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Monday, November 02, 2015

Product of the Month: PilotMall-Branded Leather Bags

Monday, November 02, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

Looking for a great leather bag for day trips or a deluxe headset case to match?  Check out the great selection of PilotMall-branded leather bags being highlighted as our Products of the Month for the month of November!

No need to sacrifice style and splendor during short trips.  Instead, pack luxury along with your belongings in any number of leather flight bags, headset cases, duffels and totes.  These one-of-a-kind bags bring road warriors and frequent flyers a premium collection of top-notch components.  Each is adorned with the official PilotMall.com logo, with a custom front logo available for purchases of 10 or more bags (90-day lead time required). A superb choice for effortless, on-the-go opulence you'll never again want to travel without!

Click HERE to see the full assortment of bags, get FREE SHIPPING and SAVE $5 on your first purchase of more than $100 using coupon code PLAN10!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Highlighting the Icom IC-A220 Air Band Panel Mount Transceiver

Monday, October 05, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

Icom America recently introduced their new A220 VHF air band radio for the avionics market, featuring enhanced squelch control, a bright white display, and easy installation.

The IC-A220 builds upon the manufacturer's celebrated A210 panel mount transceiver.  Like its predecessor, the Mil-Spec A220 features easy "flip-flop" channel selection to switch between main and standby channels. It also retains the A210's intercom functions and GPS memory functionality (when connected to an external receiver).

The Icom IC-A220 features a large, bright organic light emitting diode (OLED) display with white key backlighting, and an auto-dimmer function adjusts the OLED's brightness for ideal daytime or nighttime operation. It also has one-action squelch operation and automatic/manual squelch control, and offers a D-SUB 25 connector in its back panel promotes a flexible and easy installation.

Innovative features found in this next generation air band panel mount transceiver are why more pilots trust Icom as the one you add before flight.  For a complete list of highlights and detailed features, visit Icom's online product page for the IC-A220 or download the complete product brochure.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hangar Network and iFlightPlanner Revolutionize Aviation Industry by Integrating Real Estate with Flight Planning

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner has incorporated Hangar Network’s real estate data into its flight planning tools.  Now hangars and airport properties that are for sale, lease or available as transient space are viewable as an interactive layer in all of iFlightPlanner’s web-based mapping interfaces.  An industry first, these new tools allow pilots to see all the space available at airports along their route of flight.

Whether buying or selling a hangar, seeking a home for a flight department or searching for transient space during an upcoming trip, iFlightPlanner and Hangar Network have brought together the best of both products to showcase all the real estate available along a flight route. Listings are updated by Hangar Network daily, allowing iFlightPlanner to provide one-click access to current, complete listing details and property information.

“Hangar Network strives to be the central resource for the aviation and airport real estate industry. Our mission is to change the way that aviators, industry professionals and the world connect to aviation real estate. By partnering with iFlightPlanner, we are revolutionizing the industry and demonstrating our ongoing commitment to finding new, better ways to navigate the aviation real estate market,” said Iver Retrum, co-founder and manager, Hangar Network. “By making this connection we are taking the first step toward creating a system where, in addition to exposing an airport’s long-term real estate options, aviators are able to communicate and make transient hangar accommodations available on a real-time basis.” 

“Partnering with Hangar Network has allowed us to add even more industry-leading functionality to iFlightPlanner. Whether pilots are simply viewing our freely accessible aviation charts or planning a detailed cross-country flight and filing flight plans, finding the airport real estate to meet their needs at home or on the go has never been easier,” said Andy Matthews, co-founder & director of business development for iFlightPlanner.

Pilots may choose to overlay any combination of Hangar Network listings along their route of flight by selecting their preferred property types from the Map Layers menu found in the upper-left corner of all iFlightPlanner’s online maps. Available hangars, land, airport residential space, tie down space and warehouse/flex space are all shown. 

When zoomed out, iFlightPlanner’s intelligent zoom functionality will show a summarized total of listings at each airport, and when zoomed in, or by clicking the “Zoom to Satellite View” button, users can see the precise location of each listing on the airfield with color-coded identifiers indicating their respective availability. In addition to the graphical map layer, all of Hangar Network’s listings are also available through iFlightPlanner’s comprehensive Airport/Facility Directory on the Hangars & Properties tab available for each airport.

 

To add an airport property listing to Hangar Network for display on iFlightPlanner, visit http://www.HangarNetwork.com/Signup to create an account!

About Hangar Network

Hangar Network is the leading resource for connecting individuals to aviation real estate. Their map-centric listing service provides unmatched access to a diverse range of airport related real estate. Hangar Network has changed the way aviators, industry professionals and the world connect to aviation real estate. In addition to a state-of-the-art listing service, Hangar Network also provides users and subscribers with the latest industry news, expert advice and industry happenings through its social media channels, newsletter and blog. For more information, please visit www.HangarNetwork.com

Monday, June 29, 2015

iFlightPlanner Aviation Charts now on LiveATC.net

Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

With the most recent update to LiveATC.net, web-based listeners now have direct access to iFlightPlanner's free online aviation charts and weather overlays.  Simply click through to the Airport Info, VFR Sectional or IFR Low Enroute charts in the facility details.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Inspirational & Educational World Flight Launches Tomorrow

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

On June 13, 2015 Think Global Flight will begin it's around the world flight of adventure, promoting education and inspiring more than 20,000 students in 21 countries across the globe. 

Among those expressing their support are Think Global Flight Ambassadors Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin and Voyager pilot Dick Rutan.  Buzz Aldrin will join the crew on most of their journey.  Captain Judy Rice will be flying the donated Citation Mustang with Ardwin Freight President Edwin Sahakian to classroom presentations with students and media during their scheduled stops along the route.

Think Global Flight provides opportunities serving as a global, inaugural experience for the exploration of career options and pathways in the aviation and aerospace industries growing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) awareness. TGF is recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Education for real-world applications to STEM.

» ThinkGlobalFlight.org

Monday, April 20, 2015

LiveATC.net at SUN 'n FUN 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

It's going to be a busy week at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) for SUN 'n FUN!  Be sure to tune in to LiveATC.net for ten (10) great audio streams, including SUN 'n FUN Radio and the USAF Thunderbirds!

LiveATC.net provides a quick and easy way to listen in on live conversations between pilots and air traffic controllers near many airports around the world.  It lets you easily browse by U.S. state, Canadian province, or by country to find an airport of interest.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fly-In Photos at Westgate River Ranch

Monday, January 12, 2015 @ 8:00 AM
 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Save $650 on the Degreemeeter from the Jardur Watch Co.

Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

This year the Jardur Watch Company is offering a 20% holiday discount on its premium, Degreemeter model.  The Degreemeter is the first aviation chronograph launched under the revitalized Jardur Watch Company, the Degreemeter, pays homage to the original World War II era Bezelmeter 960 while incorporating all of the advancements in materials, manufacturing methods and design features which comprise state-of-the-art watchmaking.

This watch features a degreemeter, unelapsed hours meter, integrated chronograph, date display and non-reflective crystal making it the ultimate pilot's timepiece.  The $650 savings is available only to the first 18 customers, and included with the purchase of each watch is one (1) year of iFlightPlanner Premium Plus, an additional $139.99 value!  

Visit the iFlightPlanner Shop for more details!

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

iFlightPlanner Now Hosting LiveATC Feed at KARB

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner, located adjacent to the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, is now hosting the LiveATC feed for KARB!

The LiveATC network, availabe online at LiveATC.net or through iPhone and Android apps, is the world's largest network of streaming audio feeds focused solely on aviation-related communications, currently covering over 800 airports around the world with over 900 different audio feeds and growing daily!

One of the best resources for improving your radio skills is to listen to LiveATC.net.  iFlightPlanner is proud to have partnered with LiveATC to make feeds avialable directly via our Airport/Facility Directory.

» LiveATC at KARB

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

QuickTip: iFlightPlanner's Competitive Upgrade Program

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Brought to you by MyGoFlight, this video shows you how to take advantage of a discount that is available through IMC Club's relationship with iFlightPlanner.  It is also designed to get pilots to think about redundancy concerning their iPad EFB.  A pilot should always have a plan B for the unexpected.

  

Future Quick Tips will focus on ways pilots can fly more safely using today's technology.  For more information on the IMC Clubs and their mission of helping pilots master the art of instrument navigation, visit their website at http://www.IMCclubs.org.

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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

iFlightPlanner Update: June 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

AirVenture 2014 is fast approaching and we have all hands on deck here in Ann Arbor preparing for what is going to be a great week in Oshkosh, July 28-August 3!  In the meantime we have a few new features and enhancements that we would like to share with you...

GPX File Import/Export Capabilities

iFlightPlanner Premium Members now have the ability to import .GPX flight plan files into iFlightPlanner to assist in the planning of flight routes.  This new functionality compliments the already popular feature of being able to save routes planned on iFlightPlanner to the .GPX and Garmin .FPL flight plan file formats for use in compatible avionics packages. «IMPORT/EXPORT»

Enhanced TFR Processing

iFlightPlanner recently upgraded its behind-the-scenes processing of Temporary Flight Restrictions from http://tfr.faa.gov for all map views available on iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad.  While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of TFRs, please double check current NOTAMS before you fly! «GRAPHICAL TFR»

ZULU Time by The Jardur Watch Co.

The Jardur Watch Company has been named the exclusive timekeeper of iFlightPlanner and will be the presenting sponsor of the official ZULU (GMT) time found throughout our web-based flight planning products.  Look for "ZULU by Jardur" in the lower-right corner of your web browser! «JARDUR WATCH CO.»

AirVenture 2014

The iFlightPlanner Crew will be in Hangar B this year, Booths 2028 & 2029, just to your right as you walk in the main hangar door.  Our expanded presence will allow us to show you all the latest features that are soon to be released to make your iFlightPlanner experience the best yet!

Monday, June 09, 2014

LOOP 2014 Readership Survey

Monday, June 09, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

LOOP Aviation Magazine, iFlightPlanner Partner and the #1 General Aviation iPad Magazine Worldwide is asking a few minutes of your time, to learn about you, so that they can continue to deliver the best digital aviation journalism there is!

The survey is completely confidential and the results will help LOOP paint a picture of who is reading and, just as importantly, allow them to inform advertisers who their audience is.  This doesn't mean more advertising in LOOP, but attracting new advertisers and strengthening existing relationships is key to their ability to deliever LOOP at no cost to you, every month!

» Download LOOP today!

Friday, June 06, 2014

A World War II Veteran, a Watch and a Wish

Friday, June 06, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Jardur Watch Company President CC Shermer will gift Mr. Julian Russo, World War II Veteran and Curtiss SB2C Helldiver gunner, a vintage Jardur watch in honor of his service and commitment to our country this fall.  

Mr. Shermer and Mr. Russo became acquainted in April when Russo phoned Shermer regarding a Jardur watch he wore throughout his service during WWII.  During the conversation, Mr. Russo explained that he purchased a Jardur tool watch during the war at a U.S. Navy Ship Store.   He stated, “I loved my watch. It served me well over Iwo Jima...  I just wish I still had it.”  Russo went on to explain that someone took it from a bathroom wash basin sometime after the war.

Shermer noted that Russo was still very upset over the loss of the watch.  “When he spoke about his Jardur, he sounded like someone reflecting on an old friend,” said Shermer.  Russo expressed that he would love to find and wear another Jardur watch again, and that sent Shermer into action who reached out to his network of watch collectors and found a vintage Jardur, the same model as Mr. Russo’s lost watch.  “I think it will be awesome to present Julian with a vintage Jardur tool watch like the one he wore over Mt. Suribachi.  Hopefully, this gift to Julian will be the ultimate ‘Thank you for your service!’” added Shermer. 

The presentation will take place at noon on August 16, 2014 at the McIntyre Building, 874 Broadway in New York City.  “The location of the presentation was very important to me," said Shermer.  "I chose the McIntyre Building because that is where the Jardur Import Company was first established in 1937.”

» The Jardur Watch Company