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10/27/2019 1:13 PM
 

I've been using both side by side (VFR) on an iPad Mini 5 for several months, and have found pros and cons to each.  Listed below are the items most important to me.

Foreflight (Basic Plus) has more refined graphics, full voice alerts, and a nice logbook function.  Oddly, Basic Plus includes IFR charts, but you have to buy the $200 version to get terrain and obstacle data (and synthetic vision)  I find this rather strange since terrain and obstactle data are arguably more important for VFR.

iFly (VFR) has terrain and obstacle data included (and synthetic vision), has very clear, high-contrast graphics, is much more customizable, is more intuitive, and has a fuel timer.  No logbook however.  It also doesn't have full voice alerts. 

Both have rather primitive weather briefing functions.  iFly relies entirely on raw text.  Foreflight also include graphics, but accessing them is surprisingly cumbersome.  Weathermeister.com is much better than either of them (but requires another subscription).

For me iFly is the clear overall winner in this comparison, although I'm hoping the next version will include more voice alerts and a logbook function.  Maybe even an improved weather briefing function?

 
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10/27/2019 4:34 PM
 

I would love if iFly would interface to MyFlightBook. (Walter?)


CFI & Sport Pilot: PPCL, Destiny 2000 powered parachute; Galaxy J7
Sport Pilot: ASES, Aventura II amphib; SkyGuardTWX EX (ADS-B in/out + AHRS), Galaxy J7
Priv Pilot: ASEL, Cherokee 180; SkyBeacon (ADS-B out) & SkyRadar DX (ADS-B in + AHRS), Galaxy Tab E
 
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10/28/2019 7:10 AM
 

I honestly don't understand the whole logbook thing. Not talking about eLogs in general. I've had one longer than most. My first one was in DOS back in the early 1990s and I stopped using my paper log altogether except for endorsements by CFIs who feel more comfortable with paper

But I don't understand the desire to tie oneself to a particular EFB by having their most important flight records there, especially when there are such good alternatives.

An interface would be nice, but given the way iFly operates, I suspect it will take a major change in the architecture. IFly doesn't really interface with the operating system much to begin with. Try to copy/paste anything between iFly and another app and you will see what I mean. (That's actually the biggest downside I see in iFly)

 
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10/28/2019 10:46 AM
 

That's the beauty of tying into MyFlightBook.  It's cloud based database.  All iFly has to do is to provide a "form" to fill out (which, like MyFlightBook's app, it can auto-fill the flight-start, flight-end, and route info for you), and then send the data to MyFlightBook's database.  You could view your logbook using iFly (app or device), or MyFlightBook's app, or MyFlightBook's website.


CFI & Sport Pilot: PPCL, Destiny 2000 powered parachute; Galaxy J7
Sport Pilot: ASES, Aventura II amphib; SkyGuardTWX EX (ADS-B in/out + AHRS), Galaxy J7
Priv Pilot: ASEL, Cherokee 180; SkyBeacon (ADS-B out) & SkyRadar DX (ADS-B in + AHRS), Galaxy Tab E
 
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10/28/2019 12:35 PM
 

Good news: This is planned for our v11 release.  Might be 11.1 as we're running late, but it's under development now.


Walter Boyd
President, Adventure Pilot
 
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