Friday, May 20, 2011

Instructor Profile : Theresa Whiting

Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 7:31 PM

With tomorrow being International Learn to Fly Day we thought it was only appropriate to highlight one of the instructors from the iFlightPlanner.com Flight Instructor Directory who is helping share their love of flight with others.  Theresa Whiting from Ann Arbor, Michigan is doing just that!

Ms. Whiting knew that she wanted to be a pilot since she was eleven years old, and it was that passion that drew her to the College of Aviation at Western Michigan University where she ultimately earned a degree in Aviation Flight Science with the intent of a career in flight instruction. 

Theresa has been teaching students to fly for nearly seven years, and since beginning her career at Brooks Field in Marshall, MI she has returned to Ann Arbor where she is now the Chief Flight Instructor at Solo Aviation located at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.  In a state where many flight schools are downsizing, Theresa is helping Solo Aviation defy the odds as it continues to grow into one of the busiest flight schools in Michigan.

Holding a Gold Seal License, an accreditation reserved only for those instructors who maintain high first-time pass rates among their students, Theresa offers sport, recreational, private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine, and flight instructor ratings.  She has established herself as one of the most sought after flight instructors in the area, with some of her students traveling over an hour to work with her.

Theresa also acts as President of the Yankee Ladies Chapter of Women in Aviation International and is involved with the Washtenaw Community College Life-Long Learning Program as a ground school instructor. 

As a result of her exceptional teaching and community outreach Theresa was recognized this past April as one of the top seven flight instructors in the United States for 2011 and was considered as a finalist for the title of National Flight Instructor of the Year.  Although Theresa did not win the national award she proudly holds the title of “2011 Flight Instructor of the Year” for the FAA Great Lakes Region!

iFlightPlanner.com would like to congratulate Theresa on her accomplishments and wish her continued success as she strengthens the aviation community throughout southeast Michigan!  If you would like to learn from one of the best, visit Theresa's website http://www.FlightInstructorTheresa.com or her profile in the Flight Instructor Directory to setup an appointment.

NOTE: If you are an instructor, or are a pilot who would like to nominate your instructor to be highlighted in the next iFlightPlanner.com Instructor Profile, let us know!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Flight Planning Friday : Favorite Routes

Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:00 PM

Did you know that with iFlightPlanner.com you can save and quickly recall your favorite routes?  It's as easy as clicking the "Save as Favorite Route" option within the Flight Basics section of the Flight Wizard.

You can easily recall your routes from the "My Account Home" page or from the "Favorite Routes" drop-down box.  This is a very helpful and often overlooked feature of iFlightPlanner.com and we wanted to be sure that you're getting the most out of your flight planning experience with us!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Flight Planning Friday : Cue LiveATC.net

Friday, February 4, 2011 @ 8:50 PM

iFlightPlanner.com has teamed up with LiveATC.net to offer live air traffic control feeds directly from our Airport/Facility Directory! LiveATC.net has established itself as the premier source for live air traffic control audio on the web and offers access to over 450 feeds from airports all across the world.

Simply click the "LiveATC.net" logo from within the Airport/Facility Directory where you'll be directed to LiveATC.net and listening within seconds!

If your favorite airport is not yet part of the LiveATC.net network, they're always looking for volunteers to help put new locations on the air! If you have an air-band scanner sitting idle, why not join the network?

We are really excited about putting this fantastic aviation resource at your fingertips! Whether you're a pilot, student pilot, or someone who just loves aviation, you'll really enjoy LiveATC.net!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Flight Planning Friday : Winter Weather Briefs

Friday, December 17, 2010 @ 10:19 PM

Did you know that each weather brief that you retrieve through iFlightPlanner.com or mobile.iFlightPlanner.com is certified by the FAA?  Every request for a weather brief is logged with both the FAA and iFlightPlanner so you can be confident that you're fulfilling your pre-flight weather duties as pilot in command. 

We've been working hard on a bunch of cool new features for 2011, so stay tuned! (HINT: Rubberbanding and point-and-click routing!)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flight Planning Friday: Closing Flight Plans, Logging Flights

Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:35 PM

Your "My Account Home" page will display "Open Flights".  Open Flights are flights that you have yet to close and log into your iFlightPlanner logbook.  Remember that with iFlightPlanner, you have the ability to electronically close flights that you've filed with the FAA!

How To Close A Flight Plan & Log Your Flight

  1. Click "Close & Log" next to the flight you want to close.
  2. If you filed with the FAA, let us know whether you closed your flight with the tower or Flight Service, or would like us to close it electronically for you.
  3. Fill out the logbook...it's just like your print version.
  4. Click "Save Flight Log Info" and you’re done!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Flight Planning Friday: Mobile Aviation Weather

Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 4:04 PM

Welcome to Flight Planning Friday!  In this new series, we'll highlight iFlightPlanner features we think you'll love!

iFlightPlanner Mobile Aviation Weather

No matter whether you have iFlightPlanner Free or Premium, your account includes access to iFlightPlanner Mobile, a streamlined version of iFlightPlanner available on any web-enabled mobile device (iPhone, BlackBerry, Droid, Palm and more)!  Just visit:

» http://m.iFlightPlanner.com

What You'll See

  • RADAR: Animated, real-time
  • METAR: Color-coded & translated
    * If available for facility
  • TAF: Color-coded & translated
    * If available for facility
  • NOTAMs: Translated to plain language
  • Text AIRMET, SIGMET, PIREP & Forecast Area

How To Access It

  1. Favorite Airports
    From your iFlightPlanner Mobile Home page, click on the Sun/Cloud icon for any of your Favorite Airports
  2. Mobile Navigation
    Click "Wx" at the top of any iFlightPlanner Mobile page, then enter your airport code or click on any of your favorites
  3. Bookmark It
    Once you click on a favorite, bookmark it to your mobile device for one-click future access!

Happy Friday!