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Thursday, February 22, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for February 22 Cycle

Thursday, February 22, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning February 22, 2024 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, February 19, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for February 22 Cycle

Monday, February 19, 2024 @ 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 February 22, 2024.  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 February 22.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in January 25 Notices

Monday, January 29, 2024 @ 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 valid from January 25, 2024 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, January 25, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for January 25 Cycle

Thursday, January 25, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning January 25, 2024 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, January 22, 2024

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for January 25 Cycle

Monday, January 22, 2024 @ 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 January 25, 2024.  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 January 25.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for December 28 Cycle

Thursday, December 28, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning December 28, 2023 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, December 25, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for December 28 Cycle

Monday, December 25, 2023 @ 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 December 28, 2023.  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 December 28.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in November 30 Notices

Monday, December 4, 2023 @ 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 valid from November 30, 2023 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, November 30, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for November 30 Cycle

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning November 30, 2023 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, November 27, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for November 30 Cycle

Monday, November 27, 2023 @ 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 November 30, 2023.  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 November 30.

Monday, November 6, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in November 2 Notices

Monday, November 6, 2023 @ 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 valid from November 2, 2023 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, November 2, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for November 2 Cycle

Thursday, November 2, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning November 2, 2023 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, October 30, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for November 2 Cycle

Monday, October 30, 2023 @ 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 November 2, 2023.  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 November 2.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in October 5 Notices

Monday, October 9, 2023 @ 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 valid from October 5, 2023 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, October 5, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for October 5 Cycle

Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning October 5, 2023 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, October 2, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for October 5 Cycle

Monday, October 2, 2023 @ 1:16 PM

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 October 5, 2023.  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 October 5.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in September 7 Notices

Monday, September 11, 2023 @ 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 valid from September 7, 2023 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, September 7, 2023

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

Thursday, September 7, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning September 7, 2023 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, September 4, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for September 7 Cycle

Monday, September 4, 2023 @ 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 September 7, 2023.  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 September 7.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for August 10 Cycle

Thursday, August 10, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning August 10, 2023 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, August 7, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for August 10 Cycle

Monday, August 7, 2023 @ 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 10, 2023.  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 10.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in July 13 Notices

Monday, July 17, 2023 @ 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 valid from July 13, 2023 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, July 13, 2023

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

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning July 13, 2023 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, July 10, 2023

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

Monday, July 10, 2023 @ 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 July 13, 2023.  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 July 13.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in June 15 Notices

Monday, June 19, 2023 @ 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 valid from June 15, 2023 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, June 15, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for June 15 Cycle

Thursday, June 15, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning June 15, 2023 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

FAA Approving 91UL Fuel for Majority of Piston Fleet

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

The FAA will grant a fleet authorization allowing over two-thirds of the gasoline piston fleet to operate on 91UL avgas later this year.

The move is part of the FAA's efforts to eliminate lead from avgas. During a news conference, Lirio Liu, the head of certification for the FAA, announced that "approximately 68 percent of the general aviation fleet will be eligible to use UL91."

The development of an unleaded high-octane replacement for 100UL avgas is also underway per the original report on AVweb.

Monday, June 12, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for June 15 Cycle

Monday, June 12, 2023 @ 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 June 15, 2023.  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 June 15.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

2023 AirVenture, Oshkosh Arrival & Departure Signs

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

The 2023 AirVenture Notice specifies sign codes used to inform ground personnel of your desired parking area at Wittman Regional Airport (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.

New for 2023 is the option for GAC and GAP arrivals to request either the North 40 or South 40 - but note these requests are NOT guaranteed.

Arrival Signs

Departure Signs

Please know this Notice does not supersede restrictions contained in other FDC NOTAMs, however it is required reading and should be part of every pilot's preflight preparation.

This year's arrival and departure signs are again produced in partnership with iFlightPlanner for AOPA, the powerful web interface for AOPA members to plan flights using hi-res charts and weather imagery, retrieve weather briefs, file flight plans, and much more!

Remember to print your arrival and departure signs before your trip and fly safe!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Changes to Midway Class C Airspace Begin June 15

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Effective June 15, 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will implement changes to the Class C airspace around Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

The modifications aim to enhance separation between incoming traffic to Midway Runway 22L and general aviation aircraft flying along the Lake Michigan shoreline using Visual Flight Rules. To provide information about these changes, the FAA will conduct virtual meetings on June 6 and June 7, accessible through Zoom and their YouTube channel. The meetings will include presentations on the modifications, and attendees can ask questions either during the Zoom sessions or via the chat feature on FAA's social media channels.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

President Signs H.R. 346 to Enhance NOTAMs System

Saturday, June 3, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

UPDATE: On Saturday, June 3, 2023, the President signed into law H.R. 346, which requires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to establish a task force to provide recommendations for improvement of Notices to Air Missions (NOTAMs).


May 23, 2023 — H.R. 346, the NOTAM Improvement Act of 2023, is a legislation aimed at enhancing the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system for pilots submitted in response to the January 12, 2023 system crash.

The bill, which received near-unanimous Congressional approval, recognizes the current shortcomings of the system, which often presents information in a complex and cumbersome manner, leading to difficulties in understanding and accessing critical flight information.

The act mandates the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modernize the NOTAM system by streamlining and digitizing its content, making it more user-friendly and easily accessible to pilots. The FAA is required to adopt a standardized format, simplify language, and utilize technology to improve the dissemination and retrieval of NOTAMs for flight planning resources such as iFlightPlanner and the Regulatory Compliant Weather Briefs it provides.

The objective is to enhance aviation safety by ensuring pilots have timely and comprehensible information to make informed decisions during flight operations.

» H.R.346 - NOTAM Improvement Act of 2023

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Rule Proposed to Remove Expiration Date on CFI Certificates

Thursday, June 1, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

The FAA has proposed a rule to remove the expiration date on flight instructor certificates, aligning flight instructor certificates with other non-expiring pilot certificates.

A three-month grace period would be added allowing instructors to restore recent experience by completing a Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC). The AOPA, who has been advocating for this change since 1999, believes these changes will benefit the public, encourage expired instructors to rejoin the CFI community, and reduce administrative processing.

The proposed rule offers several options for maintaining currency, including passing a practical test, endorsing students with a high pass rate, serving in specific roles, completing an approved FIRC, or participating in the FAA's WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.

Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted HERE until June 22, 2023.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in May 18 Notices

Monday, May 22, 2023 @ 7:58 PM

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 valid from May 18, 2023 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, May 18, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for May 18 Cycle

Thursday, May 18, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 5/18/23 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, May 15, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for May 18 Cycle

Monday, May 15, 2023 @ 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 May 18, 2023.  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 May 18.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

EAA Releases Oshkosh Notice for AirVenture 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 Notice (formerly called the NOTAM) featuring arrival and departure procedures for for EAA's annual fly-in convention to be held July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, WI.

The Notice, which is in effect from Noon CDT on July 20 to noon CDT on July 31, 2023, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.  The Notice was designed by FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning.

While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2022 version. Some of those changes include:

  • A change in the pattern for ultralights at Wittman Regional Airport
  • Guidance regarding Oshkosh aircraft parking areas, including North 40/South 40 designation
  • Elimination of the Fond du Lac diversion procedure
  • The start times of the daily air shows have been changed from 2:30 to 2:15pm CDT

Pilots can acquire a digital version of the Notice HERE or by downloading it through the EAA AirVenture website. For a free printed copy, pilots can order online or call EAA Membership Services at (800) 564-6322.

Please know this Notice does not supersede restrictions contained in other FDC NOTAMs, however it 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!

Monday, April 24, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in April 20 Notices

Monday, April 24, 2023 @ 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 valid from April 20, 2023 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, April 20, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for April 20 Cycle

Thursday, April 20, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 4/20/23 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, April 17, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for April 20 Cycle

Monday, April 17, 2023 @ 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 April 20, 2023.  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 April 20.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in March 23 Notices

Monday, March 27, 2023 @ 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 valid from March 23, 2023 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, March 23, 2023

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

Thursday, March 23, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 3/23/23 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, March 20, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for March 23 Cycle

Monday, March 20, 2023 @ 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 March 23, 2023.  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 March 23.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in February 23 Notices

Monday, February 27, 2023 @ 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 valid from February 23, 2023 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, February 23, 2023

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

Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 2/23/23 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, February 20, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for February 23 Cycle

Monday, February 20, 2023 @ 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 February 23, 2023.  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 February 23.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Major Sporting & Entertainment Events in January 26 Notices

Monday, January 30, 2023 @ 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 valid from January 26, 2023 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, January 26, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for January 26 Cycle

Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 28-day AIRAC cycle beginning 1/26/23 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, January 23, 2023

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for January 26 Cycle

Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 6:00 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 January 26, 2023.  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 January 26.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Current for December 29 Cycle

Thursday, December 29, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

Official airport, navigation and chart data for the FAA's 56-day AIRAC cycle beginning 12/29/22 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!

The iFlightPlanner Crew
PLAN. FLY. LOG.

Monday, December 26, 2022

FAA Airport, Navigation & Chart Data is Available for December 29 Cycle

Monday, December 26, 2022 @ 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 December 29, 2022.  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 December 29.