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Record your track with EasyCockpit

July 12, 2016

IF you are going to have just one app as a general

aviation pilot, EasyCockpit (and EasyPlan for your

computer) would be a good choice. This app, and its

add-ons, has it all – pretty much.

Aviation Direct are so plugged into the industry,

it’s as if all airfield and airspace developments or

changes have to go through them first. They always

have the latest airfield information, routings, airspaces

and more. As such, EasyPlan and EasyCockpit have

become invaluable tools when planning flights and flying

cross-country. Still, I noticed a little gap for improvement

when I flew with Wynand Uys in the Rhino Jab on a

reconnaissance sortie a few months ago.

He used EasyCockpit to help him keep track of where

we were while flying over a number of concessions, each

with their own airstrips – everything was on EasyCockpit

– but when we had to fly a grid over one of the reserves

to scout for rhino, he had to swap apps and use Motion

X GPS to track our flight grid to make sure we were

accurately covering the area.

EasyCockpit now has this feature. In EasyCockpit you

can now record your track in real time, and later view it in

EasyPlan or on Google Earth – terrific if you want to view

your track over a detailed satellite image – or if you want

to see how accurately you flew a hold and let-down.

To access the feature, once you have downloaded

the latest update, in EasyCockpit under Settings & Tools

select Record Track to record your flight track. In Map

Options, select Current Track ON which will show your

trail. Once your flight is completed, you can email your

recorded track which is immediately converted into a .trk

or .kml format to view in EasyPlan or Google Earth.

Go to to order EasyPlan/

EasyCockpit. A trial version of EasyCockpit is available

from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for

Android. The EasyCockpit/EasyPlan combined package,

which includes a one year subscription, costs R2075.00,

or R1350.00 for the EasyCockpit app only.

Andrea Antel and her ever friendly Aviation Direct

team are always there to help, and will regularly send

emails about updates to current subscribers. It’s great

value for an app that combines a wealth of information

and functionality.

Contact: AviationDirect on +27 11 465-2669 Email:




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