AvNav EFB now offers pilots an Android solution for flight planning and navigation with many features that previously were only available to iPad and iPhone users.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has made a change to its online flight planning member benefit. Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web. AIFP will remain a free member benefit.
At this year’s AirVenture, Jeppesen introduced a new structure for Mobile FliteDeck data subscriptions, to simplify the flying experience for general aviation pilots.
Pilots using Mobile FliteDeck on iPad now have 10 global coverage options for IFR navigation data services offered at a lower price point, including full U.S. coverage available for a $299 annual subscription.
Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.
Shortly after joining AOPA last fall, President Mark Baker began a review of AOPA’s member benefits and products, which included an assessment of where members believe AOPA should spend resources in regards to flight planning benefits.
As a result, AOPA has decided to exit the EFB market, and will develop a distinct smartphone application focusing on content and functions driven by member needs. The new smartphone application will remain a free member benefit, AOPA officials said.
OSHKOSH — At this week’s AirVenture, Jeppesen introduced new features and functionality for Mobile FliteDeck version 2.6, designed to enhance situational awareness and simplify access to flight information.
The iPad-based cockpit solution now features a refreshed iOS 7-based design and provides general and small business aviation pilots with the ability to share flight information between devices.
iFlightPlanner revealed at AirVenture that iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.2, the third major update this year to iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, is now available for download from the App Store. In addition to numerous performance and usability enhancements, v2.2 offers a comprehensive set of high-resolution, georeferenced FAA airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures.
General aviation pilots can now fly safer and get help faster with their inReach satellite communicators linked to Lockheed Martin Flight Services.
DeLorme reported that its inReach satellite communicator is now a supported device for the Lockheed Martin Flight Services Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS) and Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue. Once an inReach device is enrolled in the free program, pilots filing flight plans with Lockheed Martin Flight Services can receive ACAS alerts of any new or modified adverse conditions, such as severe weather or airport closures, which may arise after the pilot has received an initial briefing and filed the flight plan.
Lockheed Martin Flight Services has launched its 9.1 release, which includes several enhancements, including inflight electronic PIREP submission.
The National Association of Flight Instructors has become a sponsor of MyGoFlight’s iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition, a seminar/contest series designed to advance the use of iPads and other tablet devices in-flight by pilots.