Horizon Portable Glass Cockpit

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About this app

A fully functional portable glass cockpit (EFIS) for general aviation pilots.
It improves your flight experience, offering you intuitive visualizations for enhanced situational awareness.
It provides a backup system for all relevant instruments for navigation and orientation in the air using the internal sensors of a tablet or smartphone or an external solution (such as our SensorBox https://helios-avionics.com/product/sensorbox/ or third party GDL90 compatible devices like Talos, Stratux or Levil).
Therefore, it contains all relevant functions of a modern glass cockpit on a tablet, as well as the advantage of redundancy due to complete independence from the built-in avionics.
New intuitive visualizations improve the situational awareness and thus make it possible, in particular for private pilots, to provide greater flight safety, less stress and thus greater enjoyment of flying.
"Horizon - Your Portable Glass Cockpit" is currently available for Android, iOS and Linux.

Key Features:

- 3D Synthetic Vision
- Moving Map (VFR and IFR)
- AHRS (Attitude and Heading Reference System)
- Free Arrangement / Split Screen Views
- Side View
- Optional connection with our SensorBox and 3rd party GDL90 devices (Stratux, TalosAvionics, etc...)
- Inflight weather

Other features:

- worldwide* chart data with:
- Obstacles
- Airspaces
- Airways
- Airports
- Navaids
- Waypoints / GPS fixes
- VFR Reporting Points
- Taxiways/Aprons/Hangars/Terminals
- Water Bodies (e.g. Rivers and Lakes)
- Street and Railway Landmarks
- High quality worldwide terrain data (except greenland and antarctica)
- Landscape and Portrait Mode
- North Up and Track Up
- Support for US VFR Sectional raster charts
- Support for custom waypoints and other custom elements
- Manual and automatic calibration for best accuracy
- Angle of Attack indication (if available)
- QNH/Altimeter settings to use a pressure sensor (default: auto determined by GNSS)
- Flight plans
- Logfiles
- Checklists
- Viewing details of chart elements
- Viewing glide infos
- Multiple display support (via UDP Forwarding)
- In-App help / manual
- Attitude accuracy indication
- …

* worldwide data include: high quality data for Europe, USA, New Zealand, Canada and basic data for the rest of the world. Please also see our distribution overview maps.

About Helios Avionics GmbH:

We are a young and dynamic team of pilots, who admire flying and are constantly pursuing the dream of making the world of avionics more user friendly.
Since we are proud FAA Private Pilot License holders with Instrument Rating, we can offer you products made by pilots and created for pilots.
With "Horizon -Your portable Glass Cockpit" we are providing you straightforward navigation and enhanced situational awareness, so that you can concentrate on what really matters – the fun of flying!

Please be advised that "Horizon - Your portable Glass Cockpit" is not designed as an official flight instrument; usage is only permitted according to the EULA (https://helios-avionics.com/login/EULA_de.html) and applicable law.

Problems or questions? Please find our FAQ: https://helios-avionics.com/login/faq.html or the manual: https://helios-avionics.com/login/manual/index.html

Still need help? You can contact us on: https://helios-avionics.com/contact/

End User License Agreement: https://helios-avionics.com/login/EULA_de.html

General Terms of Service, Copyright, Data Protection, Cookies and Revocation Terms: https://helios-avionics.com/contact/impressum/
Updated on
Apr 12, 2023

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

107 reviews
Albert Schoonraad
April 11, 2023
Great App. Super accurate and informative. Gives you better situational awareness. Small changes would make it very powerful. Would be great if it had support for MDFS 2020 just like X-Plane.
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Kiril Nedev
November 8, 2021
Looks like a very nice app, but too amateur for the asked price of €100/year :). Asks for calibration and EULA accept on every start. As an addition it never asked me to provide a password for my account... I created an account and then just provided the username and it logged in :) If it was 3-5€ / year was going to be a good deal for what it offers. If you don't care about the price, and potential reliability problems it definitely looks like a nice and useful app..... Just to answer your remark: Having in mind the poor quality of the application and how unreliable it is, one has to be demented to rely on this application in a real airplane
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Helios Avionics GmbH
January 19, 2022
Horizon is an EFIS for real pilots flying real aircraft. It has a lower price than any other comparable EFIS app. The sensor calibration is required for a reliable attitude indication. Reliability is very good it has been tested carefully. In the past the device has been used for authentication instead of a password (changed).
A Google user
November 1, 2019
I have had it for over a year. I own two aircraft and I use it in both. The latest revisions that support other ADSB/GPS sources have really made a big difference. In my Sonex I have no attitude indicator and I fly under a Class B airspace. Knowing where I am in that space is important. Even better, in my Sonex, I installed a uAvionics ADSB "out" system and I use it as a hybrid AHRS / GPS solution. I use the phone (Galaxy Note 10) for AHRS and the uAvionics wifii connection for ADSB traffic and GPS. My only complaint is some UI issues which I would be happy to point out in more detail if you wanted. I am also a software developer so I appreciate good quality stuff. Keep up the good work!
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Helios Avionics GmbH
November 4, 2019
Thank you for providing your valuable feedback. For your UI (or other) suggestions please reach out to us at support@helios-avionics.com.

What's new

Find Airport with IATA codes
New built in hardware support
New modern UI design
Improved Moving Map usability
Improved overall usability
Improved sensor fusion
New panel setup + synchronization
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