Frequently asked questions about the VOR Tracker App
If you compare the app to a shiny, high end gaming app, which will be downloaded millions of times, it certainly seems that way. VOR Tracker targets a niche market, and constantly improving it is costly.
If you think about it as an investment towards your career, however, it is a real bargain and might be one of the best financial decisions during your training. It WILL save you plenty of flight time, it really is that simple.
You will not practice with the ATIS wind, but have to use the rule of thumb “direction +30°/speed*2” to calculate the wind at 3000 ft.
You do not have to try to turn, but after tapping swipe left or right. You can use the whole screen, there is no need to stay close to the selector after tapping it.
It is shown in the tutorial: While adjusting the CDI or heading bug, + and – are displayed on the top left and ride side of the instrument. Tap there to adjust in increments of 1°.
Different methods are taught and acceptable, and most of the times there is more than one way to do it right. Presenting a solution might even be misleading, and it will be obvious whether you have done well or should give it some more practice.
This is especially true for inbound interceptions when you are approaching from the other side and have to pass the VOR/NDB first. It will probably never happen in real life, but practicing those as well will greatly enhance your skills and give you even more confidence.
Watch this space, we are currently working on it!
You might be happy to read that this is something we are presently working on.
We certainly are! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!