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Must have iPad apps for flying as a pax?

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Today will be my first trip ever since I got my iPad and I was wondering what are good apps for me to use to monitor my flight. What you guys recommend? I'm guessing apps that will sort of allow me to track my flight and display cool GPS related info in real time, etc.

 

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Be interested how you get on. I've got 2 Android tablets, an Asus 10 inch, and a Nexus 7 inch, but have had very little success in getting Sat lock on them. I travel as a passenger in an E190 twice a month, cruising FL360, in a window seat, but rarely get more than a couple of satellites in view...

Seems strange to me, at FL360 I would have thought there would be loads, even through a small window.

Eugene

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Be interested how you get on. I've got 2 Android tablets, an Asus 10 inch, and a Nexus 7 inch, but have had very little success in getting Sat lock on them. I travel as a passenger in an E190 twice a month, cruising FL360, in a window seat, but rarely get more than a couple of satellites in view...

Seems strange to me, at FL360 I would have thought there would be loads, even through a small window.

Eugene

 

I will definitely let you guys know how it goes as far as my iPad and GPS locks. Coincidently, my first leg is aboard a JetBlue E190 window seat, so I will see how the iPad performs.

 

I already installed ForeFlight and even entered the planned JB flightplan for the RIC-FLL leg. Looking forward to see how this app performs. BTW, app looks superb in how much info one has access to.

 

Amazing!

 

 

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I have an iPad 2 WiFi, so no inbuilt GPS or data from the mobile network. I have got myself a BadElf GPS module and then use that with the MemoryMap app into which I have downloaded the world basemaps. I have successfully tracked several of my flghts, including Dubai-London and London-Glasgow quite recently. You will need to have a window seat to maintain the GPS lock...

 

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Maybe something like this?

 

http://www.windowseatapp.com/

 

 

Or maybe like this?

 

http://flightaware.com/mobile/ipad

 

http://youtu.be/s1Y9RYQJ2dw

 

Hmmm That WindowSeat app looks interesting, even though most of my flights will be over water. hahaha But thanks, will definitely give it a shot. As for Flightaware, done! That's where I got the planned route info from and used that to enter the flightplan into ForeFlight. :-)

 

I have an iPad 2 WiFi, so no inbuilt GPS or data from the mobile network. I have got myself a BadElf GPS module and then use that with the MemoryMap app into which I have downloaded the world basemaps. I have successfully tracked several of my flghts, including Dubai-London and London-Glasgow quite recently. You will need to have a window seat to maintain the GPS lock...

 

Geoff

 

I have the new Retina iPad (iPad 4?), so I think it has built-in GPS. Am I right?

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Hmmm That WindowSeat app looks interesting, even though most of my flights will be over water. hahaha But thanks, will definitely give it a shot. As for Flightaware, done! That's where I got the planned route info from and used that to enter the flightplan into ForeFlight. :-)

 

 

I have the new Retina iPad (iPad 4?), so I think it has built-in GPS. Am I right?

 

Yes.

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A couple magazines, a movie and a few shows is how I track my flights.

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I will definitely let you guys know how it goes as far as my iPad and GPS locks.

How did it go?

Eugene

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I will definitely let you guys know how it goes as far as my iPad and GPS locks.

How did it go?

Eugene

Terrible! :-/

 

Unable to get a GPS lock while sitting in a window seat on both an E190 and A320... I guess I would need to use one of those external GPS units which can be plugged into the iPad.

 

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Strange, I also have a retina Ipad and tried the same. Had already a fix while still at the gate. Using an app called Galileo, I could follow the entire flight. I could even see/follow the movements on taxiways. I had downloaded maps so no need for internet connection. Did you make sure to get a fix before you got on the plane to speedup finding your location once on the plane ? . Also best to try to get a fix while not in motion. In motion it is way more difficult for the GPS tp get a fix.

 

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Dick

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Strange, I also have a retina Ipad and tried the same. Had already a fix while still at the gate. Using an app called Galileo, I could follow the entire flight. I could even see/follow the movements on taxiways. I had downloaded maps so no need for internet connection. Did you make sure to get a fix before you got on the plane to speedup finding your location once on the plane ? . Also best to try to get a fix while not in motion. In motion it is way more difficult for the GPS tp get a fix.

 

Regards

Dick

Hey Dick,

 

Never occurred to me to try and get a fix before boarding the plane. BTW, the plane was stationary at the gate while I tried to get a fix and to no avail.

 

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If your last fix was at a different location compared to the airport it will take the GPS longer to get a fix. So while in the plane the closer you are to your last fix the faster and easier a new fix will be obtained. I use my Ipad all the time in trains and planes travel and it works very well... ( indeed : provided you get a fix before you start to move.)

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If your last fix was at a different location compared to the airport it will take the GPS longer to get a fix. So while in the plane the closer you are to your last fix the faster and easier a new fix will be obtained. I use my Ipad all the time in trains and planes travel and it works very well... ( indeed : provided you get a fix before you start to move.)

I'll keep that in mind, Dick.

 

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