I received the following email between the dashed lines from the creator of a program I use for my primary IFR flight planning.
Effective 1/1/08 there is a new version of ATP available for download. The major change is in the way that your local database is updated. In the past you were required to download an update file from me and apply it against your local database. In the new version you will be able to perform the update without any interaction with me.
As a result I will not be charging for the system any more. So tell you friends its FREE.
If you are no longer using ATP and wish to be removed from this mailing list click here.
The program can be found at cmensys.com/
The download link can be found at cmensys.com/trippack/email.htm (Note, the website says registering is free) Fill in the fields and you will then receive an email with a direct link to the file.
After downloading the program and installing it, to register it, go to cmensys.com/pw2.htm
I post these links above as the website is not exactly clear that there is no charge but based on the email, there is no charge for any step of the process.
My “pirep” made in 2006 on this program can be found at
tinyurl.com/yogccs There have been some improvements made on this program since then.
There will be a large learning curve on this program. It took me some time to learn it, but now that I know it, there is no turning back to NACO paper books / charts. And hey, now the price is right