November 16, 2009 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Coconut Creek, Florida - MacFlite Software today is proud to announce Trip Plan 1.0.12, an update to their popular trip planning application for Mac OS X. Designed specifically for aviation professionals, Trip Plan is a unique trip planning solution for pilots. Developed from the ground up utilizing the latest Cocoa technologies, Trip Plan focuses on ease-of-use and sports a beautiful, yet comprehensive interface.
Trip Plan features detailed information for airports around the world, with a database of over 24,000 landing facilities and heliports worldwide. Its advanced search makes it very easy to find airports, even if the user doesn't remember what the airport name or spelling is - which can be quite a challenge when looking for accurate data. Users can organize and name groups of airports according to their working style, be it trip numbers or geographical locations.
Along side the airport and FBO (fixed-base operations) information, the application also offers helpful hotel, transportation and catering info. And Skype users can take advantage of Trip Plan's built-in Skype support too - one-click dialing to anywhere in the world. Trip Plan takes all the guess work out of pre-trip planning and facilitates printing airport information as well as schedules. Airport reports come in an 2 page easy-to-read print out along with all the FBO phone numbers and runway information.
* Find over 24000 airports in an easy-to-use worldwide database
* Advanced Search
* Google Earth and Google Maps
* Airport Information
* FBO and Runway Information
* Hotel, Transportation and Catering
* Print Airport information
* Print Quick Trip Schedules
* Organize and group airports in any way
* Use Skype to call Handlers, FBO's and Hotels around the world
* Updates itself Automatically
Among only one of Trip Plan's most prolific features is its ability to give quick and accurate great circle distances and flight times between any airports in the database. By adding specific aircraft performance information, pilots can also plan landing and takeoff times based on timezone changes. This information is particularly useful when crossing multiple time zones in one trip. Additionally, Trip plan can give pilots quick fuel planning requirements based on their aircraft's fuel burn. While this feature is no substitute for proper flight planning, it serves as an excellent preflighting tool.
"Trip Plan comes from where most successful software products come from," said Steve McFerrin, founder of MacFlite Software. "I had a need that was not being fulfilled by other products. Trip Plan came from my own needs as a professional pilot. I had been using bloated "Windows" applications that just didn't take the time to think about the experience or how the user was going to take advantage of the software. My goal was to make a trip planning application for pilots that was not only easy to use but something they would enjoy using. Thats the kind of experience I expect from good Mac software and the kind of experience I want to provide for my customers. When I hear one of our costumers say how easy Trip Plan is or how they wished other software worked like this, I know I've got it right."
Trip Plan can be set to update itself any time there is new Data Cycle or a new application update. The user's subscription data will be downloaded and automatically installed. No CD's to get in the mail and no long drawn out updates to install. Just click ok when an update appears and Trip Plan will automatically download in the background and will prompt the user when the application is ready to restart. All application updates are free as long as the user's subscription is active.
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later (Snow Leopard Compatible)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 32.9 MB Hard Drive space
* Internet Connection required for automatic updates
Pricing and Availability:
Trip Plan 1.0.12 is available now at $129.00 (USD) for a one year subscription. All application updates are free and new airport data is automatically updated monthly via the internet. Trip Plan is free to try for 30 days, fully functional with no restrictions.
Located in sunny Coconut Creek, Florida, MacFlite Software is a fast growing independent software company founded in 2009 by Steve McFerrin. Leveraging his longtime aviation and programing experience, Steve is dedicated to bringing the highest quality aviation software to the Macintosh, iPhone and iPod Touch platforms with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Steve McFerrin brings MacFlite over 20 years of aviation experience, ATP rated with more than 7000 hours. Steve has been flying corporate aircraft for most of his aviation career. Copyright (C) 2009 MacFlite Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.