April 5, 2011

SkyView 3.1 Flight Planning Sneak Peek

SkyView 3.1 is just around the corner already and should be out at the end of April or beginning of May if everything goes to plan. One of the big features this release introduces is a full-featured flight planning engine. You can create and manipulate them right on your SkyView display. Or, if you'd prefer to bring your existing flight plans into SkyView or author them on your PC, SkyView can read in files in the popular GPX format as well.

We may be just a little bit biased, but we think that the ease of creating and manipulating flight plans on SkyView is going to be refreshing for those of you that have had to suffer through the experience on other products. You might also notice the nice curved arcing turns at waypoints, and the answer to your next question is YES: SkyView can do turn anticipation so that you don't spend time overshooting your waypoint when sequencing to the next one (this can be turned off as well, if you prefer).

An Active Flight Plan in SkyView

Actions Available While Working On Flight Plans in SkyView