July 26, 2011
By Alton K. Marsh
Sennheiser and iFlightPlanner.com have joined forces to develop a new Apple iPad application for flight planning. The app was introduced during EAA AirVenture 2011.
The app allows pilots to download flights planned in iFlightPlanner.com’s Flight wizard and take them, via iPad, into the cockpit.
Once downloaded, pilots may view flight details including navigation logs, VFR and IFR charts, and approach plates while in flight, and without a data connection. iFlightPlanner for iPad also will feature news, information, and other communications provided by Sennheiser.
After landing, pilots will be able to electronically close their flight plans and log their flight details into their iFlightPlanner.com logbook.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
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