New app connects pilots to aviation events

Where2 Interactive has launched SocialFlight, a free mobile app that provides pilots with an interactive map of aviation events.

SocialFlight’s event database includes nearly 2,000 activities important to pilots such as fly-ins, airshows, pancake breakfasts, conventions, FAA Safety Seminars, and much more, company officials said. SocialFlight users can search for events, add events, chat, upload photos, get email notifications, send event notices to their friends, and add events automatically to their Google or Outlook calendar.

“As pilots, we’re constantly on the lookout for new places to fly and fun things to do. SocialFlight maps out all of the events and motivates us to get out there and enjoy them. It’s the first app I’ve seen that actually promotes general aviation and fosters our community,” said Rob Holland, world renowned aerobatic performer and part of the SocialFlight beta test group. “SocialFlight is intuitive, user-friendly, and will really energize GA flying by answering the age old question: Where am I going to fly today?”

Events can be viewed on the SocialFlight interactive map or by using the list view. Events can be searched by date range, event type, organization, and distance from the user’s home airport. In addition to having detailed information for each aviation event, SocialFlight also includes a real-time event chat forum for attendees to communicate with one another, as well as the ability to instantly take and upload event pictures from any smartphone or tablet with a suitable camera.

SocialFlight also includes tools for organizations such as aircraft owner’s groups. Using a free web link provided by SocialFlight, organizations can provide their members with an interactive view of their own events right from the organization’s website.

SocialFlight is a free app available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad. It is also available on the Google Play Store for Android Phones and Tablets, as well as on the web at SocialFlight.com.

 

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