Getting Started

Note: all POH Performance Apps are very similar. We'll be using the C172 App for illustration. The following all assumes a larger format device (tablet or desktop) rather than a phone. The small format procedures differ slightly.

Starting up for the first time

  • Scroll all the way to the bottom of the License Agreement (after reading it of course)
  • Check the Single User checkbox, if on a private device.
  • Accept the License Agreement.
  • This will open the Flight Performance page.

Create an aircraft profile

  • Press the "Edit" button next to the "Aircraft" box".
  • Hit the "+" button to create an aircraft profile.
  • Enter a tail number.
  • Select the correct model. You will be asked whether you want to reset values to the model defaults, if you are changing models.
  • Fill out your empty weight, CG, and options.
  • Press the Done button.
    This will take you back to the Flight Performance page.

Fill in the flight parameters

  • Press the "Quick Setup" button on the upper right.
  • Fill out you flight information, including departure, destination, cruise, and loading.
  • If you want to save this flight as a named Trip, press the "Save as Trip" button.
  • Press the Done button.
    This will take you back to the Flight Performance page.

Flight performance

  • The Flight Performance page now has an overview of the performance for all phases of flight.
  • You can click on any of the four panes to get more information, or enter more detail.
  • The Weight and Balance diagram shows the CG envelope and the CG path from takeoff, to landing, to empty.
  • The Departure and Destination runways diagrams show the ground roll (green) along with a safety factor (yellow). The safety factor is adjustable on the More->Settings page. If the runway is too short for the safety factor, it will be red. The distances take into account the current winds from the latest METAR (only if connected).
  • The Enroute diagram shows both total fuel usage and total flight time. The red area in the right is the VFR or IFR fuel reserve. If an alternate airport (or distance) is set, the required fuel and time to get to the alternate airport (including missed approach climb and a hold) is shown as a yellow band. Touch the Enroute pane to change the flight rules, or set an alternate airport or distance.. If

Things to explore

Risk analysis
The Risk Analysis will be partially filled in by the current weather.
The Help page has extensive information on each page. In addition, some data field labels have a symbol which indicates that touching the label will bring up information for that specific field.
Instrument procedures
The app has departure and approach procedures, and hold computer pages. In the Baron version, the DP and IAP pages shows OEI climb rates.
Emergency Procedures checklist page (TBM only)
The Emergency Procedures include procedures for all installed options. The page also contains a circuit breaker finder and glide distance calculator.
One Engine Inoperative page (Baron only)
Computes OEI range in cruise, as well as an estimated drift down table when the cruise altitude is substantially higher than the OEI ceiling.
Automatic backup and Cloud Sync
The app will automatically backup user data to the cloud. If you enable Cloud Sync by adding an email address and a security word of your choice on the Settings page on all of your devices, the app will synchronize your data between your devices.
The Settings page (under the More tab), allows you to adjust the runway safety factors, used by the Departure and Destination calculations. The page also allows you to choose appropriate input mechanisms for each type of device. You may choose from a popup keypad, a slider, thumbwheels, and the standard keyboard for the device.