We fly complex, glass-panel equipped aircraft and have always found their checklist support clunky to use, difficult to modify, and distracting. We believe ForeFlight Checklist is an important evolution of the electronic checklist that supports a pilot's individual style, boosts productivity, and reinforces good pilot habits.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 13, 2008
ForeFlight gives pilots another productivity boost with the release of their second mobile product, ForeFlight Checklist 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. ForeFlight Checklist gives pilots access to a library of editable aircraft checklists, simplifies checklist use, keeps the pilot "heads up," and supports the pilot through all phases of flight. ForeFlight Checklist delivers Intelligent Pilot Checklists™ to professional, recreational, and flight simulator pilots.
"ForeFlight Checklist is another productivity enhancer that raises the bar for electronic, interactive checklist software. We believe pilots equipped with an iPhone and ForeFlight Checklist will find using an electronic checklist more fun, more effective, and more supportive than ever before," said co-founder Tyson Weihs. "We fly complex, glass-panel equipped aircraft and have always found their checklist support clunky to use, difficult to modify, and distracting. We believe ForeFlight Checklist is an important evolution of the electronic checklist that supports a pilot's individual style, boosts productivity, and reinforces good pilot habits."
ForeFlight Checklist is a fully native iPhone application, installable directly on any iPhone or iPod touch running version 2.0 of the iPhone OS. Pilots can create an entirely new checklist or select and customize one of the pre-loaded checklist templates. Pre-loaded checklists, derived directly from official aircraft information manuals, are provided for a variety of Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Columbia, Diamond, Mooney and Piper makes and models.
"We worked diligently to ensure that Checklist fits naturally into pilot workflow, simplifies progressing from one checklist to another, and always keeps the next check item front and center," said lead developer and ForeFlight principal Adam Houghton. "All pilots have at some point missed a check item, lost their place in the checklist workflow, or fumbled through a poorly sorted stack of paper checklists. We wanted to build a tool that could reduce or eliminate these events. Used along with a suction or yoke mount, ForeFlight Checklist will save valuable time in locating and completing each check task - leaving more time for flying!"
Flight simulator pilots enjoying Laminar Research's X-Plane or Microsoft Flight Simulator will also find ForeFlight Checklist useful as a tool that adds an extra dimension of reality to sim flights.
ForeFlight Checklist is available in 62 countries for $19.99 from Apple App Store on iPhone and iPod touch. More information on App Store is available at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/.
Founded in 2007 by Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller, ForeFlight produces Preflight Intelligence™ and Intelligent Pilot Checklist™ software applications for the commercial and general aviation industry. Their flagship product is ForeFlight Mobile, a mobile preflight intelligence application built specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch. More information about ForeFlight Checklist can be found at http://www.foreflight.com/checklist.php.