What's NewSupport for more altitudes and center of gravity envelope corners.
A number of UI issues as well to make the app a bit easier to use.
These updates are to bring the app up to the level that allows it to be used by a Lancair Evolution... which can go to 30,000 ft.
App DescriptionThis is the best flight-planner that I have seen for the iPad, and I use it every time I fly.
With a very user-friendly interface that is consistent with all the Laminar Research apps, you will enter your airplane's fuel burns, climb rates, and cruise speeds at various different altitudes. You will also enter the moment-arms of the fuel, passengers, baggage, and the CG envelope of your airplane. You will also enter your birthday, and the date of the your last annual, medical, BFR, and ins com-check.
Of course, you enter these things only once, and they are saved.
Once you have entered all of those things once, you can very quickly tell it how much your passengers and bags weigh, what the winds aloft are, and where you are going before each flight.
NOW THIS IS WHERE IT GETS GOOD: The app will then give you the expiration of your annual, medical, BFR, and ins-com check. It will tell you your weight, balance, time enroute, fuel used enroute, and GIVE YOU THE OPTIMUM ALTITUDE TO FLY THIS TRIP TO MINIMIZE TIME AND FUEL EXPENSE.
I see people bust off into the sky:
-with no idea if they are current,
-no idea if they are in balance,
-no idea how much time and fuel they will use to finish the trip,
-and no idea what the most efficient altitude is for their flight.
THIS APP SOLVES ALL OF THOSE PROBLEMS FOR YOU, if you feel like flying as professionally as I do. With this app, you will know that you are always current to survive a ramp-check, always in weight and balance to fly safely, always have the fuel and time allocated to complete the flight, and always know the optimum altitude to minimize your time and fuel expense. THIS is the way to know what you are doing up there and fly like a competent pro, like I do.
June 16, 2011 New version 9.695
April 10, 2011 Initial Release