January 2010 Issue
For-Pay Flight Planners: It Depends on Your Style
Voyager 4 leads if you mind meld with its novel presentation. For more traditional thinkers, FlightPrepís Golden Eagle Plus gets the nod.
With so many free resources on the web, any fee-based solution must offer serious added value. And thatís exactly the rub with a critical review of the different options: One pilotís added value is another pilotís useless frill. All of these products do everything you need, but one might fit your style better than the others. To help you find your match, we looked closely where flight planning can really shine: optimizing a route for winds and fuel stops, accessing the most current airport information and printing a wad of information to toss into your flight bag.
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