SkyCharts XC EFB

SkyCharts XC EFB

By SkyCharts LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2016-09-27
  • Current Version: 5.4.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 93.25 MB
  • Developer: SkyCharts LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 23 Ratings


Current and valid FAA&AISWEB aviation charts updated every 28 days, including approach plates! Includes basic international airport data from and Due to no freely avialable charts, please note that for charts outside of USA&Brazil non current ONC/VFR with a current openAIP overlay is available, but NO IFR charts or plates are available. Includes a free 30 day trial! If you wish to continue using SkyCharts after the trial, please purchase a $3.99/month subscription. Note that buying a subscription does not unlock any additional features. See full description regarding auto-renewing subscriptions, privacy policy and EULA below. For USA/Alaska, the application has all current FAA VFR (sectional+WAC), IFR (High and Low), TAC, FLY (flip side of TAC chart), Helicopter, Gulf Coast WAC, Gulf Of Mexico, and Wall aviation charts. Grand Canyon charts are included in the TAC charts, and Bahamas and Mexico as WAC charts. Brazil has VFR, IFR (High and Low) and approach plates. Also included is a METAR/TAF overlay, and an IFR overlay to view routes on top of VFR charts. Its very easy to create and modify routes directly on the map or by drag&drop in table. Navigation readout is configurable to fit exactly what you want to see. It also has a nifty auto-layout feature that selects fields for you in both portrait and landscape mode. DOUBLE TAP on map to view A/FD and approach plates. Map has VFR/IFR/LIFR color-coded weather METARs, with orange TAFs. SUA (Special Use Airspace) information is also available. Download charts and plates for offline usage. Features: * Fast zoom/scroll of included charts using standard gestures. * Allows download of charts for offline usage. Charts are selected on a region basis. * Navigation computes GS, TRK, DTK, DIS & ETE to final waypoint. * METAR/TAF color coded dots according to ADDS: * Double tap on airport to select A/FD and TPPs/IAPs to view. * Huge built-in navigation database, with all 20,000 airports, 45,000 FAA IFR/VFR navigation fixes and 2,100 FAA VOR/ADF fixes. For more information, please see the webpage at The monthly subscription of SkyCharts XC aviation data of $3.99 is auto-renewed. Payment will be charged to your iTunes/App Store account at confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes/App Store account settings, but you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period to avoid being billed for the next cycle. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active period. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to SkyCharts XC. The privacy policy and EULA can be found here: For fast response to all questions, comments or suggestions, please email



  • Scanned not vectors

    By Llama Trainer
    Appears to be scanned charts; when you zoom in the charts get 'jaggy'.
  • I've always loved the SkyCharts apps

    By RCHJ999
    This app is absolutely one of my favorites, and inexpensive--been using it for years! Now there is the XC version with geo-cached overlay approach charts. It's very easy to use. Double tap near an airport on the chart, and the information appears, including airport facility directories and approaches. It's very easy switch between sectionals, WAC charts, and IFR charts, to name a few. Regions can be downloaded for caching- no need for cellular or wifi. Mostly, it's uncomplicated unlike most of the super sophisticated, and expensive apps out there. I don't need to be fumbling around in the cockpit struggling with an app, if you know what I mean. There is no need to subscribe for the whole year, and can be set up to automatically pay on a monthly basis, or manually per chart cycle.
  • Can't please everyone

    By N70MP
    I liked the old version for its simplicity. It was a good backup for FlyQ.
  • Great app and easy to use!

    By love2fly
    I purchased this app, but still had ads. I contacted them & they fixed it right away. Awesome, quick customer service & easiest flight app to use of the ones I've tried!
  • Owner

    By Catastrophic program
    Wasn't thrilled by this update at first. I talked to the owner and he help me through it,it is having a little trouble but they're fixing it now if you send him an email he will walk you through it. The original one was much better this one has a few issues but they're working through them for example if you have the map in one location and it jumps to another location if you put a route and it will stay on the location that you have it set at. The clarity is getting better when you zoom in. So they're working on that. All in all I think it's one of the better options out there. He's trying to fix any issues it might have and he is very diligent at getting back to you in a timely manner so if you give it a chance I think you can get this to work for you. And yes it does have some downloaded issues but just plug in your phone or iPad let it download overnight it should be fine by morning. Just don't unplug it and make sure that it's plugged in and set it and forget it. It's a very big app and has lots and lots of charts especially the plates so just give The entire night to download and it should be finished by morning for sure. I'm not sure if he fix that one yet I think you may have. But remember it's thousands of charts so it's not unheard of that I could take many hours. All in all I would recommend this app it does serve the purpose at hand and that is putting in a route and being able to follow it while you're flying. It is worth the $3.99 fee.
  • I wish I could rate higher

    By Nickn@me created
    I've done my best to support this developer. I'm a flight instructor who has suggested this app to my students for years. I'm not sure why he decided to completely change the app, but it is absolutely for the worst. It is about as un-user friendly as you could possibly get. I have flown with the old app all over the country and way down to the south tip of the Bahamas. It used to be that if I needed an approach plate or airport diagram, I could bring up the airport and click on what I needed. It downloaded it right there in seconds. Unfortunately, the old version no longer exists. I paid $4-$5 for this new app, so my wife and I could take a trip. Nothing on it worked. We couldn't bring up a plate without downloading several states. After several attempts and an hour per attempt, they never did finish downloading. We had to make the trip without a working app. Several dollars well spent. Also, the auto renew on the subscription made me mad. I'm all for the guy making money, but this is ridiculous. I had to google the way to turn off the auto-renew, and it wasn't easy. Of course, Apple makes it as complicated as possible.
  • Fantastic!

    By iLoveGizmos
    Love the geo-referenced plates directly on the map! Flight sim support makes it easy to practice approaches! And support is great, got an answer right away!
  • BBQ Pilot

    By MeatSmoker
    What's up with the banner ads on the paid version recently? No good. Takes forever to load now.
  • Previous version was much better

    By Egor*+=
    The most important thing about a chart is to actually be able to read it. The previous version of this app had excellent chart clarity. But not the XC version. It's all blurry when you zoom in to read things like frequencies and obstacle elevations. Total waste of time.
  • How did it get worse?

    By Cndnbcn
    This is the updated version from the old SkyCharts pro. It's clunkier, slower, doesn't interface with sims, why is my current location always used to start route planning? It's just obnoxious. They ruined a good, simple thing. This new version adds nothing on the old one, just a bad interface. The sim thing was nice to have, but not a big deal, but for it to not even load charts sometimes when I open it up, that's an issue. It basically has one job!