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News and Information for FltPlan Users      •     December 3, 2015
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New World-Wide, Color-Coded METARs Display on FltPlan Go and Web

FltPlan has added world-wide, customizable METARs. You can now view METARs from around the world in an easy to view color-coded format. This great addition is an industry first that allows a pilot to determine his/her own criteria for checking weather conditions, including winds and temperatures. Whether you’re a corporate or private pilot, this is a valuable tool for you.

In the past, the standard was the static four criteria VFR, MVFR (Marginal VFR), IFR, and LIFR (Low IFR). Our web-based Map Builder and our FltPlan Go apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android now let the user define these categories based on skill and type of aircraft.

See our iPad manual, pages 31-32, for step-by-step instructions.

Transfer Aircraft Performance with FltPlan's Donor Feature

Did you know that you can easily transfer aircraft performance from one FltPlan.com account to another? Or that you can copy the performance from one of your aircraft to another aircraft in your own profile? You can accomplish either task quickly with our Donor feature.

Here are some uses for this feature:

  • Many times within a flight department, one pilot 'tweaks' the performance numbers for one of their aircraft and wants to share the performance data with other pilots with different accounts.
  • You have multiple aircraft in your profile that are the same model, and you want to use your modified data for all your aircraft.
  • You know a pilot that flies an uncommon aircraft type, and you want to use the performance profile that he has created.

FltPlan’s Donor feature lets you transfer the data to other FltPlan.com accounts or to another aircraft within your account, with a few easy entries.

It's as simple as following these steps:

  1. Go to the Main Menu > Settings > A/C Performance.
  2. Select the N# for which you wish to import the data.
  3. Click the Press Here When Done button.
  4. Use Method #1 to copy the Performance data from another pilot's profile:

                            – Enter the donor pilot's username
                            – Enter the donor's N# (or call sign)
                            – Include Donor's ICAO Data

    • To include the aircraft A/C ICAO Data, leave the checkbox selected.

    • If you do not want to transfer ICAO data, unselect the checkbox.

    • If you selected "Include Donor's ICAO Data", then the ICAO data will be used; however you will need to
      go to the A/C ICAO section to enter your emergency contact info.

  5. Click the "Copy Profile" button.

After completing these steps, the donor aircraft's performance data will now be used for your aircraft.


New Video Support for Cloud Tops Tool

Last week we announced FltPlan’s new Cloud Tops tool, which works with FltPlan Go for iPad. Now we have a video tutorial to help you use it to your best advantage.

Cloud Tops is a sight level that works using the camera on your iPad FltPlan Go app. Once your level is aligned and locked, Cloud Tops will allow you to set your distance in nautical miles to the clouds, compensating for curvature of the earth. Distances will display in green when flying above the clouds, in red if headed into or below the clouds, and in orange when close to the clouds.

Click here for Cloud Tops video

For printed directions on using the Cloud Tops tool, click here.

To access our complete Video Support library, click the camera icon on the bottom right side of the log-in page (www.FltPlan.com) or, once logged-in, go to Main Menu > Help > Video Support.


New Cycle of Charts Available at the Chart Store

FltPlan.com’s Chart Store now has the current cycle of charts. We sell all U.S. charts at 20% off the list price. The Chart Store offers current charts as well as recurring subscriptions. Our inventory is always up-to-date and includes the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands.

A subscription to our products can be especially helpful for pilots. Take the guesswork out of ordering current charts, and let FltPlan.com do it for you. We will send you new products every cycle, and you will receive them before they become effective. Remember, you can cancel your subscription at any time, and your credit card will only be billed once your order ships every cycle.

The Chart Store offers Airport/Facility Directories, Approach Plates/Terminal Procedures, High Altitude Enroute Charts, Low Altitude Enroute Charts, Sectional Charts, Terminal Area Charts, VFR Helicopter Charts, World Aeronautical Charts, Mexican WAC Charts and more.

To order current charts, please visit Store.FltPlan.com to complete your purchase online.

To purchase a recurring subscription to our products, please call us at 203-262-9200.


FltPlan has a Record November

For the second year in a row, FltPlan had a record breaking November. In 2015, we saw a 5 percent increase in flight plans filed over November 2014 and 10 percent over November 2013. Stay with us as we continue to grow and to offer new features.


FltPlan Stats

75.9% of all N#-registered flight plans for Falcon 10s, 20s, and 50s were filed by FltPlan in November 2015.

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Season's Greetings from FltPlan

Seasons Greetings

As the holidays approach, we at FltPlan would like to thank all of our loyal users. We wish you all a joyful holiday season and best wishes for the New Year.

We'd also like to thank our advertisers. They have great products and services, and they help to keep FltPlan.com and FltPlan Go free. We hope you'll support them in the New Year. You can find a complete list by clicking on the Display Advertisers link under the Pilot Resources button on the Main Menu.


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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Flight Plan LLC, P.O. Box 159, Southbury, CT 06488 • December 2015, Issue 1 • © 2015 Flight Plan LLC. All rights reserved.
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