Thursday, March 31, 2011

RunwayFinder back on line!


This is fantastic news. Unfortunately Mr. Parsons is not able to comment on the resolution, and it appears that they had to accept a "license" from FlightPrep, but it is great to see the site back online.

In RunwayFinder's words:
"RunwayFinder is back on the air! Thanks to your overwhelming support and some great communication sat down with FlightPrep and FlightPrep agreed to dismiss the lawsuit! The exact details of the settlement license are confidential. RunwayFinder doees not ask for or support any further boycott of FlightPrep, its services, products, or owners. This is a big win for RunwayFinder and the pilots who depend on its services! We're back and lawsuit free, come check out www.runwayfidner.com. Again, thanks you for all of your support."

Reported from AvWeb
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/RunwayFinder_FlightPrep_Settle_Lawsuit_204369-1.html

Thursday, March 17, 2011

NavMonster back online!


Big news, and I can't believe I've missed this for over a month. One of my favorite flight planning websites, NavMonster, is back online and operational. I wrote about their issue earlier in dealing with a litigious entity which initially seemed determined to try to exact damages relative to an issued patent, that frankly should not have been allowed. This is just great news, and just in time for flying season! NavMonster, I tip my hat to you for being tenacious and standing up for your rights.

Now we just need to get RunwayFinder back. Looks like Dave is still fighting the good fight.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shuttle Discovery

Can't have a respectable flying blog without a tribute to the shuttle Discovery, last flight February 24, 2011. Thanks again to Wired for a great pictorial review of some of its' great moments.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/farewell-discovery-a-look-back-at-the-longest-lived-shuttle/


Also, have to give props to my alma mater, looking to win the Google Lunar X prize by landing back on the moon with their robotic lander. How cool is that?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Travel - general aviation style

Stephen Pope, a blogger for Flying Magazine, gives a concise description of his trip in a rented Diamond DA40 from Morristown, NJ to Greensboro, NC. Couldn't have said it better myself, so here's the link:
http://www.flyingmag.com/blogs/fly-wire/only-way-fly-sometimes
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