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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.