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I answered Jerry that I haven't found anything as simple or effective... There are plenty of different "planners" out there but most are either cumbersome, expensive, or not that helpful or useful...
What do you use for flight planning? What are your favorite websites or services? What about iPad / iPhone apps?
Let's help each other by sharing what we know.
Really miss the Navmonster site. I have not found a replacement. I have been using a combination of Airnav, DUATS, and NOAA ADDS site. One site I use a lot - and is very difficult to find, is pasted below.
I too am a Pocket FMS fan mainly because it has a very customizable display that is more visible in the plane than some others (I have a tablet PC mounted in the instrument panel) and I can also run it on my Android or Iphone. But my favorite flight planning program is Seattle Avionics Voyager. There's also a light version that is free called Duat Voyager, used to be called Voyager Free Flight.
If Seattle Avionics would make a few tweaks to Voyager to make it easier to see in flight it could easily become my favorite in flight also.
For those that use ForeFlight on your I-pad in the cockpit, have any of you had thermal shutdown? I have had it turn off in my 601 due to heat. Checking with the Apple there is a thermal shutdown at 96 degres F. That was not what I expected. Alan
Yeah, my iPhone does that also if it's in the sun (on the dash) while charging and talking... It would probably stay cool enough not to shut itself off without the charger...
Doesn't anyone use the AOPA flight planner? Free, Prints out everything you need and links to DUATS. I take that paper in the airplane and use my Android notebook with GPS and an app called Naviator (also does flight plans but doesn't file) for moving map.
Naviator costs $49/year but I just get 30 day subscriptions at $4.99 each. Some months I don't go cross country.
Agree. If you're an AOPA member (and all American pilots should be) the online Flight Planner is pretty useful. It does take a while to get used to it, but it does have some useful and interesting features, and is free to AOPA members.
Has anybody used Garmin Pilot on either iPad or Android Tablet?