May 18, 2009
By AOPA Communications staff
AOPA members who use an Apple ® ™ iPhone ® or iPod ® touch can have direct access to AOPA’s Airport Directory on their devices. AOPA has partnered with ForeFlight, a leader in aviation applications for the iPhone and the iPod touch, to offer the complete directory as a download that is free to AOPA members. The application, called AOPA Airports, is available for download from the iTunes App Store.
“The iPhone and iPod touch are tremendous platforms with exciting capabilities that make them ideal for aviation-related applications,” said Chris O’Callaghan, AOPA vice president of ePublishing. “And there is no one who exploits those capabilities better than ForeFlight.”
“ForeFlight was founded by pilots, for pilots, and we believe strongly in our products--we use them extensively when we fly,” said ForeFlight co-founder Jason Miller. “We’re proud to have earned AOPA’s trust, and to have been selected as the exclusive iPhone and iPod touch application provider for AOPA’s Airport Directory.”
As with the print edition of AOPA’s Airport Directory, data in the ForeFlight electronic version cover airport info, FBOs, airport services, and more. Features include a download manager for keeping the data up to date every 56 days, thousands of airport diagrams, and the ability to save favorite airports and recently viewed airports, and find nearby airports.
The AOPA Airports application can be downloaded on its own from the iTunes App Store, but the directory will also be made available within ForeFlight’s flagship iPhone application, ForeFlight Mobile, the premier flight-planning software for the iPhone and the iPod touch. Both applications take full advantage of the iPhone’s intuitive Multi-Touch™ user interface.
“We are doing this to support AOPA’s mission,” said Miller, “and to leverage the unequalled power of the iPhone/iPod touch platform for the benefit of the members.”
“It’s also a great way for pilots to go green by reducing the amount of paper they use,” concluded O’Callaghan. “It brings one of AOPA’s oldest and most popular member benefits into the future.”
ForeFlight’s mobile aviation software, designed and built specifically for iPhone and iPod touch, delivers Preï¬‚ight Intelligence™ and Inflight Intelligence™ to thousands of pilots around the world. ForeFlight’s other aviation products include ForeFlight Mobile, ForeFlight Checklist Pro, and ForeFlight Desktop.
For additional information on the AOPA Airports mobile application by ForeFlight, please visit: www.aopa.org/iPhone.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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