Boeing buys ForeFlight

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      It will be interesting to see how long the entrepreneurial spirit can survive a large corporate, engineer-driven, culture. I understand the owners taking the money, but it was their constant innovation and customer service that made ForeFlight the success it is today. I am curious how Garmin is going to respond because the Garmin Pilot app always seemed to be chasing FF. Seattle Avionics already has social media promotions regarding its FlyQ software going for GA pilots declaring "Come on over, the water's fine!"

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        Originally posted by Gary_Risley View Post
        It will be interesting to see how long the entrepreneurial spirit can survive a large corporate, BEAN COUNTER-driven, culture. I understand the owners taking the money, but it was their constant innovation and customer service that made ForeFlight the success it is today. I am curious how Garmin is going to respond because the Garmin Pilot app always seemed to be chasing FF. Seattle Avionics already has social media promotions regarding its FlyQ software going for GA pilots declaring "Come on over, the water's fine!"
        Too many MBAs without any real world experience running things.

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          Originally posted by Gary_Risley View Post
          It will be interesting to see how long the entrepreneurial spirit can survive a large corporate, engineer-driven, culture. I understand the owners taking the money, but it was their constant innovation and customer service that made ForeFlight the success it is today. I am curious how Garmin is going to respond because the Garmin Pilot app always seemed to be chasing FF. Seattle Avionics already has social media promotions regarding its FlyQ software going for GA pilots declaring "Come on over, the water's fine!"

          Well said! I can't argue with Tyson and Jason cashing out, but yeah, I figure momentum will give us another two good years with ForeFlight before it suffers and drowns under its own weight.

          And hopefully Jeppesen won't touch a thing. Dealing with Jeppesen years ago with their FlightStar product, and later, with GPS subscriptions was a horror show. They never could figure how to successfully move beyond taking orders over the phone, practically. ForeFlight, being "born on the web" was much better that the retail and customer service side of things.


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