AviMapGPS started as a project in my mind in ~ October 2010. As a new pilot, just licensed in that year, I felt it would be great to have a secondary means of navigation on board, that avoided the bulky and cumbersome sectional maps that are widely used in the US. As such I started developing this app, which can be used on the iPhone / iPad platforms, and costs just a tiny fraction of any commercial aviation GPS.
It really improves your situational awareness, specially when you are a student pilot, and you are flying your first solo long-distance cross country flight and suddenly you loose all electric equipment on board. Yes… that did happen to me. Of course, i knew where I was on the paper map, but having a tool like this really lowered my stress level. I ended up doing a flappless landing (C172 with no electrical power = no flaps) in my base airport. I was so stress-concentrated that this was probably my best landing ever.
Anyway… If you are a pilot, or just an aviation enthusiast… Download AviMapGPS from the app store. Improvements and new features will keep coming.