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Air Travelers Can Predict Turbulent Flights Using FlightExplorer.com's New Suite of Free Travel Tools

McLean, VA – February 27, 2007 –Flight Explorer (FE), the world’s leading provider of real-time global flight tracking and airport information tools, today launched a new suite of advanced pre-travel tools designed to help frequent travelers better prepare for their air travel. The new tools include:

Advanced FastTrack
Flight Plan and Exact Route Flown – For scheduled, planned and en-route flights, users can view a flight’s filed flight plan versus the actual route flown (in-flight) with multiple geographical overlays

Forecasted Turbulence and Current Weather Overlay – Prior to leaving for the airport, users can view their planned flight’s filed flight plan in relation to the forecasted turbulence and current weather situation

Zoomable Display – Track and view flights and overlays at multiple zoom levels

Flight On-Time Performance History – Visitors can better anticipate delays by viewing a 15-day graphical and textual history of a flight’s on-time performance

New Turbulence Snapshots – View a snapshot of the day’s forecasted turbulence at take-off, descent and cruising altitudes

Enhanced 3D Flight Tracking – View plane tail numbers and other enhancements now included in Flight Explorer’s 3D Flight Tracking tool

Airport Parking Reservations – Reserve your airport parking spot in advance and online

“These new site additions provide travelers the state of the art tools they need to make sure they have a great travel experience” said Rally Caparas, CNN on-air personality and Flight Explorer spokesperson. “With the new flight route, weather and forecast turbulence tools, travelers can better anticipate if they’ll have a smooth ride or need to pack their motion sickness medication. The airlines do a great job of re-routing around turbulence, so the bumps are often avoided; however it is always best to plan ahead.”

Rally’s daily air travel report can be viewed on the site and provides visitors information on where he anticipates flight delays to occur during the travel day due to weather and air traffic congestion. The new free pre-travel tools complement Flight Explorer’s current flight tracking, airport information, security wait-time and airline seat map review site features.

“As a frequent - and sometimes nervous flyer - the information I get from FlightExplorer.com really gives me peace of mind when I travel,” said Pete Kaiman, Director of Web Solutions at New Target, Inc., a web development firm based in Alexandria, VA. “I can anticipate if my flight may be delayed, know ahead of time whether I’m in for a bumpy ride and then feel prepared when we hit that turbulence. My wife and kids love it too as they can follow me along in 3D as I fly.”

About Flight Explorer
Flight Explorer (FE) is a global flight tracking, information technology and communications solutions provider to the business aviation and traveler community. For more information please visit www.flightexplorer.com.

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