Thursday, July 23, 2015

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for 7/23 Cycle

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 4:01 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day cycle beginning 7/23/15 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

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 packages need to be updated!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Monday, July 20, 2015

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data Available for 7/23 Cycle

Monday, July 20, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad 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 July 23, 2015.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com from their smartphones will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on July 23.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2015 AirVenture, Oshkosh NOTAM

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

This free 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh.  The AirVenture 2015 NOTAM outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) details, and much more. Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency, and convenience for the thousands of airplanes expected at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.  

The EAA AirVenture NOTAM is required reading and should be part of every pilot's preflight preparation.  Remember to print your arrival and departure signs before your trip and fly safe!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Monday, July 13, 2015

Free Aviation Charts Now With 1-Click Brief & File Functionality

Monday, July 13, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner's freely accessible Aviation Charts now feature the ability to quickly retrieve a certified weather brief and file a flight plan.  Tasks previously reserved for our Flight Wizard are now a single click away!

Thanks to a recent feature request in the iFlightPlanner Forums we were able to enhance one of our most frequented online resources and improve the experience of planning with iFlightPlanner.  As always, should you have any questions or would like to share an idea for a new feature, please don't hesitate to contact us!  We look forward to hearing from you.

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.4, Fixes GPS Accessory Bug

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

We are pleased to report that the bug in iOS 8.3 that blocked GPS position data from Bluetooth GPS devices has been resolved with the release of iOS 8.4.

The problem affected the XGPS150, XGPS160 and XGPS170 from Dual as well as Bluetooth GPS devices from other manufacturers such as Bad Elf and Garmin.  Our in-house testing has confirmed that the devices are now working properly.

We want to thank our membership for your patience during the past three months as we know how frustrating this was.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!