SocialFlight, the free web and mobile app that maps General Aviation events, has added points-of-interest to its list of features, expanding beyond aviation events to become a resource for all aviation destinations, including the ubiquitous “$100 hamburger.”
The new release; SocialFlight 4, allows users to view over 100,000 unique Points-of-Interest (POIs), all within walking distance of airports and aviation events.
Tapping on any airport or event on the SocialFlight map opens a pop-up showing the user categories of POIs nearby, as well as event summary information, airport information and even local weather. In addition, users can filter the map to display airports based on nearby POI types such as Food, Lodging, Transportation, Attractions, Camping and Aviation Businesses.
SocialFlight 4 also includes airport information, including runways and frequencies, as well as live NEXRAD radar, METARs and TAFs.
In an effort to support local aviation businesses, SocialFlight 4 provides users the ability to highlight local pilot shops, flight schools, maintenance facilities, FBOs and on-field restaurants directly within the app for a fee.
SocialFlight is a FREE mobile app and web suite that graphically maps over 15,000 aviation events important to pilots such as fly-ins, airshows, pancake breakfasts, conventions, FAA Safety Seminars and much more. SocialFlight users can search for events, add events, chat, upload photos, get email notifications, send event notices to their friends and even add events automatically to their Google or Outlook calendar. Key to SocialFlight’s success is the personalizedWeekly Event Planner, sent weekly to SocialFlight members, containing upcoming events in their local area.
“In less than 24 months, SocialFlight has already proven that General Aviation can be re-energized. The key is giving pilots a mission and a reason to fly.” said Jeff Simon, President of SocialFlight. “With the addition of nearby restaurants, hotels and other attractions near airports, Social flight has become go-to information source for every pilot, motivating them to get out and fly today”
SocialFlight has grown rapidly since its launch just over a year ago, reaching over 200,000 pilots directly and through the SocialFlight event map used by General Aviation News, AVweb, Kitplanes, IMC Club and many other media outlets and organizations across the industry.
For more information: www.SocialFlight.com.