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Flight Review & Task Planning Software

Overview
There are several very nice flight review and task planning software packages available.  They are also very useful for downloading flight logs directly from a flight recorder and creating waypoint and special use airspace data files for downloading to flight recorders.  SeeYou and StrePla are both very impressive software packages.  They seem to follow each other in regard to new features so there aren't too many reasons to select one over the other. 

Customer Quotes
One comment that has been common in regard to this comparison table is that you can't capture the differences in "feel" and "ease-of-use" in a list of features.  Therefore I have created a Customer Quotes area at the bottom of the page.  If you particularly like one of the products on this page, please send me an e-mail explaining why you like it, what you use it for, or what your favorite features are.  I will post only comments that are positive in nature so be kind - the authors have put a lot of work hard into the products!

Pocket PC Flight Software
Each offers a companion product for use in flight on a Pocket PC.  For a comparison of the soaring flight software products see the Soaring Flight Software Comparison page. 

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Comparison Table
Certainly the table below is not as complete as I'd like it to be.  If you see any errors or have any suggestions for the table below please let me know.  My goal is to make the table as accurate and complete as possible. 

Task Planning & Flight Review Software Comparison
 
  SeeYou StrePla
Price for PC Software $155 $194
Flight software for Pocket PC SeeYou Mobile pocket*StrePla
Country of Origin Slovenia Germany
Analog Gauges (vario, airspeed, altimeter, clock) No Yes
Number of 3D glider models available 9 36
How to select animation speed Icon in toolbar Slider
Quick movement to any time in flight 4 icons in the toolbar (previous thermal, previous position, next position, next thermal) Slider on toolbar
and arrow keys for prev/next position and thermal
Flight logs imported into database No Yes
View 2D and 3D maps at the same time Yes No
Statistics pages 4 5
Supported Languages - Software 17 2
Supported Languages - Manuals 6 2
Printing Route, Barogram, GPS Altitude, Vertical speed, Task speed, Ground speed, Fix Accuracy, Engine noise level, Task, Multiple tasks, Waypoints, Flight statistics, Task statistics, Leg statistics, Phase statistics, Scale to fit page or custom scale with custom overlapping. List of Turnpoints, List of routes, Barogram, Variogram, Groundspeed, Thermals, Straights, Map (visible), Flight Track, Statistics (Flight Track), Statistics (Task), Statistics (Cursor), Turnpoint sectors, Airspace Crossings
Print Preview Yes No
Saving Desktop Layout unlimited different layouts unlimited different layouts?
Windows in desktop (how many windows can be open and visible at a time - such as 2D view, 3D view, barogram, etc.) unlimited 4
Find flights function that searches within IGC files Yes No
Competition scoring module Yes No
Save view as jpeg image file Yes No
List of 10 recent flights Yes No, but has list of recent waypoint and flight log database files in file menu
Multiple flights synchronization methods 5 (real-time, takeoff time, start time, finish time, landing time) 3 (real-time, takeoff time, scoring (task) time)
Context sensitive help Yes No
Proprietary G-record for unsigned flights Yes No
Vector Map Coverage
All products offer maps of most of the world for free. Please use the links to their web sites to determine if your country is included.
http://www.seeyou.si/vectormaps.php http://www.strepla.de/StrePla4/english/download/index.htm  
30m Satellite images 4GB (free) ?
HTML Help Yes Yes
Public support forum Yes No
Unique Features Free competition scoring module.
Changes to the task details are saved in the IGC file as "L-records" at the end of the IGC file so that the original IGC validation is intact.  This approach makes the updated files easy to transfer to someone else with the changes intact.
Flight logs are imported into StrePla database.  That makes it easy to find flights by date, pilot name, contest ID, etc.  Another benefit is that if you edit the task settings (such as turnpoint areas) the changes are saved in the database but the original secure flight log is not changed.  The analog flight meters are also unique and useful.
 

Device Compatibility Table

  SeeYou StrePla

Bräuniger Compeo

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Bräuniger Competino

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Cambridge GPS-NAV (Model 10, 20, 25)

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Cambridge 302 and 302A

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Colibri

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EW microRecorder

Download

 

Flytec 5020

Download

 

Flytec 5030

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Garmin GPS units with RS-232 data ports

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Garmin GPS units with USB data ports

Download

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LX Navigation DX50

Download

 

LX20

Download

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LX400

Download

 

LX500

Download

 

LX700

Download

 

LX4000

Download

 

LX5000

Download

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LX5000 (old)

Download

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LX7000

Download

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MLR

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Posigraph

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Volkslogger

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Customer Quotes
If you particularly like one of the products on this page, please send me an e-mail explaining why you like it, what you use it for, or what your favorite features are.  I will post as many comments as possible below.  I will post only comments that are positive in nature so be kind - the authors have put a lot of work hard into the products!  This is a manual process so I will not post quotes that are the same as quotes already on the page.

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Paul E. Remde

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Savage, Minnesota 55378
USA


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