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All the features you need in a comprehensive air navigation, flight planning, weather and live tracking application brought together in a single display with vfrTracker for iPad, designed specifically for the General Aviation Pilot.

vfrTracker (Southern Africa) is Apple iOS Web Application installed as an off-line application to your iPad. The application is available to our PREMIUM members and 10 day trial for FREE Members.

When using the live tracking function family and friends can view your progress of the flight at our vfrTracker Map page.



vfrTracker is a real-time aircraft navigation application with integrated flight planning. Using the navigation planner, you can prepare and store route plans to be used in the cockpit with our moving map display.

    GPS NAVIAGTION and MOVING MAP

  • 10 day FREE member trial version
  • GPS Navigation and Moving Map display
  • Full Simulator Mode
  • Scribble/Note Pad
  • In application Help file

  • MAPPING AND INFORMATION LAYERS

  • South Africa 1:500 000 & 1:1 000 000 Aeronautical Maps with 3 zoom levels
  • South Africa airspaces with lateral information and frequencies
  • MapBox Day and Night Maps
  • Operational Navigation Charts for Southern Africa
  • South Africa Airspace Layer
  • 3000+ Airports, Visual Reporting Points and Navigation Aids
  • Worldwide NOTAMS
  • Select Airfields, VRP and Navigation Aids directly from the map

  • INSTRUMENT PANEL

  • Bearing Indicator (BI) and Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) with Course Deviation Indicator (CDI)
  • Groundspeed and VSI indicators
  • Airfield Approach Mode
  • Runway orientation indicator
  • Runway extended center lines
  • HSI, BI, XTE and bearing/distance information
  • Setting of HIS inbound radial (TO)
  • GOTO/Direct Routing
  • Top of Descent and Glide Angle indicators with setting of the glide-path angle
  • Live Trackering display
  • Navigation Status and Warning panel
  • Stopwatch

  • FLIGHT PLANNING

  • Flight Planning with Logsheet and Winds Aloft
  • Dynamic flight log with Fuel, EET and ETAs
  • Search Airports, Navaids, Places and Visual Reporting Points for Southern Africa
  • Saving of Flight Plans and Reversing of Route
  • Waypoint and leg flight information
  • Terrain

  • WEATHER

  • Current conditions, daily Forecast and Winds Aloft up to 27,000 ft
  • METAR/TAF Reports and Decoding
  • Southern Africa Satellite images
  • Surface conditions (wind, visibility, QNH and OAT) and airfield data
  • Sunrise and Sunset times
  • Forecast at Altitude (OAT and Wind)

  • TRACKING AND MESSAGES

  • Live tracking (requires GSM network) at set time intervals and displaying of other vfrTracker users on the navigation map – Tracker Map
  • Tracking Map with display other vfrTracker users
  • Notification Messages (terms and conditions apply)

  • VOICE-OVER

  • notifications messages and sound
  • terrain
  • next waypoint commands and terrain
  • connection and server availability
  • weather – cloud cover > 5 and crosswind comp 15+ at airfield (APP in panel mode)
  • approach mode, weather runway in use etc.
  • airspace notification


  • vfrTracker is based on Apple iOS Safari Browser and Web Application standards.
  • The application is not available from the Apple Store, registration and installation are done at vfrPlanner.co.za (current version: restricted to Southern Africa), see Installation Tab
  • Application download size – 3.1 MB
  • GPS coverage needed when using the application in navigation or flight planning modes
  • If possible start the application with mobile network coverage
  • vfrTracker is design to be used in portrait screen – Portrait mode can be locked by double-tapping the HOME button on your iPhone/iPad, swiping right and selecting the lock button
  • Disable the ‘Auto-Lock’ on the device (Setting|General)
  • Set the brightness to maximum with in-cockpit use (Setting|Brightness)
  • The application is downloaded to the mobile device and can be used without mobile network coverage
  • After planning a route, pan the route in Navigation Mode to cache the maps tiles at the desired zoom level(s) to the application database for off-line use.
  • vfrTracker Releases
  • Please read the TERMS OF USE listed at the bottom of this page before using vfrTracker



INSTALLATION

  • Instructions and Registration Code
  • Launch vfrTracker
  • Enter your 7 digit registration code
  • Enter any 4 digit code TrackerMap Code, this code is used to delete your tracks from the Tracker Map
  • Setup the default setting for your aircraft and tracking period
  • Tap LET’S FLY to launch the application
  • Should the application prompt you to allow Location Based Services select ‘Yes’

UNINSTALL

  • Press and hold the vfrTracker Icon until the cross appears
  • Tap the cross and acknowledge the deletion of the application from the device

SUPPORT


vfrTracker is based on Apple Safari SDK and for optimal performances requires an iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular. The 10 hour battery life is sufficient for most VFR flights. Minimum requirements:

  • iPad Air (preferred), iPad Mini or iPhone 5 to 8 (iPhone 3 and 4 is not supported)
  • iOS 7 or greater
  • 3/4G connection for online data
  • Internal GPS or iOS compatible Bluetooth GPS



Is vfrTracker available from the Apple App Store?

Will vfrTracker function offline?

Does map download to the device for offline use?

Do I need a GPS connection to do my flight planning?

If I upgrade my iOS and do not have a GPS connection?

Where can I find vfrTracker update history?

Can flight plans from vfrplanner.org be uploaded to vfrTracker?

I cannot add a waypoint/flight plan ?


Terms of Use

Version History

IMPORTANT
vfrTracker should not be used as a primary navigation device or in mission critical conditions or operations. This application is intended to enhance situational awareness only.