App Developed by a pilot for pilots
- Simple quick easy to use log book
- GPS Based auto flight logging
- Auto backup log book to off phone cloud storage for safe keeping
- Taf and Metar (including 5 hr metar history)
- Rain radar - Actual - Historic and Prediection
- Switch to Europe mode
- Notams - Flight planning tools
- In air display track ground speed, lat long, ROC/ROD
- If you have gps will auto detect flight - The GPS Flight Watcher service
- Store all you airfields and reg number for quick use
- More features being added with each version
- Full log book maintenance via the app or csv excel file
This app is only compatible with certain phones, it's hard to give a list without having every phone for me to use, it was developed on HTC Desire bravo and works daily for me, as I only have one phone testing on other devices is limited.
If you encounter issues please do let me know and i will add it to the non supported phone list
Not compatable with HTC one and other 1080 screen phones as far as i know
ALSO YOU MUST HAVE AN EXTERNAL SD CARD WITH SOME FREE SPACE TO USE
The log book is very safe and secure, it can easily be got from the phone on your sd card, or emailed
to you by the in app email me function.
Note as our log books are so valuable if this app is removed by accident you will loose you data, planes etc but not your logbook.
All the features have been well tested however the Watcher function that monitors for when you go flying is very experimental,
It depends on your gps being on and having a good wake up time.
If you find you battery drains quickly then change the 'Watcher Frequency" it is set by default to 120 seconds ie look for take off / landing every 2 mins, however I find 200 is enough.
This app has a multitude of settings and preferences, most you don't need to use but I believe in letting you change any settings you want in an app.
GPS Watcher - The GPS watcher service is an experimental feature that uses conditions, parameters and an every increasing in complexity algorithm.
The GPS watcher runs in the background in sleep mode waking up every 3 mins (user configurable) to see what the gps reads in relation to altitude, ground speed, ROC/ROC, location and location change to name but a few to (try) and detect take off and landings, these can then be viewed or by adding Aircraft reg be added to the inbuilt log book.
There are a number of settings in the Preferences to tweak it so it works better for you.
The MOST IMPORTANT is height set it to 400ft above you normal airfield elevation
Best to open the manual and see the section on the Watcher to find what to set them to.
There is a growing user manual at www.TargetAviation.co.uk/PilotPal/Manual.htm
There are no adds and there is no charge for using this app if you like it, I am a full time commercial pilot not a software developer so while I'm happy to support it, it will be limited!
What permissions – why ?
Location – GPS is only used if the GPS watcher is turned on to detect flights
Storage – sd card to store your aircraft, airfields, preferences and logbook
Network / internet – To email your log book to you, get weather info TAF Metar and rain radar – if off phone cloud backup of you logbook is on then that too
System tools – prevent sleep – on the In Air Display screen showing track, ground speed, lat long ROC/ROD etc the screen will not time out
The program Aviation RF Link allows quick calculation of the forward link from a ground station to an aircraft. Based on the RF power of the ground station, the tool calculates the distance with a given field strength to be achieved at the aircraft antenna or calculates the field strength at a given power and distance to the aircraft.
The tool calculates the path loss based on line-of-sight (LOS) conditions and does not take into account multipath propagation on the ground.
In addition to the RF path, the tool calculates the radio horizon based on the given height of the aircraft and the ground station. If the calculated LOS is lower than the distance that can be achieved with the given radio conditions, this is indicated by a red dot on the LOS tab. In this case, the radio horizon is the limiting factor and not the RF link budget.
The line of sight is calculated in accordance with ICAO Annex 10 Vol. V.
The default for the antenna gain of 2.14 dBi corresponds to an omni directional antenna.
The default for the field strength of 75 uV/m corresponds to the ICAO recommendation for minimum reception at the aircraft antenna.
To start calculation, just select a row by touching it and change a specific value.
After touching the "Return" button, the dependent values are calculated automatically.
If any value other than distance is changed, the distance is recalculated. If distance is changed, the field strength is recalculated.
If you change a unit, the corresponding numerical values are converted. For example: 1 mW yields 0 dBm if the unit is changed from mW to dBm. Also conversion between feet and meters, and between nautical miles and kilometers is performed.
Calculations assuming: PotMetaBiSulfite @ 57% sulfur dioxide; Campden Tablets @ .55 grams of PotMetaBiSulfite; 1 tsp of PotMetaBiSulfite = 6.2grams.
This program is in Beta. It is to be used as a cross reference to a reliable source.