Skycharts is an application for the iOS touch-screen devices and also a data service to keep data current.
The application provides moving-map capability for Sectional, Low-altitude enroute charts, High-altitude enroute chart (in v2.5) , as well as access to Terminal Approach and Procedures charts and Facility Directory contents, for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.
For just $19.95, you get access to the full US database of charts and procedures, in 9 geographic regions, each of which requires less than 1GB of memory to store, updated periodically, for a full year.
Annual renewals are just $19.95
Users can use the display capability of their devices to scroll, zoom to any part of the displayed chart or procedure.
Sky Charts allows devices with GPS capability (such as the 3G iPad) to move the maps automatically as the aircraft moves through the sky. Terrain clearance information is provided as well. Intended routes can be programmed, by waypoint, and displayed on the map.
In addition, just a touch of the screen over an airport displays the last METAR for that airport, and can call up the diagrams and procedures applicable to that airport by double tapping on the map.
If you like to ‘chair’ fly approaches to airports before going there, X-Plane and SkyCharts can be used in conjunction, please see how to configure X-Plane here.
SkyCharts also has an easy to use BreadCrumbs feature: When out an flying your loved ones will know where you are. Please see the setup here.
Please see the FAQ for commonly asked questions, and please also view the usage video mentioned but please bear in mind the current version may look and work slightly different than the version in the video.
The documentation for the application is here.
For any questions or comments, see the Contact tab.