August 26, 2012 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Herndon, Virginia - CFI Tools is pleased to announce today the latest upgrade to its Takeoff & Landing App. The T&L App allows pilots to easily calculate takeoff & landing distances for their airplane based on the current conditions for the flight. This App is a component in 5 CFI Tools aviation Apps: iPad Preflight WX App, iPad/iPhone T&L App and Toolbox App, Android T&L App and Toolbox App and the Windows WxCheck App.
To make this process easier the T&L App downloads the current weather conditions from the National Weather Service (NWS) (aviationweather.gov) and combines it with airport and airplane data to make the calculations. This aviation weather data, known as a METAR, is the standard weather report supplied by thousands of airports worldwide.
Pilots are required by FAA regulation to calculate expected takeoff and landing distances for each flight. These calculations require current weather reports including temperature, wind direction and speed and air pressure. The T&L App gathers this information from internet sources as and uses it with generic guidance from airplane owner's handbooks to make the calculations. With this information it makes a useful training device for pilots who must make these calculations.
"The T&L App has become the aviation industry standard on iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android devices and we are happy to add the two popular models to the fleet.," said CFI Tools founder Brian Best. "These models are now in the App due to popular demand from pilots who have seen the App in action. We will continue this expansion with more widely used GA aircraft".
This addition of the Cessna Skyhawk 172-N and Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow IV brings to 28 the number of aviation aircraft now supported by the T&L App. CFI Tools expects to continue this expansion based on aircraft popularity and customer requests. This list includes the most popular general aviation aircraft manufacturers including Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Grumman, Mooney and Piper.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
Pricing and Availability:
CFI Tools Takeoff Landing Distance 1.17 is $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 20 aviation Apps now for sale and thousands of customers in over 90 countries CFI Tools is one of the most widely recognized aviation App developers. All Material and Software (C) 2006-2012 Edgemont Systems / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.