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Monday, April 09, 2018

FAA Confirms ADS-B Deadline of January 1, 2020

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

All aircraft flying in designated controlled airspace – generally the same busy airspace where transponders are currently required – must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics by January 1, 2020.

Questions about equipping? Please see the FAA's FAQs or contact us at adsb@faa.gov.

Friday, April 06, 2018

2018 SUN 'n FUN NOTAM, Arrival & Departure Signs

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

The 2018 SUN 'n FUN NOTAM specifies sign codes used to inform ground personnel of your desired parking area at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL).  You'll need to display one of these signs for your arrival and another for departure based on your aircraft type and parking or camping preference.

Arrival Signs

Departure Signs

The 2018 SUN 'n FUN NOTAM is required reading and should be part of every pilot's preflight preparation.  Remember to print your arrival and departure signs before your trip.

For more information, visit www.flysnf.org.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Special Event NOTAM: The Masters

Sunday, April 01, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from The Masters in Augusta, Georgia, the FAA has published updated procedures in its March 1, 2018 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

» Special Air Traffic Procedures: The Masters

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 03/29 Cycle

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 3/29/2018 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, March 26, 2018

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 03/29 Cycle

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on March 29, 2018.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on March 29.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Flight Plan Changes in Effect for DC FRZ

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Effective Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 0401Z, the FAA will transfer responsibility for filing flight plans in the Washington DC Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) from Flight Service to the Flight Data Unit (FDU) located at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZDC) per a recent Flight Advisory.

Pilots will call (703) 771-3476 to file FRZ flight plans and identify themselves using their assigned waiver number and/or confidential pilot identification number. This includes all flights in/out of the FRZ, Maryland Three Program (MD3) airports, and the general aviation operations to/from DCA (DASSP Program).

In addition, all pilots flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) within 60nm of the DCA VOR/DME must complete special awareness training for the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Please visit the FAA Safety website to learn more about requirements for flying in the DC FRZ.

Monday, March 19, 2018

NTSB Warns Pilots About Weight & Balance

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

‚ÄčThe National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert for General Aviation pilots, called “Minding Weight, Maintaining Balance: Improper or Unperformed Calculations Can Be Fatal.”

Between 2008 and 2016, the probable causes of 136 general aviation (GA) accidents were related to pilots improperly conducting preflight performance calculations for weight and balance or not conducting them at all. One-third of these accidents resulted in pilot and/or passenger deaths.

iFlightPlanner makes it easy to calculate your Weight & Balance based on your specific make/model aircraft, your passenger and cargo load, and planned fuel burn so there's no excuse not to!

» Calculate Weight & Balance

Monday, March 05, 2018

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in March 1 FAA NOTAM

Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its March 1, 2018 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

NEW! Dynamic Fuel Finder & Custom Airspace Tool

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

We are excited to introduce an all-new Dynamic Fuel Finder and Custom Airspace Tool today, both the result of a soon-to-be-released overhaul of our web planning platform...  Click any of the screenshots below for access to our freely accessible aviation charts interface at www.iFlightPlanner.com/AviationCharts to try them out!

Dynamic Fuel Finder

Use the Dynamic Fuel Finder to identify the best fuel prices around any location, and quickly add that airport to your trip with just a few clicks!  All prices are color-coded using the same algorithm used in our Graphical Fuel Price Map Layers that were highlighted in iFlightPlanner's 4 Tools to Help Burn Less Fuel and Fly Faster tutorial.

Start by clicking the fuel tank icon in the footer of the Location menu.  iFlightPlanner will search and display all airports within a 75nm radius of your chosen location, whether it's along a route you've already planned or in the vicinity of your next destination.  Clicking a fuel price will reveal that facility's Airport Fuel menu with details about the airport and the pricing offered by each FBO.  To add the airport to your route, simply click the green, "Add To Route" button and you'll be on your way!

Custom Airspace Tool

The all-new airspace tool gives you the ability to add custom range rings or circular airspace of any size, around any location, airport, or navaid, with user-defined altitude limits!  Each range ring can be set to display during all planning sessions, for a particular trip, or for a specific flight only.

This feature is perfect for UAS operators wanting to identify their center of operations just as it is for general aviation pilots in search of fun destinations within the range of their aircraft!

The Custom Airspace Tool is accessed by clicking the icon to the left of the fuel tank.  Simply enter the radius, altitude limits, and a name or description, and click "Save Custom Range Ring."  To edit or delete an existing range ring, click on the label as shown here.

Location Menu

The Location Menu, which is where steps to use the new Dynamic Fuel Finder and Custom Airspace Tool begin, is accessed by a single click in any of iFlightPlanner's web-based mapping interfaces.  This redesign allows us to add other location-based enhancements in the future, so stay tuned!

If you have any questions about these new features, or have an idea for a new one you would like to see added to iFlightPlanner, please contact us!

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 03/01 Cycle

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 3/1/2018 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, February 26, 2018

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 03/01 Cycle

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on March 1, 2018.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on March 1.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in February 1 FAA NOTAM

Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its February 1, 2018 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 02/01 Cycle

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 2/1/2018 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, January 29, 2018

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 02/01 Cycle

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on February 1, 2018.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on February 1.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Super Bowl LII NOTAMS and Information

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area during the week of Super Bowl LII, special air traffic procedures will be used to minimize air traffic delays and enhance safety.

Super Bowl LII takes place on Sunday, February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium with kick-off set for 5:30pm CST.  Reservations will be required for arrivals and departures from Wednesday, January 31 through Monday, February 5 at 24 Minneapolis and surrounding-area airports. Reservations can be obtained through local FBOs.

  • Minneapolis−St Paul International/Wold−Chamberlain (MSP)
  • St Paul Downtown Holman Field (STP)
  • Anoka County−Blaine (Janes Field) (ANE)
  • Flying Cloud Airport (FCM)
  • Crystal Airport (MIC)
  • South St Paul Municipal−Richard E Fleming Field (SGS)
  • Airlake Airport (LVN)
  • Rochester International (RST)
  • Duluth International (DLH)
  • St Cloud Regional (STC)
  • Eau Claire Chippewa Valley Regional (EAU)
  • La Crosse Regional (LSE)
  • Mankato Regional (MKT)
  • Brainerd Lakes Regional (BRD)
  • Lake Elmo Airport (21D)
  • Buffalo Municipal (CFE)
  • Faribault Municipal−Liz Wall Strohfus Field (FBL)
  • New Richmond Regional (RNH)
  • L O Simenstad Municipal Osceola (OEO)
  • Maple Lake Municipal−Bill Mavencamp Sr Field (MGG)
  • Red Wing Regional (RGK)
  • Owatonna Degner Regional (OWA)
  • Austin Municipal (AUM)
  • Albert Lea Municipal (AEL)

More information can be found in the Air Traffic Management Procedures NOTAM for Super Bowl LII and at www.fly2sb52.org.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in January 4 FAA NOTAM

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its January 4, 2018 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 01/04 Cycle

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 1/4/2018 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, January 01, 2018

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 01/04 Cycle

Monday, January 01, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on January 4, 2018.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on January 4.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in December 7 FAA NOTAM

Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its December 7, 2017 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 12/07 Cycle

Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 12/07/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Connecting X-Plane to iFlightPlanner

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Revised for X-Plane 11 on December 6, 2017.

As described in an earlier iFlightPlanner Blog post, you have the ability to connect connect your iPad to your favorite flight simulator and make iFlightPlanner for iPad behave as if it were flying in the virtual skies with you!

The iFlightPlanner Installation & Setup Guide available in that post was a little soft on the details on how to connect with X-Plane so we're here to offer some clarification for our iFlightPlanner Premium members who are taking advantage of this functionality that's included in their memberships. Know that you will only need to refer to the step-by-step instructions starting on on Page 3, beginning with Step 8, as X-Plane does not require the FSXFlight Plugin.

In X-Plane you will want to go to Settings > Network > iPhone & iPad Tab and select "Transmit to a single copy of ForeFlight, WingX Pro, Aerovie, FltPlan Go, & SkyDemon on the network" or "Broadcast to all copies of ForeFlight, WingX Pro, Aerovie, FltPlan Go, & SkyDemon on the network" (see additional screenshot). 


Click screenshot to enlarge.

If you choose to transmit to a single copy of iFlightPlanner, be sure and note the "IP Address for Sim" on the Settings menu in iFlightPlanner for iPad.  You'll want to enter the IP Address of your iPad in X-Plane, verify the Port is set to 49002, and click Done.  Once back in iFlightPlanner for iPad, simply select the Simulator GPS from the Settings menu and you'll be on your way!

As always, please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.  There is a thread in the iFlightPlanner Forums with some great conversation and feedback on how pilots are using iFlightPlanner in the virtual cockpit and we invite you to join in!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, December 04, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 12/07 Cycle

Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on December 7, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on December 7.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

FAA to Allow Ownship Display on EFBs

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

This story originally appeared on AIN.

The FAA has signaled a sea-change in its attitude about display of own-ship position on electronic flight bags (EFBs) and has issued new Advisory Circular (AC) guidance supporting that feature. The agency also is stepping back from in-depth involvement with operators in managing their EFB programs.

AC120-76D replaces the -C version issued in 2014, which for commercial operators specifically prohibited use of geo-referencing or own-ship position display while using moving-map features in the air. Use of geo-referencing on the ground was previoulsy considered acceptable by the agency.

This new guidance applies to Part 91, 91K, 121, 125 and 135 operators, but only 91K through 135 operators are required to seek FAA approval of their EFB programs. Part 91 operators can use EFBs as they wish, without formal approval, and many pilots have been using geo-referenced moving maps and approach charts to aid situational awareness since the iPad entered the market in 2010.

Read the expanded version on AIN, HERE.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in November 9 FAA NOTAM

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its November 9, 2017 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 11/09 Cycle

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 11/09/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your PC or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, November 06, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 11/09 Cycle

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on November 9, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com on their PC or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on November 9.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in October 12 FAA NOTAM

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its October 12, 2017 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 10/12 Cycle

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 10/12/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your PC or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, October 09, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 10/12 Cycle

Monday, October 09, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on October 10, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com their PC or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on October 10.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in September 14 FAA NOTAM

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its September 14, 2017 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 9/14 Cycle

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 9/14/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your PC or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, September 11, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 9/14 Cycle

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on September 14, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com their PC or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on September 14.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in August 17 FAA NOTAM

Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its August 17, 2017 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 8/17 Cycle

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 8/17/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your PC or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

FAA Removes SID Chart Obstacle Notes to Cut Clutter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

With the August 17 AIRAC cycle, pilots will find revised Standard Instrument Departure (SID) charts easier to read because the FAA is removing the takeoff obstacle notes from them.

The obstacles are still there, said Rich Boll, chair of the Airspace, Air Traffic, and Flight Technology Working Group of NBAA’s Access Committee. “If these obstacles are a factor on departure, pilots will find the necessary information in the Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedure section, which are located on the front of the government charts and on the back of Jeppesen’s 10-9 airport chart.”

Read more at NBAA.org.

Monday, August 14, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 8/17 Cycle

Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on August 17, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com their PC or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on August 17.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The ABCs of Choosing an Aviation Headset

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

By Tiago Scharfy, Student, Hillsboro Aero Academy

The first piece of aviation gear purchased by many aviation students is the headset, and it can be a daunting process.  Because choosing a headset is such a personal decision, you need to think about what matters to you the most before you go shopping. Obviously, you will need somewhere to start. What options do you have, and what are the factors that should affect your decisions?

Highlighting features such as noise reduction, sound quality, comfort, and price, click HERE to learn The ABCs of Choosing an Aviation Headset.  It might just help you land your perfect headset!

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of iFlightPlanner.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Looking for an ADS-B solution at AirVenture?

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad now supports connectivity with devices from eight (8) different manufacturers, including the homebuilt ADS-B receiver by Stratux!  


Available in the App Store.

Here's where you'll find our partners who are exhibiting in Oshkosh, giving you the ability to choose the ADS-B solution that best fits your flying...

Sagetech, manufacturer of the discontinued Clarity ADS-B devices, and SkyRadar, are two additional partners who are not exhibiting at AirVenture this year.

Can't find your device?

If you already own a device but do not see it listed, please send us a message and let us know which one you're flying with.  We're always open to new technology partnerships and will reach out to the manufacturer for their connection protocols.

Already have an EFB subscription?

Take advantage of iFlightPlanner's Trade-In Program!  This program allows you to trade-in any competitive flight planning product and have the time remaining on your current subscription added to your new iFlightPlanner Premium or Premium Plus membership, up to the length of the iFlightPlanner membership you purchased.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in July 20 FAA NOTAM

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its July 20, 2017 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 7/20 Cycle

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 7/20/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your PC or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, July 17, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 7/20 Cycle

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on July 20, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com their PC or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on July 20.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in June 22 FAA NOTAM

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its June 22, 2017 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 6/22 Cycle

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 6/22/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your PC or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, June 19, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 6/22 Cycle

Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on June 22, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com their PC or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on June 22.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Managing Data Stored in iFlightPlanner

Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Did you know the Settings menu found on the Downloads tab in iFlightPlanner for iPad gives you the ability to control the regions or states, and the types of aviation data stored on your device when you're in flight and without an internet connection?

Here are a few tips from the iFlightPlanner Crew to help you manage data storage in iFlightPlanner:

Download Types & Region Selections

1. From the Downloads tab, tap Settings in the upper-right corner.

2. In the right column of the Download Settings menu, you may select the regions or states for which you would like to download data.  You may choose the entire United States or the specific states in which you fly.

3. In the left colum, select the data types to automatically download when you tap "Download Updates" in the upper-right corner of the Downloads tab.

4. Tap Done in the upper-right corner to have the selected regions and data types added to the Downloads tab.

Delete Downloaded Data

You may delete all downloaded data and cached airport diagrams, approach plates, and chart tiles from your device.  Tap the red, Delete Airport Documents & Chart Data from the Download Settings menu accessible via the Downloads tab and confirm that you would like remove all downloaded and cached data.

Download All Updates

When new aviation data is available for download, tapping the green "Download Updates" button in the upper-right corner will download only your preferred data types for the regions you've chosen on the Download Settings menu, detailed above.

Should you have any questions about the procedures detailed here, please contact us.  A member of our crew will be more than happy to help!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 5/25 Cycle

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 5/25/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com from your PC or smartphone you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in May 25 FAA NOTAM

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its May 25, 2017 NOTAM to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTAMS DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTAMS.

Monday, May 22, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 5/25 Cycle

Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad users may now download airport and navigation data as well as aeronautical charts, georeferenced airport diagrams and terminal procedures for the FAA Data Cycle that goes into effect on May 25, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com their PC or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on May 25.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

iFlightPlanner for iPad v3.0, now available!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

We built on our 4.7-star App Store rating with countless enhancements to the overall flight planning experience...  now, iFlightPlanner for iPad v3.0 offers compatibility with ADS-B devices from 7 different manufacturers – Dual, Levil, Sagetech, SkyRadar, Stratux, L-3, and NavWorx.


Click image for more App Store screenshots.

Other highlights of the all-new iFlightPlanner for iPad include:

  • Ability to select your default app startup view (Home, Airports, Flights, or Map)
  • Reorganized planning and mapping interface for enhanced pre-flight and in cockpit usability
  • Expanded weight & balance functionality to include %MAC calculations for turbine aircraft 
  • One-touch transfer of flight plans to Jeppesen FliteDeck apps
  • Current crosswind component for all runways in Airport/Facility Directory
  • New Attitude/Heading Indicator with data from AHRS compatible devices
  • Added logbook fields for personalized data tracking
  • X-Plane 9 integration (in addition to existing X-Plane 10 integration)

...all this and much more!

New members are encouraged to take advantage of the 30-day FREE trial to iFlightPlanner Premium Plus, iFlightPlanner’s top-level membership.  After the trial, pilots may elect to continue with an iFlightPlanner Free, iFlightPlanner Premium, or iFlightPlanner Premium Plus membership.  All memberships include comprehensive web-based flight planning, while premium members have access to enhanced features both online and in the app.  For iFlightPlanner Free members, iFlightPlanner for iPad will provide view-only access to the flights planned at iFlightPlanner.com.  Visit www.iFlightPlanner.com/Features for a complete breakdown of every feature.

For a limited time, EAA members may purchase a full year of iFlightPlanner Premium Plus for just $74.99 (reg. $139.99/year) through this month’s Barnstorming Deal at www.EAA.org.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 4/27 Cycle

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 4/27/17 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.