iFlightPlanner.com will be working with Aspen Avionics as a Connected Panel partner to enable connectivity between its soon to be released iPad application, iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, and the Aspen Avionics Connected Panel.
“We are very excited to be working with Aspen Avionics as part of this project. Providing pilots with a safe and intuitive interface to transfer data within a network of aviation-specific devices has changed iFlightPlanner.com’s definition of a fully integrated flight planning solution,” said Andy Matthews, a private pilot and iFlightPlanner.com’s Co-Founder & Director of Business Development. “This technology is cutting edge and fits extremely well into our overall strategic plan.”
At AirVenture 2011, iFlightPlanner.com and Sennheiser Aviation introduced an integrated iPad application that maximizes the power and versatility of iFlightPlanner.com’s web-based flight planning wizard with the portability of the Apple iPad. With the release of iFlightPlanner for iPad later this fall, pilots will have an integrated electronic flight bag that allows for flight details such as the route, weather, navigation log, VFR and IFR charts, approach plates, and a pilot’s digital logbook to be downloaded and viewed on the iPad while in flight and without a data connection.
By launching its Connected network of aviation-specific hardware and software applications, Aspen Avionics is allowing pilots to take that information one step further by bridging the gap between smart devices, such as the iPad, and panel-mounted avionics, according to company officials. With iFlightPlanner for iPad as an enabled component of the Connected network, pilots will be able to transfer flights that were planned and filed using iFlightPlanner.com directly into their certified Aspen Avionics Connected Panel, officials note.
iFlightPlanner.com offers an all-in-one suite of web and mobile-based flight planning utilities that features a proprietary Flight Wizard that guides pilots through the entire flight planning process. In addition to route planning, certified weather briefs, weight & balance calculations, and filing of VFR and IFR flight plans, iFlightPlanner.com also offers pilots:
- Seamless VFR and IFR charts complete with hi-res weather imagery on Google Maps;
- Detailed navigation logs containing custom waypoints, forecasted winds, temps, fuel burn, and ETAs;
- Airport/Facility Directory with airport diagrams, procedure plates, and business listings;
- Integrated digital logbook that allows pilots to maintain online records of their flights; and a
- Searchable Flight Instructor Directory providing CFIs opportunities to build their student base.