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News and Information for FltPlan Users      •     January 12, 2017
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New Features Added to FltLogic Scheduling Program

FltPlan released the much anticipated FltLogic flight scheduling program in December 2016 and has expanded the already comprehensive list of available features to include:

IMAGE • Pilot and Aircraft Currency
• FltPlan eAPIS Integration
• Export to "Shared Calendars" including Google Calendars, iCal and Outlook
• Expanded Trip Sheet
• A/C Owner Login and A/C Owner (limited view) Login
• Administrative (Read-Only) View
• Email Request for Trip Authorization
• Separate Vacation/Time Off Calendar
• Warning Icons for Incomplete Trips
• FAQ Help Link


FltLogic is the only flight scheduling program that integrates with FltPlan.com and features a simple, user–friendly interface that allows you to create events, maintain databases, and view reports. Information comes from FltPlan assuring the most accurate, reliable routing and flight times. FltPlan offers live training and support for FltLogic customers.

The FltLogic companion app for iOS offers access to the FltLogic calendar, features a searchable event list, and allows access to detailed event information. The app allows users to view trip sheets and passenger information. Users also receive push notifications for new events and updates to existing events.

Please see our FltLogic brochure for more information. To schedule a demo, call 203-262-8500 or send an email to Support@FltLogic.com with your username and a phone number where you can be reached.


Easy Entry of Take Off Alternates

FltPlan now offers Part 121/125/135 and commercial operators the option to enter a Take Off Alternate, in order to comply with OpSpecs requirements.

To use this feature, first set your defaults to allow it. Go to Main Menu > Settings > Default User Settings and check off Option to enter Take Off Alternate (Part 121/Part135/commercial operators). Save the defaults using the button at the bottom of the page.







Once your defaults are set, create your ICAO format flight plan. You will see a Take Off Alternate box under the Item 18/Special Handling header.



What are RAFT Messages?

If you’re new to FltPlan, you may have been puzzled to receive a text or email with a RAFT notification.

It’s been over a year since FltPlan first began our RAFT program. RAFT is a proprietary interface that works closely with the FAA’s system, warning of any current or upcoming ATC delays or ground stop programs. RAFT stands for Reactive Advanced Filing Technology.

As soon as the FAA alerts us of any potential for ATC delays at an airport, FltPlan will 'react' by 'advance filing' your flight plan (immediately, up to six hours in advance). This ensures the best possible positioning of your flight in the queue for ground stops, delay programs, or re–routes.







FltPlan informs users of RAFT notifications by posting an alert on the Active Flight Plan List on the Main Menu page. In addition, we send an email notification or text message to the pilot. To opt in, be sure to have your current email address entered in User / Pilot Information and File Notify selected. To check if you’re selected to get file notifications, go to Settings > User/Pilot Info > Pilot Information section. Put a check mark in the File Notify column next to the email address. Be sure to click the Press Here When Done button to save.


ICAO vs. IATA:
When Your Notification has a Different Airport Identifier than Your Flight Plan

You may have received your proposed flight notification and noticed that the airport identifier is different than the one you filed your flight plan with. For instance, you entered CRQ into your flight plan creation page; FltPlan converted it to KCRQ; but your proposed flight notification text reads CLD. This is because an airport may have three different identifiers: FAA, ICAO, and IATA.

FltPlan uses ICAO airport identifiers for flight planning purposes, versus the three-letter FAA identifier (i.e. JFK, HNL, 40N, 3S7, OAK, ATL).

When you enter a 3 letter ID for a U.S. airport, FltPlan automatically converts it to a 4 character ICAO code. If there is no ICAO code for an airport, and it has only 3 letters, then we will add a "K" at the beginning.

In the example of CRQ, the proposed flight notification uses CLD which is the IATA code for Carlsbad. IATA stands for the International Airline Transport Association. These are the identifiers that most people are familiar with, since airlines use them in flight schedules and ticketing.

For flight tracking purposes, FltPlan uses IATA identifiers, since this is the industry standard (mainly because of airline flights). This is the reason you might see a difference between your notifications and the flight plan you filed.


FltPlan Stats

10 Busiest FltPlan.com airports for 2016 were as follows:
KTEB, KDAL, KHOU, KPDK, KAPA, KHPN, KLAS, KPBI, KFXE and KSAT.

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