AvPlan EFB Out and About Again
It’s been a tough few years for general aviation pilots. Between lockdowns and weather events, fire, flood and pestilence have robbed us of our flying hours. But more than that, GA depends on its sense of community and fly ins and air shows are the backbone of that community, bringing us together to enjoy the thing we love most: talking about flying.
The team at AvPlan EFB love nothing more than meeting our users face-to-face. And so, when Shute Harbour Aero Club confirmed its runway dinner would be going ahead this week, we jumped at the chance to be there. Fortunately for me, Bevan was already booked for a series of meetings and seminars in New Zealand and so, for the first time, it was my turn to attend the event.
Given the fact I’m not current, I had to settle for a return on Virgin; fortunately, the weather leaving Sydney was vile. There’s absolutely nothing worse than being on a burner when the weather is VFR, even if you’re not current. However, just being at an airport again to actually go somewhere was joyous.
The next morning, support colleague Graham Bunn and I teamed up to present What’s New in Version Nine. Having been at least two years since my last demo, I had forgotten how much I enjoy it. Engaging with AvPlan users face-to-face is the most rewarding way of transmitting information. After the demo, Graham and I spent time helping individuals with their specific questions, a job made so much easier in person, when you have their actual device right in front of you.
That evening, the runway dinner was given the most perfect weather conditions known to Queensland: warm with a very light breeze and a full moon. The excitement of catching up with old colleagues and friends was palpable, and once more, it’s always delightful to meet customers face to face.
After the demo and the evening of av-talk, I was sad to leave, only to remember that this weekend is Ausfly and I get to do it all over again.
Now that the team has the travel bug again, do let us know if you’d like us to present a seminar at your event or flying school.