Avare

Avare

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**** Currently for flying in the USA and Canada only ****

Avare (pronounced "Av Air") is a free moving-map aviation GPS & EFB app.
Note: Internet access is required only for installing the app, an aviation database, and at least 1 chart; then for any updates. We recommend that you TURN OFF AUTOMATIC UPDATE in your Play app, and manually update Avare and then its Downloads.

Avare provides offline moving map on all FAA charts (VFR Sectional, IFR lo/hi enroute, Approach Plate, WAC & TAC); plus A/FD info, Airport Diagrams w/GPS Taxi, and Terminal Procedures. Also included: GPS status, Terrain/Elevation Maps, 50 Nearest airports, Obstacles, and more. Some FAA Charts cover Puerto Rico, plus parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. All of this is Completely Free with no ads! Canadian topo moving maps and unofficial airport info are also now available and volunteers may add other countries. If you use and enjoy Avare, your optional donation is requested to support expenses & continued development.

Note: Like all apps for portable devices, Avare is not FAA certified but may be used as outlined in FAA documents. Also see our NOTICE below, and the FAQ on our website for links to FAA documents.

Avare Advantages:
•Made by & for pilots
•Easy to learn & use
•Quick & responsive
•All free FAA materials & more
•Runs on most Android devices
•No ads or invasive permissions

More Features:
•Long-press to set Destination.
•GPS distance, track, & Time.
•Nearest Airports, touch to select.
•Basic flight leg planning.
•Runway extension option.
•Type in any address or coordinates.
•METAR & TAF (Internet fetch).
•ADSB NEXRAD, METAR, TAF, PIREP, Winds (free AddOn apps).
•Graphic & text TFRs (Internet fetch).
•Terrain maps & Canada topo, MSL & AGL display.
•External GPS, autopilot and flite sim (free AddOn apps).
•Obstacles: Any over 500' AGL within 200' of GPS altitude.
•Frequencies, runways, fuel availability, & other A/FD info.
•Landscape or Portrait display Preference, North Up or Track Up (NU/TU).
•Draw notes directly on-screen, or Pan freely around charts (Draw/Pan).
•Press any two points on chart for approximate distance between them.
•Location icon can be centered or track from your placement on screen.
•GPS compass direction, Bearing, and Distance to and FROM any point on the map by long-pressing one finger on that point. Great for your ATC and CTAF radio calls.

Avare installation begins with the small app, and then fetching an aviation Database and at least one chart. You can of course choose additional charts and materials for Avare to Download free at any time.

Note: The FAA occasionally changes their charts such that outdated charts may incorrectly display your location in Avare, so be sure to Update any charts you may use in flight! ANY time you plan to Update a chart, first ensure that you have the latest version of Avare and its Database.

After installing Avare, please use the Help feature to begin. New features are being added very quickly in response to user feedback. You can Contact us directly via our apps4av google group Forum to share your questions, feedback, and feature requests.

Launch Note: Press the square Avare Options button at the bottom left of the Map screen to access Help.

NOTICE: This software is provided "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the copyright holder or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to loss of use or data) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

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Recently changed in this version

5.5.3 Added automatic density altitdue, best runway, cross wind, head wind. Added search airport by city name. Fixed Delete in Plan.

5.5.2 Removed Google Registration to simplify things for users.

5.5.1
Added GPRMB for driving auto pilots. FIxed a bug in Plan. Added full screen plate view, although this will be used for geotags later.

5.5.0/5.4.9
Added online notification service to notify users of updates.

ADSB, GPS & autopilot devices & flight sims may be connected via free AddOn app(s).


Comments and ratings for Avare
  • (74 stars)

    by Scot Smith on 16/04/2014

    I've paid for other apps similar to this but I like this one!

  • (74 stars)

    by Jeff Irvine on 16/04/2014

    Great app! Would give it 5 stars if I didnt have to re-register every time it closes or even when I close it. Can be very frustrating.

  • (74 stars)

    by Brad Sausser on 15/04/2014

    I'm not a pilot, but love these cool maps. Wx overlay is awesome.

  • (74 stars)

    by Lars Paulsen on 15/04/2014

    Great app especially considering the price

  • (74 stars)

    by Greg Talbot on 13/04/2014

    As far as I can tell you cannot easily put in lat/long coordinates and then name the way point.

  • (74 stars)

    by Paul Lee on 11/04/2014

    Helps a lot. Thx.

  • (74 stars)

    by Gary Eklund on 11/04/2014

    Full featured and extremely easy to use.