Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser and iFlightPlanner.com will release their integrated flight planning application specifically designed for use on the Apple iPad and iPad 2.
iFlightPlanner for iPad enables pilots to plan their flights independent of where they are and what device they are using, bringing the aviation community one step closer to realizing full cockpit integration, company officials said.
iFlightPlanner for iPad, which is fully integrated with iFlightPlanner.com, will be available as a free download in the Apple iTunes Store sometime this month.
“Sennheiser’s cooperation with iFlightPlanner.com has entailed much more than simply launching an application for the iPad,” commented Christian Pulm, Strategy Development, Sennheiser Aviation. “We have played an important role in shaping the strategic direction and overall development of an integrated solution that takes full advantage of current technologies, providing pilots with a set of flight planning tools that define a new standard.”
With one touch, a pilots’ complete nav log will be viewable in iFlightPlanner for iPad.
iFlightPlanner for iPad enables pilots to not only plan their flights but to sync all data from their iFlightPlanner.com account. This integrated approach provides pilots the ability to efficiently plan flights from their home desktop, laptop or any web browser and instantly access flight information from their iPad, company officials said. Once downloaded, pilots can view flight details, including navigation logs, VFR and IFR charts, as well as approach plates while in flight and without a data connection. After landing, iFlightPlanner for iPad allows pilots to electronically close their flight plans and automatically log their flight details into their iFlightPlanner.com logbook.
In addition to route planning, certified weather briefs, weight and balance calculations and filing of VFR and IFR flight plans, iFlightPlanner.com also offers pilots: VFR and IFR charts with hi-res weather imagery on Google Maps; navigation logs containing forecasted winds, temperatures, fuel burn, and ETAs; Airport/Facility Directory with airport diagrams, procedure plates, and business listings; and integrated digital logbook that allows pilots to maintain online records of their flights.