Stephen Colebrook has released Mac Flight Planner, a Mac OS X tool aimed at airplane pilots. Unlike other flight planning software that works in coordination with Laminar Research’s X-Plane flight simulator, Mac Flight planner is a stand-alone application.
Mac Flight Planner allows pilots to create their own database of the waypoints they fly over, according to the software’s developer. The software lets you track airports, navaids and fixes that you use regularly, through a drag and rop interface. Mac Flight Planner helps calculate wind-corrected headings, distances, ground speeds and more.
Once you’re done, you can print out your flight plan and radio frequency list and go flying. A plug-in system provides users with the ability to set up their own print layouts, so they can include flying club logos or layouts that meet regulatory requirements.
Mac Flight Planner requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later and costs US$20 to register. Visit the Web site for details and download links.