Avare

Avare

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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.
•13000+ Geo. referenced approach plates and taxi diagrams
•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

5.8.6/5.8.5 Improved zoom, added IFR area charts, fixed toggle buttons, improved way point passage algorithm.

5.8.4 Increased zoom in, decreased memory use, fixed bugs with sensor orientation, fixed bug with ADS-B traffic.
Re-designed Plan and List tabs with manual plan sequencing. Fixed GPX flight plans delete, show.

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


Comments and ratings for Avare
  • (74 stars)

    by John Wells on 28/10/2014

    The application is good, but could use a few necessary features. First, the option to move to SD card. I have a device with Nand ram, so moving apps and their data to the SD card makes my use just that much more friendly. Secondly, please add a portrait mode, or at least to have the app rotate to any direction I'm holding my device. Other than those two items the application is quite good!

  • (74 stars)

    by Brigham Nelson on 23/10/2014

    Great aviation app. Up there with foreflight in my opinion.

  • (74 stars)

    by Jason Churchill on 22/10/2014

    This is the best app I've found for my phone (galaxy s4) so far. No glitches. Works like it says. I don't use as my primary navigation tool but it would certainly do the job if needed. All the airports and airport data is there. Displays pertinent info at the top of the screen. Not instrument rated so no comments as to how it does in that dept. Also check out Metam app for weather. WUSA app has a

  • (74 stars)

    by H Disch on 22/10/2014

    Anchorage charts unable to be downloaded. Overall a decent product.

  • (74 stars)

    by Alex Rottinghaus on 20/10/2014

    Great interface for getting weather and airport info. Gps location on airport diagrams is fantastic. But planning screen is not very intuitive, and doesn't give distances between checkpoints.

  • (74 stars)

    by Matthew Hanson on 19/10/2014

    Can't say enough good things about this app! I use it frequently while flying. It's a lifesaver for situational awareness when flying inside the DC Flight Restricted Zone

  • (74 stars)

    by Randy Stout on 19/10/2014

    I use this all the time. The only problem I have ever had was with keeping my tab charged. It does use a lot of data to keep the charts up to date.