The newest version of the SocialFlight app, which helps pilots find aviation events and interesting places to fly, now has an airport restaurant feature, the company announced this week at Sun ’n‘ Fun 2019. “Our mission at SocialFlight is to provide pilots with a single go-to source to find aviation events and destinations,” said SocialFlight president Jeff Simon. “Great airport restaurants and the ubiquitous $100 hamburger flight have always been at the core of general aviation culture, and we are excited to be able to make finding them easier than ever before, right from your phone or computer.”
Airport restaurant data came from SocialFlight’s internal research team, contributions from app users, and an algorithm that identifies airport-accessible restaurants from commercial data sources. According to the company, Version 7 of the app—which is available for iOS and Android—now has an “extensive” airport restaurant database that includes location, hours, photos, and reviews, as well as a graphical map of airport-accessible restaurants. SocialFlight also allows users to continuously improve the information and are thus able to add, remove, or comment on their favorite airport restaurants.
In addition, the app currently lists more than 50,000 aviation events, including aircraft fly-ins, airshows, pancake breakfasts, conventions, and FAA safety seminars, among others, as well as destination information such as local attractions, hotels, ground transportation, campgrounds, and aviation businesses.