Monday, July 30, 2012

AVweb Features iFlightPlanner, iFlightPlanner for iPad

Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

AVweb contributing editor Glenn Pew spent a few minutes with iFlightPlanner co-founder Andy Matthews at AirVenture 2012 and filmed a quick piece that highlights the latest wireless sync features available with iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad.

If you're not yet an iFlightPlanner member, simply head to https://www.iFlightPlanner.com/Join to create your iFlightPlanner FREE or Premium account!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Friday, July 27, 2012

King Schools to Provide FREE Flight Training Syllabi

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 9:19 AM

John and Martha King announced the immediate availability of free King flight training syllabi for the Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating.

“The use of a syllabus increases learning effectiveness by ensuring that the instructor and their customer both have clearly defined, common goals for each flight lesson,” commented John King. “When using a King Syllabus, customers will know what to expect, and will have the opportunity to learn new concepts at home rather than in the airplane.”

The syllabi are targeted at independent flight instructors and their students and provide direction on how to incorporate the King Schools Knowledge Test Courses, Practical Test Courses and special subject Takeoff video courses.  In all, they create a comprehensive and easy to follow roadmap for Part 61 and Part 141 instruction.

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

iFlightPlanner's "Team Aerostar S1" Contest

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Have you ever dreamed of flying in tight formation with some of the best pilots in the world or wanted to experience the Quiet Revolution with Sennheiser's S1 Digital ANR headset?  As part of the annual festivities in Oshkosh, iFlightPlanner invites you to enter the 2012 "Team Aerostar S1" contest for a chance to make those dreams a reality!

The Grand Prizes:

Grand Prize winners will be drawn on Sunday, July 29 at the conclusion of AirVenture.

The Daily Prizes:

Daily winners will be drawn Monday-Saturday at 3pm ahead of the airshows. You do not need to be present to win.

There are 5 ways to enter for your chance to win!

Simply complete any of the following five tasks to have your name entered to win.  Complete all five and you'll receive five additional bonus entries!  There's no purchase necessary, and even if you're not making the trip to Oshkosh for the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" there are still three ways for you to enter!

  1. Purchase a t-shirt, polo or hat from the newly launched iFlightPlanner Shop
  2. Wear any of your iFlightPlanner Gear to Booth 288 and check-in with the iFlightPlanner Crew
    For each day you vist the booth during Oshkosh you'll earn an additional entry!
  3. Present your iFlightPlanner AirVenture 2012 Arrival/Departure Sign to us in Booth 288
  4. Upgrade to or extend your iFlightPlanner Premium membership
  5. Take the iFlightPlanner Experience Survey

iFlightPlanner will be with Sennheiser Aviation, our partners and presenting sponsor of iFlightPlanner for iPad, in Booth 288 near Hangar B.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Pilot and Flight Instructor Resources

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

We want to bring to your attention the availability of two new resources for pilots and instructors. With the issuance of new Practical Test Standards (PTS), these two resources will be important as you prepare for a practical test or flight review.

A new chapter has been added to the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (PHAK) entitled, Runway Incursion Avoidance.  This chapter, contained in Appendix 1, provides the information pilots will be tested and checked on in the Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot PTS, effective June 1, 2012, and also in the soon to be released CFI and ATP PTS's, which include a required Runway Incursion Avoidance TASK.

In light of the fact that General Aviation accounts for 80% of runway incursions, and in respect to pilots accomplishing a 14 CFR section 61.56 Flight Review, it is imperative that the required items listed within the PTS, appropriate to the level of pilot certificate held by the pilot completing a Flight Review, be presented to the pilot.  Flight instructors play a key role in this regard!

Further, prior to the use of the appropriate PTS, it is strongly urged that CFIs thoroughly know the content of the new chapter of the PHAK, and also utilize recently revised AC 61.98B, Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check,  to ensure that the pilot completing a Flight Review is knowledgeable and proficient in what is required today to ensure the safety of flight.

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pilot's Guide to Avionics Debuts at AirVenture

Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

The Pilot's Guide to Avionics, a publication of the Aircraft Electronics Association, features articles aimed at helping pilots make better avionics buying decisions.  The colorful, spiral-bound guide also includes a directory of all AEA members, including certified avionics/instrument facilities.

Featured articles include:

  • New Products for 2012
  • iPad Apps: Is There an App for That?
  • Dream Panel Installations & Repair
  • What’s Your Strategic Plan for ADS-B?
  • Sounding Off On Audio Panels

The 2012-13 edition of the AEA’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuts during AirVenture 2012 and is available for free at AEA's AirVenture Booth, 2035/36 in Hangar B.  It also can be found at the 2012 AOPA Aviation Summit (Booth 817), NBAA, and at any AEA Regional Meeting this fall.

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Sunday, July 15, 2012

KGRR Runway 08L/26R Closure

Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Runway 08L/26R at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will be closed Monday, July 23 until approximately August 3, 2012 in order to facilitate field lighting electric cable replacement.

NO APPROACHES WILL BE AUTHORIZED OR APPROVED TO RUNWAY 08L/26R DURING THE CLOSURE.  This restriction applies to all operations, regardless of altitude, and pilots are encouraged to consult the NOTAMs at KGRR for the most up to date information.
Grand Rapids ATCT continues to encourage requests for practice approaches to its other runways during this closure.

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

We proudly dedicate today to the incredible country that we are so honored to call home.  Happy 4th of July!

The iFlightPlanner Crew