February 23, 2012
By Jim Moore
An Apple iPad application allowing pilots to program a Garmin 430W/530W directly from an iPad is now available from VoiceFlight Systems.
The program, available free from iTunes, translates text flight plans into speech, programming complex flight plans in seconds—with no twisting of knobs. VoiceFlight President J. Scott Merritt gave AOPA Online a sneak peek in advance of the new application’s Feb. 22 release. The Connected Talker program requires an audio cord to connect the iPad to the VoiceFlight unit; the cord is available for $25 from VoiceFlight.
Baron Services, which provides the digital weather data delivered to many avionics systems and portable devices, is offering new data for world travelers.
Get your airplane ready for a long cross-country trip by keeping an eye out for these common “trip interrupters.”
Garmin has expanded the reach of its Pilot app for tablet computers to cover the entire planet.
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