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Thursday, June 23, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 6/23 Cycle

Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 6/23/16 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 or 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

Monday, June 20, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 6/23 Cycle

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 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 23, 2016.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using or from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on June 23.

Friday, June 17, 2016

FAA Issues Common-sense Hangar Use Policy

Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

The FAA this week issued its final policy on the non-aeronautical use of hangars at grant-assured airports, and fears of a sterile, draconian policy eliminating anything but aircraft storage have proved unfounded, as the agency has adopted a common-sense approach. The public comment period on the policy elicited more than 2,400 responses.

Aimed at ensuring the availability of hangars for aviation needs, the new policy, which will take effect July 1, acknowledged that the rental of such structures for non-aviation activities allows airport sponsors to be economically independent when aviation demand is low. Provided there is no immediate aviation use for the structure, sponsors must apply to the FAA to approve an interim non-aviation use of a hangar for a specified period. Non-aviation tenants may be issued month-to-month leases until and unless there is aviation need.

» Policy on the Non-Aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 AirVenture, Oshkosh NOTAM Now Available

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 64th annual fly-in convention July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The NOTAM, which is in effect 6am CDT on Friday, July 22, until noon CDT on August 1, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.  The NOTAM was designed by FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning.

While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2015 version. Some of those changes include:

  • Frequencies for Departure ATIS and Runway 9/27 departures
  • Taxiways north of OSH Runway 9/27
  • Markings on OSH Runway 36R
  • Notification requirement for aircraft over 12,500 pounds
  • Internet URLs
  • Advisory about separate arrival and departure frequencies

Pilots can acquire a digital version NOTAM by downloading it through the EAA AirVenture website. For a free printed copy, pilots can order online or call EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.

The EAA AirVenture 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 and fly safe!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Monday, June 13, 2016

FAA Announces ADS-B Rebate Program

Monday, June 13, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

In an effort to spur adoption of ADS-B avionics ahead of the 2020 equipment mandate, the FAA announced a rebate program for owners of U.S.-registered piston airplanes — but as you might guess, there’s a catch.

Once the incentive program goes into effect in September, the first 20,000 aircraft owners to equip with ADS-B Out avionics will receive the cash incentive worth $500. It must be for new ADS-B avionics and not software updates or ADS-B gear in new airplanes. The program will run for one year or until the FAA distributes the 20,000 rebates.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

May/June 2016 Issue of FAA Safety Briefing

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

The May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the important role it plays in general aviation safety. Articles in this issue cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient. We also discuss some of the possible pitfalls of technology, including its ability to distract and disrupt our decision-making skills.

Get your fully compatible PDFePub for iOS, Nook and Android, or MOBI file for your Kindle of this issue at!