ANN ARBOR, Mich. — iFlightPlanner and AvMap have unveiled the addition of compatible technology that will allow pilots the ability to export flight routes planned using the iFlightPlanner.com Flight Wizard to their AvMap GPS navigators.
iFlightPlanner features a collection of cloud-based flight planning products for the United States that are accessible via iFlightPlanner.com, mobile.iFlightPlanner.com or iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser. Pilots are guided through iFlightPlanner’s propriety online Flight Wizard, a flight planning process consisting of route planning with real-time aviation weather, certified weather briefs, a weight & balance calculator and wireless VFR, ICAO and Washington D.C. SFRA flight plan filing.
Owners of an AvMap EKP V, IV PRO, IV or Geopilot II Plus who maintain an iFlightPlanner Premium membership can now export flight plans directly from iFlightPlanner into their AvMap GPS navigator. Pilots who fly the Geopilot or EKP series can use AvMap’s ‘GPX Converter’ software while owners of the EKP V require the ‘AvMap Suite’ desktop application available here.
In addition to importing flight plans, the AvMap Suite manages other data such as user waypoints, flight tracks and even customized raster charts. It also facilitates the map and software updates for the EKP V.
“The EKP V is a multifunctional and versatile aeronautical navigator capable of becoming the core of a pilot’s integrated avionics system. With that in mind, AvMap is pleased to be offering compatibility with iFlightPlanner and other thirdparty flight planning solutions,” said Simone Lazzarini, CEO of AvMap. “EKP V is a product in continuous evolution and this is just one of the initiatives that will be introduced in 2013 to enhance AvMap products for our customers.”
“We are excited to be able to extend our cloud-based flight planning technology to current and future AvMap EKP owners,” added Andy Matthews, iFlightPlanner’s Co-Founder & Director of Business Development. “iFlightPlanner was founded on principles of safety and flight planning efficiency, and this innovative cooperation with will no doubt help pilots spend less time programming their navigational devices while enabling them to fly with the confidence that comes from a thoroughly planned flight.”