ForeFlight Co-Founders Honored with Living Legends Entrepreneurs of the Year Award

We are excited to share that the Living Legends of Aviation Awards presented ForeFlight co-founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller with the Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award on January 19.

Hosted in Beverly Hills, California by John Travolta and Harrison Ford, the 15th annual award ceremony honored individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation.

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Since our founding in 2007, our guiding mission has always been to build software that makes flight planning easier. Today, ForeFlight has not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but also serves the needs of pilots and flight departments all over the world, and across all segments of aviation including personal, business, military, commercial, and education.

“ForeFlight has been an incredible adventure. It is deeply satisfying and the thrill of a lifetime to have put together a team that has built such an amazing product that our customers love – for that, we will be forever thankful.” – Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight co-founder, and CEO.

Aviation Today recently caught up with Tyson to discuss recent milestones, thoughts on the industry, and the future of ForeFlight. Read the full article here.

The “Living Legends of Aviation Awards” are produced by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate children about and spark their interest in aviation. This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of astronaut Gene Cernan. Other honorees include General Jack Dailey, retiring director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for 17 years, and United States Senator Jim Inhofe, the only member of the Senate to fly around the world.

Find a full list of award recipients at livinglegendsofaviation.org.

Flight Departments Adopt ForeFlight HD

ForeFlight LLC is excited to announce that over thirty-five flight departments have adopted ForeFlight HD and iPad for use fleet-wide. These new customers range from charter operators to Fortune 50 flight departments operating many aircraft.

2011 is shaping up to be a tipping-point year for adoption of the iPad by corporate flight departments and commercial operators. Airlines and operators are evaluating the deployment of thousands of iPads to airframes and pilots. Our system integration associates are reporting unprecedented demand for their services to help them ready corporate, 121, and 135 customers for operational use of iPads. With ForeFlight HD and our Sporty’s Plates solutions, we’re geared up to help CONUS operators make the jump.

It’s exciting to see just how fast this technology is being adopted in general, business, and commercial aviation. We’ve never witnessed anything like it before. New customers can visit our corporate website and sign up for fleet-wide iPad service in minutes – no quotes, no sales team involvement required, no purchase orders, and a solution that’s 1/10th the cost of the alternatives. Easier to buy and more fun to use – all backed by fanatical support.

If your corporate flight department is looking to adopt iPad on anywhere from 5 to 100 devices, please visit http://www.foreflight.com/corporate and you can get started in under 5 minutes.  If you’d like to talk with us about our enterprise roadmap and our enterprise plans over the next twelve months, please drop us an email at team@foreflight.com and we’ll schedule a call.