The App

Features that make the WingBug App pilot friendly

With the desire to make flying safer and smarter, the WingBug App was designed to add value to the cockpit and improve Cockpit Resource Management. The app can run in the background or be displayed, at the pilot’s choice, providing a redundant source of flight instrument information. Currently the iOS tablet format is utilized to run the WingBug App as it is the most stable and secure platform available. (Consideration is being given to expansion to other formats should they be proven reliable for instrument redundancy.)

    • Pilots can enter personal information, including your favorite flying selfie
    • Multiple aircraft can be entered with parameters specific to each aircraft
    • Your Airspeed Indicator is customizable and saveable for airspeed (MPH or Kts) and V speeds specific to each aircraft (Speeds 0-100, 0-160, 0-260 mph). This includes the appropriate tick marks for multi-engine aircraft.
    • The Artificial Horizon can be caged to establish the set point for straight and level flight. This tells all of the instruments where they should be when the flight begins
    • The Altimeter is adjustable to the current barometric pressure
    • The pilot sets the altimeter prior to flight on the WingBug display.
    • An actual bank rate indicator and slip/skid ball
    • Magnetic Compass
    • Vertical Speed Indicator
    • Angle of Attack and Side Slip/Skid Indicators to provide better situational awareness and lessen the likelihood of a loss of control incident
    • The pilot or instructor/co-pilot may create event markers to annotate events during flight training, testing, or other aerial activities
    • With a simple touch of the screen, the flight instruments and GPS tracking data can be recorded for playback review after the flight. This feature is compatible with programs such as CloudAhoy and Google Earth. The recorded data is shareable
    • Once all pilot inputs are complete prior to flight, the screen can be locked to prevent any unplanned changes. Simply touch the lock release to make changes (such as the altimeter) then relock the screen. The event marker and record buttons work independently of the screen lock