December 5, 2012
By Jim Moore
Release of version 2.0 prompted more than 2,000 downloads on the first day, according to SocialFlight developer Where2 Interactive, noting that more than 10,000 users have downloaded the free application designed to build pilot communities in its first four months.
The first release, which allowed users to announce and search for aviation events and destinations (airshows, fly-ins, safety seminars, and pancake breakfasts, among other events), has been expanded into a social networking tool: SocialFlight 2.0 adds features designed to help connect pilots, enabling users to chat, share photos, and organize itineraries.
“We set out to create a free, universal tool that could show pilots all of the opportunities awaiting them on their next flying adventure,” said Jason Clemens, one of SocialFlight’s founders. “With SocialFlight 2.0, we’re taking the entire flying community to the next level by making it simple to find other pilots with common interests or aircraft, chat, share photos and organize attendance to the thousands of events in our database.”
AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot who enjoys competition aerobatics.
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>