCharts XC EFB 4+

Geo plates and charts

SkyCharts LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 8 Ratings
    • 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 5.4.9

Built in 2012 database

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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.

smax6970 ,

Keep looking for an app that works.

This app is simply not working. I've tried on more than one occasion, over a fast WiFi connection, to get charts downloaded but it's just not happening.

I had high hopes, but this app let me down.

Developer Response ,

Please email and we'll sort it out

TylerLaVite ,


Charts are horribly pixilated when zoomed in even when fully downloaded. If this is a mistake please advise how to fix this.

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