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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.
Garmin International has updated its Garmin Pilot app for Apple devices with helicopter routes and obstacles along routes.
Garmin International will offer the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink specifically designed for helicopters.
The FAA needs to reform its regulatory and certification processes, including changing the third class medical, AOPA told a House Aviation Subcommittee roundtable.
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