Sporty’s app enhanced for greater utility
Sporty’s best-selling E6B app has now been updated and improved, with new features and an all-new design. This powerful 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 an all-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 powerful 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. Additionally, pilots can group frequently used features into a favorites list to be more easily accessible.
“The app saves data as it’s entered, and data can be used across functions, so pilots will spend less time entering data and more time flying,” adds Zimmerman.
The E6B app is not just for student pilots. 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.”