Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 AirVenture, Oshkosh NOTAM

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

This free 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh.  The AirVenture 2014 NOTAM outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) details, and much more. Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency, and convenience for the thousands of airplanes expected at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.  Some of the noteworthy differences compared to the 2013 version include:

  • Fond du Lac ATIS changed to 121.1
  • Expected Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for Wittman Regional Airport August 1-3
  • Closed runway 4/22 at Wittman Regional Airport is now 5/23
  • Air show waiver times changed on Sunday, August 3

The EAA AirVenture NOTAM 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!  We'll look forward to seeing you in Oshkosh!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FAA: ADS-B System Is Complete

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

By Mary Grady, AVweb

ADS-B is now installed nationwide, the FAA announced Monday, although services won't be available at all air traffic facilities until 2019. "The installation of this radio network clears the way for air traffic controllers to begin using ADS-B to separate equipped aircraft nationwide," said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in a statement. "It will also provide pilots flying aircraft equipped with the proper avionics with traffic information, weather data and other flight information."

Of the 230 air traffic facilities across the country, 100 are currently using ADS-B to separate traffic, according to the FAA. All aircraft operating in controlled airspace must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics that broadcast the plane's location by Jan. 1, 2020.

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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, April 9, 2014

New, High-Resolution VFR Sectional & IFR Charts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Beginning with the April 3, 2014 data cycle, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began distributing new, high-resolution digital charts.  Electronic flight planning resources, including iFlightPlanner.com, iFlightPlanner for iPad and all iFlightPlanner competitors who use the AeroNav Office's digital charting products benefit from the new production process.

Previously, digital charts were distributed as scans of the actual paper charts that are sold by your local pilot shop.  The AeroNav Office is now, in the simplest of terms, distributing the original graphics files that would be used to print the paper chart.  The new process removes a time consuming step that also caused a significant loss in image quality, and the results are quite dramatic!

Since iFlightPlanner first introduced georeferenced charts, the iFlightPlanner Crew has used an internal, proprietary process that allows us to deliver all seamless U.S. VFR, IFR and TAC charts to our members at no cost.  Pilots can be confident that anytime they are viewing charts on iFlightPlanner.com/AviationCharts, in the Flight Wizard or via iFlightPlanner for iPad they are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  (To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap the 'Check for Updates' button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which files need to be updated!)

We know you'll enjoy the new visuals.  Should you have any questions about the new charts please do not hesitate to contact us, we'll be happy to share any insight!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Monday, April 7, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: April 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The April 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Tuesday, April 1, 2014