** NOTE: An Internet connection is required to use Flightwise Chart Explorer. This app cannot and should not be used for in-flight navigation; it is for reference only! **
Flightwise Chart Explorer displays aviation maps - VFR sectional charts and IFR enroute charts, as well as standard road and satellite maps. Animated NEXRAD weather radar is displayed on top of the map, allowing you to see how the weather will affect your flight plans.
You can also overlay AIRMETs and SIGMETs right on top of the map, as well as a visible cloud layer and regional temperatures.
The map has the standard pinch/zoom capability which allows you to smoothly zoom and pan around the United States and see what the weather is like anywhere.
Chart Explorer currently only shows maps in the United States, and only in the 48 contiguous states - not Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
We're very receptive to feedback, and are looking to release frequent updates, so definitely contact us at email@example.com and give us your opinions and wishlists!
Great app! Use it everyday
Great App for the overall picture, then toFlightaware.
this is an awesome app. don't give any stock to those who complain about expired charts. this is NOT a navigation app and was not advertised by the developer as such. the charts are only to give you a reference point. users who rate this down for expired charts just aren't being fair or realistic. i use this on the ground to get a picture before my ads-b kicks in. i love this app.
I like to use the VFR Sectional layer to use as a reference for Airmets and Sigmets locations. Would like to see and update for the VFR Sectional.
I'm a United Captain, use this app every day.
Usefull for a skywarn wx watcher thanks
For $5, I appreciate the convenience of a mobile tool overlaying radar on en route charts. Now, if you could expand outside the U.S. and consider overlays of TFRs, MOAs, and SUAs, that would make it even better.
VFR / IFR charts have disappeared. Out of Date? Liked this app when all worked.
Terrific app. Love the way it overlays weather on Sectionals. Works seamlessly. My only prob is driving- it goes on-line fine but it often can't find your location for mapping while tooling down the highway. That may be a Wi-Fi only iPad problem- no GPS chip in that configuration (mine). I hotspot it with my iPhone. Nonetheless- it's great!!!
I am a 30,000+ hour airline captain. This is a very useful radar app for the domestic U.S.. Having the radar overlay on VFR or IFR charts is great. The refresh and detail is as good as any. Having Sigmets and such available with a tap is handy.
It's great for planning. The imagery remains vivid when zoomed in. We all carry a phone and it beats the hell out of unfolding a conventional chart..great idea to marry a flight chart with weather radar
Compared weather radar with actual condition, this app provides the most accurate real time weather condition.
Recommended by a friend. I love the way the airmets display.
Just wish it had a high alt IFR layer.
This app has been very useful as a quick weather reference prior to going up. I often use it for the maps alone.
Very comprehensive, one of first apps on iPad 1 , now on iPad 3 ( can I say 3?) Flying out of MT weather is fantastic and precise. Referred to may flying buddies they all appreciate it. To have a back up to sectionals and be able to paint roads or weather over it in real time... Priceless Thumbs up !!!
Excellent navigation app
App is awesome, but... it spontaneously crashes without warning on my 4s running iOS 6.0.1.
Simply the best
Great application. I think this app is easy to use and you will get excellent results
Bought this App about a month ago. The disclaimer says that it shouldn't be used for inflight navigation. This is true since the VFR sectional for my area is at least 2 years out if date. The sectional shows airports to be uncontrolled that are now commissioned Class D. Also shows prohibited areas that aren't prohibited anymore, and VOR's that have since changed names. All these changes took place over 2 years ago. How hard could it be to have up to date charts? Haven't had time to look over the IFR charts yet.
When it works it is great. Originally I was very excited about this app. Lately I can't get the chart to load. I get great 360 degree radar returns but without the chart image and reference to a location it is useless. I usually get just a couple chart tiles. Nothing useful.
Won't load and or doesn't have Anchorage charts. Does have charts for Fairbanks and some of the remote areas of western Alaska. This app needs a lot of work before it will be useful for Alaska Pilots.
We not only use it to track weather for flying, but we use it to track weather at home. We find out if bad weather is drawing near to wherever we are. We use this application daily usually more than once. Love it!!!
Excellent planning tool when I don't have my full scale charts and want to see how last minute wx might affect operations.
Great app to start pre-planning for a flight, however it should incorporate the charts and weather radar information for flights in and around the Caribbean to include Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Still, highly recommended!!!
Use this all the time. Perfect reference for ground lesson or flight planning. Great app.
I use this app all the time and really find it useful. It is informative in many ways.
Easy to use and reliable.
The charts load rapidly and display well. I have not had a crash yet.
As a pilot I use this app on a regular basis. It's convenient and easy to use. With both VFR and IFR enroute charts it shows exactly where your route of flight is relative to weather. Keeps it simple. Well worth the price to me.
Not useful for the commercial jet pilot. IFR charts are only low altitude victor airways and you cannot put in your IFR route to see how it looks with the weather overlay
I hope the new sectionals are free
Very useful for a quick look at enroute wx.
Nice app to get a quick overview of the radar overlaid on the VFR sectionals.
As others have pointed out, this App is merely a quick look application so one gets an idea if the weather has maintained it's forecast track. Like Avi8r, I too would like to have the option of superimposing a route on the map. For the price, one cannot go wrong by adding it to you arsenal of flight planning products.
Weather works well but charts are way out of date..
Very detailed application of aeronautical charts!! As a student pilot, I love perusing the areas prior to flying; I never use it in-flight (eyes out I the cockpit). Keep the charts updated!
This is great for flight planning, especially with the weather overlays, but it must be online as the maps are streamed. Also, it does not include actual flight planning tools, just charts.
Good app for quickly checking the weather before VFR/IFR flights. Easy to use and never closes out unexpectedly.
Simply outstanding. It is far more accurate than the local and national weather service who get paid to be 40 percent right!
Works for me but I was wondering about how current the charts are now as well as in the future. How can the user tell when the charts are updated?
The VFR chart is way out of date. Changes to Chicago O'Hare airspace from 2010 are still not shown.
My latest update does note work on my iPad1
I use this app alot, however if I could enter a filed route and have it display the course with the radar radar overlay this would be a definite 5 stars!!! Update on VFR Sectionals would be a bonus as well.
This app has provided me with up to date, accurate weather in a dynamic way. Love it
This is a great app for checking the overall wx picture just prior to taxi. The low enroute pics are good. It needs to host the charts locally and include hi enroute charts as well. I hate the fact that it takes forever to zoom in and out of an area. Charts also are not current.
Vfr charts are way out of date. Radar is ok but don't use the charts for any purpose other then a general reference as air space and frequencies are wrong.
Very nice tool for the VFR pilot ! Well done.