Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Geo-Referenced Approach Charts Free on FltPlan Go

Passing on this huge announcement from They are now offering free geo-referenced approach plates and taxi diagrams! I have used FltPlan Go in the past, and while they have some usability work to go, at this point it could be considered a viable replacement for Foreflight.


Geo-Referenced Approach Charts Free on FltPlan Go
In addition to our Geo-Referenced Taxi Charts, FltPlan Go now has Geo-Referenced Approach Charts for the entire U.S.

Our apps and our digital charts are completely free.

To download FltPlan Go, go to Apple's iTunes Store. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time lapse thunderstorm

Posting this amazing video of a "supercell" thunderstorm captured by Mike Oblinski (@MikeOlbinski). A supercell harbors a mesocyclone, a rising column of air surrounded by drafts of falling air. You can see the air being sucked up in the middle of the storm.

A supercell near Booker, Texas from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pittsburgh Business Times details local pilot stories

This past summer, Paul Gough (@PBT_Paul) from the Pittsburgh Business Times wrote up three nice articles detailing local pilots and the ways they use general aviation to further their businesses and travel (full disclosure, I'm one of them...). It's great for general aviation to have people in media like Paul who understand and expose the value GA brings to business owners and operators.