Jeppesen Introduces Mobile FD For U.S.

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Image Courtesy Jeppesen

Image Courtesy Jeppesen

Jeppesen now offers VFR charts and data on its Mobile FD app.

Jeppesen has introduced the Mobile FliteDeck VFR for U.S. GA pilots to use on iPads. Until now only the IFR version was available but the VFR option has been available in Europe for a year. It offers numerous charting, navigation and flight-planning options with charts and data covering the whole continental U.S. Jeppesen said in a news release that the U.S. release builds on the experience gained from the European introduction and the information is organized to reflect the workflow requirements of the VFR cockpit. “Taking a strong user-centric design approach allowed us to understand the workflow requirements of VFR pilots and we are providing VFR subscription data at an affordable cost to make Mobile FliteDeck VFR widely accessible for the private pilot community,” said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management.

Jeppesen says it involved 500 GA pilots in the testing for the system, which offers some work-saving features. For instance, it features airport diagram charts in one view so toggling back and forth is not necessary. The VFR package is available for an annual data subscription of $49 and there are previews and tutorials available here. The app is available at the iTunes App Store.