ForeFlight launches Canada digital visual navigation charts

Houston, USA-based aviation software firm ForeFlight said it has launched digital navigation charts and information for Canada.

The complete set of Nav Canada charts is optimised for display on the iPad (NASDAQ: AAPL) and provides pilots mobile access to Visual Navigation Charts, Visual Terminal Area Charts, and the Canadian Flight Supplement.

ForeFlight Mobile ForeFlight´s flagship aviation app – provides pilots flight-planning capabilities; pre-flight weather information including METARs, TAFs, and radar from Environment Canada; and, in-flight access to navigation charts, weather, and moving map capabilities.

In addition to the aeronautical products required for flight in instrument meteorological conditions, the latest version of the popular app for iPad and iPhone now includes Nav Canada aeronautical information and navigation products essential for planning flights in or flying Canada in visual meteorological conditions.

Pilots using the Nav Canada digital charts available via ForeFlight Mobile will also benefit from a unique set of features designed to enhance chart readability and deliver fast chart updates.

ForeFlight now delivers the ability to dynamically hide or show chart margins, and change the stacking of charts so that the most current chart information is visible. Only charts that have changed are downloaded, reducing chart download times.

These capabilities are made possible by packaging the charts in the Flight Bag Tiles database format, an open database specification invented by ForeFlight for packaging geo-referenced charts for use in mobile, desktop, and web applications.

The complete set of IFR en route and terminal, Canada Air Pilot, CFS, VNCs, and VTAs are available at a price of USD 149.99 per year. Pilots can purchase or add Canadian coverage at http://www.foreflight.com/canada.

ForeFlight apps are used by individual pilots and professional flight crews to plan flights, access electronic en-route charts and terminal procedures while in flight, access in-flight weather via XM and ADS-B, avoid hazards, and manage flight publications.

Find out more at www.foreflight.com.