KITPLANES has formed a partnership with Where2 Interactive, maker of the SocialFlight web-based aviation even calendar and app for mobile devices, to improve the display of upcoming aviation-related events for our readers. Joining KITPLANES and SocialFlight in this partnership are AVweb and General Aviation News.
SocialFlight's mission is to support and energize General Aviation by giving pilots places to go and more reasons to fly. The SocialFlight event database includes activities important to pilots such as Aircraft Fly-ins, Air Shows, Pancake Breakfasts, Conventions, FAA Safety Seminars and much more. SocialFlight users can search for events, add events, chat, upload photos, get email notifications, send event notices to their friends and even add events automatically to their Google or Outlook calendar.
"At AVweb, we want to be on the cutting edge of social networking and providing value to our subscribers," said Tom Bliss, Publisher of AVweb. "SocialFlight connects pilots to each other and to the aviation events around them better than any social media tool we've ever seen."
We are replacing our on-line event calendar with on-line tools and data provided by SocialFlight. To facilitate the partnership, a new SocialFlight "widget" has been created which extends the SocialFlight event map to the web sites of all three publications.
"SocialFlight is a huge industry asset," said Ben Sclair, Publisher of General Aviation News, "I will be encouraging all my fellow print and online aviation publishers to partner with SocialFlight as well, so that we can all provide our readers with everything happening in aviation."
The partnership coincides with SocialFlight reaching over 15,000 users and over 2,000 aviation events in 2013 alone. With the recent release of version 3.0, SocialFlight now supports social networking on iPhone, iPad, Android devices and on the Web.
SocialFlight is a FREE App available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad. It is also available on the Google Play Store for Android Phones and Tablets, as well as on the web at www.SocialFlight.com.