October 27, 2010
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Recognizing the growing use of iPads in the cockpit, aviation mobile application company ForeFlight has announced new group pricing plans that allow operators to order ForeFlight HD subscriptions for up to 100 devices.
ForeFlight HD, the company’s flagship product, provides “Preflight Intelligence”: weather maps, charts, approach plates, taxi diagrams, flight plan filing capability, and more. The new pricing plans include subscriptions for between five and 100 concurrent users.
“Individual pilots, flying clubs, flight schools, corporate flight departments, government agencies, charter operators, and major airlines are adopting tablet computers, such as the iPad, at an eye-opening rate,” said Tyson Weihs, co-founder of ForeFlight. “It was clear that in order to keep up with customer demand, we needed two additional things: simple pricing for a single pilot or plane carrying two devices, and simple pricing and management for multi-user ForeFlight subscriptions.” He said the new system allows customers to start with a five-device plan and easily upgrade to a 10- or 20-device plan online.
ForeFlight also offers the AOPA Airports app for the iPhone and iPod touch.
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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