It’s the #1 question we hear at Sporty’s: “I’m looking at the Fore Flight, Garmin and Wing X apps, but I don’t know which one to buy. ” Sorry to disappoint, but there’s no quick answer.
Each of the three apps has a lot to offer, but often in different ways and with different emphases.
Q: I have multiple avionics systems in my aircraft that require Nav Data.
Do I need to purchase a separate subscription for each? While each supported avionics system uses Jeppesen Nav Data, each version is different.
Fore Flight is probably the easiest to use, and does not require a DUATS account for flight plan filing.Jeppesen can also tailor individual databases by geographical area, latitude/longitude boundaries, record types, runway lengths, etc.Jeppesen processes its navigation data using thorough data validation and verification procedures that are ISO certified and fully compliant with the guidance provided in the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) DO-200A and European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) ED-76 standards for the processing of aeronautical data. Chances are any one of these changes may impact your next flight. Jeppesen processes over 100,000 Nav Data records each cycle.