WingX Pro7 Incorporates AirVenture NOTAM

The WingX Pro7 aviation app has added a feature that could come in handy next week as aviation enthusiasts descend on Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the annual EAA AirVenture. With thousands of general aviation airplanes flying in, the AirVenture Oshkosh NOTAM is an extensive document designed to keep pilots safe as they fly in to the Wittman Regional Airport and surrounding airports. Rather than to print out a stack of papers for the NOTAM, pilots can now import and display a PDF file in the WingX Pro7 app.

Using a tablet or smartphone, you would simply go to the AirVenture homepage and open the NOTAM in PDF format. Tapping on the notam gives you options, one of which is "Open In." After you tap it, select Wing X Pro7. The file automatically imports into the app and you can open it in the documents section. You can also import PDF files via iTunes.

Once opened, you can pinch zoom to get better readability. Scrolling through the many pages is accomplished by swiping the screen or you can tap on the screen to display icons for the pages at the bottom to skip easily from page to page.

The same procedures can be used for importing and viewing any PDF file. The files can be displayed as a full screen or split screen mode.

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Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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