Golden Eagle FlightPrep

Golden Eagle FlightPrep

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    31,576
  • Date Added:
    September 25, 2014
  • File Size:
    58.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Golden Eagle Flight Prep provides all the tools pilots need to plan a flight route. Offering a surprising amount of useful and specialized features, this is a great addition to any general aviation pilot's software collection.

The program's interface might seem intimidating to nonpilots, since it's peppered with aviation jargon, FAA abbreviations, and other flight-related specifics. However, the manual in the program's Help file clarifies most questions and proves that Golden Eagle Flight Prep is, in fact, a very user-friendly design. The program's primary function is flight itinerary planning, which is made simple as pointing your cursor on the map and selecting the appropriate airports for your journey. Flight routes are laid out on a map. Elevation displays in a handy flow chart and is also easy to select and modify. Golden Eagle's Raster Charts offer a detailed look at air traffic control zones around the USA. These helped us plan a clear path to our destination. In addition, the DUATS chart, which illuminates weather concerns around the country, was clear and easy to read and worked in tandem with our travel route. Golden Eagle's best feature is a real time-saver: By clicking on a map, you can call up information such as longitude, latitude, longest runway, and elevation about any airport on your route. This program seemingly thought of everything you need to plan an air journey.

Golden Eagle Flight Prep is freeware. This is a great tool for pilots to plot their course by, and we recommend it.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "Easy to use although has loading issues"

    August 10, 2014   |   By katherinegeorge

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 6.2.7

    Pros

    Very easy to use, information is clear and does what it is supposed to.

    Cons

    Loading issues from time to time, gets stuck. other than that perfect.

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  • 4 stars

    "it helps with other planning software"

    August 05, 2011   |   By merenote

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 6.2.5

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    loading problems sometimes

    Summary

    like I said it's a valuable tool

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  • 4 stars

    "I like it. Very easy."

    June 10, 2011   |   By merenote

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 6.2.4

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    Have not found any yet.

    Summary

    good product

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  • 1 stars

    "As a professional I wouldn't use this software"

    December 16, 2010   |   By LearPilot_TEB

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 6.1.5

    Pros

    May work ok for someone that flies for a hobby.

    Cons

    I thought the software was outdated and the logic behind its function was not intuitive for professional pilots.

    Summary

    I didn't feel like the pilots needs were put first in the production of this product

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  • 1 stars

    "How do I rate 0 stars?"

    December 14, 2010   |   By MrFastPilot

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 6.1.5

    Pros

    Can't think of any

    Cons

    - Clunky, hard to use interface
    - Slow
    - Expensive if you want any decent features
    - No customer support
    - No innovation to the product in years

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  • 2 stars

    "Don't Waste Your Time!"

    December 14, 2010   |   By sonofjune

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 6.1.5

    Pros

    The layout is visually attractive and offers lots of information

    Cons

    Customer support is abysmal. Program crashes my PC and forces a "hard" reboot. Many other more attractive and functional programs on the market

    Summary

    Like most "free" software available on the market, this product is really a "teaser" for all of the other products Flight Prep sells. Expect to be "up sold" after you register.

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  • 1 stars

    "Completely worthless"

    December 14, 2010   |   By gapilot182

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 6.1.5

    Pros

    Didn't kill me

    Cons

    Awful product

    Summary

    Don't buy.

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  • 5 stars

    "I flu for a living and use it before every flight"

    December 24, 2009   |   By bluevalleyair

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 5.1.2

    Pros

    instent breakdown of existing wx conditions. Easy wind analysis.
    instant flight log

    Cons

    none really.

    Summary

    My primary source for operation

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  • 4 stars

    "knots better than the pack..."

    December 16, 2009   |   By dirtlander

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 5.1.1

    Pros

    With Eagle I can throw together an abundance of flight plans, compare the results, pick the best and run the final out in less time than one half-conceived plan on any of the dozen other planners I've tried. Accessing DUATS from inside is frosting.

    Cons

    I fly South, particularly Mexico. It would be advantageous for the user to be able to put airports directly into the database. I'm backwards: I like to see how far I've gone. Give me control of the output format and I'll buy the "Pro" version.

    Summary

    I've used this product for the last couple of years and I wonder why they hid it at the bottom of the DUATS screen amongst the disclaimers and the Lawyer's Chorus where it took me 2,000 hours to find it. It's fast. Intuitive. Responsive zoom control. Intelligent auto-routing. Independent legs and waypoints modifiable on-the-fly. Flexible, responsive rubber-banding. Winds, METARs, TAFs at your fingertips. DUATS faster than you can find the Bookmark. The first profile view I've seen and with MEAs, Class B airspace, winds aloft arrows, clouds and terrain all laid out in instant recognizability. But the best part, nothing handy is more than two-clicks deep. And it has all this portability, connectivity and interface that I haven't even begun to explore.

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  • 3 stars

    "safe or something more?"

    December 07, 2009   |   By TonyGuacamole

    Version: Golden Eagle FlightPrep 5.1.1

    Pros

    Sounds like a great piece of software

    Cons

    My firewall scanned it as containing malicious code, said it changes files. could just be recognizing that the program accesses other servers to obtain data for the planning software. My antivirus scan didn't find it dangerous

    Summary

    Anyone else have any problems or suspect it contains malware? I am afraid to open it.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 6.2.7
    Version 6.2.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher FlightPrep
    Publisher web site http://www.flightprep.com
    Release Date July 24, 2014
    Date Added September 25, 2014
    Version 6.2.7
    Category
    Category Travel
    Subcategory Transportation
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 58.47MB
    File Name GoldenEagleV6Full-201411.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 31,576
    Downloads Last Week 6
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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