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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 (unless you tap Options/Ads to see our sponsors). 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:
•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

5.7.7 More than 90% plates geo. referenced now. Users can download all plates geo. data from Download/Plates now.

5.7.6 Improves geo referencing of plates. Some hard to geo reference plates are possible now.

5.7.5 Bug fixes, and improved Geo. referencing UI. (Please do share your plates with the community).

5.7.4 Bug fixes, and improved Geo. referencing UI. (Please do share your plates with the community).

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

Comments and ratings for Avare
  • (74 stars)

    by Minh Nguyen on 13/09/2014

    I haven't used any other nav app aside this one since none other come close. The latest ver with virtually all the approach plates geo ref. is finally here. This was one heck of a task done by crowd sourcing. This feature to me is what separates the stellar app from a merely good app. But wait, I think I hear: "we are not done yet".... Can't wait to see what else coming. The app hasn't c

  • (74 stars)

    by Jared Larson on 13/09/2014

    As stated below, it gets better all the time. All of the big quirks seem to be going away. There are a few features I even prefer to my ipad nav app.

  • (74 stars)

    by Carlos XMobile on 11/09/2014

    Its a shame, a great app blinded by the lack of common sense and simplicity... Its support is now through the awkward google group/forum system which is well known to be the wors most stupid forum platform... There IS NOT EVEN A BUTTON THAT SAYS "POST" OR "REPLY"... You have to practically take a training to learn how to post.. In other word... When ypu have a problem with this app you have a sec

  • (74 stars)

    by Donald Simpson on 11/09/2014

    Handheld moving map flight app. It does just about everything my Garmin pilot app does...but it's free.

  • (74 stars)

    by Mike Nichols on 10/09/2014

    Great free app for aviation moving map navigation!

  • (74 stars)

    by Chriz S on 09/09/2014

    It's a great app. BUT it would be great if you add international charts or at least for central and south america to begin with!!

  • (74 stars)

    by SS Shah on 07/09/2014