February 10, 2011 in Navigation (F)
[prMac.com] Herndon, VA - CFI Tools today announced the latest upgrades to the CFI Tools Weight and Balance App. The W&B App that has become the standard for General Aviation (GA) pilots now offers expanded functionality.
Before every flight a pilot must calculate Weight and Balance of the aircraft. Often done by hand in smaller GA aircraft the calculation, if it is done at all, can be inaccurate and time consuming. The Weight and Balance App has simplified and standardized this complex and sometimes confusing task.
The new V-Speed feature is a natural add-on for the W&B calculation. A pilot is required to know a long list of "memory items" about the aircraft including what airspeed should be used for each phase of flight. These are known as "V-Speeds". The V-Speed feature keeps these "memory items" at the pilots fingertips. These items aren't limited to speeds, pilots use this feature to keep track of fuel capacity, oil requirements, flap settings or any other checklist item that the pilot needs at his fingertips.
Many small air carriers are required to keep paper copies of Weight and Balance reports for each flight. It can be difficult for the pilot to create the report and it may not always get to the dispatcher in a timely manner. The Email feature of the W&B App allows the pilot to perform the required calculation and immediately send the report via email to the dispatcher. This is a feature that was requested by many dispatchers after they saw that the pilots had automated the process by using the W&B App.
"We are pleased to add these new features to our Weight and Balance App," said CFI Tools owner Brian Best. "The iPhone is a perfect platform for this type of application. Although the job of calculating W&B is required, the fact is that it may often be skipped or done quickly as a rough estimate. The iPhone App is so easy to use it makes the job simple. Therefore it will be done more often. My hope is that this will make the skies even safer. I built this App, and the others, for my own use for exactly that purpose.".
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 0.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
CFI Tools Weight and Balance 1.0 is only $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.
Established in 2006 in Herndon, Virginia by Brian Best CFI Tools is a software company specializing in smartphone applications for the aviation industry. With 14 aviation Apps now for sale and thousands of customers in over 70 countries CFI Tools is one of the most widely recognized aviation App developers. All Material and Software (C) 2006-2011 Edgemont Systems / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.