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Friday, May 22, 2020

iFlightPlanner, iFlightPlanner for AOPA 'Tuned for Efficiency'

Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

Since the launch of iFlightPlanner for AOPA on April 22, the iFlightPlanner Crew and specialists in the AOPA Pilot Information Center used common questions and feedback from pilots to tune this week's release of enhancements to iFlightPlanner's web platforms — which includes iFlightPlanner for AOPA.

  • Improved route rubberbanding to work in one seamless motion rather than first needing to insert a waypoint 
  • Changed coloring of future TFRs to orange to distinguish from those currently active
  • Enhanced fuel price menu to help members quickly locate available fuel and pricing at nearby airports
  • Added plain language weather briefs and setting for members' preferred format in My Settings
  • Created option to reduce the number of reporting points when flying airways
  • Introduced logic to detect changes requiring amendment or refiling of previously filed flight plans 

The new features and common questions were highlighted in a live stream with Eric Rush from AOPA and iFlightPlanner co-founders Andy Matthews and John Burnside, which is available HERE on YouTube.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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

Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 5/21/2020 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
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Monday, May 18, 2020

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

Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 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 21, 2020.  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 May 21.