Sennheiser Steps Into Flight Planning
iFlightPlanner.com, in cooperation with Sennheiser, now offers features, pricing and portability that may make it an appealing option for pilots seeking comprehensive one-stop flight planning on the go. The companies have created a new app for the iPad that allows pilots to plan and file with iFlightPlanner through a home computer's full keyboard and mouse (yours or anyone else's). All the data can then be wirelessly exported to the portable iPad. And the iPad can be used to close the flight plan at the destination. The app is free, the flight planner is free (with paid options), and a full airport facilities directory including charts and approach plates is included, free.
As it is, flight plans created through iFlightPlanner.com can be closed through the iPad and iFlightPlanner.com says it is currently beta testing features that will further enhance the platform's integration and utility in the field. Meanwhile, Sennheiser's participation highlights that company's thrust to be more than just a headset company. So far, their involvement has resulted in lower costs for the pilots using iFlightPlanner.com and a faster development cycle for new features. The two companies plan to use their relationship to bring new technology to market quickly and provide a better product at a lower cost.