Sporty’s has given its electronic E6B flight computer a facelift, with a new rugged case and enhanced features, inlcuding a larger keypad and its own built-in storage case. Rubber feet have been added to keep the E6B from slipping during use, while a new backlit screen makes it useful for night operations.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has released the Android version of its FlyQ smartphone app. FlyQ Pocket, free to AOPA members, provides airport information, aviation weather, and flight planning capability.
iFlightPlanner has released the iFlightPlanner Widget, designed to allow the addition of iFlightPlanner’s airport and aviation weather information to any website. Pilots and aviation enthusiasts who are signed into an iFlightPlanner free or premium account gain 1-click access to a complete Airport/Facility Directory, Weather Center and aviation charts through any website that hosts the iFlightPlanner Widget.
AVweb is reporting that NavMonster, a popular free online GA flight planning and information site, has closed down, citing uncertainty about future costs and potential lawsuits.
Airguide Publications has released v4.2, a free update for the Flight Guide iEFB iPad application.
“Flight Guide iEFB v4.2 is a major update that includes Guardian Aero 454 integration with Flight Guide iEFB v4.2 for a wireless Flight Plan link to Garmin 430, 530, GNS650, GNS750, G900, and G1000 panel mounted GPS receivers,” said Larry Garcia, owner of Airguide Publications.
Hilton Software has added ADS-B traffic to WingX Pro7. WingX Pro7 will initially support 1090 MHz ADS-B traffic and add 978 MHz ADS-B traffic in May. Additionally, WingX Pro7 Version 6.4’s moving map now highlights obstacles on en route charts and declutters the screen as the user pinch-zooms.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released a new mobile application for the iPhone today that provides detailed airport information, aviation weather, and flight planning capability, free to AOPA members. The new app, AOPA FlyQ, replaces the AOPA Airports app and is now available for download through Apple’s App Store.
Garmin International has released Garmin Pilot, a new aviation app for iOS devices, including the iPad and iPhone, and Android-based mobile devices. The app offers general aviation pilots navigation, trip planning, DUAT(S) filing, weather and electronic flight bag capabilities.