News and Information for FltPlan Users     •     November 20, 2014
FltBrief Newsletter

FltPlan’s Passenger Briefing Has a New Look

FltPlan’s Passenger Flight Briefing has been revamped with a new, clean design that gives users ultimate flexibility in the flight information that is provided to passengers. The new design of the Passenger Flight Brief is structured to display information for all types of aircraft and flights.

The Passenger Flight Briefing can be printed or emailed in advance of your flight to provide information such as departure and arrival times, flight times, FBO information, weather, etc. You can customize specifics such as the passenger greeting, the title of your Passenger Flight Briefing, any opening comments, crew information, and additional information such as catering.

The Passenger Briefing gives you the option of displaying a route map with either the actual or the direct route. You can store messages and information that you want included in every briefing that you create by clicking on the Set Default Information for PAX Briefing.

To create a PAX Briefing, log in to your account and, from the Main Menu, select Flight Planning, then PAX Briefing.

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Avoid Delays and Miscommunication at Busy Airports with our PDC Service

Sample PDCA PDC (Pre-Departure Clearance) is the actual ATC clearance for your flight, in text format (versus ATC clearance issued over the radio). PDCs are currently available at 70 airports in the U.S.  With FltPlan’s PDC service, these text clearances for your IFR flight plans are sent, via text message or email, 20 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Subscribers to FltPlan's PDC service can avoid the confusion and potentional miscommunication that arise while trying to get clearances at busy airports. The process is simple: ATC generates your PDC 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. The PDC is then forwarded to FltPlan and is displayed on your Active Flight Plan List. In addition to text message or email, PDCs can be accessed through the free FltPlan Go app for iPad and Android.

PDCs are intended for Jets and Turbo Props that do not have datalink capabilities.

Click here to learn about enrolling in FltPlan's PDC service.

Email Your Weight & Balance Calculations

Weight & Balance CalculationFltPlan has added a new feature to its Weight & Balance tool. Now, users have the ability to email Weight & Balance calculations to up to five different email addresses. Emailing Weight & Balance makes record-keeping easy and will help commercial operators to fulfull FAA and Transport Canada requirements.

FltPlan’s free Weight & Balance tool is available on the FltPlan website and on the FltPlan Go app for iPad and Android. FltPlan has more than 550 makes and models of aircraft in our Weight & Balance database, and we continue to add more aircraft profiles to the program.

Set up your Weight & Balance profile on the FltPlan website by clicking on the Tools button on the left side of the Main Menu page and selecting the Weight & Balance link.

New: Grand Canyon VFR Charts Now Available

Grand Canyon TAC Charts Grand Canyon TAC Charts

Grand Canyon VFR charts are now available on the free FltPlan Go apps for both iPad and Android. After downloading these charts, you can view them by going to the Maps section of the FltPlan Go app. Tap the Layers tab, and select the TACs option. You will then be able to view the Grand Canyon charts.

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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