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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Now Arriving, iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.2!

Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Georeferenced Airport Diagrams & Approach Procedures

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.2, featuring the comprehensive set of georeferenced FAA airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures, is now available for download from the App Store!

As part of this release, the iFlightPlanner Crew developed its own, proprietary georeferencing process so that when viewed as standalone documents, iFlightPlanner for iPad could provide the georeferenced airport diagrams and approach procedures in their original PDF format - fully leveraging the pinch and zoom capabilities of the iPad with crystal clear readability at any zoom level.

The georeferenced functionality is accessible throughout iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, including its split-screen view, and can be easily placed over iFlightPlanner’s seamless VFR and IFR charts with a single tap of the "Map It" button.  Pilots can then use the intuitive mini-menu to quickly search for and switch between other diagrams or approach procedures and adjust the transparency of each.

Anytime you see the aircraft icon in either the Airport/Facility directory or mini-menu (as shown above), that document is available to you as a georeferenced product when GPS is enabled on your device.

All georeferenced airport diagrams and approach procedures are available to iFlightPlanner Premium Plus members, a new membership level introduced to give pilots flying with iFlightPlanner for iPad greater functionality.  Premium Plus annual memberships may be purchased for only $119.99 through August (reg. $139.99).  Current iFlightPlanner Premium members who wish to upgrade to iFlightPlanner Premium Plus and prorate their existing membership may contact us for details!

Additional features in iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.2 include...

Airports

  • Airports without an official FAA airport diagram will now show the A/FD page in the upper left thumbnail area.

Approach Plate Timer

  • When viewing approach plates, we improved the usability of the timer by enlarging the tap area to open the timer and preventing the timer from moving up or down when the toolbar is hidden.  iFlightPlanner for iPad will also now remember whether you last had the timer open or closed.

RADAR & Satellite Overlays

  • You may now change the opacity of the RADAR and Satellite overlays.  Simply tap the View/Split Screen Settings button above the map and move the slider. You may also save your default setting for future use!

TAC & IFR Low Charts

  • We added an additional native zoom level to both the TAC and IFR Low charts tiles to enhance the readability when zooming in.

Downloads

  • Unselected download types now will show as 50% transparent so that you can easily see which downloads will be performed when you tap "Download Updates."

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.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Sennheiser Aviation Launches Global Sales Team

Monday, May 05, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Leading aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser, the presenting sponsor of iFlightPlanner for iPad, has centralized its aviation-related sales force within the Sennheiser Group to create a single, global sales team.

The announcement coincides with new three appointments to the Sennheiser Aviation management team; Mathias Koehler (EMEA Northeast), Mario Jankowski (EMEA Southwest) and Ms. Chris Throndsen (The Americas).

Koehler, Jankowski and Throndsen join Singapore-based Maverick Onn, Regional Sales Manager of APAC, Washington, D.C.-based Gus Skalkos, Global Sales Manager C3/ATC and Old Lyme, CT-based David Dunlap, Director of Sennheiser Aviation, to form the Sennheiser Aviation global sales team.

» For more information visit Sennheiser-Aviation.com

Friday, May 02, 2014

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.1 is "Cleared as filed!"

Friday, May 02, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.1, the second major update this month to iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, is now available on the App Store! Featured in this release are several all-new features that were the direct result of feedback the iFlightPlanner Crew received from attendees at SUN 'n FUN just a few weeks ago; namely recently issued ATC routes, range rings, extended runway centerlines and pages from the FAA's printed Airport/Facility Directories.

Recently Issued ATC Routes, "Cleared as filed..."

Routes issued by ATC within the past thirty (30) days are now available as a routing type in iFlightPlanner for iPad. Simply select "Recent ATC Route" as your routing method to view a list of routes that you are likely to receive clearance for. In addition to the routing, you'll see the number of times that route has been issued, the date and time of last issuance and its altitude range! 

Range Rings & Extended Runway Centerlines

Range rings and extended runway centerlines are now available as map overlays in iFlightPlanner for iPad. Just tap the overlays button at the top right of the map view to toggle them on/off. Range Rings will automatically size based on your current zoom level and runway extensions will be visible for any airports that are part of your current route at appropriate zoom levels. 

Sectional Chart Improvements

In conjunction with the FAA's recently updated Sectional chart format the iFlightPlanner Crew completely redeveloped its proprietary chart processing software, resulting in higher resolution and more accurate georeferencing. The enhanced chart imagery for Sectionals and TACs will be released with the May 1, 2014 data cycle! 

FAA "Green Book" A/FD Pages

The official Airport/Facility Directory pages from the FAA's infamous "Green Books" are now available as part of the Airport Diagrams download in iFlightPlanner for iPad. For all airports that are listed in the FAA's printed A/FD, the PDF of that page will be the first document available on the Documents & Frequencies section of the Airports tab. 

Aircraft Location Icon

By popular request, we've added a transparent white circle around the aircraft location icon and a pulsing blue ring to increase the visibility of your location on the map view in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Other People's Airplanes: iFlightPlanner

Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Dave Allen from Other People's Airplanes talks with iFlightPlanner's Co-Founder Andy Matthews about the latest updates to iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner.com, including iOS 7 updates and all-new Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders.

  

Other People’s Airplanes is an internet-based video show (or podcast) where Dave Allen brings you into the cockpit of, well, other people’s airplanes!  He mounts high definition cameras anywhere he can in and on airplanes whenever @DaveFlys.  He then produces a fresh episode of the show for you to watch with your own eyeballs!

In addition to documenting other people's airplanes, Dave videos some of the best and most exciting news from Sebring, SUN 'n FUN and AirVenture.  He's been a great supporter of iFlightPlannner and we were excited to share with him the release of iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0!

» Other People's Airplanes

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Redbird To End $1 Avgas Two Weeks Early

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

By Mary Grady, AVweb

Redbird Skyport's offer to fill your airplane's tank for $1 a gallon during October has drawn so much activity that the organizers have decided to end the promotion two weeks early, spokesman Jeff Van West said on Tuesday. "In preparing for this experiment, we planned for traffic averaging eight times normal," said Van West. "Actual response has been four times higher than that -- over 30 times our normal volume. By the end of the first week, we'd reached our data collection goal for the entire month." The incessant demand has become "unmanageable" for the Skyport staff, he said.

» More on AVweb

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Flight Planning Quick Tip: Close & Log Flight Plans

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

This week's flight planning Quick Tip shows you how to close your flight plan and log your flight into your electronic logbook using iFlightPlanner.com or iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Monday, March 18, 2013

iFlightPlanner.com Update

Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Last week's flight planning Quick Tip demonstrated how iFlightPlanner can help you incorporate SIDs and STARs into your low altitude and jet route auto routing.  This new feature, along with several others, were part of a significant update to iFlightPlanner.com that also strengthened the inner workings of iFlightPlanner in anticipation of the release of iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0 presented by Sennheiser later this year.

Each new feature has been seamlessly integrated into your iFlightPlanner experience and are detailed as follows:

Weather

  • Airports without METAR and/or TAF now display nearest weather observation and forecasts (up to 200nm away)
  • International weather is displayed by choosing "Adverse Flight Rules" on maps
  • US AWOS/Weather Stations without a corresponding airport are now included in corridor weather displays

NOTAMs

  • Complete NOTAM Support, including Domestic, FDC, Military, Military Local and International NOTAMs
  • All NOTAMs are updated every 5 minutes via live feed directly from the FAA

Flight Wizard

  • Flight Plan Filing: The "Yes, I want to file a flight plan" option defaults to "off"
  • Members can set their personal default under "My Profile > Aviation"

SIDs & STARs

  • Full SID/STAR selection capability with "Low Altitude Airway Auto w SID/STAR" or "Jet Route Auto-Routing"
  • SIDs and STARs are populated when the From/To airports are entered or changed

Flight Document

  • Now includes NOTAMs
  • Basic RADAR images removed
  • Now customizable for printing by toggling on/off Local Charts, Weight & Balance, Route Map, Navigation Log, TAFs, NOTAMS, and A/FD Services
  • Selections can be set as personal defaults under "My Profile > Aviation"

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on these additions!  Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We sincerely appreciate your continued support of iFlightPlanner!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Flight Planning Quick Tip: SIDs & STARs

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

This week's flight planning Quick Tip shows you how iFlightPlanner can help you incorporate SIDs and STARs into your low altitude and jet route flight planning. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

IMC Club Announces 'Brown Jacket' Instrument Mastery Award

Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

The IMC Club announced the "Brown Jacket" Instrument Mastery Award that will be presented annually to one outstanding General Aviation Instrument Pilot for his or her safety, proficiency and helping other pilots in their quest to “Master the Art of Instrument Navigation.”

The award recognizes excellence in areas of flight proficiency, continuing education and service to the aviation community and will be presented each year at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida starting in 2014.  In addition to a leather, “Instrument Master” flight jacket, the winner will receive a Sennheiser S1 Digital aviation headset.

For more information about the IMC Club and the "Brown Jacket" award, visit http://www.IMCClubs.org.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Print a Flyer, Help Share iFlightPlanner!

Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

We have created a new, printer-friendly flyer to help spread the word about iFlightPlanner!

If you think your fellow pilots would appreciate knowing more about iFlightPlanner.com, mobile.iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, print a copy and post it at your local airport or share the following short link via email or in your favorite online forum!

http://bit.ly/iFP-Flyer

The highest compliment we can ever receive is a personal recommendation from our members based on their experience with us.  We thank you for your continued support and encourage you to stay tuned - we have some exciting new features in the works thanks to your feedback!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Friday, October 05, 2012

iFlightPlanner at AOPA Summit 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner will be traveling west for next week's AOPA Summit in Palm Springs.  If you'll be joining the iFlightPlanner Crew in California, be sure to check out the information supplied by the AOPA for general aviation arrivals and departures at Palm Springs International Airport (KPSP).

iFlightPlanner will be with Sennheiser Aviation, our partner and presenting sponsor of iFlightPlanner for iPad, in Booth 610.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Introducing iFlightPlanner Premium Business

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

The iFlightPlanner Crew is excited to announce the addition of iFlightPlanner Premium Business, a multi-user platform designed for charter operators, corporate flight departments and flying organizations with the need to seamlessly share flight and aircraft information amongst their respective pilots, dispatchers, and members.

iFlightPlanner Premium Business maximizes the versatility of iFlightPlanner’s web-based flight planning with the mobility and in-flight capabilities of iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser.  Pilots whose organizations employ an iFlightPlanner Premium Business account have the ability to view flights and flight details that are created by an associate via wireless data connection between iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad.  This setup creates a safe and efficient collaborative dispatch environment for any organization, large or small.

» FULL PRESS RELEASE

We continue to rely on member feedback in the development of iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad and are seeking multi-pilot organizations interested in the continued development of iFlightPlanner Premium Business.  While iFlightPlanner awaits QICP Certification for approved use by charter and corporate flight departments, we encourage organizations who believe they can benefit from these new features to contact us!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Monday, August 13, 2012

The iFlightPlanner Widget

Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

We are excited to announce the availability of the iFlightPlanner Widget, a simple set of HTML code designed to allow the addition of iFlightPlanner's airport and aviation weather information to any website.

Pilots and aviation enthusiasts who are signed in to their iFlightPlanner Free or Premium account gain 1-click access to a complete Airport/Facility Directory, Weather Center and seamless Aviation Charts through any website that hosts the iFlightPlanner Widget.

Websites already hosting the Widget include AVweb.com, the Cessna Flyer Association, Piper Flyer Association, the Stuck Mic AvCast and ThePilotReport.com.

The iFlightPlanner Widget

•    Color-coded METARs
•    Airport/Facility Directory
•    Weather Center
•    Aviation Charts
•    Airport & Route lookup

Visit http://www.iFlightPlanner.com/W to add the iFlightPlanner Widget to your website.  Administrators are encouraged to contact us for an Affiliate Code that will enable the Widget to return users to their site when using the Widget’s “Sign In” feature.

If you are not yet an iFlightPlanner member head to http://www.iFlightPlanner.com/Join and create your Free or Premium account for access to the iFlightPlanner Widget, as well as our fully-integrated flight planning solution featuring iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser.

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.™

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

iFlightPlanner's "Team Aerostar S1" Contest

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Have you ever dreamed of flying in tight formation with some of the best pilots in the world or wanted to experience the Quiet Revolution with Sennheiser's S1 Digital ANR headset?  As part of the annual festivities in Oshkosh, iFlightPlanner invites you to enter the 2012 "Team Aerostar S1" contest for a chance to make those dreams a reality!

The Grand Prizes:

Grand Prize winners will be drawn on Sunday, July 29 at the conclusion of AirVenture.

The Daily Prizes:

Daily winners will be drawn Monday-Saturday at 3pm ahead of the airshows. You do not need to be present to win.

There are 5 ways to enter for your chance to win!

Simply complete any of the following five tasks to have your name entered to win.  Complete all five and you'll receive five additional bonus entries!  There's no purchase necessary, and even if you're not making the trip to Oshkosh for the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" there are still three ways for you to enter!

  1. Purchase a t-shirt, polo or hat from the newly launched iFlightPlanner Shop
  2. Wear any of your iFlightPlanner Gear to Booth 288 and check-in with the iFlightPlanner Crew
    For each day you vist the booth during Oshkosh you'll earn an additional entry!
  3. Present your iFlightPlanner AirVenture 2012 Arrival/Departure Sign to us in Booth 288
  4. Upgrade to or extend your iFlightPlanner Premium membership
  5. Take the iFlightPlanner Experience Survey

iFlightPlanner will be with Sennheiser Aviation, our partners and presenting sponsor of iFlightPlanner for iPad, in Booth 288 near Hangar B.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

AirVenture 2012 Arrival & Departure Signs

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

The AirVenture 2012 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

Each one is carrying the logos of Sennheiser Aviation, our partners and presenting sponsor of iFlightPlanner for iPad, Team Aerostar, and iFlightPlanner as part of our "Team Aerostar S1" contest for 2012.  Simply print and bring your iFlightPlanner-branded aircraft sign with a valid email address to Booth 288 during AirVenture and be entered to win a number of great prizes!

The Grand Prizes:

The Daily Prizes:

Check out the "Team Aerostar S1" contest details for more ways to enter, and remember to print the signs you'll need for your trip to Oshkosh!  We look forward to seeing you there!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The iFlightPlanner Shop, Now Open!

Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 9:00 PM

The exclusive retail outlet for officially-branded iFlightPlanner merchandise, the iFlightPlanner Shop, is now open!

We've created a number of unique designs for you to show your support of iFlightPlanner, including some of American Apparel's softest, smoothest, best-looking t-shirts available anywhere!

» http://www.iFlightPlanner.com/Shop

In addition to our embroidered hats and dry performance polos we'll be adding more merchandise as we grow the store, specifically from our partners and manufacturers whose products enhance the iFlightPlanner experience for our members. 

As part of our "Team Aerostar S1" contest for 2012, every store purchase, including iFlightPlanner Premium memberships and upgrades, will receive one entry to win one of a number of great prizes!

The Grand Prizes:

The Daily Prizes:

Check out all the details of the "Team Aerostar S1" contest and learn how you can enter for a chance to win!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Thursday, April 12, 2012

iFlightPlanner for iPad Wx Updates

Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Behind the scenes, iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser keeps track of a significant amount of detailed weather data.  When you tap the "Update Wx" button on the iFlightPlanner for iPad Account screen, the most recent METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs and TFRs for the entire U.S. and bordering airports are downloaded from iFlightPlanner.com and stored on the iPad for off-line use.

The METARs and TAFs are used to show the current weather for your favorite airports and for airports you view within the A/FD.  The METARs are also used to determine the color-coded route corridor weather when you load a flight on the Flights tab and TFRs are depicted on the map of your flight to help you visualize any restricted airspace to avoid.
 
It has come to our attention that downloading updated weather is a bit slow.  So, as always, we're working on refining the update process and improving performance!  We'll be adding graphical AIRMETs and SIGMETs as well as looking to develop the functionality to update the weather for just your favorites or for an airport you may be viewing within the A/FD.  Let us know what you think!

We hope this gives you a little more insight into the behind-the-scenes action of iFlightPlanner for iPad!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.™

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sun 'n Fun Spring Break Special!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 7:45 AM

Sign up for an iFlightPlanner Free account during Sun 'n Fun and have until April 30, 2012 to upgrade your account to iFlightPlanner Premium for only $69.95!

There's absolutely no obligation to upgrade and it's completely FREE to join the thousands of pilots who are already experiencing iFlightPlanner.com, mobile.iFlightPlanner.com, and iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser!

Not attending the show?  No problem!  This offer is available to anyone, even if you're already an iFlightPlanner user.  Simply visit iFlightPlanner.com/SUNnFUN to take advantage of this limited time offer!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, December 12, 2011

iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser

Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 5:16 PM

At iFlightPlanner, we consider flight planning to be a process that ultimately enhances the safety and joy of flying, a goal of every pilot when they take to the skies.  Planning a flight should therefore be as routine and seamless as possible, allowing us to focus on flying the aircraft while knowing that all necessary information related to the flight is complete and easily accessible.

 
This vision has been an integral part of the iFlightPlanner experience from day one, and every enhancement or feature has been evaluated with those parameters in mind.  Our newest addition to the iFlightPlanner product family is no exception, and it brings us one step closer to achieving what we’ve set out to do - offer pilots a fully-integrated flight planning solution that maximizes flexibility and is fun and easy to use.

We are proud to announce the imminent release of iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser!

iFlightPlanner for iPad is not just another flight planning application for the iPad but instead a logical extension of iFlightPlanner’s proven flight planning experience.  Pilots can continue to rely on the convenience of planning their flights on any computer using the web-based flight wizard at iFlightPlanner.com and sync all their flight data into iFlightPlanner for iPad for easy access in the cockpit.  This approach not only maximizes flexibility but also takes full advantage of our web-based interface for easy data entry and the native iPad application for increased portability.


iFlightPlanner for iPad is, in essence, an interactive cockpit document that gives pilots access to all the relevant routing, weather, and airport information while in flight and eliminating the need for printouts or primary paper charts in the cockpit.  Additionally, iFlightPlanner for iPad communicates with the iFlightPlanner servers via WiFi or cellular data connection allowing users to electronically close flight plans while simultaneously creating an entry in their digital log book.  All these features, including full access to our entire chart database, extensive weather information and airport/facility directory will be available to anyone with a free iFlightPlanner account.  Our premium users will also have the ability create and modify existing flight plans using an optimized version of our intuitive flight planning wizard designed specifically for the iPad.

Features of iFlightPlanner for iPad include:

  • Fully-integrated with iFlightPlanner.com and mobile.iFlightPlanner.com
  • Seamless georeferenced VFR Sectional and IFR Low/High enroute charts
  • Color-coded route corridor weather with access to latest METARs and TAFs
  • GPS-enabled moving map
  • Comprehensive Airport/Facility Directory
  • Airport diagrams, runway information, IFR approach plates, SIDs, and STARs
  • FBO and local airport-related business directory
  • Ability to electronically close flight plans via network connection
  • Sync and maintain digital pilot logbook

iFlightPlanner for iPad has been developed from the ground up as a result of our strategic partnership with leading headset manufacturer Sennheiser Aviation and will be available as a free download from the Apple App Store.  We are in the final stages of development so stay tuned for the latest information!

Blue skies,
The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

iFlightPlanner.com to Support Aerostars Formation Aerobatic Team

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 2:57 PM

iFlightPlanner.com and the Aerostars formation aerobatic team proudly announce a new partnership that will provide Team Aerostar with integrated flight planning support powered by iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad.

At AirVenture 2011, iFlightPlanner.com and Sennheiser Aviation introduced an integrated iPad application that maximizes the power and versatility of iFlightPlanner.com’s web-based flight planning wizard with the portability of the Apple iPad.  With the release of iFlightPlanner for iPad later this fall, Team Aerostar will have an integrated electronic flight bag that allows for flight details such as their routes, weather, navigation logs, VFR and IFR charts, approach plates, and digital logbooks to be downloaded and viewed on the iPad while in flight and without a data connection.
 
“Our airline flying schedules keep us very busy so our flight planning between our base airport and the show sites must be quick, easy, and exact,” said Paul Hornick, Left Wing pilot for the Aerostars.  “iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad provide our team the tools necessary to handle our VFR or IFR flight planning needs in an easy to use interface that is quick to learn and even quicker to use.”

» Click HERE to read the full PRESS RELEASE.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

iFlightPlanner.com Joins Aspen Avionics' Connected Panel Partner Program

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 5:00 AM

iFlightPlanner.com announced today that it will be working with Aspen Avionics as a Connected Panel™ Partner to enable connectivity between its soon to be released iPad application, iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, and the Aspen Avionics Connected Panel™.

By launching its Connected™ network of aviation-specific hardware and software applications, Aspen Avionics is allowing pilots to take that information one step further by bridging the gap between smart devices, such as the iPad, and panel-mounted avionics.  With iFlightPlanner for iPad as an enabled component of the Connected™ network, pilots will be able to transfer flights that were planned and filed using iFlightPlanner.com directly into their certified Aspen Avionics Connected Panel™.

» Read the full iFlightPlanner.com PRESS RELEASE by clicking here


Friday, August 05, 2011

It's in the books! Oshkosh 2011.

Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 9:45 AM

It's hard to believe that another year in Oshkosh for the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" has come and gone!  We had an incredible week at AirVenture 2011 and want to thank our new friends at Sennheiser Aviation for their unique vision and belief in a partnership that all of us as members of the aviation community can be very exiced about!  Pilots will be able to experience an all-new way of flight planning with the release of iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser this fall.

We also want to thank the editors, writers, podcasters, and camera crews that stopped by the Sennheiser Pavilion last week to hear the story behind iFlightPlanner.com and see what a flight planning utility looks like when pilot feedback is combined with intuitive technology.  Be sure to keep an eye on the list below for their take on iFlightPlanner.com at #OSH11:

There are only 50 weeks left until we make the trip back to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2012 and we hope you will make the trip along with us!  Thank you for your continued support in helping make iFlightPlanner.com the premier flight planning resource on the web!  ...and soon to be on the iPad!

Blue skies,
The iFlightPlanner.com Crew
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Friday, July 29, 2011

iFlightPlanner.com, Sennheiser announce iFlightPlanner for iPad

Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

iFlightPlanner.com is proud to announce a strategic partnership with leading headset manufacturer Sennheiser Aviation.  As a direct result of this partnership, iFlightPlanner.com will be developing iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser.


iFlightPlanner for iPad, scheduled for release this fall but available for demonstration at Oshkosh AirVenture 2011, will seamlessly download flights planned using the iFlightPlanner.com Flight Wizard into the iPad for use in the cockpit.

"We are thrilled about the opportunity to work with Sennheiser and provide a flight planning experience that is unmatched in general aviation" said Andy Matthews, iFlightPlanner.com's co-founder and Director of Business Development.  "Seeing the results when two like-minded companies from different sectors of the aviation industry come together on a project like this is very exciting!"

"Our cooperation with iFlightPlanner.com is another example of how we continue to support the broader aviation community," commented Dave Dunlap, director, Sennheiser Aviation. "iFlightPlanner.com is an innovative company with a clear focus on high quality. Through long-term strategic partnerships like this, we want to decrease barriers to flight and make the flight planning process as seamless as possible."

Pilots will have the ability to view flight details, including navigation logs, VFR and IFR charts, as well as approach plates on the iPad while in flight and without a data connection.

Attendees at EAA’s AirVenture 2011 will be the first to see the iFlightPlanner.com app in action before its release later this fall.  Sennheiser will be hosting the iFlightPlanner.com crew in Booth #288 alongside the newly unveiled Sennheiser S1 Digital aviation headset.

To read the full press release from iFlightPlanner.com click HERE, or HERE to read the release from Sennheiser Aviation.

 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Listen to Podapalooza LIVE on LiveATC.net!

Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 6:39 PM

Tune in at 7:00pm EDT to hear some of aviation's top podcasters talk flying and all things Oshkosh!  Podapalooza 2011 will broadcast LIVE via LiveATC.net from the Sennheiser Pavillion just outsite Hangar B.

iFlightPlanner is excited to be along for the ride and show pilots just how easy it is to PLAN. FLY. LOG. with the new iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser.

The live feed, which is all being powered by Sennheiser professional audio equipment, can be accessed on LiveATC.net or through the LiveATC apps for iPhone or Android devices.