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Old 07-30-2017, 03:56 PM
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When did Foreflight basic increase there price to $100? Seems like a year ago I paid $75. Ummm 25% price hike.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:12 PM
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When did Foreflight basic increase there price to $100? Seems like a year ago I paid $75.
I'm guessing that was so they could continue to provide the absolutely fantastic software that they are known for. I'm not wealthy by any means, but I pay extra for the "pro" version and the synthetic vision. Foreflight/Stratus is my primary means of navigation and I feel like my life may depend on ForeFlight someday. It's important to me that they stay in business and keep improving their product. Their geo-referencing on the airport diagram really helps me to avoid embarrassment by getting lost when taxiing at an unfamiliar airport. Their recent "glide ring" enhancement is a another great safety feature. On the rare occasions when I have flown VFR over a cloud layer with mountains below, their synthetic vision was a real comfort. ForeFlight is worth much more to me than what I am paying.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:33 PM
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Everyone likes what they got. That said, IMHO WingX is almost as good on the ground, and better (IMHO) in the air, than Foreflight. And now, 25% cheaper. If you're unhappy, you do have a choice. Vote with your feet.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:49 PM
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When did Foreflight basic increase there price to $100? Seems like a year ago I paid $75. Ummm 25% price hike.
Actually from $75 to $100 would be a 33.3% price hike.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:04 PM
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Everyone likes what they got. That said, IMHO WingX is almost as good on the ground, and better (IMHO) in the air, than Foreflight. And now, 25% cheaper. If you're unhappy, you do have a choice. Vote with your feet.
And WingX soon to offer a limited VFR version for free.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:43 PM
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And WingX soon to offer a limited VFR version for free.
This s true. But since "limited vfr" will apparently not include weather, I consider it too limited for real use. But useful for new users to see if they like it or not, sort of a free trial.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:11 PM
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9 times out of ten, I am able to find open-source or freeware type software that works for me. In this case, FF just keeps coming through with new features that I actually find myself using, and nobody else offering - at least not all in one package. I'll admit I don't enjoy paying that much for anything, but I do feel like their product is worth it.

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Old 07-30-2017, 06:34 PM
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IFly software is with a look. I use it for VFR navigation, and have been happy with it for years. I've also used foreflight on occasion to see what I was missing. I always go back to iFly.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:35 PM
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But I don't see where the Uavionix Echo ADS-B can relay weather and traffic on Foreflight but it does with several other flight plan apps. I just installed the Echo and that's why I'm researching this.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:55 PM
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But I don't see where the Uavionix Echo ADS-B can relay weather and traffic on Foreflight but it does with several other flight plan apps. I just installed the Echo and that's why I'm researching this.
I believe it does "unofficially" but I'd be interested to hear from somebody with more knowledge or experience. This site, among others, note ForeFlight support. https://www.iflygps.com/STORE/Produc...er-for-lsa-exp

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