MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from 2:30 p.m. Eastern Nov. 26 until 8:30 a.m. Eastern Dec. 1.We are thankful for all of our AOPA members. Happy Thanksgiving!
July 29, 2013
By Jill W. Tallman
Bendix/King has taken customer suggestions into consideration as it rolls out version 1.3 of its myWingMan flight planning app. The company announced July 29 at EAA AirVenture that it has implemented several key new features and functions.
The enhancements include an airborne flight planning function that will take into account terrain, airspace, winds aloft, and other considerations, and adjust the route as you fly. The upgrade also includes user-selectable 2-D and 3-D Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) and obstacles.
Airspace alerting in a 2-D map view shows potential conflicts with airspace. Audio traffic alerts are implemented in 3-D, where sounds appear to come from the traffic location through Bluetooth headsets and audio panels or via the KMA 30.
A 30-day free trial of the app is available through iTunes and the Seattle Avionics website. An annual subscription is $99 (VFR) or $149 (IFR). Pricing includes airport data, fuel prices, and geo-referenced plates.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Tickets are available online for the Dec. 12 Wright Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C., as the National Aeronautic Association honors R.A. "Bob" Hoover.
AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation Executive Director Jim Minow are challenging one another to see who can recruit the most Hat in the Ring Society members for the foundation before the end of the year.
Over the past several weeks, the Air Safety Institute has observed a cluster of general aviation accidents occurring in close succession. The Air Safety Institute recommends that GA pilots conduct a pre-holiday safety pause and risk review. See these safety steps to take before your next flight.
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