The FltPlan Go app adds many features for users of FltPlan.com in a new redesigned app. The legacy FltPlan app was originally created four years ago to provide pilots with airport information and approach charts. As pilots' in-flight needs grew, the legacy app continued to add more features and functionality, according to the company. FltPlan developers determined however that in order to continue to add more robust capabilities it was better to start over with an improved platform and they developed FltPlan Go.
Just like the legacy app, FltPlan Go is integrated with FltPlan website for one-stop flight planning in one centralized user account.
The Go app features include breadcrumbs that leave a trail on the screen to show where the user has flown; rubber-banding of routing in flight planning; ability to create and edit routes offline; and expanded FBO airport information including fuel prices.
In addition, features include a downloadable world map; both Clarity ADS-B and XM WX capabilities;
FltPlan current legacy app will remain available for use and the company will continue to support and maintain it.
"FltPlan's Go iPad app is industry leading in terms of fulfilling the needs of professional pilots down to the VFR pilots," said Ken Wilson, founder and president of FltPlan, the largest flight-planning service in North America supporting over 140,000 pilots. "The Go app is our new platform and that is where we are going to continue to grow. But people can still use the Legacy app if they want to."
Wilson explained that what makes FltPlan's Go iPad app so intriguing is that it is free. "Free is in everybody's budget. You can put as many devices as you want on the FltPlan.com program. If you have an iPad in your airplane, you can leave it there. No matter where you are, you know you have access to the same data across all platforms and not have to worry about a subscription for every device you use.
"If your iPad or iPhone breaks, you have to buy a new iPad which is a given. But with other apps you also need to transfer your subscription.
Since the service was born on the web, FltPlan's servers save all flight planning information and user documents. Should a pilot's mobile device, including an iPad, become unavailable, the pilot is just one internet connection away from his data.
FltPlan.com supports over 140,000 pilots with services ranging from flight plan filing, FBO/airport information, flight tracking, certified eAPIS submissions, SMS (IS-BAO and ACSF), runway analysis, weight and balance, eLogbook program, Mexican/Caribbean/
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