CFI Tools Holds
PURPOSE: The Holds app is used as a visual aide to demonstrate entry into a Holding Pattern and to make a recommendation on the type of entry to be used.
It's a simple tool used to explain a complex topic.
HOW TO USE the Holds App:
- Select the Aircraft Heading
- Select the Hold Course
- Select the Turns Type - Standard or non-Standard
* To enter the Course or Heading you may use the slider or keyboard
- Review the Recommendation
About CFI Tools
I'm a Pilot and a CFI. I build these iPhone apps and other software for my own use.
Some other pilots saw them and said "Hey you should sell those".
So here they are for sale. I hope you enjoy them. Any suggestions for improvement or new apps are always welcomed. Have a good flight.
As a CFI this is a great tool on the ground and in the air. I use this when teaching my students to visualize their holds.
... my big, fat fingers have trouble with those teeny, weeny sliders. incorporate manual data entry, and I'll give it a "5" star rating.
Great application for holding! See ya in JYO.
This is a great app. I am a CFI in helicopters and often times it is hard to get a new student to visualize entering a holding pattern before actually going out and doing them. Great idea showing both the cockpit view and the North up view and how they work together. You can't go wrong with this app.
This is the first time I am really disappointed in an iPhone application, especially an aviation one as I like all the others I have discovered. As someone else noted, it is extremely difficult to move the little buttons to select an A/C Hdg or Hold Crs. And I can almost never select the number exactly. I just give up and settle for a close number...not good in the world of aviation! This application should have a feature whereby you select the field, e.g. A/C Hdg, to get a keypad to enter the exact number. Secondly this application only shows holding courses inbound to the fix and not an outbound radial from the fix. You should be able to select this as well. Overall, a poorly designed application.