How to use Golden Eagle or ChartCase on a Mac

We often get asked if there is a Mac version of Golden Eagle or ChartCase. The answer right now is no, sadly. But you can still run either program on a Mac using a virtual machine. Below is a quick guide on how to setup a virtual machine on your Mac to run Golden Eagle or ChartCase.

First, what you'll need:
Follow these basic steps to install Golden Eagle or ChartCase on a Windows virtual machine:
  1. Download and install VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop on your Mac.
  2. Create a virtual machine for Windows using VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop and install Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista to your new virtual machine.
  3. Install Golden Eagle or ChartCase inside your Windows virtual machine.
  4. Configure your GPS and/or XM/WX weather receiver to work with your Windows virtual machine.
  5. Configure Golden Eagle or ChartCase to use your GPS and/or XM/WX weather receiver.
That's it! Most of the functions in Golden Eagle and ChartCase are supported when running it in a virtual machine. If you have any questions just send an email to support@flightprep.com.

UPDATE: You can also use VirtualBox to create a Windows virtual machine. VirtualBox is a free open-source virtualization program. -- Thanks for the tip Ruhil!

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