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FltPlan's Free eLogbook Has a New Look and Added Features • June 21, 2016|
FltPlan has released a new version of their free eLogbook program with a redesigned user interface and an array of significant new features. Users can now add photos and documents to any log entry, store instructor endorsements, store passenger information to add to eLogbook entries, and add custom wallpaper to the home page. One of the most significant new features allows users to create an "at-a-glance" currency overview that graphs flying trends, landings per year, past flights, and flight times. The graph can be easily customized based on aircraft make and model, timeframe, and aircraft type. Read the full press release.
FltPlan.com Releases Major Update to
FltPlan Go for iPhone • May 16, 2016
The latest release of FltPlan.com's free FltPlan Go app for iPhone, version 4.0, has just hit the app store and now includes custom waypoints, approach plates on the map, and an external page displaying connectivity options.
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FltPlan Adds Avidyne Integration to Connectivity Options
FltPlan Go now interfaces with Avidyne's panel-mounted IFD540 and IFD440 • March 24, 2016
FltPlan has teamed-up with Avidyne to enable wireless connectivity between their free FltPlan Go app and Avidyne's IFD540 and IFD440 panel-mounted systems. FltPlan Go for iOS, Android, and Windows can now wirelessly receive and display GPS position and flight plan information from Avidyne's IFD540/440 units running the current v10.1 software. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Adds AirDrop, Split Screen, and Instrument Panel Features to FltPlan Go for iPad • January 14, 2016
The latest release of the FltPlan Go app for iPad, version 4.1.5, now includes AirDrop, Split Screen, and Instrument Panel. These new featuresallow users to share documents and downloads between iPads and iPhones, display two views on the same screen, andprovides an instrument panel of various gauges using indicated airspeed. Read the full press release.
FltPlan's Pilots' Choice Awards Voting Starts February 1, 2016 • January 12, 2016
Voting in FltPlan's 2016 Pilots' Choice Awards starts on February 1. The survey, which is in its seventh year, recognizes top U.S. FBOs (Fixed Base Operators), top U.S. FBOs by region, small and large FBO chains, Canadian, Caribbean and Mexican FBOs, ATC Centers, ATC Towers, and U.S. Customs & Border Protection facilities that serve U.S. Airports. Ballots will be available in FltPlan's registered user accounts until March 31, 2016. Read the full press release.
FltPlan's New Map Builder Lets Users Create Custom Maps • September 17, 2015
FltPlan has added a web-based Map Builder that takes the route from a flight plan and displays all of the user-defined layers and options on a single map - an industry first. Map Builder allows users to build a single, custom map for their route using 12 background layers, 12 map layers (including Airports and Fuel Prices), 6 weather layers (including Winds Aloft, SIGMETs/AIRMETs layers), and additional route viewing options. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Launches New RAFT System • September 15, 2015
FltPlan has launched its newest service, RAFT, a sophisticated proprietary interface that works closely with the FAA's Traffic Management system to alert users of any current or upcoming ATC delays or ground stop programs. FltPlan's RAFT, which stands for Reactive Advanced Filing Technology, "reacts" to notices from the FAA regarding possible ATC delays at an airport by advance filing the flight plan, immediately, up to six hours in advance. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Go for Android Now Supports Four ADS-B Receivers • June 22, 2015
The FltPlan Go app for Android now supports four ADS-B receivers. Android users now have the same freedom and flexibility that iPad users enjoy. Currently, FltPlan Go supports the Dual XGPS170, Flight Data System's Pathfinder, SkyRadar DX, and the iLevil AW ADS-B receivers on both the Android and iPad. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Adds Auto Sync Feature and More to FltPlan Go App • May 9, 2015
The latest release of the FltPlan Go iPad, iPhone, and Android app features auto syncing of NavLogs, Routes, Weather, Weight & Balance Profiles, and Checklists from the FltPlan website. This new feature allows users to move seamlessly from web to app by eliminating the download process. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Links with Angel Flight West • January 26, 2015
FltPlan has integrated with the Angel Flight Information Database System (AFIDS) enabling FltPlan users to combine their flights with an Angel Flight mission. Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Adds Multiple, Customizable FRATs • December 2, 2014
FltPlan has enhanced its Safety Management System program by adding multiple FRATS (Flight Risk Assessment Tools) that are customizable for both a flight department's operation and the department's different aircraft as well. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Go iPad App Works with Five ADS-B Receivers • November 3, 2014
FltPlan's free FltPlan Go iPad app now works with five ADS-B receivers: Sagetech Clarity, Dual XGPS170, Flight Data System's Pathfinder, iLevil AW, and the Sky Radar DX. The company plans to add the same ADS-B flexibility to their FltPlan Go Android app in the near future. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Celebrates 15th Anniversary • September 25, 2014
FltPlan is now supporting more than 150,000 aviation professionals and private pilots as it celebrates its 15-year anniversary. "Over that time we've made thousands of pilots lives easier," said Ken Wilson, president of FltPlan, who developed the flight planning program as a college project... Read the full press release.
FltPlan Completes Rapid Decompression
Testing for Android Tablets • June 19, 2014
FltPlan has conducted rapid decompression testing for Android tablets at National Technical Systems (NTS) in Boxborough, MA. In order to use an electronic device as a replacement for paper charts in the cockpit, Part 135 and 121 operators must receive formal approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. This testing is one component of the approval process detailed in the FAA's Advisory Circular AC 120-76C. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Launches Free Android Go App • June 11, 2014
FltPlan has launched its free full feature Android Go app designed as an alternative to the iPad which until now has been the primary device available for inflight usage. This makes FltPlan the first company to offer free inflight apps on both Apple and Android tablets. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Approved for Submitting APIS Manifests to Caribbean Community Countries • May 21, 2014
FltPlan, the largest flight planning service in North America, announced that pilots can now submit their Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) manifests to a select list of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as well as to the United States and Mexico. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Now Offers Free Canadian Flight Supplement, Canadian Digital Visual Navigation Charts To Its Users • May 14, 2014
In support of Nav Canada's mission to improve safety and flight efficiency in Canada, FltPlan has expanded its services for flights to/from the U.S. and for intra-Canada flight planning by offering the Canadian flight supplement (CFS) and digital visual navigation charts (VNCs). Read the full press release.
McKinney Air Center Ranks #1 in FltPlan's 2014 Pilots' Choice Awards.
Voting Highest Ever in All Categories • May 1, 2014
McKinney Air Center, the fixed-base operator (FBO) located at McKinney National Airport (KTKI) near Dallas, has been ranked #1 among the top 50 U.S. FBOs in the 2014 Pilots' Choice Awards survey by FltPlan, the largest flight-planning service in North America. Now in its fifth year, the Pilots' Choice Awards recognizes FBOs that provide arrival and departure services for private and business aircraft at more than 5,000 U.S. airports. The Awards survey was open to a group of over 145,000 active pilots on FltPlan representing over 65 percent of all business aviation. Read the full press release.
Article obtained from the April edition of Aviation International News
FltPlan growing, adding services • by Matt Thurber
For Ken Wilson, who grew up hanging around Danbury Airport and the family aviation business, the timing couldn’t have been better. By the time the Internet became more than just a science experiment and turned into a real business opportunity, Wilson’s college project, a flight-planning program with a useful navlog, had been tested by many users and was ready to go online. The program was the progenitor of what became the popular free FltPlan.com flight-planning service. Read the full story.
FltPlan Now Integrated With X-Plane 10 Flight Simulator Software • April 2, 2014
FltPlan, the largest flight planning service in North America, is now integrated with Laminar Research's X-Plane 10 personal flight simulator software. Pilots will have an enhanced X-Plane experience with the same tools they would be using in the air. In addition, pilots have the ability to practice at their own pace on the ground using FltPlanGo for iPads. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Adds Velocity Weather by Baron Services™ • March 12, 2014
FltPlan, the largest flight planning service in NorthAmerica, now offers Velocity Weather by Baron™. The enhanced features include United States and Canadian radar, visible and Infrared (IR) Satellite, Surface Analysis and Echo Tops. FltPlan's new weather data can be accessed on all devices including desktops, laptops, tablets and phones as well as the FltPlan Go apps. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Launches New Free iPad Go App • January 21, 2014
FltPlan has officially released its new free iPad app, FltPlan Go, and it is available now for download at the iTunes store. The FltPlan Go app adds many features for users of FltPlan in a new redesigned app. The legacy FltPlan app was originally created four years ago to provide pilots with airport information and approach charts. As pilots' in-flight needs grew, the legacy app continued to add more features and functionality, according to the company. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Pilots’ Choice Awards Voting Starts February 1, 2014 • January 15, 2014
FltPlan announced that pilot voting starts February 1 for its 2014 Pilots’ Choice Awards that recognizes their favorite United States FBOs, top U.S. FBOs by region, small and large FBO chains, Canadian, Caribbean and Mexican FBOs, ATC Center, ATC Tower, and customs & border protection. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Approved for Submitting Advanced Passenger Information System Manifests to Mexico • January 9, 2014
FltPlan has been approved for submitting Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) manifests to comply with the Mexican Government’s new regulations designed to improve its ability to process individuals entering and exiting the country. "FltPlan has had a successful U.S. eAPIS system in place for over five years," said Ken Wilson. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Now Offers Weight & Balance Program for Over 400 Aircraft Makes & Models • November 25, 2013
FltPlan is now offering its free Weight & Balance program via its website and mobile apps for over 400 various makes and models of aircraft now in its database. Since the program was launched 18 months ago, pilots have created 38,000 unique, customized Weight & Balance profiles. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Offers Current Fuel Price Information For Over 3,300 FBOs • November 4, 2013
FltPlan is now offering up-to-date fuel price information for over 3,300 FBOs on its website and mobile apps. The fuel price listing is designed to offer pilots a single source to look up fuel prices without having to call the FBO or leave the website or app. FltPlan has hired a dedicated staff to contact FBOs and assist in the fuel price updates. According to the company, it now has four times more retail fuel prices posted than ever before making it the most updated and comprehensive source of FBO information. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Reports Best Month in Company History • September 16, 2013
FltPlan reported the highest number of monthly flight plans and weather briefings created in company history: 460,193 flight plans and 452,000 weather briefings for the month of August 2013. FltPlan saw a 3.3 percent increase in flight plans created for jets over August 2012. There was also a 3.8 percent increase for piston aircraft flight plans created over the same period in 2012. Helicopter flight plans created rose 53 percent from a year ago.Read the full press release.
FltPlan's New Pre-Departure Clearance System Working Smoothly Despite Earlier Concerns • September 13, 2013
General aviation pilots using FltPlan's new Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) delivery system are successfully navigating the nuances of PDCs despite early concerns they would have difficulty figuring things out. "After four months of operation our pilots have been interpreting PDCs correctly and the program has gone quite smoothly," Ken Wilson, president of FltPlan, the free online flight planning and flight plan filing service that supports more than 130,000 pilots. Read the full press release.
FltPlan Launches Newly Redesigned Website • September 9, 2013
FltPlan, the largest flight-planning service in North America, has launched a completely redesigned website. These changes will dramatically improve the pilot's experience," said Lisa Kessler, vice president of sales and marketing. "The new site is simplified and easier to navigate and is much more esthetically-pleasing." The updated design features all the same tools as before such as weather/notams, airports and FBOs, area fuel prices, nearby airports, quick trip information, digital charts, and aircraft tracking organized in a more simplified and easily accessible manner. Read the full press release.
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