Hilton Software announced the release of its WingX Pro7 aviation app on the Amazon Kindle Fire, a portable tablet that sells for under $50. The app is expected to be available this month through the Amazon Appstore. Representatives from Hilton Software will be at the Flying Aviation Expo this week in Palm Springs, California, to demonstrate the new platform.
The app includes VFR Sectional- and High and Low IFR Enroute charts, planned routes and a comprehensive Airport Facility Directory. Weather, TFRs, and special Use Airspace overlays are available with an Internet connection, but will be available in flight when ADS-B capabilities will be added at the beginning of 2016, said WingX creator Hilton Goldstein.
Lockheed Martin’s Flight Service system can also be linked to the app as can geo-referenced approach charts with an external GPS.
If you have more than one type of tablet, the same WingX Pro7 subscription can now be used over iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle Fire platforms. The app can also be used on the Pebble watch.
“Hilton Software remains the only major EFB company that believes in open standards and that has solutions for the iOS, Android, and Fire markets,” said Goldstein, who is CEO of Hilton Software. “The capabilities, device options, and price points of Android and Kindle Fire tablets represent significant value-for-money options — we’re making flying a lot more affordable.”
The cost for WingX Pro7 is $74.99 per year.
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