App Alert: A Perspective on Planes

App Alert: A Perspective on Planes

If you love planes, aviation, and flying, can recognize airline livery at great distances, and always choose the window seat, then these iPad apps are for you.

Window Seat: Ever wonder what’s going on below as you soar through the sky? What’s that river, that town, that mountain range?  This app, which works even in airplane mode, points out interesting sights down below with relevant information in pop-up text bubbles. You enter your flight number and the app pulls up the official flight plan. You can follow along with the flight’s progress as the earth peels away from under you. $4.99.

Plane Finder: Vice versa, if you’re the type to sit outside on a cloudless day, cool drink in your hand, and watch planes paint contrails across the sky, then Plane Finder HD is for you. The app tracks planes in real time, so you can tell where that plane that just flew over is headed. $6.99.