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Introducing the Bad Elf Wombat
Today we're thrilled to announce that Jeppesen and Bad Elf have teamed up to simplify the way pilots update their avionics databases every 14-28 days. Gone are the days of removing memory cards from the aircraft and updating them with a PC or Mac at home. We've heard it all... those cards can be expensive and are easy to lose, damage, or forget.
Now you can update your avionics databases wirelessly using only your iPad or iPhone, anywhere in the world, without leaving the cockpit. No expensive hardware to install, and it works with both new and legacy avionics.
How It Works
The first part of the solution is Jeppesen's new JDM Mobile app for iOS, which is available in the App Store. You'll use JDM Mobile to download the database updates to your iPhone or iPad every 14 to 28 days. You can do this at home over Wi-Fi or from inside the cockpit over cellular.
Once you're at the aircraft and ready to update your avionics, you then connect your iPhone or iPad wirelessly to the Bad Elf Wombat. Insert your SD card, USB stick, or NavData card into the Wombat, and the JDM Mobile app will transfer the databases over. It's that simple.
Compatible with Your Avionics
Today, JDM Mobile is compatible with the most popular general aviation avionics from Garmin and Avidyne, including those installed in all generations of aircraft from Cirrus, Cessna, Daher/TBM, Piper, and Diamond.
Support for additional avionics from Aspen, Dynon, Advanced Flight Systems, Genesys Aerosystems, Grand Rapids Technologies, and MGL Avionics is coming to the JDM Mobile app this summer.
Collect and Analyze Your Flight and Engine Logs
And that's not all -- if you've got newer avionics that use USB or SD cards, your avionics are likely recording valuable flight and engine logs during every flight. You can use the Wombat to transfer these logs onto your iPhone or iPad without leaving the cockpit. You can then upload your logs directly to SavvyAnalysis or CirrusReports, or open them with apps such as CloudAhoy for analysis and debrief.
Powering Business Aviation
If you operate turbine aircraft, the Bad Elf Wombat Turbine Edition adds support for avionics from Rockwell Collins and Honeywell. The Wombat has already been deployed in over 400 biz jets worldwide and is a powerful tool for updating avionics databases in remote locations where internet connectivity can be hard to find.
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Agents of Discovery to provide their customers a discount off selected products.
Agents of Discovery is an educational technology platform and mobile game that gets kids outdoors, active, and engaged in the world around them. Educators at schools, museums, parks, zoos etc. use their platform to get kids excited about learning in nature.
What this partnership means to you: If your company, organization, or school is using Agents of Discovery or wants to use Agents of Discovery, but you’re using older tablets without GPS, we’ve got you covered. Our Bluetooth GPS receivers facilitate connection sharing of up to 5 different devices at the same time. The receivers are lightweight, portable, and provide up to 24 hours of battery life for a full day of operation… this provides a ton of time to explore nature!
How it works: Once a company, organization, or school signs up for one or more Agents of Discovery package, they will automatically be given a link to purchase selected Bad Elf products at 30% off MSRP.
The most exciting part of working with Agents of Discovery is that more kids will be active and learning outdoors!
Want to learn more? Contact an Agents of Discovery team member to see which package might work for you - firstname.lastname@example.org