They are foregoing the registration stickers on the license plates starting in 2017 as they are going to use the money saved to purchase more ALPR scanners and technology so they can flag you for expired registration via the ALPR database lookup in real time.
Great now every po-dunk town in PA with a police force will want this technology so they have a reason to pull you over.
I can just see the proliferation of self signed certs which will provide NO assurance that the communication channel is truly secure. The government is notorious for using self signed certs internally why would we expect the externally facing sites to do anything different?
Jeppesen (a division of Boeing) is huge in the flight planning marketplace. Their technology pre-dates FlightPrep.
Unfortunately for Flight Prep and fortunately for general aviation it is a pretty small community; I can't believe that this company won't be hurt by the negative publicity and commentary on their boneheaded tactics.
AOPA should weigh in on this.
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