May 6, 2011
By Ian J. Twombly
Version 4 of ForeFlight Mobile HD is available for download from the Apple iTunes store.
According to a company representative, the new version focuses on six key features: airspace and airport/facility directory (A/FD) data, instrument approach plate organization and productivity, map interaction, improvements in the navigation log, personal waypoints, and performance.
The most noticeable additions are the A/FD data and chart legend information (special-use airspace, and so on) to the airport pages, and the ability to organize charts. This new feature allows pilots to select and order the charts prior to departure, making recalling them on the flight that much faster.
The map is now clickable for additional information, such as frequencies, hours of operation, and altitudes of airspace. The navigation log also got an overhaul that, with estimated time en route, auto waypoint sequencing, and estimated time of arrival, make it closer to a true moving map GPS than ever before.
Perhaps most important, ForeFlight said version 4—a free update for current subscribers—is considerably faster.
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.