We’re thrilled to announce that a shiny new iPhone app – ‘AOPA Airports, Powered by ForeFlight‘ – is now available for download from iTunes App Store! The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and ForeFlight partnered to bring this must have know-before-you-go airport information to the iPhone and iPod touch. The application is a free download and is usable at no charge to current AOPA members. ForeFlight Mobile customers also get access to this important information resource via a free update coming soon.
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Launching the AOPA Airports application is a great way for the ForeFlight Team to help celebrate AOPA’s 70th birthday and pledge our support for its mission. The challenges to GA are constant and often ill-conceived. A strong voice that speaks on behalf of GA and pilots is essential in protecting this rare freedom.
Happy 70th birthday, AOPA!
AOPA, ForeFlight Partner to Offer AOPA Airport Directory
On iPhone™, iPod touch Platforms
Frederick, MD – Effective immediately, AOPA members who use an Apple® iPhone or
iPod® touch can have direct access to AOPA’s Airport Directory on their devices. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has partnered with ForeFlight, a leader in aviation applications for the iPhone and the iPod touch, to offer the complete directory as a download that is free to AOPA members. The application, called AOPA Airports, is available for download today from the iTunes App Store.
“The iPhone and iPod touch are tremendous platforms with exciting capabilities that make them ideal for aviation related applications,” said Chris O’Callaghan, AOPA’s vice president of ePublishing. “And there is no one who exploits those capabilities better than ForeFlight.”
“ForeFlight was founded by pilots, for pilots, and we believe strongly in our products – we use them extensively when we fly,” said ForeFlight co-founder Jason Miller. “We’re proud to have earned AOPA’s trust, and to have been selected as the exclusive iPhone and iPod touch application provider for AOPA’s Airport Directory.”
As with the print edition of AOPA’s Airport Directory, data in the ForeFlight electronic version cover airport info, FBOs, airport services, and more. Features include a download manager for keeping the data up-to-date every 56 days, thousands of airport diagrams, features for saving favorite airports and recently viewed airports, and finding nearby airports.
The AOPA Airports application can be downloaded on its own from the iTunes App Store, but the directory will also be made available within ForeFlight’s flagship iPhone application, ForeFlight Mobile, the premier flight-planning software for the iPhone and the iPod touch. Both applications take full advantage of the iPhone’s intuitive Multi-Touch™ user interface.
“We are doing this to support AOPA’s mission,” said Miller, “and to leverage the unequalled power of the iPhone/iPod touch platform for the benefit of the members.”
“It’s also a great way for pilots to go green by reducing the amount of paper they use,” concluded O’Callaghan. “It brings one of AOPA’s oldest and most popular member benefits into the future.”
ForeFlight’s mobile aviation software, designed and built specifically for iPhone and iPod touch, delivers Preﬂight Intelligence™ and Inflight Intelligence™ to thousands of pilots around the world. ForeFlight’s other aviation products include ForeFlight Checklist Pro, ForeFlight File, and ForeFlight Desktop.
With more than 415,000 members, representing 70% of all pilots in the United States, AOPA is the largest, most influential aviation association in the world. AOPA has achieved its prominent position through effective advocacy, enlightened leadership, technical competence, efficient partnerships, and hard work. Providing member services that range from representation at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, advice, and other assistance, AOPA has built a service organization that far exceeds any other in the aviation community.
More information about the AOPA Airports application, including screenshots and demonstration videos, is available at http://www.aopa.org/iPhone. More information about ForeFlight and their other applications is available on their website at http://www.foreflight.com.