Before Walter Boyd created Adventure Pilot and iFly EFB, he was part of a tech startup where he struck up a lifelong friendship with Bill Strahan. Bill, being a pilot, introduced Walter to many flying adventures. It wasn't long before Bill and Walter purchased a Grumman Traveler together. One of the new adventures took their little plane through Mexico. Having little access to maps, and unable to afford the commercially available navigation tools at the time, they simply wrote their own basic moving map app for their trip through Mexico. Soon thereafter the Great Recession claimed the tech startup and Walter was looking for his next challenge. Rather than just jump into another job, Walter and Bill decided to build a new product based on their app from the Mexico trip that would revolutionize the industry. The iFly EFB app was born.
March, 2001. Left to right, Caleb, Walter, Bill.
Flying over Chichen Itza
All alone at the Chichen Itza terminal