Steve Jobs passed today. We at ForeFlight are saddened by the news. We are forever grateful for the things he and Apple have created. Their products have been a part of our lives lives for so long as we remember.
As the story was told to us, shortly after the iPad launched a friend of ForeFlight and Apple engineer was in line at the cafe at 1 Infinite Loop. Steve Jobs was next in line. “Can I show you something?”. Steve received a personal demo of ForeFlight for iPad. “This is how the iPad is changing aviation,” remarked our friend. Jobs asked, “What’s the name of that app?”. “ForeFlight”. He scribbled the name. “Cool.”
We never met him. But, we feel like we knew him and he knew us.
Steve, you taught us so much. Your work lifted us up, inspired us. You gave us opportunity. Thank you.
Farewell, and peace be with you.
Our condolences to family, friends, and coworkers.