Friday, November 19, 2010

Flight Planning Friday: Closing Flight Plans, Logging Flights

Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:35 PM

Your "My Account Home" page will display "Open Flights".  Open Flights are flights that you have yet to close and log into your iFlightPlanner logbook.  Remember that with iFlightPlanner, you have the ability to electronically close flights that you've filed with the FAA!

How To Close A Flight Plan & Log Your Flight

  1. Click "Close & Log" next to the flight you want to close.
  2. If you filed with the FAA, let us know whether you closed your flight with the tower or Flight Service, or would like us to close it electronically for you.
  3. Fill out the logbook...it's just like your print version.
  4. Click "Save Flight Log Info" and you’re done!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Flight Planning Friday: Mobile Aviation Weather

Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 4:04 PM

Welcome to Flight Planning Friday!  In this new series, we'll highlight iFlightPlanner features we think you'll love!

iFlightPlanner Mobile Aviation Weather

No matter whether you have iFlightPlanner Free or Premium, your account includes access to iFlightPlanner Mobile, a streamlined version of iFlightPlanner available on any web-enabled mobile device (iPhone, BlackBerry, Droid, Palm and more)!  Just visit:

» http://m.iFlightPlanner.com

What You'll See

  • RADAR: Animated, real-time
  • METAR: Color-coded & translated
    * If available for facility
  • TAF: Color-coded & translated
    * If available for facility
  • NOTAMs: Translated to plain language
  • Text AIRMET, SIGMET, PIREP & Forecast Area

How To Access It

  1. Favorite Airports
    From your iFlightPlanner Mobile Home page, click on the Sun/Cloud icon for any of your Favorite Airports
  2. Mobile Navigation
    Click "Wx" at the top of any iFlightPlanner Mobile page, then enter your airport code or click on any of your favorites
  3. Bookmark It
    Once you click on a favorite, bookmark it to your mobile device for one-click future access!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Announcing iFlightPlanner FREE!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 8:22 PM

Ann Arbor, MichiganiFlightPlanner, LLC unveiled its newest and most comprehensive web and mobile-based flight planning utility, iFlightPlanner.com, this week to exceptional reviews from experts throughout the aviation industry.  iFlightPlanner.com debuted at the February 2010 Great Lakes Aviation Conference, at which time, KillerStartUps.com announced, "The way in which (iFlightPlanner) simplifies everything is just astonishing!”

This latest release allows pilots FREE access to a full array of flight planning tools, which compliments iFlightPlanner’s existing Premium package designed for users who want additional safety and online logbook features.

» Read the full iFlightPlanner.com Press Release here!

» Not yet a member? Create your free iFlightPlanner account here!

Monday, November 8, 2010

NEXRAD Explained : Bird Migration or Precipitation?

Monday, November 8, 2010 @ 6:01 PM

The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology explains the effect of nocturnal bird migration on RADAR stations, especially during the fall months.  The "doughnut effect" becomes visible approximately 30-minutes after sunset and disappears in the morning hours as the birds begin to land.  It is distinguishable from precipitation by its soft edges on visible RADAR, where visible precipitation reflects a more distinct edge.

» Read the full article about NEXRAD and Bird Migration!