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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Navigating Identical VOR and Airport Identifiers in iFlightPlanner

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Planning flights can be a meticulous task, especially when dealing with specific navigation aids like VORs that share identifiers with airports. iFlightPlanner offers a robust solution for this scenario, making flight planning both flexible and accurate.

When the IATA Identifiers Match

When planning a flight, iFlightPlanner supports routing from and to VORs. However, a common issue arises when a VOR and an airport share the same three-character IATA identifier. In such cases, the system defaults to assuming the identifier refers to the airport, not the VOR. For example, the identifier "OSH" could refer to both an airport and a VOR. By default, iFlightPlanner will interpret "OSH" as the airport and change it to "KOSH," which can be frustrating if you intend to depart from or navigate to the VOR.

How to Distinguish VORs

The solution is straightforward: add "/V" to the VOR identifier. So, if you wish to start your flight from the "OSH" VOR, you should enter it as "OSH/V" in the Planner console. This simple addition ensures that the system correctly interprets your input as a VOR rather than an airport, as shown here:

This feature is particularly beneficial for pilots who often depart VFR and pick up an IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) clearance en route. It provides more flexibility and reduces the load on the IFR system. iFlightPlanner’s intuitive interface and this specific feature make it an excellent tool for precise and efficient flight planning.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Understanding IFR Flight Plans: Why Changes Can't Be Made Within 46 Minutes

Thursday, July 18, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

When operating under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), pilots must file a flight plan that cannot be amended or canceled within 46 minutes of departure. This rule ensures safety and efficiency within Air Traffic Control (ATC).

Why the 46-Minute Rule?

Once a flight plan is filed, ATC coordinates with various sectors and allocates resources. Sudden changes can disrupt these operations, affecting safety and efficiency.

What Constitutes a Change?

In addition to altitude or flight level, destination, and route changes, altering the speed of an aircraft constitutes a change. If the average true airspeed at cruising altitude varies by plus or minus 5 percent or 10 knots, ATC must be advised.

How to Manage Changes?

  1. Plan Ahead: Ensure your flight plan is accurate and finalized before the 46-minute cutoff.
  2. Communicate Early: If changes are needed, notify ATC promptly. Changes should be made more than 46 minutes before departure using the Amend Flight Plan feature offered by iFlightPlanner. If unavailable, contact an ATC facility or FSS.
  3. Update Departure Times: Notify ATC if your departure is delayed by more than 2 hours to keep the flight plan active. Due to traffic saturation, ATC may not accept revisions via radio, so contact a flight plan service provider or FSS.

By understanding and adhering to this rule, pilots can contribute to a safer, more efficient air traffic system.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in July 11 Notices

Monday, July 15, 2024 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from July 11, 2024 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

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

Thursday, July 11, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning July 11, 2024 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Flying to Oshkosh? Free EFB memberships are waiting for you!

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Flying to Oshkosh this year? The first 50 AOPA members to present their iFlightPlanner for AOPA arrival sign at the members-only happy hour on Monday, July 22, will receive a complimentary 1-year iFlightPlanner Core or iFlightPlanner Premium membership along with some great AOPA and iFlightPlanner swag!

HOW TO GET YOUR FREE SWAG

  1. Print your iFlightPlanner for AOPA arrival sign HERE and display it in your aircraft upon landing.
  2. Check in at AOPA Member Services from 9am-5pm to receive your entry bracelet for the Members-Only Deck.
  3. Be among the first 50 members to present your iFlightPlanner for AOPA arrival sign at the members-only happy hour on Monday, June 22.

PRINT MY ARRIVAL SIGN

A few NOTAMs:

  • Only arrival signs with the official iFlightPlanner for AOPA logo will be accepted.
  • iFlightPlanner Core and iFlightPlanner Premium memberships (25 of each) will be randomly distributed with each swag bag.
  • Entry bracelets for the Welcome to OSH AOPA Members-Only Happy Hour will be available from 9am-5pm at the AOPA Member Services desk, located at the AOPA Campus in Booth #463.

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Welcome to OSH AOPA Members-Only Happy Hour
Monday, July 22 – 5:30-6:30pm CT

Hang out on the new AOPA Members-Only Deck, have a drink, and mingle with fellow aviation enthusiasts as we look forward to another great week at AirVenture. Check in at Member Services to receive your entry bracelet that will allow you access to the happy hour – and the Members-Only Deck all week!  If you are among the first 50 members to present your iFlightPlanner for AOPA arrival sign at the event, you'll receive a special gift from AOPA and iFlightPlanner!

Monday, July 8, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for July 11 Cycle

Monday, July 8, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 11, 2024.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on July 11.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

2024 AirVenture, Oshkosh Arrival & Departure Signs

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

The 2024 AirVenture Notice specifies sign codes used to inform ground personnel of your desired parking area at Wittman Regional Airport (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. 

Arrival Signs

NOTE: Requests for the North 40 or South 40 areas are NOT guaranteed.

Departure Signs

Please know this Notice does not supersede restrictions contained in other FDC NOTAMs, however it is required reading and should be part of every pilot's preflight preparation.

This year's arrival and departure signs are again produced in partnership with iFlightPlanner for AOPA, the powerful web interface for AOPA members to plan flights using hi-res charts and weather imagery, retrieve regulatory compliant weather briefs, file flight plans, and much more!

Remember to print your arrival and departure signs before your trip and fly safe!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in June 13 Notices

Monday, June 17, 2024 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from June 13, 2024 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 3:25 PM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning June 13, 2024 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Simplify Hangar Rentals with Hangar Direct and iFlightPlanner

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner is excited to announce its partnership with Hangar Direct, the Airbnb-like marketplace that connects pilots with owners of available hangar space in the United States.

 

Hangar Direct Homepage

 CREATE FREE ACCOUNT

 

Whether you’re looking for a nightly rental, monthly lease, or aiming to list your hangar for sale, this collaboration promises to simplify the process of finding and booking hangar space for you – and the entire general aviation community.

GETTING STARTED IS EASY:

  1. Create your FREE account
  2. Find a hangar (or list your own)
  3. Protect your aircraft while supporting GA 

This partnership is a testament to Hangar Direct’s dedication to solving the problem of hangar space availability in general aviation. By combining the extensive reach and flight planning expertise of iFlightPlanner with this innovative solution from Hangar Direct, we are poised to make finding and leasing hangar space easier than ever before.

 

CREATE FREE ACCOUNT

 

As this partnership evolves, we plan for our platforms to work together to provide you with a smooth, user-friendly experience. From simply searching for and booking a hangar you need, or listing one you own for transient pilots to rent, the process will be intuitive and efficient.

We invite you to create your FREE account and see all that Hangar Direct has to offer!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, June 10, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for June 13 Cycle

Monday, June 10, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 13, 2024.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on June 13.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

EAA Releases Oshkosh Notice for AirVenture 2024

Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

The Oshkosh Notice for AirVenture 2024 (commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM) has been released for EAA's annual fly-in convention to be held July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, WI.

The Notice, which is in effect from noon CDT on Thursday, July 18 until noon CDT on Monday, July 29, 2024, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.  The Notice was designed by the FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning.

While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2023 version. Some of those changes include:

  • A TFR will be in effect in MKE airspace from July 15-18
  • A new Fisk holding procedure has been established
  • No FISK arrivals before 8am CDT on Thursday, July 25

The ATC-assignable transition points approaching Oshkosh from the west that will ease holding and congestion will again be in effect in 2024. These points are at Endeavor Bridge (VPENV), Puckaway Lake (VPPLK), and Green Lake (VPGRN). They will be announced on the arrival ATIS when ATC activates them at times of highest traffic flows.

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

Please know this Notice does not supersede restrictions contained in other FDC NOTAMs, however it is required reading and should be part of every pilot's preflight preparation.

Remember to print your arrival and departure signs before your trip and fly safe!

Monday, May 20, 2024

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in May 16 Notices

Monday, May 20, 2024 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from May 16, 2024 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for May 16 Cycle

Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning May 16, 2024 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, May 13, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for May 16 Cycle

Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 May 16, 2024.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on May 16.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

4 Tools to Help Burn Less Fuel and Fly Faster

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Not planning with an iFlightPlanner Premium membership is likely costing you - using these four simple planning tools will help save you fuel, time, and money every time you fly!

Detailed Aircraft Performance Profiles

iFlightPlanner offers the most detailed aircraft performance profiles of any flight planning solution.  Not only can you input performance data by altitude, but as an iFlightPlanner Premium, you're able to create and plan using multiple performance profiles that will maximize your aircraft's range or cruise speed.  The flight planner is so robust that it interpolates aircraft performance based on all available data, and gets more precise as you add details to the profile for each altitude. 

Do you have performance profiles that you've perfected for your aircraft?  Let us know, the iFlightPlanner Crew will be happy to help add it to your account!



Aircraft Fuel Range Mapping

Instantly see if you can reach your destination non-stop, or know when you'll begin burning your predetermined reserve fuel with our fuel range identifiers.  The orange marker shows where you'll tap into your reserve, while the red marker indicates the maximum range of your aircraft given your route, aircraft performance, and forecasted winds.  Each fuel setting is available when editing an aircraft from your My Aircraft list, allowing the markers to appear on the map automatically for iFlightPlanner Premium.



Graphical Fuel Price Map Layers

 

Turn on the fuel price layers in any of our interactive maps, including iFlightPlanner for iPad, to get a look at the most recently reported fuel prices across the country.  Each fuel price links to our comprehensive Airport/Facility Directory for each airport, complete with FBO details, runway information, and printable airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures.

 

 

 

Altitude Efficiency Comparison Tool

Leveraging your detailed aircraft performance profiles, iFlightPlanner can compare every altitude (up to your aircraft's maximum) to identify the quickest, and most fuel-efficient altitudes for your flight.  Simply click the Compare Altitudes button in the online Flight Planning Interface or in iFlightPlanner for iPad to discover the fuel savings waiting for you enroute!

 

Using another EFB but want to switch to iFlightPlanner and take advantage of these great features?  Our Competitive Upgrade Program allows you to trade-in your existing subscription and have the time remaining on it added to your new iFlightPlanner Premium.

If you have any questions, please send us a message.  We are always happy to help and want you to get the most out of your iFlightPlanner experience!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in April 18 Notices

Monday, April 22, 2024 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from April 18, 2024 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

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

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning April 18, 2024 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, April 15, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for April 18 Cycle

Monday, April 15, 2024 @ 8:08 PM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 18, 2024.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on April 18.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

NBAA Introduces New International Flight Plan Format Guide

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

NBAA unveiled a tool at the 2024 NBAA International Operators Conference in Orlando, FL, to aid compliance with international flight planning requirements.

The "International Flight Plan Format Guide," developed by NBAA’s International Operators Committee, helps operators manage varied flight plan requirements from the FAA, ICAO, and other regulators. This guide, supported by major flight planning vendors, provides a standardized format to align on flight plan language and structure. Though optional, using this format simplifies the LOA application process and enhances international compliance.

NBAA collaborates with the FAA to gather feedback and improve the process continuously, addressing issues like incorrect equipment codes. This initiative aims to streamline operations and ensure industry-wide consistency.

» NBAA International Flight Plan Format Guide

Monday, March 25, 2024

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in March 21 Notices

Monday, March 25, 2024 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from March 21, 2024 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

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

Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning March 21, 2024 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, March 18, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for March 21 Cycle

Monday, March 18, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 21, 2024.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on March 21.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Updated FAA Guidance for Using EFBs

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

The FAA has released AC 91-78A, updating guidance for aircraft owners, operators, and pilots under Title 14 CFR part 91 on using Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). This update simplifies replacing traditional paper information with digital solutions, including hosted database and software applications, while ensuring regulatory compliance.

EFBs like iFlightPlanner have been be a game-changer, allowing pilots to store and retrieve essential flight information electronically, such flight plans, regulatory compliant weather briefs, weight and balance calculations, aeronautical charts, and more.  The new guidance clears the way for fully digitized cockpits, provided the digital information meets specific criteria: it must not replace required aircraft systems, should be equivalent to the paper versions, must be current and accurate, and should not interfere with flight operations.

Additionally, the AC recommends assessments for human-machine interface and Crew Resource Management (CRM), and highlights the importance of training and security procedures to ensure safe and effective use of EFBs.

» FAA AC 91-78A: Use of Electronic Flight Bags

 

Monday, February 26, 2024

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in February 22 Notices

Monday, February 26, 2024 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from February 22, 2024 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for February 22 Cycle

Thursday, February 22, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning February 22, 2024 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, February 19, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for February 22 Cycle

Monday, February 19, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 22, 2024.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on February 22.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in January 25 Notices

Monday, January 29, 2024 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from January 25, 2024 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for January 25 Cycle

Thursday, January 25, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning January 25, 2024 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, January 22, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for January 25 Cycle

Monday, January 22, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 25, 2024.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on January 25.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

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

Thursday, December 28, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning December 28, 2023 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, December 25, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for December 28 Cycle

Monday, December 25, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 28, 2023.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on December 28.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in November 30 Notices

Monday, December 4, 2023 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from November 30, 2023 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

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

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning November 30, 2023 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, November 27, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for November 30 Cycle

Monday, November 27, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 30, 2023.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on November 30.

Monday, November 6, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in November 2 Notices

Monday, November 6, 2023 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from November 2, 2023 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

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

Thursday, November 2, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning November 2, 2023 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, October 30, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for November 2 Cycle

Monday, October 30, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 2, 2023.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on November 2.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in October 5 Notices

Monday, October 9, 2023 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from October 5, 2023 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

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

Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning October 5, 2023 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, October 2, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for October 5 Cycle

Monday, October 2, 2023 @ 1:16 PM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 5, 2023.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on October 5.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in September 7 Notices

Monday, September 11, 2023 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from September 7, 2023 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

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

Thursday, September 7, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning September 7, 2023 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, September 4, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for September 7 Cycle

Monday, September 4, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 7, 2023.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on September 7.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

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

Thursday, August 10, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning August 10, 2023 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, August 7, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for August 10 Cycle

Monday, August 7, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 10, 2023.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on August 10.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in July 13 Notices

Monday, July 17, 2023 @ 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 Domestic Notices valid from July 13, 2023 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

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

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning July 13, 2023 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available.

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, July 10, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for July 13 Cycle

Monday, July 10, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 13, 2023.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates."

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on July 13.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

An Insider's Guide for AirVenture Rookies

Thursday, June 22, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

EAA's staff of AirVenture experts got together to share some of their favorite “insider” tips ahead of this year's event in Oshkosh, WI.

They published their recommendations in an article on the EAA website, Cracking the Code: An Insider's Guide for AirVenture Rookies, and it covers everything from the event's history, ticketing, creating a gameplan, the different neighborhoods, how to get there, how to get around once there, food, the airshows, and more!

You'll also find a great sidebar highlighting top 5 things to know about oshkosh as a first-timer.

» Cracking the Code: An Insider's Guide for AirVenture Rookies