Based on Sporty’s popular handheld E6B Electronic Flight Computer, the E6B app has been designed from the ground up to make the most of iOS on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The software is based on the tried and true formulas and algorithms developed over the years by Sporty’s team of over 50 pilots.
Its pilot-friendly design makes quick work of any navigational, conversion or fuel problem and it also performs conventional arithmetic calculations.
The advanced timer/clock feature simultaneously tracks Zulu, Local and Home time zones. The timer counts either up or down, and will display an alert when reaching zero.
22 AVIATION FUNCTIONS
-Pressure & Density Altitude
-Planned True Airspeed
-Heading and Groundspeed
-Crosswind, Headwind and Tailwind
-Actual True Airspeed
-Wind Speed and Direction
-Planned Mach Number
-Required True Airspeed
-Required Calibrated Airspeed
-Fuel per Hour
-Actual Mach Number
-Percent Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC)
-Required Rate of Climb
-Top of Descent
-Required Rate of Descent
18 AVIATION CONVERSIONS
-Celsius :: Fahrenheit
-Nautical Miles :: Statute Miles
-Nautical Miles :: Kilometers
-Feet :: Meters
-Pounds :: Kilograms
-Avgas Gallons :: Pounds
-Jet A Gallons :: Pounds
-Gallons :: Liters
-Hours/Minutes/Seconds :: Hours
-Perform basic math without having to exit the application
-Simultaneous tracking of Zulu, Home and Local time zones
-Advanced timer counts up or down and operates independently so you can perform other calculations while the timer is running
-Upon reaching zero in the countdown mode, a message will display no matter what app is active – a useful feature for missed approaches, switching fuel tanks, etc.
v3.0.1 - Fixes bug which prevented entry of certain values in Barometric Pressure field in the Pressure/Density Altitude function
v3.0 - Sporty's E6B was updated with a fresh new design and layout for improved usability during preflight and in the cockpit:
- new tab bar menu for quicker navigation in the app
- improved font sizing and colors improve the readability of calculations on all device types
- includes new dark mode option
NOTE: the Sporty's E6B Apple Watch app is undergoing maintenance and will be removed from your device after installing this update. Check back soon for another free E6B update which will include an all-new E6B watch app.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Apple Watch display needs improvement
I had hoped to use the Apple Watch app, but the display only shows the top half of the numbers. Perhaps this is because I have the original Apple Watch? I also find the process of entering numbers to be cumbersome. If I click on an item to change the value, I first have to backspace out the current value before entering the new value. I’d prefer that it just let me start typing the number right away instead of going through those extra steps.
But I’m happy that this app is available. I haven’t used it much yet, but I’m sure it will be useful.
Can I have the old one back?
Not as useful. I've heard people report missing functions. In my case I had favorites, a small group of functions I actually used in flight. In its place is a list of "saved" functions. I have no idea who decided to save them for special treatment.
unlike what I said in my original post, you can add and remove Saved items, I guess I was expecting to be able to do that from the list, like at least 90% of the other apps I use. Instead this app made a design decision to put that ability in the numeric keyboard when using a function. IOW, to remove a starred favorite, you don't just swipe it away or un-star or edit the list, you have to use it to lose it.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for checking out the latest update to the E6B app. The functions you see in the Saved list are placed there as examples, but you can remove them at any time by opening the specific function or conversion, and then tapping the star button located at the top right of the keypad when using the function.
You can also add any function or conversion to Saved list by tapping the "Add to Home" button at the top right of the keypad when using that function or conversion.
Nice app but needs a better look
Agree with other reviewers that larger text would be better. Lots of wasted space and not really attractive pages, especially on an iPad which a lot of us are using. Would be nice if the timer made a sound when count was reached.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.