It´s not presumptuous to say that goVFR is revolutionizing the way you create a flight plan. It´s long overdue that cutting edge technology opens the door to a brand new user experience. With goVFR, creating a flight plan is a matter of minutes, not to say seconds. When talking flying, we talking airtime.
- create navigation flight plans with simple clicks on a map
- include one of the over 45´000 predefined waypoints
- modify, save or even share flight plans
- goVFR lists communication and navigation frequencies along the route
- save your own set of waypoints
- calculates a classic flight plan version (small, compact), or...
- ...a modern flight plan version (driving-direction-like with small maps)
- use all different map types provided by google (terrain, satellite, street)
- add/manage aircrafts
- real time fuel calculation
- transfer your flight plan to your gps device
- user friendly, intuitive user interface
- no installation on your computer
- share your experience with other members
- get route suggestions by browsing previously saved flight plans
- creating a reliable flight plan is a matter of minutes
goVFR can not
goVFR never substitutes the complete and complex process of flight planning, such as weather forecast or local regulations and restrictions, whether they are permanent or temporary.
As of today, goVFR doesn´t provide KOSIF and NOTAM.
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The goVFR History
This is the comprehensive, thrilling story of Marco and Philipp, taking off to higher spheres in flight planning. One question remains after all: At which flight level does a higher sphere start?
|2005||Marco and Philipp first meet at work. With time, they share their enthusiasm for KTM motorcycles and appreciate each others talent to "get things work".|
|2008||Both seeking new career opportunities. Philipp sets up mindphuel llc while Marco continues working for another financial institute.|
|2009/03/30||At lunch, Marco is inspired of his new passion, his training for a private pilots license for helicopters.|
|2009/06/02||Marcos need for an easy flight plan solution leads to lunchtime again.|
Marcos version: A perfectly prepared project description and tool specification, combined with my sophisticated argumentation convinced Philipp in a second.
Philipps version: Despite a non existing sales pitch, I just love this kind of projects with vague specifications. They are challenging and the sky is the limit. Or even not, in this specific case.
Whatever or wherever the truth lies, after a couple of days and thoughts, they decide to launch goVFR.
|2009/07/09||With the practical exam, Marco finishes PPL H instructions. And now learns to fly.|
|2009/08/01||After intensive two months of development, goVFR is open for beta testing, starting with a set of approx. 11´000 airports and waypoints around the globe.|
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||The sky gets clear
||Marco Aboveground is the flying expert of the two guys.
As a paraglider pilot for many years, Marco knows about the third dimension. He was fascinated by helicopters for many years, until he finally had his first trial lesson. After the first touch of cyclic and collective, there was no escape anymore.
Marco is married, lives in Glarnerland and works in finance industry, where he spends his days talking about the integration of business processes into sales desktops.
||Philipp Nerd always tries to stay on ground and in the saddle of his motorcycle.
He shares his passion for motorcycle travels in his book "Horizonte".
Together with his wife, Philipp lives in greater Zurich area (or where he lays down his hat...) and enjoys to act artistically creative within his own company.
Our Gift To You
We strongly believe in the primal understanding of the internet as an open place to meet and share. Once you give, once you take. Our intention to launch the goVFR project was (and still is) to create the coolest flight planning tool on the Earth. And that´s why we don´t take the remarkable development expenses into account. With your help, the usage of goVFR should stay free of charge for everyone.
How You Can Help Us
Running goVFR involves efforts and regular expenses, for domain hosting, maintenance, future development and aeronautical data.
If you use goVFR and like goVFR, we kindly ask you to contribute in one of the following way:
a) Donate. Every amount is welcome.
b) Tell. Tell your friends, the media, recommend us, write it on your bumper...
c) Contribute. Help us keeping the aeronautical database up to date. Please visit the appropriate forum section.
Thank you very much,
Marco & Philipp, aka goVFR