ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.
  • mixturerich
    Verified User
    Verified User
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:12 pm

    Re: ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.

    by mixturerich » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:29 pm

    Hi Kev,

    If I'm not mistaken, Hacketstown may not be operational anymore.

    Cheers,

    Mixturerich.
  • User avatar
    hum
    Verified User
    Verified User
    Posts: 596
    Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:28 pm
    Location: Co Limerick
    Contact:

    Re: ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.

    by hum » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:24 am

    Its interesting to see just how far this information has made it into aviation databases... I wonder if those responsible asked permission...?

    For example, my strip's co-ords in 'the book' have a small mistake (about 1 nm out) - the exact same co-ordinates are 'hard wired' into Garmin's aviation database on their 496....
  • EI KEV
    Unverified User
    Unverified User
    Posts: 71
    Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:05 pm
    Location: Loughrea
    Contact:

    Re: ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.

    by EI KEV » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:15 pm

    Cheers Gerry,

    I was unaware of this copyright infringement. I shall have a word with my legal advisor to decide how to deal with this. It's my firm intention to protect the copyright from any company or individual who seeks to breach it.

    Anyway, the good news is ... VFR Flight Guide 2011 is almost ready. I am in the process of setting up a website to allow people to purchase it. This website should be ready in the next few days. New photos, LOADS more strips, LOADS more useful information and incorporating the improvements people have been asking for. The book will be available in the spiral version you already know, but will also be produced as a version for ring binder which will allow updates and changes.

    AND more good news .. for those of you who have asked for an electronic version ...
    Apple and iTunes have just approved my VFR Flight Guide - Ireland iPhone/iPad app. ALL the information contained in the book. Zoomable Pics, and a search function, add you own notes for every field and even make you own list of favorite fields.

    EVEN BETTER ... "The Federal Aviation Administration is allowing charter company Executive Jet Management to use Apple's tablet as an approved alternative to paper charts. The authorization follows three months of rigorous testing and evaluation of the iPad and Mobile TC, a map app developed by aviation chartmaker Jeppesen." ..." By allowing the company's pilots to use the Apple iPad as a primary source of information, the FAA is acknowledging the potential for consumer tablets to become avionics instruments."

    So you can expect to find an iPad in lots of cockpits - and have all the information contained in the book to hand when you need it, with regular updates.

    I will keep you posted when everything is ready to go.

    Regards

    Kevin
  • Fanstop
    Unverified User
    Unverified User
    Posts: 94
    Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:56 am
    Location: Shannon

    Re: ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.

    by Fanstop » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:38 pm

    well done Kev. i hope to be among the first to buy it. by the way there is a very cool app for weather TAF's and METAR's at AERO WEATHER. handy for any location.
  • NAG
    Verified User
    Verified User
    Posts: 33
    Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:29 pm

    Re: ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.

    by NAG » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:27 am

    Fantastic news Kev. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
  • Ragtop Squadron
    Unverified User
    Unverified User
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:24 pm

    Re: ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.

    by Ragtop Squadron » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:28 pm

    Very good news Kev, once again you are ahead of the game with a VFR Flight Guide AP, gues we should be calling you Mr Jeppesen. Keep up the good work, nobody does it better :D
  • kilo delta
    Verified User
    Verified User
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 10:29 pm
    Location: Athlone

    Re: ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.

    by kilo delta » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:14 pm

    Excellent news on the electronic version,Kevin. Will there also be a version available for android phones? I've never bought into the whole ixxx thing! :lol:
  • Bluebeard
    Verified User
    Verified User
    Posts: 77
    Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:51 am

    Re: ERRORS in the VFR Flight Guide.

    by Bluebeard » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:15 pm

    Yes Kevin could we have a non-Ipad version e.g. Android as suggested above would be great?
    Saves weight in the cockpit! :D

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests