Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween to the aviation community!

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 4:19 PM

As much as we love spending all our time creating great flight planning and aviation software, we took a little break this halloween weekend to carve some pumpkins.  Hope all members of the aviation community enjoyed this Halloween!

Also, here's a couple Halloween treats (aka new features) for all our members:

Favorite Routes: Create unlimited favorite routes with from, to, route, altitude and more.  Whenever you're ready to plan that route again, one click from your Account Home screen will reload all the information. 

Logging Flights: For iFlightPlanner Premium members, you can now log flights into your iFlightPlanner logbook that were not originally planned with iFlightPlanner.  We had a lot of requests for this feature, and now it's here.  Just click "Log A Flight" from your logbook.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FAA Expected To Add Photos To Pilot Certificates

Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 5:16 PM

By Mary Grady : AVweb

The FAA will publish a new proposed rule in the next few months that would require pilot certificates to include a photo, an FAA spokesperson said this week. Currently, pilots are required to carry a government-issued photo ID in addition to their pilot certificate. U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., recently wrote to the FAA, the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security asking why they haven't complied with a 2004 law that requires pilot certificates to include not only a photograph but a means to record biometric data such as fingerprints and iris scans.  Click HERE for the full AVweb News Flash!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Aviation Technology May Lead To 100 MPG Car

Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:37 PM

A concept being developed by Lynchburg, Virginia-based Edison2, which just won $5 million in the Automotive X Prize competition for its Very Light Car, will be one of the technologies featured at "Aviation Unleashed," a three-day forum sponsored by NASA's Langley Research Center and National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), in Hampton, VA, October 18-20.  The Very Light Car is powered by a one-cylinder, 250cc internal combustion engine fueled by E85 and is capable of driving 100 miles on a single gallon of fuel.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cessna Skycatcher 2010 Fall Tour

Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 12:13 PM

Pat Redmond and Scott Trumbull from Suburban Aviation visited the University of Michigan Flyers at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport yesterday with the latest single-engine aircraft from Cessna!  It was the second stop of the Fall 2010 Skycatcher Tour where Cessna Pilot Centers, instructors, and potential buyers are getting a first hand look at what so many aviation enthusiasts are raving about!  Check out what more people are saying about the Cessna Skycatcher!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A first: GA aircraft land at Edwards AFB

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 6:16 PM

Janice Wood from General Aviation News writes about the first time in the history of Edwards Air Force Base, nearly 100 civilian general aviation aircraft, and 15 civilian-owned retired warbirds flew in, and landed on the Rosamond Dry Lakebed Oct. 1 to attend the Flight Test Nation 2010 Lakebed Fly-In.