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Coast Flight Adds Tecnam P2006T

In March 2018, Coast Flight welcomes 2 Tecnam P2006T Twin aircraft to our fleet.

These aircraft will allow us to offer more flight times and a quicker way to move through multi-engine ratings. Additionally, the Tecnam is ideal for flight training with the advanced Garmin G950 IFR avionics. These aircraft are fuel efficient and have upgraded avionics for ease and comfort. Start your multi-engine flight ratings today!

Coast Flight Adds Tecnam P2006T
Coast Flight Adds Tecnam P2006T

Here’s what you should know about the Tecnam P2006T

Coast Flight Adds Tecnam P2006T

Exterior and Interior

Equipped with four passenger seats and fully retractable landing gear, this high-winged aircraft has high quality cabin visibility and room for passengers and luggage. The aluminum aircraft is spacious and light, resulting in a high payload to total weight ratio. The fuel tanks are onboard the engines, and each hold 26.4 gallons of fuel.

These aircraft come with upholstered seats and headrests with vertical adjustment capabilities to allow comfort for pilots and passengers of all sizes. There is one vent outlet per passenger (4 total), and both heating and defrost systems to keep the cabin that perfect temperature and avoid frost on the windows.

Coast Flight Adds Tecnam P2006T
Coast Flight Adds Tecnam P2006T

Weight and Dimensions

Each Tecnam P2006T is 8.46 feet high by 28.5 feet long, with a wingspan of 37.4 feet. The cabin width is 4 feet, and it comes with room for four passengers. These Tecnams are designed for a maximum takeoff weight of 2,712 pounds, allowing for baggage up to 176 pounds and a useful load of 906 pounds. These aircraft are spacious enough to fly comfortably, and with the fuel storage ability, you can fly across the
country in them.

Engine and Performance

These aircraft are ideal for general aviation airports and transportation as they use minimal fuel. They can travel 669 NM at a time, and are great for VFR day and night flights, as well as IFR training. The have a max cruising speed of 150 KTAS and run best on Mogas and Avgas fuel, of which they only consume 9 gallons per hour.

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Avionics

All two of the new aircraft are less than 5 years old and come with Garmin G950 IFR avionics upgrades. This upgraded system includes G950 Integrated Flight Deck System, GDU-1040 Primary Flight Display and Multi-Function Display, GDC-74A Air Data Computer with Oat Probe, and GRS-77 AHRS. It also comes with the GMU-44 Magnetometer, Digital Audio Panel with Marker Beacon Intercom, Mod S Transponder, and Back Up Instruments. These aircraft also have integrated control which is displayed on PFD.

These new additions to the Coast Flight fleet are ready to take you to the sky. We have extended our booking capabilities and would love to get you scheduled for your first flight in a Tecnam P2006T today!

Coast Flight Adds Tecnam P2006T

Celebrating Solo Flights with Solo Dunks

In the aviation industry there are a handful of milestones that every pilot looks forward to. Once you begin flight training, the first one of these is your first solo flight. But how do you celebrate such a big accomplishment?

There are two main ways of celebrating a pilot’s first solo flight in the industry. One tradition includes cutting the back of the pilot’s shirt off to symbolize cutting the end of the student “riding the instructor’s coattails.” While this is a very visually symbolic way to celebrate, and it leaves the pilot with a keepsake to look at in the future, fewer flight schools are staying with this tradition and more are switching over to the Solo Dunk.

At Coast Flight, we celebrate every first Solo Flight with a Solo Dunk. Everyone in our facility will gather around the pilot, taking pictures and videos while the pilot’s flight instructor has the honor of dumping a bucket of water on the pilot’s head. The pilot is then congratulated by the entire Coast community and has a good laugh while rewatching the videos.

2018 Coastflight Scholarship Update

This month, Coast had two very special Solo Flights take place, and they were quickly followed by the Solo Dunk celebration: Adam Vornsand and Nick Cline. Adam and Nick both won scholarships through Coast Flight at the beginning of the summer, and they’ve been working hard with their instructors to learn the ins and outs of flight and aircraft. Both pilots successfully took their first Solo Flights in a Piper Archer, and now have one major milestone checked off their list, with many more to come!

Benefits of Becoming an Airline Pilot

For many, being an airline pilot has been a lifelong dream. For others, it could be a new career path. Regardless of how long you’ve had the dream of flight, you can now experience the incredible benefits of becoming an airline pilot. There is a sense of pride and adventure that comes along with flying. As a pilot, you have the freedom to travel the world and fly for airlines all over.

You’ll also belong to an elite club of people who have the skills to fly. In the United States, only about 0.2% of the population has any type of Pilot’s License. Pair this fact with the increasing demand for world travel, and it’s easy to see that there are endless opportunities for career growth and financial gains as an airline pilot.

Start Training for a $7 Million Career

At the start of your career as an airline pilot, you’ll be making well over $50,000 per year. After the first year, you’ll now receive a retention bonus of $20,000. Within 4 years you’ll upgrade to a Regional Airline Captain with a paycheck of $70,862 per year. Immediately following this upgrade, you’ll receive another retention bonus of $7,500. Once you have accumulated experience and flight time you can join a major airline where staring salaries are $157,939 per year! Upgrading to a Captain for major airline means annual salaries of over $300,000. These pay increases are expected to grow with the looming pilot shortage forecast on the horizon.

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Join Coast Flight’s Airline Training Programs to Kickstart Your Career

Traveling the World is a Priceless Experience.
Do it Without Paying the Price of an Airline Ticket.

No two workdays will be the same for you. You could start your morning in Los Angeles, CA, and end your day in Tokyo, Japan. Since you’ll be staying the night in a new city, and your hotel expenses will be covered by the airline, you can explore a new city and experience a different culture. You’ll have the opportunity to see the world while getting paid.

If you want to travel while off the clock, you and your immediate family will enjoy free seats on any open flight. You’ll also have the benefit of discounted tickets for extended family, or busy flights you need to reserve a seat for.

As part of Coast Flight’s partnership with Envoy Air, our graduates will enjoy the benefits of the largest travel network in the industry. Envoy and American employees can travel on any Envoy, American Airlines, or oneworld alliance aircraft free of charge for both Coach and First Class seats on open flights. These standby perks apply to you, your spouse, your children, and your parents.

“With more than 6,700 daily flights to over 330 destinations worldwide,
your travel possibilities are only limited by your imagination.”

Receive Full Benefits to Keep You and Your Family
Healthy and Happy for Your Travels

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Full Health
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401(k) Retirement
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Paid Vacation &
Sick Time Accrual

The airline industry offers a competitive benefits package, including full health, vision, and dental coverage. You’ll also receive company matched 401(k) retirement contributions. For those that continue through Envoy’s American Airlines Pipeline Program, there is also an opportunity for American Airlines Group profit sharing.

Learn More About the Benefits Coast Graduates Receive with Our Partners

New Pilot Needs by Region
2016 – 2036

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There’s an Unprecedented Pilot Shortage Which
Secures Your Career with the Airlines

Boeing’s 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook Report suggests that the airline industry will need to hire about 617,000 new commercial airline pilots between 2016 and 2035. The demand for pilots has neve been so high, and as a result, airlines are fighting to train and retain the best and brightest pilots around. That is great news for you! As a pilot, you’ll begin receiving pay, bonuses, and benefits that haven’t been seen in the airline industry until now. As long as you stay on you career path, you’ll have a stable, flexible career to grow with.

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Coast Flight’s Partnership with Envoy Air Leads to
Flow Through to American Airlines

Coast Flight has partnered with Envoy Air, an American Airlines subsidiary, to ensure our students receive the greatest benefits and job security in the industry. Students in the Airline Direct (AD) or Airline Career Training (ACT) Programs can build seniority for Envoy while they flight instruct to build their 1,500 hours of flying time. Once there, they’ll enter Envoy’s Pipeline program with flow through to American Airlines, allowing them to join the top paying company in the industry.

Begin Your Airline Pilot Career With Coast Flight

Congratulations Adam Vornsand and Nick Cline!

These two men have been awarded Coast Flight’s Grand Aviation Scholarships, and will now begin their career as airline pilots.

Adam and Nick, along with 23 other students, won Coast’s Ground School Scholarship, which covered the cost of their Private Pilot Ground School. At the end of the course, all 25 students took their written exam, and then those with the highest scores combined with regular participation and professionalism, were invited to interview with Coast Flight Executives as finalists. Four students made it into the interview round, and Adam and Nick were chosen as the winners.

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The Pathway to Becoming Professional Pilots

Now that Adam and Nick have committed to following their dreams to becoming professional pilots, their journey is ready to begin. On May 15th, the two will interview with Envoy Air to receive their individual offers of employment before they begin training at Coast Flight. After their interviews, here’s a breakdown of what their pathway to becoming professional pilots will look like:

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Start Training for Airline Careers at Coast Flight

Adam and Nick will begin their first steps in becoming professional pilots at Coast Flight. Coast offers some of the highest quality training available and has been recognized with several awards of flight training achievements. These two will receive individualized training and education to meet their needs to succeed in the program.

Begin Employment as a Certified Flight Instructor

After receiving their Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating, Adam and Nick can start working as flight instructors. They’ll get paid while they work to finish their 1,500 hours required to be employable by commercial airlines. After graduating, these two will have roughly 280 hours of flight under their belt. Fortunately, with Coast, they can get paid to reach their 1,500 hour goal by working for Envoy Air at Coast Flight. All of the benefits of being employed by Envoy Air will begin as Adam and Nick help new pilots learn to fly.

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Become a First Officer at a Regional Airline

Upon completion of their 1,500 hours, Adam and Nick will be able to begin flying with Envoy Air. Envoy operates regional flights as an American Airlines subsidiary, and will give the guys an opportunity to begin flying larger aircraft with more passengers. Envoy offers an industry-leading flow-through to American, providing Adam and Nick a direct path to the career of their dreams.

Live Your Dream: Fly for a Major Airline

After three to five years at Envoy air, the guys will be able to continue their airline careers with American Airlines. In only seven years from the day they start training, they will be fully immersed in the career they’ve always wanted. Once Adam and Nick begin their careers with American Airlines, they will enter in line for seniority progression. The longer they fly, the more money they make – top pilots make over $300,000 a year to work only a few trips every month. They’ll also get to pick routes, utilize travel benefits, and enjoy seeing the word.
 
Coast is extremely happy to offer this opportunity to Adam and Nick, and can’t wait to see them progress through their airline careers.
 
Additionally, Coast is pleased to have an offer for the students who didn’t win the Grand Aviation Scholarship. For those 23 students, Coast was still able to offer them a partial scholarship to continue their flight training. If the student attended all ground school classes, he or she was offered a mini scholarship of $10,000. This amount is to be applied to his or her flight training in Coast’s Airline Direct program, and will be divided in $2,000 increments towards the Private Pilot, Instrument, Single Engine Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Instrument Instructor ratings. Coast flight is pleased to remain at the forefront of the flight training industry and is eager to help these students advance their careers.

Summer Internships

It happens every year. You’ve been in school since August or September and now you’re tired! You’re ready for the long summer break ahead, and can’t wait for all the laziness to ensue. But, two weeks into having nothing planned, you start to feel boredom and restlessness. This year, don’t let yourself fall victim to the same routine; it’s time to kick start your career in the aviation industry with an amazing internship. Here’s a list of some of the most sought after positions open for summer internships with top aviation companies:

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American Airlines

American Airlines offers two different types of internships for students: MBA Leadership Program and Undergraduate & Advanced Degrees Internships. Both programs give interns the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and network with aviation professionals who can offer invaluable insights into the industry. For more details, visit: https://jobs.aa.com/content/college/

MBA Leadership Program

The airline industry has changed. And we’re changing with it. We are letting go of the old rules and transforming our business and our industry. We’re looking for innovative and engaged MBA’s who want to find solutions that will make an immediate impact. We’re looking for MBA’s who can rise to the occasion to lead and inspire. We’re looking for the future leaders of American. The MBA Leadership program at American has set the standard for developing industry leaders. We provide mentors to help navigate American’s landscape as well as opportunities to network and hear directly from our Senior Executive Leadership Team on a variety of industry topics and career path tips.

Undergraduate & Advanced Degrees

American considers college graduates for a range of professional positions vital to our success. If you enjoy a challenge, working with smart people, making an impact, then American Airlines may be your boarding pass to a new career and the start of a great adventure. Our business units offer exciting opportunities in an industry where business-models evolution, modernization and cutting-edge initiatives are top priorities. The company has a wide range of departments that recruit undergrads or students with advanced degrees.

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Envoy Air

Envoy Air is looking for college students to participate in several different internship opportunities during the summer. Interns get paid for their 11-week commitment and have the opportunity for hands-on learning you couldn’t get in the classroom. There will also be plenty of opportunities for professional networking to build connections for your future in the airline industry. For more details, visit: http://www.envoyair.com/2017/02/03/summer-internships-envoy/

Purchasing

Intern will function as Supply Chain Analyst in the company’s Purchasing department. The responsibilities of this position include development and analysis of historical and current data to support bid process for aircraft parts and services, with goal of improving cost and lead times.

Airport Services Planning

Interns will function as Customer Services/Manpower Planning Analyst in one of the company’s ground handling/operational departments. Performance reporting and analysis may cover any part of the business including: Airport Handling, Manpower Planning, Baggage Performance or Metric Evaluation.

Operations Planning

Interns will function as Customer Services/Manpower Planning Analyst in one of the company’s ground handling/operational departments. Performance reporting and analysis may cover any part of the business including: Airport Handling, Manpower Planning, Baggage Performance or Metric Evaluation.

Human Resources

The Human Resources department is hiring an intern to work within the Leadership Training & Development group. The Intern will function as a Specialist and help develop metrics analysis related to training effectiveness, participation levels and effectiveness of the performance management program.

Communications

The Communications Intern will serve as Web Developer to evaluate Envoy’s existing internal and external web sites to edit pages, add functionality, improve user interface, modify and enhance the design and create new WordPress html templates to aid in content management.

Flight Operations

Interns will function as assistants to a Flight Department Manager or Director. The responsibilities of this position may include analysis of flight performance, researching operational issues and involvement in special projects.

Flight Safety

Interns will function as data analysts in the company’s Flight Safety Department. The responsibilities of this position include analysis of various voluntary safety program data streams as well as creative thinking to accurately and clearly depict trends that emerge.

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Boeing

When interning at Boeing, you’ll have the opportunity gain real life, hands-on experiences while learning from experts and collaborating with professional teams. You’ll get to make a real difference in an industry leading company, while learning more about your field of choice in the business world. For more details, visit: https://jobs.boeing.com/category/internship-jobs/185/9287/1

Business Internships

In our Business Intern Program, you can be part of a team that is helping shape the future of aerospace. Throughout the program, you’ll work on innovative projects with a global reach in areas like Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business Operations and Human Resources. Our interns are active team members who help guide critical business decisions—from using your analytical skills to drive profitable growth, to participating in contract negotiations and helping to manage projects.

Additionally, you’ll be assigned a mentor who will help you grow and explore a variety of career areas along the way.

Engineering Internships

In our Engineering Intern Program, you can be part of a team that shapes the future of aerospace. Our engineering interns help turn dreams into reality, bring world-class innovation to market and help design our next generation of amazing products. You’ll also be involved with everything from Boeing site tours, to networking events and exposure to executives and mentors.

We have many engineering opportunities for students majoring in electrical, materials, mechanical/structural, software or flight engineering.

Information Technology Internships

In our Information Technology Intern Program, you can help deliver best-in-class technological solutions to our business and customers. The program gives you access to cutting-edge technology and a variety of areas to grow your skills, including: Application Development,

Cybersecurity, Information Protection, Network Design, Project Management, Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture and Systems Integration.

Here, you’ll also find the opportunity to speak with experienced professionals and experts across Boeing, including building relationships through mentor programs.

Grand Aviation Scholarship Update

Have you ever felt like keeping your two feet on the ground was never enough excitement for you? Maybe you’ve tried traditional schools and just couldn’t sit through classes without trying to practice what you’re learning about. Coast Flight recognizes that you could be a top candidate to explore the skies by becoming an airline pilot! Not only have they recognized this, but they’ve begun a flight training scholarship to engage people who want to kick-start their career in the airline industry.
 
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Starting in Fall 2016, Coast Flight invited all high school seniors and recent graduates to apply for a Ground School Scholarship which would cover their Private Pilot Ground School at no cost. After carefully examining each application, the top 25 candidates were chosen to receive the scholarship, which included: 30 hours of official FAA Part 141 Certified Ground School, class study materials and books, and one hour of flight simulator time – a total value of $500. These 25 students are now halfway through their training, and have their eyes on the prize of Coast’s Grand Aviation Scholarship.
 
At the end of the eight-week program, two students will be chosen to receive a Grand Aviation Scholarship, one of which will value up to $73,000 in flight training.
olumbe_falu This scholarship will allow recipients to complete all necessary ratings to begin a career in aviation, covering the student’s Private Pilot License, Instrument Flight Rating, Commercial License, and Flight Instructor Ratings.
 
These students are being taught by Olumbe Falú, a current Coast Flight instructor and recent graduate of Coast’s Airline Career Training (ACT) Program. When asked about the format of this training, Falú shared, “During this 8-week ground school, virtually every subject in the private pilot ‘repertoire’ will be covered, from aviation history through weather theory, flight planning, and aeronautical decision making.”
 
Each student starts class with a quiz about materials covered in the previous week to ensure they are retaining everything from the course. After that, Falú jokes, “I run my mouth for 3 hours and try not to put anyone to sleep – I vehemently encourage class participation.” And participation doesn’t go unnoticed!fill_imageAt the end of their ground school, the two top performing students will be awarded the scholarships. The decision will be based on: attendance and participation, professionalism, performance on written exam and aptitude tests, as well as the Coast Flight interview at the end of ground school. With so much on the line, each student has been putting in incredible effort to be one of the two Grand Aviation Scholarship winners. Coast staff is extremely pleased to see the 100% attendance thus far and genuine curiosity for the airline industry.
 
“For the person who wins the scholarship – this is an opportunity that no price tag could ever hope to describe,” adds Falú. “As a person that accomplished my flight training through my VA benefits, I understand how important this opportunity is to each of these students.”
 
When ground school classes end, all 25 participants will be eligible to interview with Envoy Air for a conditional offer of employment though Coast Flight’s ACT Program, and the grand prize winners will be announced on April 4, 2017. Good luck to all of the participants!

Taking Off: CA-Based Flight Training Company Expands Into San Marcos

San Diego, CA – Coast Flight Training is expanding from its San Diego headquarters to establish a second location for its airline flight-training program in San Marcos, TX. The new training facilities in San Marcos will focus on training U. S. Military helicopter pilots who are transitioning to in-demand careers as civilian airline pilots for the nation’s top airlines.

The U.S. airline industry is facing a critical shortage of pilots, with more than 617,000-trained pilots needed by 2035 according to studies by Boeing. Pilots earn an average of $58,000 starting salary, plus benefits including travel, climbing to more than $100,000 annually after a few years in the industry, and potentially exceeding $300, 000 annually during a career.

“We are very pleased to be opening a Coast location in San Marcos, where we have been welcomed with open arms by the City, Greater San Marcos Partnership, and in particular Texas Aviation Partners. They created a very positive business environment for us to invest here, create jobs, and help veterans achieve great success for themselves and their families,” said Bryan Simmons, President of Coast Flight Training. A retired United States Marine and military flight instructor, Simmons served as Presidential Command pilot for two U. S. Presidents.

“Having diverse training options available for your workforce is critical to a community’s strong economy,” said Greater San Marcos Partnership President Adriana Cruz. “The Greater San Marcos region’s large veteran population and proximity to major military operations in Austin and San Antonio coupled with the opportunities found in the San Marcos Regional Airport made the Coast Flight facility an excellent fit. GSMP is thrilled to welcome Coast Flight to the San Marcos Regional Airport and we look forward to the doors their program will open for our area residents and veterans.”

“Coast Flight’s choice of San Marcos shows the true value of our airport in our economic development effort,” said City Councilman and Airport Board Chairman, Scott Gregson. “Increased utilization of our facility and being involved with re-training our veterans to help solve a critical shortage of pilots is a win-win for everyone.”

Partnering with Envoy Air/American Airlines Group, Coast Flight Training instructors will launch the first Rotary Transition Program (RTP) class in San Marcos in early 2017, providing complete transition training of Helicopter pilots to meet FAA fixed wing requirements, along with a conditional offer of employment with Envoy/American Airlines upon successful completion of training and certification.

“Envoy Air is proud to team with Coast to launch this new program in Texas, and to promote commercial aviation as a rewarding career for our U. S. Military Veterans. Coast Flight offers outstanding training and produces well qualified pilots that are ready to join the Envoy/American Airlines Group team, and we welcome them to Texas,” said Ric Wilson, Vice President of Flight Operations, Envoy Air.

The RTP is specifically designed to meet the needs of experienced helicopter pilots, who already have valuable skills that can quickly translate to civilian employment. After approximately 90 days of training, pilots will join the Envoy/American Airlines team, which is making the RTP possible for Veterans by providing tuition assistance and a generous hiring bonus.

Successful Airline Pilot Training Program Expands to San Marcos, TX

San Diego, CA – Coast Flight Training is expanding from its San Diego headquarters to establish a second location for its airline flight training program in San Marcos, TX. The new training facilities in San Marcos will focus on training U. S. Military helicopter pilots who are transitioning to in-demand careers as civilian airline pilots for the nation’s top airlines.

Coast Flight Training Names Col Jeff Bushell, USAF (Ret.) Director of Education and Aviation Standards

Coast Flight Training has created a new position to foster the highest quality preparation for its pilot trainees and has named Col. Jeff Bushnell, USAF (Ret.) Director of Education and Aviation Standards. The retired Air Force colonel, flight examiner and squadron commander brings 43 years of military and airline aviation experience. Col. Bushnell retired from Continental Airlines with over 20,000 flight hours.

“Jeff brings over forty years of experience training pilots to military and commercial aviation standards,” said Will Dryden, Coast Flight’s President. “Jeff developed scenario-based training (SBT) while in the Air Force, long ago adapting it to the commercial carriers and has developed and ushered through the FAA-approval of Coast Flight’s unique scenario-based training program. Among other benefits of this proprietary scenario-based training, student pilots fly the same routes to the same airports as the airlines while training through various high traffic zones; they finish their training more than prepared for an airline job.”

Col. Bushnell served 29 years in the US Air Force Reserves where he began as a pilot, then instructed and tested new pilots, served as Squadron Commander and Wing Inspector General, and finally retired in 1999 as Reserve Advisor to Director of Requirements for the USAF.

In addition to a successful military career, Col. Bushnell worked in the airline industry for People Express Airlines and later Continental Airlines. He developed People Express’s Scenario-Based Training program for the B727 modeled after protocols he designed for the USAF.

Under its Aviation Career Training (ACT) Program, Coast Flight’s four-tiered pre-screening process, Coast Flight advocates for each applicant to ensure they meet the criteria to become a professional pilot, empowering candidates to make informed decisions prior to investing in an aviation career.

“Candidates don’t waste time and money without first knowing if they qualify. Coast Flight’s primary business goal is to create professional, responsible, highly trained pilots who the airlines will hire,” said Mr. Dryden. “We measure our success by the success of our candidates.”

ForeFlight

ForeFlight Mobile has released Version 4, the latest version of its popular app for the iPhone and iPad, to help guide pilots on the ground and during flights. The ForeFlight software application has been popular among pilots of small planes since its initial release, and Version 4 promises to offer even more helpful tools for flying such as a new airspaces feature, integrated FAA “green book” A/FD, navigation log, personal waypoints, plates organizer, and more. The technology isn’t perfect yet, but the latest version is a good additional resource to supplement the knowledge and on-plane tools that every pilot is working with.

The Pros of ForeFlight Mobile HD Version 4

Many pilots rave about ForeFlight for the instant access to A/FD, airport intelligence, flight planning, high quality weather and service providers, as well as its customized system for radar, satellite data and visualizing charts that assist in flight or at the airport. It offers a Download Manager that provides the latest data on a 28-day cycle, flight planning tools, and enhanced weather forecast imagery.

Version 4 does provide some striking enhancements, which are particularly helpful in the following areas:

  • Able to check airspace, fuel prices, NOTAMS, TFRs, weather, and wind aloft
  • Approved source of FAA chart supplements
  • Downloads approach plates, diagrams, IFT charts, and VFR charts for the entire U.S.
  • GPS moving map
  • File flight plan
  • Provides accurate airport information
  • Weather information on board
  • With a Bad Elf external antenna you will have GPS while in flight
  • IFR and VFR charts available
  • FBO information is available for every airport in country, it will have the contact numbers and the current fuel price.