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Monday, May 22, 2017

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in May 25 FAA NOTAM

Monday, May 22, 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, April 24, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 4/28 Cycle

Monday, April 24, 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 April 28, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on April 28.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 3/30 Cycle

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 3/30/17 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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 3/30 Cycle

Monday, March 27, 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 March 30, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on March 30.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 3/2 Cycle

Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 3/2/17 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.

Monday, February 27, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 3/2 Cycle

Monday, February 27, 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 March 2, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on March 2.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 2/2 Cycle

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 2/2/17 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.

Monday, January 30, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 2/2 Cycle

Monday, January 30, 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 February 2, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on February 2.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 1/5 Cycle

Thursday, January 05, 2017 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 1/5/17 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.

Monday, January 02, 2017

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 1/5 Cycle

Monday, January 02, 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 January 5, 2017.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on January 5.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 12/8 Cycle

Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 12/8/16 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 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.

Monday, December 05, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 12/8 Cycle

Monday, December 05, 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 December 8, 2016.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on December 8.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 11/10 Cycle

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 11/10/16 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 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.

Monday, November 07, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 11/10 Cycle

Monday, November 07, 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 November 10, 2016.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on November 10.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 10/13 Cycle

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 10/13/16 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 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.

Monday, October 10, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 10/13 Cycle

Monday, October 10, 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 October 13, 2016.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on October 13.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 9/15 Cycle

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 9/15/16 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 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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 9/15 Cycle

Monday, September 12, 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 September 15, 2016.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on September 15.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 8/18 Cycle

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 8/18/16 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 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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 8/18 Cycle

Monday, August 15, 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 August 18, 2016.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on August 18.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FAA Releases VOR Decommissioning Policy

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

The FAA formally published its policy including the criteria for selecting hundreds of VOR navigation aids that will be decommissioned over the next decade. The policy, released today, further outlines the process for decommissioning. The agency has selected 308 VORs to be decommissioned as the agency moves to a satellite-based navigational system.

Under the plan, 74 VORs are set for decommissioning through Phase 1, which is ongoing through 2020. Under Phase 2, which is to take place between 2021 and 2025, 234 more VORs will be decommissioned. The FAA last fall received investment plan approval and had announced the list of the first 35 to be decommissioned.

» More on AIN

Thursday, July 21, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 7/21 Cycle

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 7/21/16 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 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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 7/21 Cycle

Monday, July 18, 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 July 21, 2016.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on July 21.

Friday, July 01, 2016

FLYING: Texting and ATC Are Compatible?

Friday, July 01, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

While most pilots understand the inherent dangers of operating a motor vehicle — airplane included — while attempting to fire off a quick text message, the FAA says text-based ATC, also known as controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC), is the wave of the future and is taking hold at airports around the United States. The agency expects CPDLC to be installed and operating at all California airports next month.

The system, now operable on most airliners and many business jets, allows text-based messages to replace dozens of repetitive verbal ATC instructions normally passed via VHF radio. The system also saves valuable radio airtime by eliminating regular pilot requests to repeat instructions because messages display directly on a small cockpit screen. CPDLC messages aren’t subject to interference by other pilots' radio calls either.

» More on FLYING

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 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.

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

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.

» More from FLYING

Thursday, May 26, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 5/26 Cycle

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 5/26/16 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 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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 4/28 Cycle

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 4/28/16 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 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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 3/31 Cycle

Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day cycle beginning 3/31/16 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 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.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 1/7 Cycle

Thursday, January 07, 2016 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 1/7/16 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 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.

Monday, January 04, 2016

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 1/7 Cycle

Monday, January 04, 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 January 7, 2016.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on January 7.

Monday, December 07, 2015

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

Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 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 10, 2015.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on December 10.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.4, Fixes GPS Accessory Bug

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

We are pleased to report that the bug in iOS 8.3 that blocked GPS position data from Bluetooth GPS devices has been resolved with the release of iOS 8.4.

The problem affected the XGPS150, XGPS160 and XGPS170 from Dual as well as Bluetooth GPS devices from other manufacturers such as Bad Elf and Garmin.  Our in-house testing has confirmed that the devices are now working properly.

We want to thank our membership for your patience during the past three months as we know how frustrating this was.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

iOS 8.4 Expected to Launch by June 30 with GPS Fixes

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

During Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote yesterday, Apple announced iOS 8.4 which is expected to be available by June 30th and include a fix for the bug affecting external GPS receiver accessories.


Although everyone, including the elves at Bad Elf, had hoped for a 8.3.1 update or 8.4 release to launch much sooner there is confidence in the fact that a firm date has finally been announced.

» More at BadElf.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

iFlightPlanner Introduces Garmin GTN Flight Plan Compatibility

Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner recently announced the availability of new functionality that allows pilots to create and save flight plan files for use in the new GTN 600 and 700-series avionics by Garmin.

This innovative technology eliminates the need for pilots to manually enter complex routes.  Instead, pilots can simply save a GFP file from iFlightPlanner.com to a compatible SD Card, then follow the step-by-step instructions found in the Garmin Pilot’s Guide for their particular unit to activate or store the route files.

“iFlightPlanner is very excited to be the first flight planning resource offering file export capabilities for use in the Garmin GTN series of avionics,” said Andy Matthews, iFlightPlanner’s Co-Founder & Director of Business Development.  “Safety, usability and flight planning efficiency are at the core of every new feature we develop and we believe our membership will find this technology to be an incredible asset to their flying.”

iFlightPlanner has been a leader in flight plan file creation since it first introduced this type of functionality for its members in 2012, with GFP compatibility building on iFlightPlanner’s existing FPL flight plan file creation for Garmin’s G1000 and 430/530 avionics packages.  Collectively iFlightPlanner now supports five (5) different file formats – Garmin GFP and FPL, GPX, GPX for AvMap and the FMS flight plan file format used in the popular X-Plane Flight Simulator by Laminar Research.

The GFP format is compatible with the GTN 625, 635, 650, 725 and 750 models running software version 5.10 or later and requires an iFlightPlanner Premium or Premium Plus membership.  It should also be noted that the GFP must be saved to a folder named “FPL” on the root of the SD Card as that is where the GTN models will look for the files.

iFlightPlanner Premium memberships with route export capabilities start at just $9.99/month and include access to iFlightPlanner’s cloud-based flight planning technology across all of its platforms, including iFlightPlanner for iPad.  iFlightPlanner Free memberships are available with no obligation and allow pilots to leverage much of iFlightPlanner’s web-based technology with limited, read-only functionality on the iPad.  A one-time, 30-day free trial to iFlightPlanner Premium is available via the App Store.

The iFlightPlanner Crew will be in Lakeland, FL at SUN ‘n FUN from April 21–26 in Booths D-011 and D-012. Pilots are encouraged to stop by for their personal demonstration or visit http://www.iFlightPlanner.com for more information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

iOS 8.3 GPS Accessory Bug

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

There is a nasty bug in iOS 8.3 which blocks position information coming from Bluetooth GPS devices.  The symptom is that your GPS looks like it is working, but your apps do not show your location - not all apps are affected, but most are.  

The problem affects the XGPS150, XGPS160 and XGPS170 from Dual as well as Bluetooth GPS devices from other manufacturers such as Bad Elf and Garmin.  Greg Lukins, Vice President of Business Development at Dual Electronics said, "We have contacted Apple, filed a bug report and they are aware of the issue.  Unfortunately we do not have a timeline for a fix but they are treating it as a priority."

In the meantime, some users are getting around the bug by turning off Location Services, rebooting the iOS device, and turning Location Services back on.  "It's not a surefire workaround and it's not working for everybody," added Lukins.  "For those who have yet to install the iOS 8.3 update it is recommended that you wait until Apple releases an updated version of the iOS."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AEA challenges FAA on NextGen GA Fund Implementation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Mike Whitaker, FAA deputy administrator, called the summit together in Washington, D.C., to discuss how the FAA and industry can work together to resolve barriers and address potential challenges to meeting the mandate to equip thousands of aircraft with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast-out avionics in the next five years.

"We are not here to rewrite the rule; rather, we are here to discuss any barriers we have in meeting the mandate," Whitaker said in his opening remarks to begin the summit. "The mandate is not changing."

During the summit's morning work session, Paula Derks, Aircraft Electronics Association president, shared with the audience that the repair station industry is ready, willing and able to meet the ADS-B Out mandate, as the shops are trained and prepared for the New Year's Day 2020 deadline.

» More on AEA.net

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: October 2014

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The October 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

  • The View from Washington
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • BendixKing's New AeroVue Cockpit
  • FreeFlight Systems at Forefront of ADS-B
  • AEA member profile: Preferred Avionics
  • Stay Connected to the Cloud, While Flying in the Clouds
  • Aviation Aces: Chad Kubick of Kubick Aviation
  • New ADS-B Solutions Unveiled at AirVenture

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: September 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The September 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

  • The View from Washington
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • Software Solutions Replacing Paper
  • AEA member profile: DFW Instrument Corporation
  • AEA member profile: ATEQ-Omicron
  • Keeping it in the Family: TGH Aviation
  • Are Digital Avionics Secure?
  • Aviation Aces: Chad Kubick of Kubick Aviation
  • New ADS-B Solutions Unveiled at AirVenture

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: August 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The August 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

  • The View from Washington
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • Advancing Cordless Cockpits
  • AEA member profile: Vaughn College
  • AEA member profile: Mid-South Calibration
  • Digital data: A Security Nightmare for Businesses
  • Choosing a school
  • Industry professionalism
  • Marketplace classifieds and much more!

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

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Monday, August 04, 2014

2014-15 Pilot's Guide to Avionics

Monday, August 04, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Each year, the AEA publishes the Pilot's Guide to Avionics, a publication of the Aircraft Electronics Association, features articles aimed at helping pilots make better avionics buying decisions and to locate the repair stations certified by international regulatory authorities as capable of installing and maintaining these sophisticated pieces of equipment. 

Featured articles include:

  • New Products for 2014
  • AEA's Value-Added Equation for Aircraft Owners
  • In-Flight Entertainment
  • Lithium Batteries 101
  • ADS-B Early Adopters
  • Repair Station Directory

The 2014-15 edition of the AEA’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuted during AirVenture 2014 and was available for free at AEA's AirVenture Booth, 2035/36 in Hangar B.  It also can be found at NBAA and at any AEA Regional Meeting this fall.

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Monday, June 02, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: June 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The June 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

  • The View from Washington: Culture
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • Standby Glass: Bringing Consistency to Digital Panels
  • AEA Member Profile: Airtech
  • AEA Member Profile: A Plus Avionics
  • Ongoing Evolution: How the Cockpit Upgrade Business Changed
  • ADS-B installations Beginning to Take Off
  • Business Basics: How to Deal with Workplace Abuse

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: May 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The May 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

  • The View from Washington: Tale of Two Conventions
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • AEA Board of Directors: David Loso, Jet Aviation St. Louis
  • AEA Member Profile: UTC Aerospace Systems
  • AEA Member Profile: Western Airways
  • Five Years In: EFBs Lighten Flight Bags, Pile on Options
  • Legal Ease: The shifting FAA paradigm of 'Design Organization'
  • Aviation Aces: Tim Brouwer, Mayday Avionics

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: April 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The April 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: March 2014

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The March 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

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Monday, February 03, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: February 2014

Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The February 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

  • The View from Washington
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • AEA Member Profile: Advanced Helicopter Services
  • Jet Aviation St. Louis Taps Technicians' Expertise
  • A Conversation With Curtis Arnold of REBTECH
  • WAAS My Options?
  • Rockwell Collins' HeliSure Safety Enhancement for Helicopters

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Huerta Stresses Weather at Safety Summit

Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

By Russ Niles, AVweb

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta met with GA leaders on Monday and urged them to tell their members to avoid weather traps in the coming flying season. Huerta told the leaders at the General Aviation Safety Summit that the GA accident rate has flattened over the last six years and last year there were 259 fatal accidents that killed 449 people. He said "a top priority" with the agency is to reduce those numbers and he asked for help from the leaders. "...I met with general aviation leaders to jump start our efforts for this year’s flying season and we agreed to work together to raise awareness to prevent weather related accidents for the upcoming flying season," he said in a statement.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

AEA Partners with NextGen GA Fund to Help Owners Finance NextGen Installs

Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The Aircraft Electronics Association recently announced a partnership agreement with the NextGen GA Fund to accelerate the rollout of NextGen by providing access to quick, affordable financial incentives to aid aircraft owners.

The NextGen GA Fund will finance NextGen installations, using stipulated equipage families to include WAAS-capable GPS, ADS-B In, ADS-B Out, RNAV/RNP avionics, data communications, SWIM, flat-panel displays, antennas, electronic components, instrument panel modifications, and installation and certification costs.

The NextGen GA Fund is a public-private partnership formed between the U.S. Congress, the aerospace industry and the private-sector investment community. Congress approved of this program by granting federal loan guarantees found in Section 221 of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2012. The NextGen GA Fund will initially bring approximately $550 million as a capital base, eventually supporting some $1.3 billion in recurring financings to the general aviation sector during the next 10 years. The NextGen GA Fund will enable the retrofit of tens of thousands of general aviation aircraft.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: January 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The January 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

  • The View from Washington: Leadership
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • ADS-B In, The Product Rage Few Expected
  • AEA Member Profile: Beacon Aviation
  • AEA Member Profile: Aeronav Avionics
  • A Conversation With Brian McMillan of Shadin Avionics
  • Make Way for LCDs: Examining the CRT Replacement Path
  • Lithium Batteries 101
  • NCATT Becomes Part of ASTM International
  • Legal Ease: Changes to U.S. Export Regulations

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

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