iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.1, the second update to iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, is now available for download on the App Store. Featured in this release are several features that were the direct result of pilot feedback the iFlightPlanner Crew received at SUN ‘n FUN last month, including recently issued ATC routes, range rings, extended runway centerlines, pages from the FAA’s printed Airport/Facility Directories and an all-new aircraft location icon.
For pilots aching to hear the words, “Cleared as filed,” routes issued by air traffic control within the past 30 days are now available on iFlightPlanner.com, as well as in iFlightPlanner for iPad.
Pilots have the ability to search for and view a list of routes that they are likely to receive clearance for based on their departure and destination airports. In addition to the specific waypoints and SID/STARs for each route, iFlightPlanner includes the number of times that route has been issued, the date and time of last issuance and the altitude range for aircraft flying that route.
Range rings and extended runway centerlines are now available as map overlays in iFlightPlanner for iPad. By tapping the overlays button at the top right of the map view, pilots can toggle each new feature on/off, giving them helpful visuals that enhance situational awareness in the cockpit. The range rings automatically size based on the current zoom level and runway extensions are visible for any airports that are part of a current route at appropriate zoom levels.
In response to the recently updated AeroNav chart format, the iFlightPlanner Crew overhauled its proprietary chart processing software, resulting in higher resolution chart tiles and more accurate georeferencing. The new chart imagery for sectional and TAC charts were released with the May 1, 2014 data cycle and are also available at iFlightPlanner’s freely accessible charts resource.
The official Airport/Facility Directory pages from the FAA’s “Green Books” are now available as part of the Airport Diagrams download in the app. The new PDF pages will be the first document available on the Documents & Frequencies section of the Airports tab in iFlightPlanner for iPad, and are also available for all airports listed in the FAA’s printed A/FD at iFlightPlanner.com.
By popular request, the iFlightPlanner Crew created an all-new aircraft location icon designed to increase the visibility of one’s location on the map in iFlightPlanner for iPad. The new icon features a transparent white circle around the aircraft location icon and a pulsating blue ring.
To promote the release of iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.1, iFlightPlanner is offering its annual premium memberships for $69.99 through June 1. iFlightPlanner Premium memberships include the new in-app flight planning functionality with recently issued ATC routes and access to iFlightPlannerís cloud-based flight planning technology across all of its platforms.
iFlightPlanner Free memberships are available with no obligation and allow pilots to leverage much of iFlightPlanner’s web-based technology with limited, read-only functionality on the iPad. A one-time, 30-day free trial to iFlightPlanner Premium is also available via the App Store.
For more information: iFlightPlanner.com