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Which of these two apps B4UFly or Airspace is the most accurate? There seems to be differences in the information provided. I can only presume the FAA app B4UFly is correct since they control US airspace.
 

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B4UFly is off on two of my locations by 5 miles!
Being I called my local tower yesterday at a location I was at.
The app showed inside the 5 mile zone.
Tower states your almost 4.8 miles outside the zone- happy flying he said.
This is the second time it's been off for me.

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Which of these two apps B4UFly or Airspace is the most accurate? There seems to be differences in the information provided. I can only presume the FAA app B4UFly is correct since they control US airspace.
I haven't tried Airspace but so far I have found B4UFly to be accurate. Is it possible/probable that Rixxie33's GPS on his mobile device is off? Just wondering....
 

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Its possible to have a GPS off but for it to off by 4.8 miles it would have to be broken.
I don't use the app as I live in Canada but I do follow what many have said about the app. There is a lot of room for improvement. In the beginning there where a lot of corrections being made to the app and perhaps it still needs improving.
 

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I haven't tried Airspace but so far I have found B4UFly to be accurate. Is it possible/probable that Rixxie33's GPS on his mobile device is off? Just wondering....
GPS works fine. The app is just not that precise. That's why I call and have the tower personal check by physical location.
Both times I called I found I was well outside the 5 mile flight zone.
Yet the app says different.

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GPS works fine. The app is just not that precise. That's why I call and have the tower personal check by physical location.
Both times I called I found I was well outside the 5 mile flight zone.
Yet the app says different.

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I'm looking at it right now on my iPhone and it can't be more than 50 feet off, but that's inside my house. I'll check it a few times over the next several days as I'll be moving around a bit. Mine gives a fairly detailed map so I know immediately if I'm in a good spot or if it's off.
 

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