Sporty’s E6B adds new aviation functions and conversions

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Sporty’s E6B app has been the flight computer app of choice for tens of thousands of pilots around the world for the past decade. It has been updated, improved, and redesigned numerous times since it was first developed in 2009 for the original iPhone. It includes 27 unique aviation functions, 22 conversions, a clock/timer with alerts and an integrated calculator.

The E6B app has grown extensively in recent years, adding support for full multitasking capabilities on iPad, dark mode theme, a standalone Apple Watch app and even a dedicated app for Mac computers.

The most recent update expands the core functionality across all platforms by adding 7 new functions and conversions:

  • Freezing Level > computes the approximate freezing level based on the surface temperature and dew point
  • Hydroplane Speed > determines the speed at which your tires will dynamically hydroplane based on tire pressure (PSI)
  • Compass Heading > calculates True, Magnetic and Compass Heading when planning a cross-country flight
  • Pivotal Altitude > useful when flying the Eights on Pylons maneuver during Commercial Pilot training
  • Actual True Altitude > determine your actual height above mean sea level, based on temperature variations
  • Glide Distance > calculates how far your airplane can glide based on glide ratio and height above the ground
  • Climb Conversions > convert climb requirements from percent or degrees to Ft/NM
Sporty’s E6B app is available for purchase for $9.99 in the Apple App Store and includes access to all platforms: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and MacOS. This latest update is available free to all existing Sporty’s E6B app users.
6 replies
  1. Stephen Paul Bower
    Stephen Paul Bower says:

    The Compass Heading function appears to have some problems with field labels and purposes.

    • Bret Koebbe
      Bret Koebbe says:

      Thanks, Stephen. We’ve identified the issue and we’ll have an app update available soon in the app store.

  2. George McKinney
    George McKinney says:

    Since the last E6B app update my iPad keyboard no longer works with the app…making it useless. A pop up screen appears advising of a fix, but the fix doesn’t work.

    • Bret Koebbe
      Bret Koebbe says:

      Please send us an email at [email protected] and include: your exact iPad model and iOS version, and if the issue is happening when holding your iPad in both portrait and landscape orientation? Also, verify that you have the latest version of the E6B app, v3.3.1, which included bug fixes for the keyboard issue you experienced.

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