ForeFlight Provides Subscriptions, Scholarships for EAA Young Eagles Program
August 11, 2011 – ForeFlight, a leader in producing intelligent aviation software for pilots, is supporting EAA and the Young Eagles program by offering complimentary subscriptions to ForeFlight Mobile as well as providing financial support for select individuals to the EAA Air Academy.
Young Eagles participants who achieve certain milestones along the EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan, which takes young pilots from first flight to certificated pilot, will receive free access to ForeFlight Mobile for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. ForeFlight will also annually provide scholarships sufficient to send four kids to the EAA Air Academy, a camp designed to introduce students to aviation.
“We are humbled to now be part of the EAA’s Young Eagles program,” said Tyson Weihs, managing director of ForeFlight. “Over the past 19 years, Young Eagles volunteers have provided more than 1.6 million young people the opportunity to experience flight, and helped more than 11,000 of those achieve their private pilot’s certificate. The Young Eagles program is a model ‘pay it forward’ program for pilots wanting to give back to the aviation community.”
Young Eagles who are involved in the flight training process will receive one year of ForeFlight Mobile once they reach the solo portion of their training. Access to the ForeFlight Mobile app allows aspiring pilots to stay connected to aviation weather, charting, flight planning, and other helpful features.
“ForeFlight’s commitment to the next generation of aviators will help eliminate barriers that may stand between a Young Eagle and the cockpit,” said Brian O’Lena, EAA youth programs manager. “Thanks to ForeFlight’s support, a young person can get hands-on with leading technology and take that initial spark of curiosity from the Young Eagles program in pursuit of a direct path toward their own aviation participation.”
Additionally, EAA members enrolled with Auto Pilot membership renewal will be entered to win a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Mobile. One winner will be drawn per month.
ForeFlight builds intelligent apps for pilots. ForeFlight's critically acclaimed, highly rated, and best-selling apps are used by pilots and corporate flight departments worldwide to efficiently gather preflight weather information, plan flights, conduct preflight research, file flight plans, and keep charts and terminal procedures up to date. ForeFlight’s flagship product, ForeFlight Mobile, was ranked iTunes’ best selling weather iPad application of 2010 by Apple’s 2010 Rewind Rankings. Operators using ForeFlight Mobile HD have received OpSpec A061 for Class 1, Type A and B software.