Sporty’s E6B app has been updated, with new features and an all-new design. The app includes all the features of the traditional E6B, including 22 aviation functions, 20 conversions, and complete timer features. Version 2.0 of the app adds a quick-access favorites list, a redesigned interface and a new weight and balance calculator.
The E6B app is available for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
“Based on pilot feedback, we’ve made the E6B app faster and easier to navigate, all while adding new features,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “The app is written by pilots for pilots, so it features an intuitive menu layout and plain English explanations.”
The new weight and balance function allows pilots to store custom aircraft templates for each airplane they fly. After initial setup, calculating gross weight or CG takes just a few seconds, according to Sporty’s officials. Additionally, pilots can group frequently used features into a favorites list to be more easily accessible.
The E6B app is not just for student pilots, company officials said. Experienced pilots will come to rely on a number of features such as Top of Descent, Specific Range and Planned Mach #. The timer can be set to count up or down to time approaches, holds or switching fuel tanks. A clock shows Home, Local and Zulu time.
“We’ve also made some upgrades to the Conversions feature,” says Zimmerman. “It’s easy to convert nautical miles to statute miles, Celsius to Fahrenheit and lots of other handy conversions.”
Sporty’s E6B App [#91000] is available for $9.99 and may be downloaded on the iTunes App Store or at Sportys.com/apps.