Lockheed Martin Flight Services approves InReach

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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.

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Naviator adds 3D Synthetic Vision for Android devices

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123west Software has released version 3.0 of its aviation app, Naviator, for Android devices. Naviator 3.0 introduces two major features: 3D synthetic vision and obstacle/tower alerts.
The 3D synthetic vision feature builds on Naviator’s existing 2D terrain warnings to present a 3D HUD-like view of the surrounding terrain and obstacles. Terrain above the aircraft is shaded red to warn pilots of potential danger and obstacles (antennas, buildings, etc.) are displayed using their real-world elevations, enabling enhanced situational awareness, according to company officials.

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iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.1 launches

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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.

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