|About the Company
gCAP was formed in 2003 in specific response to an obvious lack of instrument approach plates designed with helicopter pilots in mind although, as a by-product, Cat A aeroplanes are also catered for. Instrument flight is often demanding at the most inconvenient of times, such as when your autopilot has dropped out and the weather's at minima, which is the very
last time that you want to look down at your plate and realise that it's been written with Cat C/D aircraft in mind and needs interpretation for light aircraft.
Instead gCAP offers you a real alternative, which we believe is the clearest and most user-friendly on the market, designed specifically with Cat A aircraft in mind. We don't replicate VFR data so you'll need to carry a VFR guide such as those produced by Pooley's or Jeppesen. In addition, no non-essential information is shown, leaving an uncluttered diagram which is easy to follow even in a high-workload cockpit.
Our database covers almost all of the UK, plus selected airfields in continental Europe. You can see the full list by registering; this does not commit you to buying anything.
gCAP welcomes feedback because we are continually trying to improve the product. Please send an email to email@example.com. If you don't like the plates, please tell us. If you do, please tell your friends.Differences from ICAO ICAO Annex 4 states the standards required of, amongst other things, Instrument Approach Plates. The specification has been written with National Authorities in mind so that all ICAO countries produce AIPs which are essentially similar. In order to simplify the plates for gCAP it has been necessary to make some changes from the ICAO standard. This is acceptable practice, in fact neither Aerad, Jeppeson nor the AIP itself conform completely to the ICAO standards. The differences are as follows: