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SearchPatterns Pro Air

Do you FLY for Search and Rescue

Do you FLY for Search and Rescue

SearchPatterns Pro Air

by Adam Kusch
SearchPatterns Pro Air
SearchPatterns Pro Air
SearchPatterns Pro Air

What is it about?

Do you FLY for Search and Rescue?

SearchPatterns Pro Air

App Details

Navigation Utilities
Last updated
February 14, 2013
Release date
May 26, 2012

App Screenshots

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App Store Description

Do you FLY for Search and Rescue?
Then this is REALLY the app for you!
Easily calculate various values to help you manage your search patterns.
PLUS have a map displaying the search area and your search pattern, and with GPS equipped iOS devices, you can see your current position as well!
Universal App!

*** BETA: Track GPS Breadcrumbs and view on map
- Export GPS track as a GPX file into a supported app on the iOS device itself, or email it

Featured search patterns:
- Expanding Square
- Creeping Line Ahead (CLA)
- Sector Search
- Track Crawl

For each search pattern, you can:
- calculate total distance of your search
- calculate how long it will take to fly it
- calculate total square area searched
- calculate tracks
- enter wind speed & direction to determine headings to fly
- view/calculate left or right patterns
- display the pattern on a map
- view a Full Screen map in Portrait or Landscape
- view current position with reference to the pattern
- view calculated waypoint Lat/Longs to enter into a search GPS
- mark your current position for where you left track or for a call-around/sighting/on-top
- enter a variation so you can enter all tracks in Magnetic but the pattern is still oriented True North on the map
- enter distances/speeds in: nm / sm / km
- view bearing & distance to CSP from current position
- draw a line direct to the CSP from current position
- export pattern as a GPX file into a supported app on the iOS device itself, or email it

in addition to:

Expanding Square:
- calculate number of waypoints needed to enter the pattern in a GPS
- tap on the graphic to highlight which legs you have completed (iPad only)

Creeping Line Ahead:
- calculate number of legs to fly based on a given the distance you need to creep (defined search area)
- calculate the maximum distance you can cover based on a fixed amount of legs

- use 60 degree or 30 degree cuts
- calculate subsequent tracks

Track Crawl:
- use bearing/distance or Lat/Long inputs to calculate subsequent waypoints

Bingo Fuel Calculation:
- enter many airfields from around the world
- obtain METAR/TAF for destination/alternate
- enter fuel flow, airspeed and reserve to calculate your approximate bingo fuel amount from your current position or manually entered position
- can enter en-route winds for more accurate groundspeed variable in the equation
- use this only as a backup/cross-reference -- always refer to your training

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