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Airnav.com, Aivlasoft EFB or the GTN750. I'm sure there are others. Navigraph offers charts and plates but why pay for something that's freely available.

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Airnav.com, Aivlasoft EFB or the GTN750. I'm sure there are others. Navigraph offers charts and plates but why pay for something that's freely available.

thanks for reply, arnav is free but it is in USA only, other are not free. thanks

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I use a mixture of free charts and Navigraph charts printed to PDF. I view them on a laptop beside my PC. It serves as an electronic flight bag, and also has manuals, checklists etc, because I don't like coming out of the sim to look at charts or documentation.

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I have a Navigraph monthly sub and use my Samsung Note 10.1 (no, not the one that sets itself on fire!) to view the charts view the app. It's just about perfect as it's a nice big tablet with a clear, good quality screen.

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I get charts from all over the world where freely available, and where Navigraph/LIDO has no charts available. It's really pretty easy if you take the time to look around.

 

DJ

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What do you use for charts viewing navigraph charts or other sources thanks.

Mark I eyeball!

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Navigraph yearly subscription. I use it enough it is worth the money

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What do you use for charts viewing navigraph charts or other sources thanks.

I am personally a big fan of SkyVector! Whether VFR or IFR, or looking to plot a route, the opportunities are endless! It's very user friendly, and fast. My favorite part is the "pop out" chart feature. I love flying practice instrument approaches so this feature is great when there is a heavy workload in the cockpit. I'm not sure if it accommodates international airports outside of the US, but it's worth looking into! Absolutely free!!!

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Jeppesen and sometimes AeroChart by Fabio Borelli (free on iOS App Store).

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Hi.

 

ICAO have a good list of AIPs sorted by country, here.

 

Simming mostly in Europe I tend to go direct to EAD-Eurocontrol. Registration is free.

 

They seem mostly to be pdfs so while sat at the PC I indulge in a fair amount of Alt+Tab...

 

Best regards,

Dave

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I found a Copy of The Moving Map by Blue Sky Scenery; it's a FSUIPC Module that provides a windowed Sectional, IFR Low & High Map while the Sim is running. It used to provide NOAA Wx data, but that Feature doesn't seem to work anymore... no matter. I just like having the Sectional handy to show the Route, like a Road Map!

 

It works for both Nine and X, and works in W7 with the usual Shortcut & UAC adjustments.

 

Aside from having SkyVector & AirNav available on my Tablet, I also use AvnWx (avnwx.com) which shows RW Wx, Navaids, PIREPS & TAF's, in addition to all Airports, VOR's & NDB's in your Area...

 

http://www.blueskyscenery.com/BSSMM_Manual.html

 

Alan  :smile:

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Simplates android/ios app. One time fee of 40$, but it uses current NACO CHARTS in the US, and an extensive selection worldwide. Updated regularly, best sim app I've ever purchased!

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I am personally a big fan of SkyVector! Whether VFR or IFR, or looking to plot a route, the opportunities are endless! It's very user friendly, and fast. My favorite part is the "pop out" chart feature. I love flying practice instrument approaches so this feature is great when there is a heavy workload in the cockpit. I'm not sure if it accommodates international airports outside of the US, but it's worth looking into! Absolutely free!!!

 

Yep I am too.  Now you can move the pop out charts around and re-size them!

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Chart viewing becomes hard in the virtual realm so the easiest thing that I have found is Navigraph Chart Viewer. You simply enable it as a pop up and you have charts in the cockpit. otherwise I use an iPad. This is where the 777 built in chart viewer becomes very handy because you actually have to use it in the VR world.

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Using Foreflight since it has been launched  years ago. Simply the best tool for real world flying in the US and of course for sim flying as well.

Best addon for this app is FSXflight, which links to P3D or FSX and provides a moving map and AI traffic on the charts. And of course it also includes Easy Taxi - never get lost on big airports  :smile:....and last but not least Synthetic vision.

 

Thomas

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I canceled my Navigraph subscription when they failed to support Pilot2ATC.

Then I found myself using more and more the charts provided by Pilot2ATC which are the same as airnav. But I mostly flight in the US so I do not know how much coverage they have for other regions.

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I use FS Kneeboard 2 on an iPad for US and Canadian and I use Navigraph subscription/iPad app for other international airports.  FS Kneepad automatically imports fairly current FAA plates from the internet, and Canada Air Pilot charts are downloaded from FltPlan.com as .pdf and shared with FS Kneeboard 2 via Dropbox.  

 

For the few locations I go to that are not available on Navigraph, I find charts elsewhere (often included with add-on sceneries), and if they're not already .pdf files, I convert to pdf with a print-to-pdf utility like CutePDF, then share the .pdf files with my iPad via Dropbox, and view them neatly organized in EFB form with FS Kneeboard 2.

 

FS Kneeboard and the Navigraph iPad apps are both found in the Apple Store...the Navigraph app is also available for android at Google Play.  The Navigraph app requires a current Navigraph subscription to work, and FSKneeboard is a one-time purchase ($20 IIRC).

 

Regards

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I'd like to see something similar to ForeFlight on Android since I don't own an iPad.

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I'd like to see something similar to ForeFlight on Android since I don't own an iPad.

 

There is - called Naviator

 

Pricing not bad - and 30 day trial a great bonus - not in the same league as Foreflight - I've got both - but a great app for Android only simmers..

As ever - all the really good stuff USA/Canada only - but does have a very cheap worldwide basic aviation database for others ($15)

Looking at the screenshots here:

http://www.naviatorapp.com/Features

It's not that far behind Foreflight these days..

Eugene

 

http://www.naviatorapp.com/

Naviator is free to try for the first 30 days. After the free trial period has ended, a subscription must be purchased if you wish to continue using the app.

  • Monthly Subscription
  • $4.99 / month
  • Minimal upfront cost
  • Includes all features of Naviator*
  • Share a subscription on two devices
  • *geo-referenced approach plates require a separate subscription
  • Annual Subscription
  • $34.99 / year
  • Best value!
  • Includes all features of Naviator*
  • Share a subscription on two devices
  • *geo-referenced approach plates require a separate subscription
  • App Unlock
  • $14.99 / lifetime
  • For pilots who don't fly in the USA
  • Global Navigation Database
  • Global VFR Base Map
  • Global Weather
  • Global Terrain Database
  • No FAA Charts, No BYOC Feature

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