iApps has released FlightBOX, a free all-in-one flight bag app created for iPhone and iPad that features a customizable logbook for flight data entry.
“We found a gap in this niche market; there was a need for an mobile application for pilots that would be useful from training and continue with them through their career,” Rick Hoy, managing director of the Australia-based company.
The app combines an array of functions that until now were built as individual apps, said Hoy, who noted he had five different apps on his iPhone to do basic calculations. “Being a trainee pilot myself, I appreciated the need for an all-in-one app that was user friendly and covered all the flight intelligence I needed. One major benefit of FlightBOX is the personalized logbook.”
The freemium model app allows pilots to complete pre-flight planning and checklists, graphical route charting, flight intelligence, calculations and conversions, and log all flight data.
In keeping with the legal requirement for pilots to keep a log inventory of all flights, the next update of FlightBOX will allow an electronic version of the log to be securely stored on a server through the app.
Future updates will also include extended global weather services, additional calculation functions such as fuel, wind and weight.
In conjunction with the app, a FlightBOX web resource community has been created at. The site connects pilots and aviation professionals to forums, industry relevant RSS news feeds, industry organizations and classifieds and jobs.
FlightBOX is available for download for free from the iTunes App store.
For more information: iApps.net.au