FlightPrep has granted SkyVector a license to use its online flight planning technology, allowing pilots to overlay flight plans on top of Sectionals, TACs, WACs and Low Enroutes on SkyVector’s website.
“We’re very excited to grant SkyVector a license to our online flight planning patent,” said FlightPrep co-founder Roger Stenbock. “We’ve worked very hard to create a world-class online flight planner and licensing the technology to third party vendors, like SkyVector, is just one more way to help pilots obtain the crucial information they need to operate aircraft in today’s airspace.”
FlightPrep’s online flight planning patent was invented by Roger Stenbock and Kyle Everson and describes how flight planning is possible using an Internet browser to display charts and routes interactively from data stored on an Internet server. The invention cites the ability for the user to interactively modify routes without requiring the download of the entire chart after each change. The patent also covers the ability to receive flight plans from an Internet server as well as the ability to file flight plans generated by an Internet server with a travel regulating agency.
SkyVector.com was founded in 2005 by a web developer who was learning to fly. Since then it has grown in popularity as an Internet destination for aeronautical charts.