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Wed, Jul 11, 2012

ForeFlight Expands Educational License Program

Adds Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University Of North Dakota’s Aerospace Program

ForeFlight announced Monday that it is expanding its Educational Licensing Program (ELP) program offerings and the addition of both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace (UND) as members.

ERAU and UND join other ForeFlight ELP members that are adopting technology such as the iPad to enhance their aviation curricula and provide faculty and students more efficient access to apps that improve flight planning, simplify access to electronic charting and aviation documents, and enhance situational awareness. “We are humbled and grateful to be working with two of the world’s leading academic aviation programs. Having both ERAU and UND as ELP members is a significant milestone in the evolution of iPad in aviation,” says Tyson Weihs, co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight. “Both institutions are on the leading edge of aerospace research and study. We are also looking forward to collaborating on mobile device related studies - from the human factors affects of iPads in the cockpit to the use of NextGen ADS-B traffic information to safely display traffic data provided by portable receivers - and work with ERAU and UND to innovate in ways that the iPad can be used to improve planning, decision making, situational awareness and operations.”

Embry-Riddle will use ForeFlight technology at its two residential campuses in Prescott, AZ, and Daytona Beach, FL. “We use the most technically advanced NextGen training fleet in the industry,” said Ken Byrnes, Chair of the Flight Department at the Daytona Beach campus. “The addition of an electronic flight bag and the ForeFlight app is a natural next step in increasing technology on our flight decks while meeting the training needs of our students as they prepare for entry into the workforce.”

Antoina Bergman, Lead Flight Instructor at UND, said “Our mission at the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is to provide the highest standard of aviation education at a reasonable cost to our students. ForeFlight Mobile and the ForeFlight Educational Licensing Program helps the University of North Dakota achieve this mission.

ForeFlight Mobile is a robust application that allows our students to have quicker access to more information than ever before. Additionally, the Educational Licensing Program allows our ForeFlight Intelligent Apps for Pilots students and instructors to stay at the front of a quickly changing and evolving industry!”

In working with ERAU and UND, ForeFlight enhanced its online systems to support the size and scale of both institutions. An auto-enrollment capability was added, as well as an version of ForeFlight Documents tailored specifically for ELP program members. The new auto-enrollment capability allows any student with a university issued email address to obtain access to program benefits without burdening a university account administrator. ForeFlight Documents - ForeFlight’s cloud-based document distribution and control system - provides ELP members the option of using a secured cloud folder to elegantly and efficiently deliver current editions of publications and manuals to faculty and staff.

FMI: www.foreflight.com/education

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