Airnav.com Search Extension for Firefox
This past week I spent a lot of time on Airnav.com. It is THE online aviation database. I use this site, well, A LOT. How do I use it?
- If you want to quickly find some airport information (like latitude and longitude).
- If you quickly want a list of the FBO’s on a field
- If you want a list of local hotels
- You want a quick glance at the airport diagram
So it is a pain if you are looking up a lot of airports because once you are on a airport page it is 2 more clicks to get to another airport page. There is no search engine built into the airport information page. I also use the internet browser Firefox (vs Internet Explorer). One of the reasons I like Firefox is because of the built in search engine window and the ability to add extra search engines. I was thinking to myself this week, “I should create an Airnav search engine extension for Firefox.” Too late! I found an extension this morning on Mozdev.com
Now all I have to do is go to the upper right of my Firefox window. Type in the name of my airport I’m looking for and the Airnav.com information appears in new tab. Awesome!
Here is a link to the plugin at Mozdev.org it says it was developed by a man name George Bean. Thanks George!