November 11, 2010
By Ian J. Twombly
WingX and WingX Pro7 have been upgraded and now include current fuel prices; new flight planning capabilities; and the ability to view en route charts, geo-referenced approach plates, and terrain maps simultaneously.
The new functionality is made possible by partnerships through 100LL.com, Control Vision Corp., and Seattle Avionics.
WingX also has increased the resolution of its terrain maps by a factor of four, allowing pilots an additional layer of safety.
In addition to the standard WingX functions such as AOPA Airports information and a full suite of charts, the new fuel price function can be searched during flight without an Internet connection. New Apple technology even allows users to print on demand wirelessly from an iPad or iPhone.
WingX is available on BlackBerry, Android, iPod, iPad, and Windows Mobile devices.— Ian J. Twombly
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
Maintenance experts have asked the FAA to clarify whether recurring inspections of Cessna 210-series aircraft can be mandated without following required rulemaking procedures.
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