Hilton Software’s popular WingX Pro7 electronic flight bag will soon be available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, a line of low-cost devices that come in various sizes with prices starting at $50. WingX Pro7 for Fire will be available through Amazon’s Appstore, and further expand the range of devices that the EFB software supports. (Android and iOS versions of WingX Pro7 were previously released.)
CEO Hilton Goldstein said in an email announcement that the features, functionality, and interface familiar to WingX Pro users on iOS and Android devices have been successfully replicated in the Fire version.
“Hilton Software remains the only major EFB company that believes in open standards and that has solutions for the iOS, Android, and Fire markets,” Goldstein said. “The capabilities, device options, and price points of Android and Kindle Fire tablets represent significant value-for-money options—we’re making flying a lot more affordable.”
WingX Pro7 features include AHRS-driven synthetic vision, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast traffic and weather display, approach plate chart routing, and patent-pending route planning technology. The moving map includes VFR and IFR charts with overlays for temporary flight restrictions, special-use airspace, and a comprehensive directory of airports and facilities. The software integrates with Lockheed Martin Flight Services and is compatible with a range of external GPS receivers.
A unified subscription allows pilots to use the software on any supported platform, with potential savings of hundreds of dollars per year, the company noted. The software (full version) is offered at no charge to flight instructors. A base subscription costs $74.99 per year, with a single subscription allowing use of the software on multiple devices.