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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2016 AirVenture, Oshkosh Arrival & Departure Signs

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

The 2016 AirVenture NOTAM specifies sign codes used to inform ground personnel of your desired parking area at Wittman Regional Airport.  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 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
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

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
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2015 AirVenture, Oshkosh NOTAM

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

This free 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh.  The AirVenture 2015 NOTAM outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) details, and much more. Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency, and convenience for the thousands of airplanes expected at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.  

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
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Friday, July 25, 2014

iFlightPlanner Update: Oshkosh

Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Our flights are planned and we're ready to depart for AirVenture 2014 with an exciting new version of iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser in tow!

iFlightPlanner Proficiency Seminar

Join iFlightPlanner Co-Founders Andy Matthews and John Burnside on Wednesday, July 30 at 4:00PM in Forum 8 as they host an interactive proficiency seminar demonstrating the core features and latest enhancements to iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad that will allow you to plan more efficiently and fly safer! «SEMINAR DETAILS»

Meet the AEROSTARS

iFlightPlanner is proud to support the AEROSTARS formation aerobatic team, who will be dazzling audiences at AirVenture at speeds over 250mph just a few feet from one another through breathtaking barrel rolls, graceful formation loops and dramatic opposing maneuvers.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to find out when you can meet the team next week!

iFlightPlanner at AirVenture

The festivities begin on Monday, 7/28 and run through Sunday, 8/3 at the Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)!  The iFlightPlanner Crew has moved from the Sennheiser Aviation tent to Booths 2028 & 2029 just inside Hangar B with an all-new setup to showcase the latest in flight planning technology from iFlightPlanner. «HANGAR B, 2028 & 2029»

AirVenture NOTAM, Arrival/Departure Signs

The 2014 AirVenture NOTAM specifies codes used to inform ground personnel of your desired parking area at KOSH.  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.  The iFlightPlanner Crew has prepared the entire set of signs ready for you to print! «NOTAM SIGNS»

We appreciate your continued support of iFlightPlanner, travel safe and we will see you in Oshkosh!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Aircraft Spruce Offering AirVenture Pick-Up Option

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Aircraft Spruce customers who need merchandise and will be attending AirVenture can save the shipping costs by picking up orders at the show.

Since only a limited amount of stock can be brought to Oshkosh, Aircraft Spruce is encouraging you to place your orders for the AirVenture Show by phone, fax, or online ahead of time.  Orders will be processed as normal with payment via credit card, but instead of shipping the order to you, they will place it on their truck and bring it to the Aircraft Spruce Oshkosh booths (Hangar A, Booths 1022 to 1029) for you to pick up, with no shipping charges!

» Place Your Order

Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 AirVenture, Oshkosh NOTAM

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

This free 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh.  The AirVenture 2014 NOTAM outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) details, and much more. Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency, and convenience for the thousands of airplanes expected at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.  Some of the noteworthy differences compared to the 2013 version include:

  • Fond du Lac ATIS changed to 121.1
  • Expected Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for Wittman Regional Airport August 1-3
  • Closed runway 4/22 at Wittman Regional Airport is now 5/23
  • Air show waiver times changed on Sunday, August 3

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!  We'll look forward to seeing you in Oshkosh!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, September 09, 2013

1,000 Eagle Flights in Program's First Year

Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s year-old Eagle Flights program, which provides one-on-one flight experiences for adults interested in becoming a pilot, marked its 1,000th flight on Aug. 10 in Hickory, North Carolina.  Bradley Bormuth of Hickory’s EAA Chapter 731, took Joshua Austin for a flight in a Cessna 172.

Eagle Flights, launched at AirVenture in July 2012, is based on the successful Young Eagles program, which has flown more than 1.7 million kids between the ages of 8 and 17 since 1992.  Through Eagle Flights, EAA hopes to expand the pilot population.

» More on GA News

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Able Flight Pilots Earn Their Wings

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

They had six weeks of intensive flight and ground training and endured hot and sometimes rainy weather during their training at Purdue University.  From mid-May to July Dennis Akins, Young Choi, Warren Cleary, Deirdre Dacey and Lt. Andrew Kinard  flew an average of twice a day every day that weather allowed. They attended daily ground school classes and waited out aircraft maintenance delays, but now their intensive training has come to a close and Akins, Choi, Cleary, Dacey and Kinard have all passed  their check rides to become newly licensed LSA pilots.

The five 2013 students received their pilot’s wings during Able Flight’s annual ceremony on July 30th at EAA AirVenture in Phillips 66 Plaza.

» More on AbleFlight.com

Thursday, August 08, 2013

SocialFlight tops 20,000 Users, Adds Ambassador Program

Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Launched just one year ago, SocialFlight has signed up more than 20,000 users. SocialFlight, for those unaware, is a robust calendar of aviation events. “We’ve logged more than 4,000 events in 2013 alone,” reports SocialFlight founder Jeff Simon.  “In fact, we’ve heard of events being created because of SocialFlight.”

New at AirVenture 2013, SocialFlight announced an Ambassador program to promote general aviation. More than 25 people have signed on and are actively giving presentations to pilot’s club, organizations and individuals about how general aviation can benefit from increased awareness and participation in aviation events.

» More on General Aviation News

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Flight Planning Quick Tip: iOS 6 Bluetooth GPS Connectivity

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Several iFlightPlanner for iPad members approached us last week in Oshkosh regarding a perceived connectivity issue between their Bluetooth GPS decive and iPads running iOS 6, specifically versions 6.1.2 and 6.1.3.  Know that this bug lies within the iOS 6 software and not iFlightPlanner for iPad or your third-party GPS and we expect  it to be fixed with the release of iOS 7 later this year.  In the meantime, here's a Quick Tip that walks you through the process of unparing your GPS, closing any open applications that utilize the GPS data and rebooting your iPad.

  1. Power off your Bluetooth GPS device.
  2. On your iPad go to Settings > Bluetooth and locate your GPS device.
  3. Tap the blue arrow to the right of your device, select "Forget this Device" and then "Ok".
  4. Double-click the Home Button to display your list of recently used apps.
  5. From within that list only, touch and hold on iFlightPlanner until all the icons start to jiggle.
  6. Tap the red,  icon to force-close each app.
  7. Once all the apps are closed, touch anywhere above the now empty list to close it.
  8. Press and hold the power button on the top-right corner until "slide to power off" appears.
  9. Move the slider to power off your iPad.
  10. Once the iPad as completely shut down, wait a few seconds, and power it back on.
  11. Power on your Bluetooth GPS Device and activate its pairing mode
  12. On your iPad go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap on the name of your GPS device to reconnect.

Should you continue to have connectivity issues betwen your iPad and Bluetooth GPS device, the iFlightPlanner Crew recommends contacting the respective device's customer support department.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Disney's 'Planes' Draws Record Crowd to Fly-In Theater

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

A record crowd estimated at 15,000 AirVenture guests filled the lawn and surrounding area in front of the EAA Fly-In Theater Friday night for a special pre-premiere showing of Disney's 'Planes'.

Moviegoers were allowed to begin putting down chairs at 5 p.m. and the feature presentation began just before 9 p.m. - and the area filled quickly.  Movie director Klay Hall and producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn kicked things off by sharing footage of the fun research that went into the film, including visits to several airports in the Midwest, pilot interviews, and flying in various aircraft to make sure they were getting things right.

The movie will be in theaters this Friday, August 9.

» Watch The Trailer

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0 presented by Sennheiser

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Interview & Prove Your Piloting with SkyWest, Redbird at AirVenture

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Redbird Flight Simulations announced that pilots who meet SkyWest's published minimums of 1,500 hours total time, among other criteria, may complete a SkyWest Airlines pilot interview and flight-skills test at AirVenture.

Interested pilots shall present their proof of experience to SkyWest, located directly behind Redbird in Booth #208, and undergo the verbal portion of the interview.  Qualified applicants will then fly Redbird's full-motion King Air 350i simulator to demonstrate their airmanship, proficiency and IFR skills.  While no King Air time is required or expected, proficient IFR skills are mandatory.  Appropriate dress for the interview process is casual airshow attire.

These will be real interviews and SkyWest may extend conditional job offers to those who successfully complete the process!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pilot's Guide to Avionics Debuts at AirVenture

Monday, July 15, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

The Pilot's Guide to Avionics, a publication of the Aircraft Electronics Association, features articles aimed at helping pilots make better avionics buying decisions.  The colorful, spiral-bound guide also includes a directory of all AEA members, including certified avionics/instrument facilities.

Featured articles include:

  • New Products for 2013
  • What's Up With Backup Instruments?
  • Going Glass
  • Aircraft as Antenna Farm 
  • Cockpit Innovations
  • ADS-B Circa 2013

The 2013-14 edition of the AEA’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuts during AirVenture 2013 and is available for free at AEA's AirVenture Booth, 2035/36 in Hangar B.  It also can be found at the 2013 AOPA Aviation Summit (Booth 1229), NBAA, and at any AEA Regional Meeting this fall.

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Friday, July 12, 2013

IMC Club to Host IFR Proficiency Center at AirVenture

Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

The IMC Club is partnering with Hartzell Propeller Inc. and its sister company Hartzell Engine Technologies to host an IFR Proficiency Center from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2 during AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh, WI.

Hartzell has secured a flight-line tent where the IMC Club will host daily IFR “brain teasers” in interactive forums followed by lunch for up to 100 guests. The sessions are open to IFR rated pilots or those in training. Admission begins at 10:45 each day.

Radek Wyrzykowski, IMC Club founder and President said, “Most IFR pilots strive to improve their professionalism as they build time. It takes work to get better and learning from others is essential. At Club meetings, we call this “hangar flying”. Our daily program at AirVenture will reflect the same kind of IFR problem solving and thinking skills that we sharpen at our monthly chapter meetings.”

The daily IFR “brain-teasers” and lunch will take place at Hartzell’s IFR Proficiency Center, located immediately south of show center on the flight line.

Monday 7/29: Guest Host, Mac McClellan, EAA
Tuesday 7/30: Guest Host NTSB Member, Earl Weener
Wednesday 7/31: Guest Host Radek Wyrzykowski, president, IMC Club International
Thursday 8/1: Guest Host Mike Goulian, airshow pilot and ATP
Friday 8/2: Guest Host Robert Goyer, Editor-in-Chief, Flying Magazine

For more information visit on the IMC Club and their AirVenture 2013 events, visit http://www.imcclubs.org.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

AirVenture Arrival & Departure Signs

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

The AirVenture NOTAM specifies sign codes used to inform ground personnel of your desired parking area at Wittman Regional Airport.  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 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!  We'll look forward to seeing you in Oshkosh!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Friday, May 31, 2013

FAA Asks EAA To Fund Oshkosh Controllers

Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Every year for EAA AirVenture, the FAA sends a batch of controllers to handle all the extra traffic at the Oshkosh tower, but this year, the FAA is asking EAA to chip in to cover their costs.  The FAA wants to collect enough to cover the controllers' travel expenses, per diems, and overtime. EAA is not happy about the change.  "This may be an early indication of further efforts by the FAA to charge GA operators for functions in ways that could add unforeseen costs for the average pilot who simply wants to enjoy flying," said EAA, in a news release.  Jack Pelton, EAA chairman, called the change "alarming," and AOPA president Craig Fuller said it was "extremely troubling news."

» Full Article on AVweb

Friday, May 17, 2013

EAA AirVenture 2013 NOTAM

Friday, May 17, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

This free 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh.  The AirVenture 2013 NOTAM outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)  details, and much more. Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency, and convenience for the thousands of airplanes expected at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.  Some of the noteworthy differences compared to the 2012 version include:

  • Sequence of VFR Arrival Pages 
  • Taxiways at Appleton-Outagamie Regional (KATW) 
  • IFR Arrival/Departure Routings 
  • FISKE Intersection Moved in 02 MAY 13 Database
  • No On-site FSS Services; Alternatives May Be Available

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!  We'll look forward to seeing you in Oshkosh!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG. ™

Monday, May 13, 2013

IMC Club Seeking Volunteers for AirVenture 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

In February, iFlightPlanner and the IMC Club announced a stretegic partnership that will result in the availability of enhanced iFlightPlanner resources for pilots who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of instrument flying proficiency.

The IMC Club is expanding its educational and safety outreach at AirVenture this year and will be conducting Open Chapter meetings each day as a part of their expanded presence, and volunteers are needed!

Volunteers must be an IMC Club members and be willing to interact with potential members and the public at the IMC Club Oshkosh headquarters located in the Hartzell Chalet for at least two, 2-3 hour shifts during the week.

If you or someone you know is going to be at Oshkosh and are interested in sharing the message of safety and proficiency to the other instrument rated pilots, the iFlightPlanner Crew encourages you to sign up and volunteer!  All volunteers will receive an IMC/Oshkosh T-Shirt, button, baseball cap and lunch served at the Club's AirVenture headquarters.

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sennheiser Supports EAA Eagle Flights Program

Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

EAA's new Eagle Flights program that allows adults to discover and explore the joy and fulfillment of flight received a major boost Thursday, as audio specialist Sennheiser committed major support to the year-old program.

EAA Eagle Flights is an introduction and mentoring program designed for adults who have always been interested in learning to fly, but don't how or where to take that first step. The initiative uses the knowledge and support of nearly 1,000 EAA chapters that promote aviation and welcome new enthusiasts in local communities.

» Full Press Release

Monday, August 06, 2012

Huerta to Pilots: "Safety!"

Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta, during his first trip to AirVenture, made it clear to general aviation pilots that safety is No. 1.

“We want them to know that the thing we care about most of all is safety,” he said.  “We want to know that every time they take the controls of their aircraft that they are safe.  That we’ve done everything that we can to ensure the safety of that particular flight and that particular aircraft and everything that goes with it and they’ve taken the appropriate level of responsibility to ensure that every one of their systems is completely safe.”

He said FAA officials are asking general aviation pilots to take time this summer to reassess their safety. “We all have our routines,” he added.  “We just want them to take some time to sit back and ask the question ‘Am I doing everything I can to maintain the maximum level of safety?’”

The iFlightPlanner Flight Wizard was developed to create an intuitive flight planning environment that promotes a safe routine.  By making your route planning, certified weather briefs, weight & balance calculations, and flight plan filing as seamless as possible we virtually eliminate the possibility that you'll skip a critical step in the flight planning process.

iFlightPlanner is built on user feedback, and we encourage you to contact us if there is anything we can do to improve your iFlightPlanner experience!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Thursday, August 02, 2012

iFlightPlanner's "Team Aerostar S1" Contest WINNERS!

Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

We want to thank all of you who participated in this year's "Team Aerostar S1" contest as part of the festivities at AirVenture 2012!

It was great to see you wearing your iFlightPlanner Gear around Wittman Regional Airport, and a special thank you goes to those who participated in the iFlightPlanner Experience survey.  The insight you provided is already helping us shape the future of iFlightPlanner!

All of our winners, including the two lucky individuals who won the YAK-52TW Experience with The Aerostars and Sennheiser S1 Digital ANR Headset, have been contacted and we are working to coordinate the delivery of everyone's prizes.  Keep an eye out for iFlightPlanner on Facebook for photos of our grand prize winners!

Thanks again for your support of iFlightPlanner, we're already looking forward to AirVenture 2013 and another exciting week!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Monday, July 30, 2012

AVweb Features iFlightPlanner, iFlightPlanner for iPad

Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

AVweb contributing editor Glenn Pew spent a few minutes with iFlightPlanner co-founder Andy Matthews at AirVenture 2012 and filmed a quick piece that highlights the latest wireless sync features available with iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad.

If you're not yet an iFlightPlanner member, simply head to http://www.iFlightPlanner.com/Join to create your iFlightPlanner FREE or Premium account!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™