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Newsletter - May 16th, 2012

New! FltPlan.com adds online High/Low IFR charts for Central America & Caribbean


FltPlan.com continues to upgrade the service we provide. We now include Caribbean high and low altitude charts in the array of products and services we offer. From Goose Bay, Canada to Panama City, Panama; from Barrow, Alaska to St.Vincent & Grenadine in the Caribbean, you now can view low and high altitude charts.

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FltPlan.com Becomes Authorized Distributor of Nav Canada Canadian Paper Charts
Beginning next week, the FltPlan.com Chart Store will offer Canadian paper charts. To view our inventory of Canadian paper charts, please visit http://store.fltplan.com starting next week.
Also, remember that the FltPlan.com Chart Store already offers a wide variety of U.S. paper charts, including approach plates/terminal procedures, high altitude enroute charts, low altitude enroute charts, sectionals, terminal area charts, world aeronautical charts, and digital products. We also offer Mexican WAC Charts.
The FltPlan.com Chart Store also offers recurring subscriptions to all of our paper charts. For more information about subscriptions, please call us at 203-262-9200. For general inquiries, please email us at Store@FltPlan.com.

SMS Enhancement
FltPlan.com continues to expand its SMS (Safety Management Systems) service. SMS is a standardized method of identifying risks, assessing the probability and severity of those risks, and creating procedures to mitigate the risks. FltPlan.com's SMS program now allows you to upload photos or documents for a specific risk. While the uploading of photos and documents has always been possible with FltPlan.com's online SMS system, this new feature lets you 'tie' specific photos/documents with one event. For instance, for an aircraft/hangar incident, you could include photos of a damaged wingtip, statements from those involved, and insurance reports. All of these could be easily viewed by those authorized.

For more information on FltPlan.com's SMS online system, please call our SMS office at 731-855-8000 M-F 8am to 5pm Eastern.

SMS Seminar Coming in July to Chicago Area
FltPlan.com will be hosting the second in a series of SMS Informational Seminars in partnership with ACSF (Air Charter Safety Foundation). The presentation will be in the Chicago area during July. This will be a live event, not a webinar. This SMS Seminar will provide helpful information in regard to the development and implementation of your company's SMS Program. Details regarding date and location will follow. Please keep reading FltBrief to stay up-to-date.

Flying into Mexico? Read on...
Here's a heads up for those of you flying into Mexico. Per Mexican Air Traffic Control, flight plans crossing the border should be on an airway. If there is no airway along your flight path, you should file to a VOR on the U.S. side of the border (near the border), then direct to a VOR on the Mexican side of the border (near the border). For instance, do not file from a VOR that is 200 miles north of the Mexican border DIRECT to a point in Mexico. You can always ask for DIRECT once talking to Mexican Control.
Failure to use an airway or use VORs near the border can result in your flight plan data being unavailable when handed off to Mexican ATC.

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