AirBrief.com was the first to provide approach
charts specifically formatted for the Kindle DX. This site was also the first
to provide the page index lookup scheme.
In addition to approach charts, AirBrief.com
provides free A/FDs as well as a selection of freely downloadable FAA
publications (including the current Federal Aviation Regulations, fully
Kindle-ized for both the standard Kindle as well as the Kindle DX).
www.AirBrief.com to see how they differ from the other Kindle plate
providers (e.g. live updates via the Kindle's Whispernet access, automated
file manager, etc.)
As of 11 September 2009, the AirBrief
subscription price looks like $10.00/month.
Here are some questions I put to
AirBrief.com and their responses:
How will the $0.15/mb Amazon download fee
impact an AIrBrief.com user?
Regarding the $0.15/mb fee from Amazon, that is
only for "LiveBriefs". These are the on-demand airport books users can
generate that are sent directly to the Kindle via Whispernet. While the
cellular network is great and gives you access without having to find WiFi, it
is a bit slow for downloading entire TERPs volumes. So, the full sets of
charts are downloaded from our website to the user's computer and then to the
user's Kindle via USB. There is no charge associated with the specific
How will the downloads be priced after the
subscription allows unlimited downloads of everything AirBrief offers
How long will the free period last?
The introductory period will run roughly through
What will be the service cost after the
The subscription fee has not yet been determined,
but suffice it to say, we do intend to keep it VERY affordable.
Even after the introductory period has ended,
users may register for free and download any or all of the A/FDs without
charge as well as any of the FAA publications we have formatted for the