News and Information for FltPlan Users      •     October 8, 2015
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FltPlan’s Map Builder Includes SIGMETs and AIRMETs
The most powerful interactive map for pilots just got even better.

If you’ve been using our web-based Map Builder feature, you already know that you can view your route with current conditions, including winds aloft, TFRs, Fuel Prices, SIDs & STARs, NEXRAD weather radar, and user-defined, color-coded METARs. Now, we also include SIGMETs and AIRMETs.

SIGMETs and AIRMETs can be found at the bottom of the Map Builder menu. To view all SIGMETs or AIRMETs, put a checkmark in the checkbox to the left of the SIGMETs or AIRMETs Layer option that you would like displayed on the Map Builder. Clicking on the SIGMETs and AIRMETs links allows you to expand the menu to select a specific type.


The Map Builder can be accessed from any device – desktop, tablet, phone or laptop. With FltPlan, there is no need to pay for costly licenses. FltPlan provides free visual and IFR charts for the U.S. and Canada for use on as many devices as you'd like.

For more information on using the Map Builder, click here or check out our Video Support.


FltPlan’s New Video Support

Check out FltPlan’s new Video Support page. Our team has been busy creating video tutorials to help you use our website and apps to your best advantage. We currently offer videos on Main Menu Favorites, Map Builder, and Map Builder Default Settings. More will be added as they become available. You can access Video Support by clicking the camera icon on the bottom right side of the log-in page (www.FltPlan.com) or, once logged-in, by going to Main Menu > Help > Video Support.


FltPlan’s eAPIS Service Includes Canadian APIS for Part 135 Operators

FltPlan offers a Canadian APIS (Advanced Passenger Information Systems) service, which complies with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requirements for Part 135 / commercial operators. This integrates our system with the Canadian APIS system to allow commercial carriers who fly in and out of Canada the convenience of submitting their U.S. & Canadian eAPIS through our website.

FltPlan has been providing U.S. eAPIS since 2009. We were the first commercial provider to be certified by DHS/Customs for submissions of eAPIS manifests for Part 91 operators. We have since added Mexican and Caricom APIS to our menu of services.

For more information on our eAPIS service, please call our Premium Services office at 731-855-8000 between 9am and 5pm Eastern Time.


FltPlan Stats

More than 5,000,000 push notifications have been sent from the FltPlan website to the FltPlan Go app for iPad, iPhone and Android since June 1, 2015.

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TFR Information Available on FltPlan – As Always

FltPlan has always offered Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) information, and the Map Builder makes it easy to find. Select the TFR option, and TFRs will be displayed on your Sectional, High Altitude Chart, or Low Altitude Chart. You can easily see if there is an area to avoid along your route of flight.

FltPlan also provides TFR Tips from NORAD. This informational page offers guidelines to help you navigate TFRs and Special Use Airspace without incident. TFR Tips from NORAD can be found by going to Main Menu > Weather & Notams. You’ll find the link on the top left side. You can also download these TFR Tips to your iPad, iPhone or Android device for offline viewing by going to Downloads > Documents > Tips for Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR).


Check Out What's New in the FltPlan Chart Store

Charts for the October 15, 2015 cycle are in! This chart cycle includes revisions of the sectionals for Albuquerque, Chicago, the Hawaiian Islands, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. It also includes the CF18 and CH23 WAC charts and revisions of the terminal area charts for Chicago, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

The Chart Store recently started carrying the FAR AIM and has now added other essential pilot supplies. Check out what is new at the Store@FltPlan.com.


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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