Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AOPA Files Comments On FAA Hangar Use Policy

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The AOPA has filed comments with the FAA concerning its policy concerning the use of hangars at airports that have received federal funding. The association wants the agency to offer pilots and aircraft owners more flexibility when it comes to the use of hangars at those airports.

In formal comments filed Sept. 18, AOPA urges the FAA to expand its definition of “aeronautical use” and to give the owners of private hangars more freedom to use hangars as they wish.

AOPA filed its comments in response to the FAA’s proposed updates to policies on the non-aeronautical use of hangars at airports that have received federal Airport Improvement Program funds. While those changes would ease the so-called “sterile hangar” approach, AOPA says the changes do not do enough to meet the needs of aviators.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FAA Data Update for 09/18 Cycle

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 4:01 AM

Official FAA data for the 09/18/14 cycle was updated today at 09:01Z, including georeferencing data for official airport diagrams and instrument approach procedures.

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, September 10, 2014

iFlightPlanner featured on 'Airborne' by AERO-NEWS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner was just featured on a recent episode of AIRBORNE, the Aero-News Network’s award-winning, thrice weekly, aviation and aerospace news program.  You can access a syndicated copy of the webcast here on YouTube…


The episode features iFlightPlanners announcement of its Competitive Trade-Up Program, a new initiative allows pilots using any competitive flight planning product to trade-in their existing subscription and have the time remaining on it added to their new iFlightPlanner Premium or Premium Plus membership.

» Competitive Trade-Up Program

Monday, September 8, 2014

iFlightPlanner Launches Competitive Trade-Up Program

Monday, September 8, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

We are excited to announce the launch of iFlightPlanner's Competitive Trade-Up Program!  This new initiative allows pilots using any competitive flight planning product to trade-in their existing subscription and have the time remaining on it added to their new iFlightPlanner Premium or Premium Plus membership.

Here's How to Trade-Up:

  1. Purchase an iFlightPlanner Premium or Premium Plus membership.
  2. Send a picture or screenshot verifying your competitive subscription, including expiration date, to upgrade@iflightplanner.com.
  3. We'll extend your iFlightPlanner Premium membership by the time remaining on your competitive subscription, up to the length of the iFlightPlanner membership you purchased!

"We continue to push the envelope of cloud-based flight planning technology but understand that it might not make sense to upgrade to a new EFB solution in the middle of a pre-paid subscription," said Andy Matthews, iFlightPlanner's Co-Founder & Director of Business Development.  "With the launch of our new trade-up program, we make it incredibly easy for pilots to make the switch and experience all that iFlightPlanner has to offer, both on the web and in the iPad, right away!”

Should you have any questions about the Competitive Upgrade Program, please don't hesitate to contact us!

The iFlightPlanner Crew

Friday, September 5, 2014

AEROSTARS to Perform at Wings Over Waukegan

Friday, September 5, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The AEROSTARS Formation Aerobatic Team, proud supporters of iFlightPlanner, will be performing this Saturday, September 6 at the Wings Over Waukegan airshow in southern Wisconsin.

This year organizers and performers will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, an event which changed the course of WWII and set the Allied Forces on their path to victory, with the intent of helping younger generations understand that air power was an integral force in the Allies' success and instill an appreciation for aviation.  Viewers will witness great flight performances by the world-renowned aerobatic pilots flying eye-catching vintage military craft, such as the P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre and Yak-52TW flown by the AEROSTARS.

» Wings Over Waukegan

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Now Available, September/October Issue of 'FAA Safety Briefing'

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The September/October 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the world of student pilots and airmen-in-training.  This issue explores additional tips and resources to help provide a successful path to initial pilot certification, as well as provide a refresher to those more experienced aviators!

Feature articles in this issue include:

  • “So You Want to be a Pilot?” – a guide to finding the right flight school
  • “Wanted: The Perfect Flight Instructor” – tips for conducting your CFI search
  • “Medical 101” – understanding the airmen medical process

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Avionics News Magazine: September 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The September 2014 digital issue of Avionics News Magazine is now available!

In this month's issue, you'll find:

  • The View from Washington
  • International News & Regulatory Updates
  • Software Solutions Replacing Paper
  • AEA member profile: DFW Instrument Corporation
  • AEA member profile: ATEQ-Omicron
  • Keeping it in the Family: TGH Aviation
  • Are Digital Avionics Secure?
  • Aviation Aces: Chad Kubick of Kubick Aviation
  • New ADS-B Solutions Unveiled at AirVenture

For more information on the Aircraft Electronics Association visit http://www.aea.net/.

The iFlightPlanner Crew