Horizons Aviation continues to develop and market its own software to the general public and has been doing so since 2004. In the recent uptake of mobile devices Horizons Aviation has seen over 345,000 downloads of its Android Smart Phone apps.
Below are some of our current software products available.
NOTAM Check is a powerful Windows based NOTAM software, which checks and plots Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) on to a map of the UK and France. It is intended for use as part of flight planning. Users can 'Try before you Buy' with a fully functional 30 day trial.
It is used by thousands of pilots from varying fields such as Private Pilots, Commercial Pilots, Flying Schools, Examiners, Television/Film companies and British Government Agencies.
NOTAM Check uses propriety algorithms to analyse English descriptive text of aviation warnings and hazards and plot those on to a map.
Released in 2003, NOTAM Check was one of the first software products developed by Horizons Aviation. It soon became a highly successful product and became recognised among pilots as essential software to plan a safe flight.
Horizons Aviation has also licensed the source code for use in a separate military product.
Radio Nav Aids
Radio Nav Aids is an aircraft radio navigation instrument simulator. A huge world wide database of DME's, VOR's and VORTAC's is built in. Both a VOR (VHF Omni-directional Range) and HSI (Horizontal Situation Indicator) can be simulated. Both also have a classic 7-segment simulated DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) displayed consisting of slant distance, groundspeed and ETA. The simulator utilises GPS and the device's magnetic compass to accurately display the VOR or HSI magnetic radial (corrected for the local magnetic variation).
The simulator is intended for training purposes only and must not be used for actual aircraft navigation. It is ideal for learning how the VOR and HSI work in convenient location other than an aircraft cockpit.
For evaluation a trial version of this app is available for download which is limited to displaying the simulated radio navigation aid instrument for 90 seconds only before returning to the main selection screen. Ads are also shown on the selection screen. The full version does not have ads or the timeout.
Use your phone to detect ferrous objects such as iron and steel. Simply keep your phone flat with the screen on top and swipe it over the area to be scanned.
View the magnetic field strength on the green scrolling trace to detect metal objects. The larger the metal object the stronger the magnetic field and the green trace will move lower down the screen. You will also hear a change in pitch sound, the higher the pitch the larger the metal object.
This app uses your phones magnetometer and results may vary between different phone hardware.
Use your phone as a tape measure whilst standing still and without having to walk to the distant feature you wish to measure. Simply hold the phone at eye level and align the cross hair on the ground at the point you want to measure. The phone will display a continuously updated horizontal distance from the camera to the point under the cross hair.
A one off calibration is required where you need to enter you eye level height i.e. the height from the ground up to your eyes.
The distance is calculated by trigonometry so for accurate measurements you need to always keep the phone at your eye level regardless of the angle of the phone pointing at the ground.
If you always maintain the phone at eye level and hold the phone steady whilst taking a measurement you should be able to get a typical accuracy of about +-3cm at 5m distance.
Now supports imperial measurement feet and inches alongside metric meters and centimeters.
Perfect Selfie is an app to allow you to take a photo of yourself, known as a selfie, using the phone's back camera to get the best quality photo.
Perfect Selfie first uses the front facing camera to allow you to compose your selfie. The front facing camera is usually low resolution and gives low quality photos. So instead Perfect Selfie then gives you voice instructions to turn the camera around until the higher resolution rear camera is aligned the same as the previous forward camera.
Instructions for use:
1. First use the front camera to compose your selfie and tap the screen when ready.
2. Listen to the voice instructions to rotate the phone around until the rear camera is aligned the same as the previous front camera. Try and keep the phone in the same place as you rotate it.
3. Tap the screen when you hear the voice instruction 'ready' to take a photo. Photos are stored in the '/sdcard/perfectselfie' directory.
Perfect Selfie only works on phones with gyroscope and both front and back cameras. Only works in landscape mode.
Work your way up the ocean food chain game by eating fish smaller than yourself whilst avoiding the larger fish. You must eat to survive and to level up.
You will visit the coral reefs and also the Atlantic Ocean during your adventure of 20 playable levels.
Move your fish by simply tilting the screen in the direction you wish to travel. Keep the screen steady as each level starts to allow the tilt sensors to calibrate.
This Lite version is fully playable for the first 6 levels only. Buy the full version to play the full 20 levels.
Help Santa get the presents into his sleigh in time for Christmas. A 2d scrolling game of skill and puzzle solving with real world physics.
The aim of the game is to get the golden wrapped present into Santa's sleigh to complete the level. To do this, throw the wrapped present with blue ribbons, near the workshop, into the air so it collides with, pushes, nudges etc the other objects.
Throw the present by touching it and sliding your finger in the direction you want to throw it. The faster you move your finger the harder the throw. Pinch zoom is also supported.
The first 10 levels are available to be unlocked one at a time as you complete each level. Keep checking for updates for more levels in the near future.
15 Sliding Tile Puzzle
The classic 15 sliding tile puzzle game.
Choose your difficulty level which will determine the amount of shuffling of the tiles before you start to solve the puzzle. You can also choose the picture you want from the current choice of 15 various pictures each one offering a different level of challenge and difficulty. More pictures will be added with future updates.
This game has been made to look and feel like the original puzzles and you actually slide the tiles into place using the touch screen around rather than just tapping the tiles.
This fully function scientific calculator app on your phone is in the style of popular calculator first seen in the 1980's.
With this app you can calculate just about any common calculator function and other less common functions such as degree-minute-second calculations, fractions, standard deviation, rectangular/polar coordinate conversion.
UK Weather Check
UK Weather Check is a free to use website providing weather forecasts and observations for the UK.
Animations of the user selected forecast or observation is overlaid onto a Google Map. The animations can be paused, restarted and moved one frame at a time.
The weather observations available are rainfall, satellite visible, satellite IR and lightning strikes.
The weather forecasts available are rainfall, cloud, temperature and atmospheric pressure.