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 www.aviationdirect.co.za 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
Contact: AviationDirect on +27 11 465-2669 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org