Eagle Cap Software introduced its new Aero Charting app, which provides pilots a moving map with vector-based aeronautical charts. The new product, which is only available for use on iPads, allows users to create their own customized routes and it also integrates with AOPA’s internet-based Flight Planner.
The app is free to use and is supported by advertising. For a limited time, new users will be able to pay $9.99 to have the advertisements deactivated.
“We felt there was a need for a simple, easy-to-use situational awareness tool for pilots,” said Eagle Cap product manager Brian Leutschaft. “It provides the basics needed to plan, navigate, and fly the whole of U.S. airspace. We put everything on one screen, made it work on the iPad, and made it free.”
Now the company is planning to upgrade Aero Charting to include FAA high and low enroute and area charts along with VFR sectional charts.