January 2000 Issue

Roll Your Own Data

Jeppesenís SkyWriter takes some of the sting out of GPS data revisions, although it requires some computer savvy.


Jeppesenís vision of the future is a paperless cockpit, a vision that has, thus far, eluded most pilots and owners we know.

Nonetheless, as one step on the road to this future, Jeppesen will soon release a new product called the Skybound Datawriter, which will make it possible to electronically transmit monthly updates from your computer directly to the datacard that fits into your GPS.

Itís designed as an alternative to the present system of receiving new data cards by mail every 28 days. Datawriter users will have two options: New updates can be mailed on a CD every four weeks or they can be downloaded from Jeppesenís Web site.

Jeppesen plans full release of th...

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