May 6, 2011
By Ian J. Twombly
Airguide Publications said recently that its popular Flight Guide iEFB iPad application now features georeferenced approach plates and airport diagrams.
Like similar services before it, Flight Guide iEFB has partnered with Seattle Avionics for the service.
What this means for users is that an airplane symbol representing their current position will show up on approach plates and more than 5,000 airport diagrams in real time. The capability allows for unparalleled situational awareness.
Airguide says its service, which can be paired with a WAAS-capable GPS, is even more accurate than most because of its proprietary airport diagrams that are cleaner than the FAA’s.
Flight Guide iEFB is an application that closely mimics the popular Airguide books. It has the added benefit of moving-map charts and approach plates. Annual subscriptions cost between $109 and $319.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
AOPA’s message that the cost to equip is too high and must drop substantially was heard loud and clear at a “call to action” summit on ADS-B.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ) must address the serious concerns of the general aviation industry before pushing ahead with a mandate to install ADS-B Out equipment by Jan. 1, 2020, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) told the agency in a strongly worded letter.
The FAA must address the serious concerns of the general aviation industry before pushing ahead with a 2020 ADS-B mandate, AOPA told the FAA administrator.
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