NRV Pilot's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 9/14/18 1:41 PM
Used to be a great app. Low cost. Nice features. But the user interface, especially as it applies to getting charts, obstacle data, etc., is beyond confusing. Maybe the translation is suffering, but it’s almost incomprehensible. I’ve been a user for many years, but no longer. Also, the user manual is many versions old. Almost useless. Too bad. It used to be a good app.
Thabyann's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 7/22/18 8:41 AM
Not easy to use at all.
E.Beagle's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 4/19/18 10:30 AM
Useless without $30-$45 subscription. “Free to try” means 2-week trial = no subscription = no utility. I think you can find the same features free from other sources. This is a nice package/presentation but seems weak for the price.
Flyboyfpr's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 4/18/18 9:26 AM
Fraud, not a free app, just a free trial, that’s not free. Should never have been on informer as a free app. Shame on you.
Cheungahman's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 3/19/18 12:07 AM
It's not useful without subscription, and the price come close to or enen exceeds many other apps if you pay for subscription. I couldn't find avway to get refund as well.
Hrt1cutter's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Waste of money. No guidance or help in how to use the app.
gwbburg's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
I recently decided to try ANP as a replacement for my AirMap 500 when it died (instead of buying a new handheld costing at least $800). I had already learned that the built-in iPhone GPS reception is not adequate for use inside the cockpit of my Piper Warrior. However, following the advice of the ANP author, I purchased a TomTom iPhone mount. This resulted in excellent GPS reception with the iPhone mounted on the yoke (I kludged my old AirMap mounting bracket to hold the TomTom mount). But the really good news is that ANP is very well designed and well supported. Even with the need to buy the TomTom mount (about $90), it is a bargain. In my past GPS experience I have always preferred to use map mode, so I won't comment on the simulated instruments. Using ANP I tried map mode both with free downloaded background maps and with a sectional map, which cost only $.99. Although I thought I would like the sectional best, I actually found that it was too cluttered and busy for the background on a small device. However, with the free background map installed, and ANP's airport and airspace markings enabled, I find the screen much more readable, especially when you only have time to glance at it. In this mode the airplane mark and the airports and airspace markings stand out nicely over a muted background with towns, roads, shorelines, etc. I like the map scale marker that is displayed in the upper right, and it is very useful to be able to zoom in and out either by the usual two fingered pinching, or by stretching or shrinking the scale marker. I tried ANP in both North up and Course up modes. North up mode has the advantage that the background map legends are horizontal if you are looking for a landmark. But I prefer Course up mode, so that keeping the route vertical is a good visual indicator for being on course. The airport and airspace labels are nicely rotated in Course mode so you can read them as well. With the TomTom mount the reception is good enough that the map rotation is very smooth during turns. The only minor disappointment is that there is no N arrow on the map, so you need to look at the numerical course indicator to find out the actual direction you are heading. I found ANP to be a very worthy successor to my departed AirMap. It is easy to setup, easy to use, and the hi-res color display is a big improvement. I was also pleased that I had problem with glare or too much sunlight (probably helped by the anti-glare sheet stuck on my iPhone screen). ANP is perfect for VFR flying, and would also work for IFR routing. And the fact that it is installed on my iPhone and always in my pocket is very handy!
beachlovertb's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
I'm simply amazed by this and other apps like it. Does anyone remember dead reckoning? I look forward to any updates. How can anyone not find this amazing?
Westcoastflyer's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
This program is incredibly buggy. You can not rely on it to operate when you need it, therefore it falls into the realm of junk ware,and definitely not worth the hefty price tag. The software coding is extremely poor and everything runs very laggy compared to other gps mapping program. Something is wrong in the way it handles GPS tracking. Without a waypoint database his program is useless for flight planning. It's worth $1.99 and that's all until they get it working right. The map store is a great feature though, but everything else is bad. Save your money and skip this program until they revise it.
Cosimgood's Review of Air Navigation ProReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Used this week in the Piper worked OK. Need to add Airspace to the maps and get rid of the Turn Indicator on main page and add larger font for Tracking , Speed, and ETA. Would be a nice feature if you could turn off NDB's and VOR's on display, also, quick way to pick recent waypoints would a benefit. For the price makes handy backup or with added features would great for rented aircraft that doe not have GPS installled.