Friday, July 25, 2014

iFlightPlanner Update: Oshkosh

Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Our flights are planned and we're ready to depart for AirVenture 2014 with an exciting new version of iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser in tow!

iFlightPlanner Proficiency Seminar

Join iFlightPlanner Co-Founders Andy Matthews and John Burnside on Wednesday, July 30 at 4:00PM in Forum 8 as they host an interactive proficiency seminar demonstrating the core features and latest enhancements to iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad that will allow you to plan more efficiently and fly safer! «SEMINAR DETAILS»


iFlightPlanner is proud to support the AEROSTARS formation aerobatic team, who will be dazzling audiences at AirVenture at speeds over 250mph just a few feet from one another through breathtaking barrel rolls, graceful formation loops and dramatic opposing maneuvers.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to find out when you can meet the team next week!

iFlightPlanner at AirVenture

The festivities begin on Monday, 7/28 and run through Sunday, 8/3 at the Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)!  The iFlightPlanner Crew has moved from the Sennheiser Aviation tent to Booths 2028 & 2029 just inside Hangar B with an all-new setup to showcase the latest in flight planning technology from iFlightPlanner. «HANGAR B, 2028 & 2029»

AirVenture NOTAM, Arrival/Departure Signs

The 2014 AirVenture NOTAM specifies codes used to inform ground personnel of your desired parking area at KOSH.  You'll need to display one of these signs for your arrival and another for departure based on your aircraft type and parking or camping preference.  The iFlightPlanner Crew has prepared the entire set of signs ready for you to print! «NOTAM SIGNS»

We appreciate your continued support of iFlightPlanner, travel safe and we will see you in Oshkosh!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FAA Data Update for 07/24 Cycle

Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 4:01 AM

Official FAA data for the 07/24/14 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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

iFlightPlanner Proficiency Seminar at AirVenture

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner is built on a foundation of pilot feedback, and there is no better place for pilots to have an open forum with the iFlightPlanner Crew than at AirVenture!  Join Co-Founders Andy Matthews and John Burnside on Wednesday, July 30 at 4:00PM as they host an interactive proficiency seminar demonstrating the core features and latest enhancements to iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad that will allow you to plan more efficiently and fly safer!

WHAT: iFlightPlanner Proficiency Seminar
WHEN: Wednesday, July 30 at 4:00PM
WHERE: EAA Forum 8

Visit iFlightPlanner in Hangar B, Booths 2028 & 2029 or the EAA Airventure Forum Schedule for more info!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ATP Flight School Partners with Higher Power Aviation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

ATP Flight School purchased a majority ownership interest in Higher Power Aviation, marking ATP's entry into the transport-category type rating business.

Higher Power Aviation (HPA) is a DFW-based simulator training center offering initial type rating and recurrent training to airline, corporate, military, government and individual aircrew for all models of the Boeing B-727, B-737, B-757, B-767, DC-9, MD-80 and Airbus A320.

ATP and Higher Power Aviation have a combined 50 years of experience training professional pilots in their respective fields.  HPA President Mark Sterns stated, “HPA is excited for this new opportunity. I have enjoyed working personally and professionally with ATP and its ownership for the last twenty years and look forward to an even brighter future for our companies.”

» Read More via ATP Flight School

Monday, July 14, 2014

Now Available, July/August Issue of 'FAA Safety Briefing'

Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The July/August 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on Flying Companions. This issue provides a basic guide for friends and loved ones who join us in the air as well as the current state of ADS-B and where it’s going in the future.

Among the feature articles in this issue include:

  • "Fighting The Fear, Finding The Fun" - guide to GA flying enjoyment
  • "The Voice of Reason" – partnering for safety and risk management
  • "ADS-B Ins and Outs"

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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Dovetail Games' Licensing Deal with Microsoft Takes Flight

Friday, July 11, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The award-winning creators of the best-selling Train Simulator franchise have today announced a global licensing deal with Microsoft, granting them the rights to develop and publish all-new flight products based on Microsoft’s genre-defining flight technology.

First released in 2006, Microsoft Flight Simulator X is widely acknowledged as one of the most popular simulation products on the market. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will include the Deluxe Edition and the Acceleration Expansion Pack in one bundle. Dovetail Games will bring Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition to the Steam online gaming platform for the first time in late 2014. 

Flight Simulator X + iFlightPlanner for iPad

With the release of iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0, you have the ability to connect your iPad to Flight Simulator X via a plugin called FSX Flight.  Once in the virtual cockpit, FSXFlight will push all simulated GPS data to iFlightPlanner for iPad via networked WiFi connection and force the iPad to behave as if it were flying in the same airplane.

This feature is already available to all iFlightPlanner Premium members and you can upgrade today for as little as $9.99 per month and experience all that iFlightPlanner has to offer!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Aircraft Spruce Offering AirVenture Pick-Up Option

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Aircraft Spruce customers who need merchandise and will be attending AirVenture can save the shipping costs by picking up orders at the show.

Since only a limited amount of stock can be brought to Oshkosh, Aircraft Spruce is encouraging you to place your orders for the AirVenture Show by phone, fax, or online ahead of time.  Orders will be processed as normal with payment via credit card, but instead of shipping the order to you, they will place it on their truck and bring it to the Aircraft Spruce Oshkosh booths (Hangar A, Booths 1022 to 1029) for you to pick up, with no shipping charges!

» Place Your Order

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

VIDEO: Microburst Event Forces Super Cubs Airborne

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Extremely strong winds at the USAF Academy Airfield in Colorado Springs, Colorado, caused a dangerous emergency situation for pilots of four tow planes sitting on the tarmac as a 55-knot spring gust front swept across the airport.


Two of the four pilots were forced to take to the air or risk having their Piper Super Cubs flipped over as bystanders jumped onto the wings of gliders to keep them on the ground.  The video, filmed from the control tower, was captured this past April 23 as students prepared for glider lessons at the mountain airport, where strong winds can start without warning. 

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