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Monday, August 17, 2020

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in August 13 Notices

Monday, August 17, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from areas hosting major sporting and entertainment events, the FAA has published updated procedures in its Domestic Notices to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

THESE PROCEDURES MAY BE REVISED OR UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.  PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTICES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. THESE NOTICES DO NOT SUPERCEDE RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO THE USE OF AIRSPACE CONTAINED IN FDC NOTICES.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for August 13 Cycle

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 8/13/2020 became current today as of 09:01Z.  This includes updated georeferenced data for airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures available in iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone.

Anytime you access iFlightPlanner or iFlightPlanner for AOPA from your desktop, laptop, or smartphone browser you can be confident you're seeing the most current and accurate data available. 

To ensure iFlightPlanner is current on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap "Check for Updates" in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab.  Each app will quickly tell you which packages need to be updated!

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Monday, August 10, 2020

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for August 13 Cycle

Monday, August 10, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner for iPad and iFlightPlanner for iPhone 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 August 13, 2020.  Simply tap the button in the upper-left corner of the Downloads tab to "Check For Updates".

Pilots using iFlightPlanner for AOPA or iFlightPlanner on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone will see the iFlightPlanner Cloud automatically make the transition to the new data at 9:01Z on August 13.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

How to set your preferred time format in iFlightPlanner

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner's enhanced handling of dates, times, and time zones automatically calculates the local time zone and UTC for the departure airport based on more than 500 unique time zone variations.  Follow these 5 simple steps to set your My Time Zone and Time Format for use throughout iFlightPlanner.

1. Navigate to My Settings via the My Account Menu located in the upper-right corner of your browser.

2. Scroll to the Time Settings section, shown here:

3. Select your My Time Zone from the drop-down menu, keeping in mine the UTC offset is for the current date and time.

4. Choose your preferred Time Format from the four available options.

5. Click Save Settings in the lower-right corner of the page to save.

Completing these steps will allow for easier interpretation of times during flight planning across time zones, but should you need further help, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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