Sporty's E6B Flight Computer App Description & Overview
Based on Sporty’s popular handheld E6B Electronic Flight Computer, the E6B app has been designed from the ground up to make the most of iOS on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The software is based on the tried and true formulas and algorithms developed over the years by Sporty’s team of over 50 pilots.
Its pilot-friendly design makes quick work of any navigational, weight and balance, or fuel problem and it also performs conventional arithmetic calculations.
The advanced timer/clock feature simultaneously tracks Zulu, Local and Home time zones. The timer counts either up or down, and will display an alert when reaching zero.
The included Apple Watch app runs natively on the watch (no iPhone required after it's installed) and includes the same 22 functions and 18 conversions as the iPhone/iPad app.
22 AVIATION FUNCTIONS
-Pressure & Density Altitude
-Planned True Airspeed
-Heading and Groundspeed
-Crosswind, Headwind and Tailwind
-Actual True Airspeed
-Wind Speed and Direction
-Planned Mach Number
-Required True Airspeed
-Required Calibrated Airspeed
-Fuel per Hour
-Actual Mach Number
-Percent Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC)
-Required Rate of Climb
-Top of Descent
-Required Rate of Descent
WEIGHT & BALANCE CALCULATOR
The new weight & balance calculator makes computing aircraft loading problems a breeze. The app allows you to create and store multiple aircraft profiles, and then quickly edit the various weights and arms for quick calculations. After adding the weight of your pilot and passengers, fuel and baggage, you’ll instantly see your takeoff weight and center of gravity (CG). It’ll also compute zero fuel weight and landing weight, and shows an instant analysis to to verify that you’re within limits.
18 AVIATION CONVERSIONS
-Celsius :: Fahrenheit
-Nautical Miles :: Statute Miles
-Nautical Miles :: Kilometers
-Feet :: Meters
-Pounds :: Kilograms
-Avgas Gallons :: Pounds
-Jet A Gallons :: Pounds
-Gallons :: Liters
-Hours/Minutes/Seconds :: Hours
-Perform basic math without having to exit the application
-Simultaneous tracking of Zulu, Home and Local time zones
-Advanced timer counts up or down and operates independently so you can perform other calculations while the timer is running
-Upon reaching zero in the countdown mode, a message will display no matter what app is active – a useful feature for missed approaches, switching fuel tanks, etc.
Sporty’s E6B app is a universal app designed for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch and requires a minimum of iOS 8.
-Fixes a rare crash for users on iOS8.
-We added 22 aviation calculations to the Apple Watch, allowing you to perform all of the E6B calculations right from your wrist
-Now use 3D touch on home screen icon to instantly access your favorite functions (iPhone 6S or newer)
-Minor bug fixes and user interface improvements
-Enables split-screen multitasking for iPad Air 1/2, iPad Pro and iPad Mini 2/3/4. When in any app, swipe from the right edge of the screen to access the full E6B app without leaving the app you're currently using.
-Enables slide-over multitasking for iPad Air 2, iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4. This allows you to run the E6B side-by-side with other compatible apps.
-Screen layout optimized for iPhone 7 & 7+
-Adds native app support for Apple watchOS 2, allowing you to use the E6B app on your watch without being connected to your iPhone.
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Sporty's E6B Flight Computer Reviews
Apple Watch App Disappoiment
Utterly disappointed that the watch app does not have any enroute options. Can not select any planning or enroute to put on my watch. Waste of $10.00. There are free EB6 flight computers all over the place. I made an assumption that for $10 I would get something for the watch useful for in flight purpose. Every single option, the 9, have to be calculated on the ground.
This app does everything it says it does. It has not given me any problems. Best $10 I have ever spent.
Good phone app but watch app is useless
I love the iPhone app and use it as my primary e6b. Yesterday I got the Apple Watch and was excited to be able to use functions there instead of having to break out the phone. NOPE. The only thing the watch app does is conversions.
When I'm flying, I don't need to convert avgas gallons to pounds, I need to be able to calculate heading, distance, and fuel burn to my divert location! Soooo disappointed that the Functions were left out of the watch app.
Way better than other e6b options. My one gripe and feature request is that the Next, Previous, and tapping an entry field select the full value so I can enter a replacement on the keyboard without hitting the C button every time to clear, since flight planning involves keeping some values the same while changing others for similar calculations.
As the title says, the app will not load at all. I have tried at least a dozen times to use it but have never been able to.
Flight functions work well, but...
The basic calculator on both the iPhone and iPad version drives me nuts. Some keys number keys as well as the arithmetic keys won't work sometimes. I find myself repeating basic problems over and over. Other calculator apps on these platforms work fine so I know it's not an operator issue.
UPDATE. THE CALCULATOR IS STILL CRAP
The iPhone app crashes when opened. Can't get it to work at all.
Fantastic for sim pilots too
Although this was made to help real world pilots. I've found it increases my enjoyment of flight sim aircraft a lot as well.
The descent functions alone are well worth the cost for me. I don't even really pay attention the FMS suggested VNAV anymore on one of my aircraft, this is more accurate!
Im very happy, thanks a lot!
Needs update for iPhone 6+
Please update this app do that it's optimized for iPhone 6+ screen with landscape mode.
By Zach Golden
The clock widget has three clocks that all show the same time; they are labeled to show Zulu, local, and home.
Correction....I'm an idiot. Fixed under the main settings page. :)
Great for flight planning
By Jewel on Ice
An instructor recommended this to me to save time on flight plans. While you still need to know how to use the old fashioned E6B, this is such a great tool to have at your disposal. It is simple to use and so far has been accurate. I so learning about all it's features but so far, it's great.
W&B Function Useless
By Bob 1950
If you are looking for an app to perform weight and balance calculations to see if you are within your safe flight envelope, don't buy this product. There is no graphical presentation provided. All is does is compute total moment.