ForeFlight Enterprise Edition. General Aviation News has noted that ForeFlight will be introducing ForeFlight Enterprise, a new offering for flight departments that use the Apple iPad as an electronic flight bag. The ForeFlight Enterprise edition simplifies the distribution of flight operations documents, compliance, chart updates, terminal procedure updates and preflight weather intelligence gathering. For more information, visit ForeFlight.com.
Flight Planning According to Your Personal Minimums. In addition, General Aviation News has mentioned Enflight.com – a personalized preflight planning tool that analyzes relevant preflight information and incorporates your own personal minimums into a flight plan. The Enflight software will translate DUATS data into “green,” “yellow,” and “red” according to a pilot’s personal minimums and this data can then be downloaded to a GPS or mobile device. Enflight is available for US$249.95 and its enabled for both web and mobile platforms. For more information, visit Enflight.com.
Dynon Announces New SkyView Modules. Dynon Avionics has also announced that they will introduce three new hardware modules — two Mode-S transponders and an ARINC-429 interface — for their SkyView glass panel system. These new SkyView Modules will be available for delivery in the fall of 2010. For more information, visit DynonAvionics.com.
Laser Incidents. On a safety note, the FAA in the USA has noted that their Eastern Region has seen a continued increase in the number of incidents involving the unauthorized illumination of aircraft by lasers. The FAA further added that such incidents should be reported immediately or as soon as possible.
Using an Airship to Monitor Endangered Whales. On an interesting note, the Lindbergh Foundation has awarded Paul Slusser and Daniel Geery of Salt Lake City, Utah, a 2010 Lindbergh Grant in aviation and animal conservation for their project, “Silently Recording the Behavior of Endangered Right Whales Using Radio-Controlled Hyperblimp Airships.” The design came about in response to the rising costs associated with aircraft flights. Instead, the airship can now be used to silently hover over the animals for long periods of time to observe, photograph and identify them while causing little disturbance.
On This Day in Aviation. Meanwhile, aviation trivia and history buffs may want to check out the “On This Day in Aviation” section of NYC Aviation to find out what historical aviation event happened on each and every day of the year.
National Aviation Day. In addition, The Aero Trader Insider blog has noted that August 19th was National Aviation Day in the USA as well as the 138th birthday of Orville Wright. It was also noted that the The National Park Service had reported on the events taking place at the Wright Brothers National Memorial to mark the occasion.
Do You Want to Live With Your Aircraft? On a different note and if you are a serious aviation enthusiast, Living With Your Plane co-founder Dave Sclair will be conducting a Residential Airpark webinar this Thursday, August 26 (from 5:00-6:15 pm Pacific Time). To join the online program, just click here.
Sullenburger Approach Plate. And finally, the Fly With Blake blog has noted that Jeppesen has put together this "Hudson Miracle" approach plate as a thank you to Captain Sullenburger. However, we are sure that they don’t recommend pilots to follow it unless its an emergency!