Friday, June 27, 2014

Embry-Riddle Team Wins Collegiate Division of Women's Air Race

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 1:18 PM

Pilot and captain Val Mehanja and co-pilot Nancy Snyder from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus took first place in the collegiate division of this year’s women’s Air Race Classic, besting 11 other university teams.  Mehanja and Snyder also finished second overall out of 50 teams in the 2,338-nautical-mile race that concluded Saturday at Capital City Airport (KCXY) in New Cumberland, PA.

This year’s Air Race Classic began at Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, CA on June 16.  The competitors had to navigate to and land at airports in 10 cities along their route, including Klamath Falls, OR; Elko, NV; Pinedale, WY; Scottsbluff, NE; Norfolk, NE; Iowa City, IA; Danville, IL; Athens, OH; and York, PA.

iFlightPlanner was proud to support Val and Nancy in their incredible round trip across the country!

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iFlightPlanner Update: June 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

AirVenture 2014 is fast approaching and we have all hands on deck here in Ann Arbor preparing for what is going to be a great week in Oshkosh, July 28-August 3!  In the meantime we have a few new features and enhancements that we would like to share with you...

GPX File Import/Export Capabilities

iFlightPlanner Premium Members now have the ability to import .GPX flight plan files into iFlightPlanner to assist in the planning of flight routes.  This new functionality compliments the already popular feature of being able to save routes planned on iFlightPlanner to the .GPX and Garmin .FPL flight plan file formats for use in compatible avionics packages. «IMPORT/EXPORT»

Enhanced TFR Processing

iFlightPlanner recently upgraded its behind-the-scenes processing of Temporary Flight Restrictions from http://tfr.faa.gov for all map views available on iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad.  While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of TFRs, please double check current NOTAMS before you fly! «GRAPHICAL TFR»

ZULU Time by The Jardur Watch Co.

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 throughout our web-based flight planning products.  Look for "ZULU by Jardur" in the lower-right corner of your web browser! «JARDUR WATCH CO.»

AirVenture 2014

The iFlightPlanner Crew will be in Hangar B this year, Booths 2028 & 2029, just to your right as you walk in the main hangar door.  Our expanded presence will allow us to show you all the latest features that are soon to be released to make your iFlightPlanner experience the best yet!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

FAA Data Update for 06/26 Cycle

Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 5:53 PM

Official FAA data for the 06/26/14 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, June 23, 2014

Import & Export .GPX Flight Plan Files With iFlightPlanner

Monday, June 23, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner Premium Members now have the ability to import .GPX flight plan files into iFlightPlanner to assist in the planning of flight routes.  This new functionality compliments the already popular feature of being able to save routes planned on iFlightPlanner to the .GPX and Garmin .FPL flight plan file formats for use in compatible avionics packages.

The Import GPX Flight Plan feature is found under your Favorite Routes List.  If you're not yet an iFlightPlanner Premium member you can upgrade today for as little as $9.99 per month!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Upgraded FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) Processing

Friday, June 20, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner recently upgraded its behind-the-scenes processing of Temporary Flight Restrictions from http://tfr.faa.gov for all map views available on iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad.

Know that you can always access detailed airspace information anytime by selecting the "View Airspace" option when right-clicking (or tapping) on any map within iFlightPlanner, and from there, following the icon for the official airspace information direct from http://tfr.faa.gov.  Know that while every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of TFRs, we encourage you to double check current NOTAMS before you fly!  

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Monday, June 16, 2014

Terrell Municipal Airport Named Texas GA Airport of the Year

Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The Texas Department of Transportation has named Terrell Municipal Airport (KTRL) “General Aviation Airport of the Year.”  The award reflects the airport’s importance to the air transportation system and the region it serves, according to airport officials. Selection criteria includes meeting the needs of its users in exemplary fashion and setting a standard of service that other airports might want to emulate.

In making the nomination to TXDOT, Terrell Mayor Hal Richards said, “The airport has a long and rich tradition in service to this community as well as to the world. The airport is a key cog in the economic engine that drives the city and county.”

» More on GA News

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ADS-B On House Committee Agenda

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will update a congressional committee on the implementation of ADS-B requirements for general aviation at a hearing in Washington today.  Aircraft operating in certain types of airspace will be required to have ADS-B equipment on board by 2020 but so far only a fraction of the fleet has been equipped. Huerta will be the key witness at the House Committee on Small Business's session entitled FAA's 2020 NextGen Mandate: Benefits and Challenges for General Aviation. The committee is looking for insights into the process so far, the benefits for GA and the "importance of incentivizing and ensuring widespread adoption."

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Monday, June 9, 2014

LOOP 2014 Readership Survey

Monday, June 9, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

LOOP Aviation Magazine, iFlightPlanner Partner and the #1 General Aviation iPad Magazine Worldwide is asking a few minutes of your time, to learn about you, so that they can continue to deliver the best digital aviation journalism there is!

The survey is completely confidential and the results will help LOOP paint a picture of who is reading and, just as importantly, allow them to inform advertisers who their audience is.  This doesn't mean more advertising in LOOP, but attracting new advertisers and strengthening existing relationships is key to their ability to deliever LOOP at no cost to you, every month!

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Friday, June 6, 2014

A World War II Veteran, a Watch and a Wish

Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Jardur Watch Company President CC Shermer will gift Mr. Julian Russo, World War II Veteran and Curtiss SB2C Helldiver gunner, a vintage Jardur watch in honor of his service and commitment to our country this fall.  

Mr. Shermer and Mr. Russo became acquainted in April when Russo phoned Shermer regarding a Jardur watch he wore throughout his service during WWII.  During the conversation, Mr. Russo explained that he purchased a Jardur tool watch during the war at a U.S. Navy Ship Store.   He stated, “I loved my watch. It served me well over Iwo Jima...  I just wish I still had it.”  Russo went on to explain that someone took it from a bathroom wash basin sometime after the war.

Shermer noted that Russo was still very upset over the loss of the watch.  “When he spoke about his Jardur, he sounded like someone reflecting on an old friend,” said Shermer.  Russo expressed that he would love to find and wear another Jardur watch again, and that sent Shermer into action who reached out to his network of watch collectors and found a vintage Jardur, the same model as Mr. Russo’s lost watch.  “I think it will be awesome to present Julian with a vintage Jardur tool watch like the one he wore over Mt. Suribachi.  Hopefully, this gift to Julian will be the ultimate ‘Thank you for your service!’” added Shermer. 

The presentation will take place at noon on August 16, 2014 at the McIntyre Building, 874 Broadway in New York City.  “The location of the presentation was very important to me," said Shermer.  "I chose the McIntyre Building because that is where the Jardur Import Company was first established in 1937.”

» The Jardur Watch Company

Monday, June 2, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: June 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

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

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

  • The View from Washington: Culture
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • Standby Glass: Bringing Consistency to Digital Panels
  • AEA Member Profile: Airtech
  • AEA Member Profile: A Plus Avionics
  • Ongoing Evolution: How the Cockpit Upgrade Business Changed
  • ADS-B installations Beginning to Take Off
  • Business Basics: How to Deal with Workplace Abuse

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

The iFlightPlanner Crew