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News and Information for FltPlan Users      •     June 8, 2016
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FltPlan’s eLogbook has a New Look and New Functionality

FltPlan’s free eLogbook has a new look and exciting new features. The updated eLogbook program lets users add photos to any entry. The eLogbook is a responsive, multi-platform design and works on any desktop, laptop, iOS or Android device. Since the logbook is accessible anywhere, anytime it is something pilots can keep for a lifetime. As always, your data is stored on FltPlan’s servers, rather than on your device, and no subscription is required to use the program.

eLogBook users can:

  • Store a database of passengers to add to eLogbook entries

  • Automatically transfer flight plans created on FltPlan.com to your eLogbook

  • Add photos to your eLogbook entries

  • Customize existing entries with specific flight conditions

  • Store aircraft profiles to eliminate the need to re-enter data

  • Import past flight plan data from an Excel or CSV file

  • Import past total hours, add passenger info to each flight, and export your data to Excel

  • Customize the wallpaper on your home page

  • Keep a record of instructor endorsements, including any of the 77 FAA official instructor endorsement forms included in the program



To help you get started, we have a complete eLogbook manual with detailed instructions on using the program. We also have a new video available for eLogbook in our Video Support library.

You can find eLogbook by going to Main Menu > Tools > eLogbook. Don’t get tied in to a subscription. FltPlan’s eLogbook is free, and it can integrate with your FltPlan.com account or stand alone.


ICAO Equipment Suffixes: Where did my /Q go?

We continue to receive frequent questions about ICAO equipment suffixes and wake turbulence categories. Given the fact that the FAA plans to eliminate domestic format for civil aircraft beginning January 2017, we hope that we can clarify and resolve any confusion surrounding ICAO format flight plans. First, it’s important to understand that filing an ICAO format flight plan does not necessarily mean that you are filing an international flight plan. The ICAO format allows you to file RNAV SIDs and STARs and has nothing to do with your destination. One of the key differences between domestic and ICAO flight plans is that in domestic format, the equipment suffix appears after the aircraft type. In ICAO format, the wake turbulence category appears directly after the aircraft type.

ICAO wake turbulence categories are as follows:
"H" for Heavy – Greater than 300,000 lbs. maximum certificated take-off weight
"M" for Medium – Between 15,000 and 300,000 lbs. maximum certificated take-off weight
"L" for Light – Less than 15,000 lbs. maximum certificated take-off weight



EXAMPLES

Aircraft=Cirrus SR22
/L in ICAO format (left) means light wake turbulence. /G in domestic format (right) means GPS.


Aircraft=Citation X
/M in ICAO format (left) means medium wake turbulence. /L in domestic format (right) means RNAV and RVSM.


Domestic, Non RVSM Equipment Codes are as follows:
/A DME, TRANSPONDER WITH Mode C
/B DME, TRANSPONDER WITH NO Mode C
/C AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) NOT USING GPS/GNSS, TRANSPONDER & NO Mode C
/G AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) USING GPS/GNSS, TRANSPONDER & Mode C
/I AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) NOT USING GPS/GNSS, TRANSPONDER & Mode C
/M TACAN ONLY, NO TRANSPONDER
/S AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) USING GPS/GNSS, TRANSPONDER & NO Mode C
/T NO DME, TRANSPONDER WITH NO Mode C
/U NO DME, TRANSPONDER WITH Mode C
/V AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) USING GPS/GNSS, NO TRANSPONDER
/X NO DME, NO XPONDER

RVSM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum)
/L RNAV using GPS/GNSS
/W No GPS/GNSS - No RNAV
/Z RNAV not using GPS/GNSS

To enter your ICAO data, go the Main Menu > Settings > A/C ICAO Data. FltPlan has made it easier for you to choose the appropriate equipment by offering selections specific to the turbulence category of your aircraft.


FltPlan Stats

FltPlan filed 14.5% more flight plans for Canadian-registered aircraft
in May 2016 versus May 2015.

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