Mobile Flight Planning

I’ll admit that I have iPhone lust but I don’t want one that badly to spend hours queuing outside some AT&T store to beg them for one. But this morning while idly looking through my RSS feeds I remembered a site that had been doing some cool things with flight planning software. So I took a look and was impressed by what they have come up with.

Foreflight Mobile 2.0 for the iPhone looks like an essential addition to the Flightbag. Using it you can totally do away with the A/FD as all the information is right on the phone. Latest weather in the form of METARS, TAFs along with radar charts are available. Since it knows where you are you can pull up the information for your airport in an instant. Elementary flight planning, and flight plan filing are also there amongst a huge list of features.

I have no connection to Jason or his company, just an impressed soon-to-be-customer of his, just as soon as I can get my hands on a shiny new iPhone. And when I do, I’ll do a full review.

In the meantime, I’m off to Angel Flight orientation on Saturday, will write about that when I get back.

2 thoughts on “Mobile Flight Planning”

  1. Yeah, it’s cool alright. But the real utility would be to have it available in the air, which is not quite legal. XM wx and FBO/pc/web-browsing still beats it.

    All of which is mainly to make me feel better about not running out to buy an iPhone/ATT indentured servitude contract…

  2. Yes, AT&T is amongst the worst of an already bad bunch.

    I am a long time fan of Anywhere Map and have been looking at their new ATC product. I can’t afford XM wx though.

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