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News and Information for FltPlan Users      •     August 9, 2017
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FltPlan Manager: New Program Centralizes Control
of Multiple Aircraft Accounts

IMAGEFltPlan Manager is a premium program that gives charter operations, large flight departments, and fractionals control of the day–to–day flight planning activities of their fleet from a single, administrative account. Access to multiple aircraft accounts allows department heads, schedulers, and dispatchers immediate visibility to scheduled flights (including filing status, EDCT information, and flight tracking data) and access to individual aircraft accounts when changes are necessary.

A unique account is created for each aircraft in a company’s fleet, and pilots simply log in to the account for the aircraft to which they are assigned for each trip. This approach is especially beneficial to flight departments who have dedicated mobile devices for each aircraft within their fleet.

IMAGEAircraft performance profiles, ICAO data, and Weight & Balance are controlled at the administrative level to avoid potential errors and unwanted changes. Administrators can log in and view any filed flight plan and can post messages, upload documents, view scheduled flights, and track flights through FltPlan’s existing Map Builder. The Map Builder allows users to view flights over sectionals, high altitude charts or other base map layers, as well as view NEXRAD radar, winds aloft, TFRs, SIGMETs, color–coded METARs and more.

For more information on FltPlan Manager, please contact 203–262–8500 or send an email to

Use FltPlan for Documented Weather Briefings

When there is an accident or incident, the FAA, NTSB, or Transport Canada go looking for a wide spectrum of information, including what kind of flight planning and weather information were obtained by the pilot.

IMAGEUnfortunately in some cases, the pilots have not gotten their weather briefing from a documented source like FltPlan, FSS, or Nav Canada. Whether you’re a commerical or non–commercial pilot, FltPlan provides an easy way to document your weather briefing.

FltPlan keeps a copy of your weather briefing on our secure servers for at least 90 days. This is easily transmittable to the appropriate governmental agency, upon request, in the event of an incident or accident. You must be logged in to or FltPlan Go with your username and password for the weather briefing to be recorded.

If you are using our free FltPlan Go app for Apple, Android, or Windows 10 devices, your weather briefing will automatically appear below your NavLog, providing quick and easy documentation. Even if your iPad is lost or broken, FltPlan will have a copy of your briefing.

By using your username, FltPlan is able to easily correlate your preflight planning with your name or tail number and provide the FAA/NTSB/Nav Canada the necessary information to show that weather and NOTAMs were obtained and what information you received. Just make sure you’re logged in.

FltPlan Adds Color–Coded METARS to Your Route Weather

Already available on our FltPlan Go app and web–based Map Builder, color–colded METARs on your route weather allow you to see weather conditions at a glance.

The color–coded METAR display can be found on Route Weather, State Collective, and Location Weather (Main Menu > Weather & Notams > Full Weather > Quick Route Weather or Flight Plan Route Weather). Click on the plus sign to expand or minimize the text. The Legends button allows you to see exactly what the colors mean.

Whether you’re a corporate or private pilot, this is a valuable tool for you.

Don’t Get Locked into Using One ADS–B Device or One App

Don’t get locked into using an app that limits you to one or two brands of ADS–B receivers or avionics units: conversely, don’t buy an ADS–B unit that only works with one app. Our FltPlan Go app (available for iOS, Android and Windows 10) gives you choices when purchasing avionics. FltPlan Go currently works with six different avionics manufacturers and more than ten ADS–B units. See the full list here.

FltPlan allows you to make a choice based on your needs and price range. We will continue to add more receivers to our connectivity list in the future. As always, FltPlan Go is free and can be downloaded for Apple, Android, and Windows devices.


Follow FltPlan on Twitter

TwitterIf you haven’t been following FltPlan on Twitter, now is the time to start. With access to FltPlan’s tweets, you can be among the first to get news about our changes and enhancements. FltPlan’s Twitter feed is a great resource for helpful tips, useful information, and updates regarding new features on our website or apps. Click here to follow FltPlan on Twitter.

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