Flight planning application for real aviation
Version: 1.25Mac Flight Planner is designed to aid you in your regular planning activities, not replace them. Never trust a computer (let alone shareware) with your life - never trust a computer to generate a flight plan.
License: Free To Try $20.00
Operating System: Mac OS X
Always check any plan MFP generates against your own maps and calculations. You never can tell when a program is going to produce wrong results, and even if the program is 100% accurate, you never can tell when your RAM or some other component is going to begin to fail and cause this program give incorrect results.
In MFP, you create your own waypoint database. Yes, this can be tedious at first, but considering that most GA pilots will regularly use 20-30 waypoints in their immediate vicinity and then add a handful everytime they fly somewhere new, this task of creating and maintaing your own database is a lot less work than it may appear. Considering the alternative of paying huge sums of money for tens of thousands of waypoints you'll never use, it's not a bad trade-off.
MFP lets you create flight plans you can print for in-cockpit use through simple drag and drop. Enter true airspeed, wind heading and speed for each leg and Mac Flight Planner computes wind corrected magnetic heading, distance, ground speed, time interval and total time. You can also record altitude and lowest safe altitude for each leg. You can see totals for the time of the flight, distance and total nautical air miles (amount of air you've travelled through).
You can enter a departure time and date and MFP will compute your departure time in UTC, arrival time in local and UTC, and whether you will be arriving or departing before or after sunset. You can also see the exact sunrise and sunset times for your departure and arrival airports.