Thursday, May 29, 2014

FAA Data Update for 05/29 Cycle

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 4:01 AM

Official FAA data for the 05/29/14 cycle was updated today at 09:01Z, including airport diagrams and approach plates.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which files need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jardur Watch Co. Now Exclusive Timekeeper of iFlightPlanner

Monday, May 19, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner officially announced today that 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 across iFlightPlanner’s web-based flight planning products.

The Jardur Import Company, established in 1937 in New York City, quickly earned its reputation among U.S. military and professional pilots as one of the most trusted manufacturers of aviation watches and navigation plotters available.  Management of precise time is critical to the success of every mission for this special class of users for whom the brand catered to.  In fact, Jardur was so highly regarded among them that Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle was presented with a Jardur Bezelmeter 960 by James Howard “Dutch” Kendelberger (former President of North American Aviation) in recognition of his leadership and planning of the April 18, 1942 “Doolittle Raid” on Tokyo, Japan.

The original Jardur Import Company closed its doors in 1960 and left an incredible history in aviation dormant until it was resurrected in 2011 by now Jardur Watch Company President, CC Shermer.  “This partnership with iFlightPlanner is very important to Jardur because it allows us to pay respect to the legacy of Samuel Klepper and the original Jardur Import Company while celebrating the innovative aviation technology that is developed by iFlightPlanner and used by so many pilots today.”

Pilots who use iFlightPlanner and its web-based Flight Wizard to plan routes, retrieve certified weather briefs, calculate weight & balance and file their flight plans will now see the Jardur logo complimenting the ZULU (GMT) time in the lower-right corner of their web browser throughout their flight planning.  Andy Matthews, iFlightPlanner’s Co-Founder & Director of Business Development further described the integration by saying, “Not only will Jardur’s presence make it easy for pilots to identify the current universal time, it will serve as a reminder of times past and the craftsmanship that in so many ways set the foundation for how we now electronically plan flights.”

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.  The Degreemeter along with the ZULU, the next model to be released in Jardur’s Escadrille series, will be available for purchase in the iFlightPlanner Shop and from the Jardur website, http://www.Jardur.com.

James Wingfield, Jardur’s Vice President of Engineering, summarizes the new relationship between the two companies perfectly.  “Every flight, from takeoff to landing, is under the control of a temporal odometer,” he said.  “Fuel consumption, airspeed and even the most complex navigation calculations depend on accurate timing by pilots and the timing technology they employ.  We could not be more excited to build on the legacy of Jardur with iFlightPlanner through this innovative partnership, and we all look forward to the next time history is made with a Jardur timepiece!”

For more information about the Jardur Watch Company and its Escadrille series of aviation chronographs, please visit http://www.Jardur.com.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Now Available, May/June Issue of 'FAA Safety Briefing'

Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The May/June issue of FAA Safety Briefing takes a look at what it takes to "get back in the flying game." Whether it’s transitioning to a new type of aircraft, or returning from a flying hiatus, the articles here will provide safety and training advice and help you fine tune your plan for returning to the skies.

Among the feature articles in this issue include:

  • "Getting Back in the Game" - how pilots can get back into flying after inactivity
  • "Hands Off!" – how to prevent stalls with the proper use of trim
  • "All Hands on Deck!" – Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM)

Get your fully compatible PDF, ePub for iOS, Nook and Android, or MOBI file for your Kindle of this issue at faa.gov!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: May 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

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

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

  • The View from Washington: Tale of Two Conventions
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • AEA Board of Directors: David Loso, Jet Aviation St. Louis
  • AEA Member Profile: UTC Aerospace Systems
  • AEA Member Profile: Western Airways
  • Five Years In: EFBs Lighten Flight Bags, Pile on Options
  • Legal Ease: The shifting FAA paradigm of 'Design Organization'
  • Aviation Aces: Tim Brouwer, Mayday Avionics

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

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Friday, May 9, 2014

FAA and GA Community to Launch Weather Safety Campaign

Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The  Federal Aviation Administration and general aviation groups will launch an eight-month national safety campaign titled, “Got Weather? #GotWx,” to help general aviation pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.  FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and GA leaders will kick-off the Got Weather? campaign this Sunday, May 4, in Anchorage at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.

“General aviation is a vibrant part of our country’s culture and our economy,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “But too many lives are lost each year in general aviation crashes related to weather.  This campaign will help ensure that our general aviation pilots are prepared in the face of bad weather and are as safe and well-trained as possible.”

» More "Got Weather?" via FAA.gov

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Flight Planning Quick Tip: Free Aviation Charts

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

This iFlightPlanner Quick Tip show you how to access iFlightPlanner's freely accessible chart resource available at:


Simply enter your desired route in the "Route" field and click the green, "Show on Map" button to see the waypoints instantly depicted over a Google Map, Sectional, IFR Low or IFR High chart.  You may change the map type using the options in the upper-right corner of the maps view at anytime and can be confident you're always seeing the most up-to-date chart and navigation data available.

The same "Map Layers" menu that is available to all members using the intuitive Flight Wizard is available in the upper-left corner, and routes can be easily copied and shared using the link icon on the right side of the page!

Should you have any questions about how to use the iFlightPlanner Aviation Charts please don't hesitate to contact us!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sennheiser Aviation Launches Global Sales Team

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Leading aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser, the presenting sponsor of iFlightPlanner for iPad, has centralized its aviation-related sales force within the Sennheiser Group to create a single, global sales team.

The announcement coincides with new three appointments to the Sennheiser Aviation management team; Mathias Koehler (EMEA Northeast), Mario Jankowski (EMEA Southwest) and Ms. Chris Throndsen (The Americas).

Koehler, Jankowski and Throndsen join Singapore-based Maverick Onn, Regional Sales Manager of APAC, Washington, D.C.-based Gus Skalkos, Global Sales Manager C3/ATC and Old Lyme, CT-based David Dunlap, Director of Sennheiser Aviation, to form the Sennheiser Aviation global sales team.

» For more information visit Sennheiser-Aviation.com

Friday, May 2, 2014

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.1 is "Cleared as filed!"

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.1, the second major update this month to iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, is now available on the App Store! Featured in this release are several all-new features that were the direct result of feedback the iFlightPlanner Crew received from attendees at SUN 'n FUN just a few weeks ago; namely recently issued ATC routes, range rings, extended runway centerlines and pages from the FAA's printed Airport/Facility Directories.

Recently Issued ATC Routes, "Cleared as filed..."

Routes issued by ATC within the past thirty (30) days are now available as a routing type in iFlightPlanner for iPad. Simply select "Recent ATC Route" as your routing method to view a list of routes that you are likely to receive clearance for. In addition to the routing, you'll see the number of times that route has been issued, the date and time of last issuance and its altitude range! 

Range Rings & Extended Runway Centerlines

Range rings and extended runway centerlines are now available as map overlays in iFlightPlanner for iPad. Just tap the overlays button at the top right of the map view to toggle them on/off. Range Rings will automatically size based on your current zoom level and runway extensions will be visible for any airports that are part of your current route at appropriate zoom levels. 

Sectional Chart Improvements

In conjunction with the FAA's recently updated Sectional chart format the iFlightPlanner Crew completely redeveloped its proprietary chart processing software, resulting in higher resolution and more accurate georeferencing. The enhanced chart imagery for Sectionals and TACs will be released with the May 1, 2014 data cycle! 

FAA "Green Book" A/FD Pages

The official Airport/Facility Directory pages from the FAA's infamous "Green Books" are now available as part of the Airport Diagrams download in iFlightPlanner for iPad. For all airports that are listed in the FAA's printed A/FD, the PDF of that page will be the first document available on the Documents & Frequencies section of the Airports tab. 

Aircraft Location Icon

By popular request, we've added a transparent white circle around the aircraft location icon and a pulsing blue ring to increase the visibility of your location on the map view in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

FAA Data Update for 05/01 Cycle, All-New Charts!

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 4:01 AM

Official FAA data for the 05/01/14 cycle was updated today at 09:01Z, including airport diagrams, approach plates and all-new charts!

In conjunction with the FAA's recently updated Sectional chart format the iFlightPlanner Crew completely redeveloped its proprietary chart processing software, resulting in higher resolution and more accurate georeferencing for all of its charting products.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com you can be confident that you are seeing the most current and accurate data available.  To ensure that iFlightPlanner for iPad is current, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  The app will quickly tell you which files need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew