Friday, July 29, 2011

iFlightPlanner.com, Sennheiser announce iFlightPlanner for iPad

Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

iFlightPlanner.com is proud to announce a strategic partnership with leading headset manufacturer Sennheiser Aviation.  As a direct result of this partnership, iFlightPlanner.com will be developing iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser.

iFlightPlanner for iPad, scheduled for release this fall but available for demonstration at Oshkosh AirVenture 2011, will seamlessly download flights planned using the iFlightPlanner.com Flight Wizard into the iPad for use in the cockpit.

"We are thrilled about the opportunity to work with Sennheiser and provide a flight planning experience that is unmatched in general aviation" said Andy Matthews, iFlightPlanner.com's co-founder and Director of Business Development.  "Seeing the results when two like-minded companies from different sectors of the aviation industry come together on a project like this is very exciting!"

"Our cooperation with iFlightPlanner.com is another example of how we continue to support the broader aviation community," commented Dave Dunlap, director, Sennheiser Aviation. "iFlightPlanner.com is an innovative company with a clear focus on high quality. Through long-term strategic partnerships like this, we want to decrease barriers to flight and make the flight planning process as seamless as possible."

Pilots will have the ability to view flight details, including navigation logs, VFR and IFR charts, as well as approach plates on the iPad while in flight and without a data connection.

Attendees at EAA’s AirVenture 2011 will be the first to see the iFlightPlanner.com app in action before its release later this fall.  Sennheiser will be hosting the iFlightPlanner.com crew in Booth #288 alongside the newly unveiled Sennheiser S1 Digital aviation headset.

To read the full press release from iFlightPlanner.com click HERE, or HERE to read the release from Sennheiser Aviation.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Listen to Podapalooza LIVE on LiveATC.net!

Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 6:39 PM

Tune in at 7:00pm EDT to hear some of aviation's top podcasters talk flying and all things Oshkosh!  Podapalooza 2011 will broadcast LIVE via LiveATC.net from the Sennheiser Pavillion just outsite Hangar B.

iFlightPlanner is excited to be along for the ride and show pilots just how easy it is to PLAN. FLY. LOG. with the new iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser.

The live feed, which is all being powered by Sennheiser professional audio equipment, can be accessed on LiveATC.net or through the LiveATC apps for iPhone or Android devices.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CNBC.com : Shutdown of FAA Possible as House-Senate Clash

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 1:46 PM

WASHINGTON, DC - A quarrel between the House and Senate over union organizing by airline and railroad workers could lead to a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA's operating authority expires on Friday. The agency has operated under a series of 20 short-term extensions since Sept. 30, 2007, because lawmakers have been unable to agree on a long-term funding bill.

The FAA's 15,500 air traffic controllers are essential employees and would continue to work even if the agency's operating authority were to expire, Republican lawmakers told the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

Read the full text of the article on CNBC.com by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Final Space Shuttle TFR Issued

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 @ 11:02 AM

The FAA posted a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that defines the TFR around the Kennedy Space Center for the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis scheduled for Friday, July 8.  This mission, STS-135, is the final launch in the Space Shuttle program.

The restricted area is centered on the Kennedy Space Center, which is on the Melbourne VOR/DME (MLB) 004 degree radial at 30.6 nautical miles (Latitude: 28º37'00"N, Longitude: 80º37'00"W).  There are to be no aircraft aperations of any type within the TFR.

Space Shuttle Atlantis is schedule to launch at 11:26am EDT on Friday, July 8.  Be sure to check the FAA's TFR List as well as iFlightPlanner.com's TFR Map for the most up-to-date information before you fly.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

"Live Your Dream!" of flying with Sennheiser Aviation

Saturday, July 2, 2011 @ 8:33 PM

Entries are now being accepted for Sennheiser Aviation's "Live Your Dream!" scholarship competition!  The "Live Your Dream!" campaign is designed to help relieve the financial burden of flight training by awarding partial scholarships to individuals who are passionate about flying and are willing to share their enthusiasm with the aviation community!

The most creative entries will be awarded one of eight $1,000 (USD) scholarships for their flight training as well as a 1-year Premium membership to iFlightPlanner.com!  We are very excited to be part of this program and encourage you to visit http://www.sennheiser-aviation.com/live-your-dream for more details on how to enter the competition and "Live Your Dream!"