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Digital Aviation Releases New Radio Navigation Simulator App

Last updated Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:21:38 GMT
Originally posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:00:00 GMT

Digital Aviation has released a new Radio Navigation Simulator (RNS) application for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

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RNS is a mobile flight simulator designed for radio navigation training on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. It is a precision 2D Flight Simulator which enables pilots and students to practice, understand, and become proficient in the use and management of VOR, VOR-DME and ADF instruments. These instruments are displayed with a Directional Gyro on a realistic Flight Panel, with other Flight Panel functionalities.

Screenshot from the Radio Navigation Simulator on the iPad.

Screenshot from the Radio Navigation Simulator on the iPad.


  • Area Navigation Facilities are VOR, VOR-DME and NDB
  • Operates with a Synthetic Aeronautical Database
  • Flight Environment mapped in Latitude and Longitude
  • The Radio Navigation Facilities area is approx 300 x 200 nm
  • Unrestricted latitude and   Longitude flight outside of facilities area
  • Scaleable Chart with Facilities and Aircraft symbols
  • Full Chart management with VOR Radials and Planned Routes
  • Aircraft Track Trail can be displayed, or suppressed
  • Able to simultaneously display Flight Panel and Navigation Charts

The application features a realistic flight panel with the following instruments:

  • VOR, DME, ADF (RMI or RBI) and Directional Gyro
  • Manageable Radios for ADF, NAV1 and NAV2 (with DME)
  • Airspeed range 60 to 600 knots
  • Altitude management and display
  • Flight profile in Real or Compressed Time
  • Wind velocity, 0 to 99 kts, from any direction, steady or variable
  • Dead Reckoning Navigation Capability
  • Intuitive Multi-Gesture Operated User Interface
  • Touch Button Flying Controls
  • PopUp Toolbars & Annunciators to manage Flight Panel facilities
  • PopUp Toolbars and Icons to manage Chart facilities
  • Embedded - Getting Started Help
  • Printable Radio Navigation exercises with charts

For more information and a direct link to download the application from the App Store, visit:

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