Volunteers wanted

Volunteers wanted

Would you like to become a part of the technical revolution in aviation?

Today is an exciting time to be active in aviation. While airspace is becoming more complex by the day and general aviation is fighting for space in the more densely populated areas of Europe, there are technical opportunities which could make the life of today’s pilots a lot safer and easier. Here at EasyVFR, we believe that VFR flying can again be as easy and adventurous as it was in the earlier days where there where empty maps, few air routes and flight plans with only direct-tos.
Today we can do auto routing, smart mapping, traffic scanning all to increase situational awareness.

Are you an aviator, enthusiastic about the technical opportunities and would you like to become a part of this technical revolution? Join our team of volunteers as app/web/database developer, translator, vlogger, data marshal, customer officer. Help us bring the world of air navigation to the next level.

Please take a look at our vacancies and if one suits you please fill in the contact form or send us a message at helpdesk@pocketfms.com.
If you find a vacancy a perfect fit for someone you know, feel free to share it.

Thanks in advance!

Fellow aviator support

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic EasyVFR user, do you know the ins and outs of our products and would like to help other users?
Adequate and personal customer support is one of the pillars of our service. We are looking for volunteers who know the products well and like to be part of our community support crew.
Most of the support requests are handled via the forums and through our combined email box.

What is in it for you?
Our current team members say: helping other users to make the most out of their EasyVFR membership is very satisfying.
You will become part of the EasyVFR beta test and support team and get free and unrestricted access to all EasyVFR products and services.

Are you interested in becoming part of our team? Please fill in the contact form down below or contact us through helpdesk@pocketfms.com.

Translator: Spanish, Polish, Italian, Czech, Portuguese and more

EasyVFR 4 supports the use of multiple UI languages. This means users can choose their preferred language. Our primary development language is English, and we use Google Translate to offer other languages.

Of course, this solution is not perfect. Therefore we are looking for pilots who are familiar with aviation language and terms to help us translate EasyVFR 4 into as many languages as possible on voluntary basis. You don’t need any programming skills. 

What is in it for you?
By helping us translate EasyVFR 4 you make EasyVFR 4 available and usable to many pilots in your own local community or flying club.
You will become part of the EasyVFR beta test team and get free and unrestricted access to all EasyVFR products and services.

Languages that we seek translators for:

  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Italian
  • Czech
  • Portuguese
  • and any other you think is usefull

But if you are willing to help us and your language is not in this list, feel free to contact us as well!

Are you interested in becoming part of our team? Please fill in the contact form down below or contact us through helpdesk@pocketfms.com.

Video manuals and background stories

The approach for EasyVFR 4 is that the user interface is so strong that you don’t need to read a big manual before using it. But of course, it has so many functionalities, shortcuts, new concepts and use-cases that we need to make a manual.

Think about short screen video combined with written text in de video or on the page below. For now it doesn’t have to be to fancy edited and directed. But if possible that would be awesome too. The tools, subjects and style are completely open. Can be a step by step process explanation. Or for example an interview with team members about the different features EasyVFR 4 has implemented. We do have the technique on our website ready to show it properly and make it easily searchable. But we need hands to create it. Can you or do you know someone who can help us out?

Are you interested in becoming part of our team? Please fill in the contact form down below or contact us through helpdesk@pocketfms.com.

2 + 1 =

EasyVFR 4 SmartMap – how does it work?

EasyVFR 4 SmartMap – how does it work?

One of the most anticipated features of EasyVFR 4 without a doubt is our new SmartMap. Of course it is vector based and shows incredible detail until the very lowest zoomlevel. But the smart bit is that it fades airspaces that are not active at the time of your flight. It gives a very clean and easy map to work with.
At the feature page on our new website we have posted some examples of how the map gets cleaned up thanks to Smart Airspace Hiding functionality.

To be able to give a reliable indication wether an airspace is active or not, requires a connection with the local airspace managing authorities as well as current NOTAMs. Therefore the SmartMap is not yet ‘smart’ in every country.

Countries that are currently covered with certain level of SmartMap functionality are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
Some countries we are still working on:

  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Denmark

<<< Finland especially is a country that has an intimidating amount of temporary reserved airspaces, so we work hard to get this map cleaned up!

Finland is not alone. Many countries are covered with an extensive patchwork of temporary reserved and danger areas, that are often not active. With EasyVFR 4 we hope to make flying and navigating those countries much easier, especially for foreign pilots.

Did you know? When you want to try the Smart Airspace Hide feature, you have to enable the NOTAMs-on-Map feature first. 

About the author

Erik Brouwer

Erik Brouwer

Customer Happiness Officer

Erik is not happy until you are happy. Under his lead the customer support and marketing of EasyVFR is continually improving to make sure you as a EasyVFR user have the most pleasant experience when you need our help.
Erik lives in Apeldoorn (NL) and holds EASA and FAA licences (Commercial, Multi-engine, instrument). With over 40 types in his logbook, he flies whatever he can get his hands on.

Something special on the horizon

Something special on the horizon

EasyVFR 4 beta – close to release!

We have lost track of how many of you asked us when the next big update for EasyVFR was due. So we are happy to announce it will be soon, our friends, very soon! But we take it step by step, to make sure that every bit is as good as you are hoping for. That is the reason why we took two years of discussing, developing and rebuilding every part of our air navigation app from the ground up.  We strive for the result of this massive team effort to arrive on your devices this Spring!

 

Stay tuned.

The fact that you read this tells us you have discovered our new website too! For now it is a showroom of EasyVFR 4, while our old webshop will continue operating on our existing website. After the launch of EasyVFR 4 our webshop and account management will also be transferred to this new and more modern website.
In the meantime, please visit frequently to discover the latest screenshots and developments which we’ll add every week. The most effective method to stay tuned is subscribing to our newsletter.

 

Become a test pilot.

We are now ready for you to join us as a test pilot. Over the next weeks we want to invite more and more users to evaluate EasyVFR 4 beta.
If you are interested in becoming a beta tester, please sign up for the Early Access. And feel free to make some noise down in the comment section! 🙂

About the author

Tim Peter

Tim Peter

Director of Marketing

Tim is the marketing wizard of the team. By working his magic in the app and on the website, he contributes to EasyVFR by mapping user behaviour and needs, which enables us to improve the app every step of the way. Tim Peter is an avid glider pilot and qualified instructor.

Request Early Access

 

After two years of building EasyVFR 4 from the ground up, we are ready for you to join us and become a test pilot! Over the next weeks we will invite more and more users to evaluate EasyVFR 4. If you are interested to help us, please sign up below. At some point we will need to test EasyVFR compatibility with certain devices, that is why we need to know the type of devices you use.

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