Herndon, Virginia - CFI Tools announced today the latest upgrade to the Takeoff & Landing App. The T&L App allows pilots to easily calculate takeoff & landing distances for their airplane based on the current conditions for the flight. This App is a component of the CFI Tools General Aviation App for iPad and iPhone and is also in the Android CFI Tools Toolbox and T&L Apps.
To make this process easier the T&L App downloads the current weather conditions from the National Weather Service (NWS) and combines it with airport and airplane data to make the calculations. This aviation weather data, known as a METAR, is the standard weather report supplied for thousands of airports worldwide.
Pilots are required by FAA regulation to calculate expected takeoff and landing distances for each flight. These calculations require current weather reports including temperature, wind direction and speed and air pressure. The T&L App gathers this information from internet sources as and uses it with generic guidance from airplane owner's handbooks to make the calculations. With this information it makes a useful training device for pilots who must make these calculations.
"The T&L App has become the aviation industry standard on iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android devices and we are happy to add the nine popular models to the fleet," said CFI Tools founder Brian Best. "These models are now in the App due to popular demand from pilots who have seen the App in action. We will continue this expansion with more widely used GA aircraft."
This addition of the the Cessna 162 Sky Catcher, Cessna 172-A Diamond DA 40D Diesel, Piper PA-24-260B Comanche, Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow I, Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III Flaps 25, Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga 3-Blade, Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II and the Piper PA-44-180 Seminole brings to 37 the number of aviation aircraft now supported by the T&L App. CFI Tools expects to continue this expansion based on aircraft popularity and customer requests. This list includes the most popular general aviation aircraft manufacturers including Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Grumman, Mooney, Piper and Socata.
CFI Tools General Aviation 1.08 is currently free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Navigation category. There is also an Android version available.