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Flight Explorer launches new edition of its personal flight tracking software

Fairfax, VA - May 23, 2002 - Flight Explorer®, the world's leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and information systems, today announced the launch of Flight Explorer Personal Edition 4.0, an aircraft situation display (ASD) software platform that enables anyone with a personal computer and Internet access to track IFR flights in the US and Canada. The Personal Edition is based on the highly successful Flight Explorer Professional Edition, the industry's most accurate, reliable and widely used aircraft situation display system. Flight Explorer Personal Edition is designed specifically for private pilots and aviation enthusiasts. It contains many of the powerful features used by major airlines, airports, fixed-base operators, corporate flying departments and other commercial users to manage their fleets more efficiently, fly safer, provide better customer service, and save money. Families, friends, and business associates can also track individual aircraft. Information is updated every 3 minutes. Subscribers pay $9.95 per month. “Flight Explorer Personal is a terrific tool for private pilots and aviation enthusiasts,” said Walt Kross, CEO of Flight Explorer. “It gives them the big picture and situational awareness of air traffic not only in their area, but anywhere along their route and in departure and arrival terminal areas. As a result, it improves efficiency, safety and cost-control. The personal edition contains many of the most useful features of the more-extensive professional edition at a much lower price.” Aviation enthusiasts can get a demonstration of Flight Explorer Personal Edition or purchase it by going to http://www.fepersonal.com.

Major New Features of Flight Explorer Personal 4.0:

New Surface Overlays - Terrain/elevation/ocean depth mapping, counties, highways, lakes, rivers, flight service stations, communications facilities, weather stations and all major worldwide cities can be displayed with a simple mouse click providing more detailed situational awareness.

Many New User Defined View™ Settings - An expanded airport database, enhanced aircraft filtering, and many other features have been included to allow users to define more quickly and easily the views that are most useful to their operations.

Enhanced Aircraft Filtering - Include or exclude planes based on aircraft ID, aircraft type, origin, destination and altitude.

Coast Mode - Shows the projected position of an aircraft between actual updates using the previous heading and speed information.

Map Manipulation - More extensive zooming and panning features.

Follow Me™ - Follow an individual flight from takeoff to landing with automatic onscreen adjustments that keeps the aircraft centered on the screen.

Flight Explorer is the provider of Flight Explorer Professional®. Commercial users and others providing aviation services can use Flight Explorer Professional to track aircraft anywhere over the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, the UK (for authorized customers) and portions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Caribbean.

About Flight Explorer

Flight Explorer is the world's leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and information systems, reporting and display products. The company produces the industry's most accurate, reliable and widely used aircraft situation display system. Regular releases of major, new customer-requested features have propelled Flight Explorer to a three-fold increase in commercial sales. Customers include American Airlines, American Eagle, UPS, Federal Express, United Airlines, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, Executive Jet, DOD, FAA, AirTran Airways, American Trans Air, Air Alaska, Raytheon, Piedmont Hawthorne, City of Chicago Department of Aviation, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Miami International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and airport and port authorities in more than two dozen states. For more information, call 1-866-235-6870 or visit http://www.flightexplorer.com.
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