iFlightPlanner’s “Bring Your Own EFB” program, launched this summer in response to pilots’ desires to push flights planned with iFlightPlanner to their preferred Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), now integrates with iFly GPS.
iFlightPlanner Core and iFlightPlanner Premium members who plan a flight with iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will now have the ability to wirelessly sync flights to iFly GPS’ apps for Android, Windows, and Apple mobile devices, according to company officials.
“In our first conversation with iFly GPS we saw a unique opportunity to extend iFlightPlanner’s technology in a way that allowed iFly GPS to offer a comprehensive, web-based flight planner to complement their multi-platform mobile products,” said Andy Matthews, director of business development for iFlightPlanner. “We could not be more appreciative of iFly GPS’ initiative to integrate with iFlightPlanner on behalf of their subscribers, especially for those flying with Android!”
“Although at first glance we could be viewed as two companies competing for the same customer, iFly GPS saw this as an opportunity to collaborate with iFlightPlanner and allow our combined technologies to provide a safer flight planning and cockpit experience for today’s pilot,” said Rob Colvin, iFly GPS’ vice president of strategic development.
With the newly released v11.1 of iFly GPS, users can now navigate to the iFlightPlanner settings via the Flight Plan > More Options menus and follow the on-screen instructions to connect the two platforms using their iFlightPlanner credentials, which will allow for any new or changed flight plans to wirelessly sync between iFlightPlanner and iFly GPS automatically.