The team at PilotEdge have announced that their subscription based online ATC network will be expanding towards the west of the USA. This time, they will be delivering in the areas of Seattle, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Denvery and Albuquerque.
PilotEdge break down the west into Primary airports and Bonus Airports. They are as follows:
The Primary Airports
- KASE : Aspen-Pitkin County Airport
- KDEN: Denver International Airport
- KPDX: Portland International Airport
- KPHX: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- KSEA: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
- KSFO: San Francisco International Airport
- KSLC: Salt Lake City International Airport
Additionally, PilotEdge will be delivering bonus airports to help add variety and change to traffic within the Western area. 10 airports will be served on a 2-week rotating basis, encouraging the use of smaller aircraft, as well as the possibility to perform diversions and other types of flying.
The Bonus Airports are:
- KABQ: Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
- KEGE: Eagle County Regional Airport
- KGEG: Spokane International Airport
- KMRY: Monterey Regional Airport
- KOAK: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
- KRNO: Reno/Tahoe International Airport
- KSAC: Sacramento Executive Airport
- KSJC: Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport
- KSMF: Sacramento International Airport
- KYKM: Yakima Air Terminal
Finally, there will also be something named ‘The Hidden Gem’, which will have full enroute coverage within 5 ARTCCs. So if you want to visit non-towered airports, but receive flight following, then this is the tool for you.
Of course, this degree of professionalism comes with a cost, so expect to the all-in price for the existing coverage area (Los Angeles ARTCC) plus the Western US Expansion areat to cost $34.90/month, or $329/year.
There’s a full FAQ over on their website, answering some important questions regarding trials and why it took so long to launch.
See you in the skies when it’s available on Dec 27, 2016 and 8am PST.