ForeFlight has introduced ‘Touch Planning’ and ‘Bring Your Own Procedures’ capabilities in ForeFlight Mobile HD for the iPad.
The new touch planning capabilities in ForeFlight Mobile HD 3.6 allow pilots to tap out flight plans by touching different points on a sectional or IFR en-route chart, move waypoints with their finger tips, and quickly bend routes around weather, military operations areas, and restricted airspace.
“The touch planning capabilities in ForeFlight Mobile HD exemplify how pilots will interact with flight planning software now and into the future,” said Tyson Weihs, Co-Founder of ForeFlight. “Planning via gestures and by touch is more natural than planning by keyboard entry. With ForeFlight Mobile HD’s Touch Planning, building complex cross-country or intercontinental flight plans takes only seconds.”
ForeFlight Mobile HD 3.6 also introduces a new feature called Bring Your Own Procedures (BYOP), which allows pilots to load their own digital terminal procedures or supplements directly into ForeFlight Mobile HD. “Pilots around the world have asked for the ability to load digital procedures from local sources directly into ForeFlight,” said Jason Miller, co-founder. “Aviators, including military and helicopter pilots, have desired the ability to load supplemental terminal procedures unique to their operations. BYOP delivers this capability. For example, operators in Alaska have already loaded special procedures such as power line transitions and special heliport procedures into ForeFlight Mobile HD.”
For more information: ForeFlight.com