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Any good free paramotor air space maps or apps?


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  • 7 months later...

Just about to start paramotor training (but have flown other stuff before, in the map and compass era). Looking at low-cost or free navigation apps for android.  As well as the popular PPGPS, I came across 'Enroute Flight Navigator'. It's free and open-source, provides the basics only, but does give some useful features for cross country:-

  1. The off-line moving map is uncluttered - just enough features to be useful
  2. The scale is shown in nm / km 
  3. Restricted airspace is shown and maintained up to date from the usual public databases
  4. The wind speed and direction, cruising speed and fuel burn/hr can be set
  5. The estimated total distance, time taken and fuel consumption is calculated for a route
  6. Current TAFs and METARs are available on-line with a decode into english
  7. Tapping on an airfield displays distance from position, radio frequencies, runways and elevation - might be useful occasionally
  8. The uncertainty of vertical and horizontal position can be displayed - answering the question how good is my gps based altimeter today?   

Minor criticisms - The app doesn't do flight logs, doesn't use online maps, doesn't estimate in-flight wind speed for you, doesn't show vertical speed on the main screen - but does elsewhere.

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