This will make those airstrips more accessible and safer for all pilots, Avidyne officials noted.
“The Recreational Aviation Foundation does some terrific work identifying, maintaining, and driving funding for backcountry, off-the-grid type airstrips on private and public-use land,” said Avidyne President Dan Schwinn. “Adding more of those type of airstrips to the Jeppesen Nav databases of aviation GPS units makes it much easier for a larger number of private pilots across the country to gain access and enjoy the benefits and freedom of flying that we all cherish.”
“Our goal is to promote backcountry flying and to encourage more pilots to join us in the adventure of flight, and the aviation community is fortunate to have a friend like Avidyne who recognizes the value of these off-the-beaten-path aviation destinations,” said RAF Chairman, John McKenna. “Avidyne actively supports the RAF and we really appreciate their efforts working with Jeppesen to enhance the NAV databases so these not-so-mainstream kinds of places can find their way onto the screens of modern avionics.”