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Newsletter - May 12th, 2010

Display/Print NavLog without the Winds Matrix
In order to facilitate a single page NavLog, FltPlan.com now gives you the option of displaying/printing a NavLog without the Winds Aloft box for the fixes along your route. This comes in handy when flying longer trips with many waypoints.

In the past, on a long flight you could use the "Mini" NavLog to fit all the NavLog information on a single sheet of paper. However the print size was smaller (making it harder to read), and on some longer flights, there still wasn't enough room to fit it all one page.

Since many of our pilots are using the stand alone Winds Aloft Matrix on long legs (which provides up to 10 different altitudes of Winds, Temp, and Headwind/Tailwind, Flight Time, and Fuel burn information), there was no need to repeat this information on the NavLog. With the new No Wind display NavLog, most flights will be able to be printed on one page.

Please note, that all NavLogs use winds aloft data. The No Wind NavLog uses all the same calculations as the Color, B&W, and Mini NavLog; it just doesn't display the numbers in the 4 altitude Winds Aloft box. Flight Times, ETEs, and Fuel Burn numbers will be the same whether you use a Color/B&W/Mini NavLog or the No Wind display NavLog.

For more information on our Winds Aloft Information please see our October 2009 FltBrief Newsletter.


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Use the SAVE and CREATE NEXT FLIGHT Plan Button to Plan Your Return Flight
Often a FltPlan.com user will ask if we have a "reverse route" option. The answer is no, but what we do have is better.

Here's why we think so: A "reverse route" button would still require you to enter in the Altitude, ETD, FOB, Alternate, SOBs, and Route of Flight (since rarely does the reverse route work in the ATC system).

Instead, we have the SAVE and Create NEXT FLIGHT Plan button. You'll find it at the bottom of your NavLog, once you've created a flight Plan. Clicking SAVE and Create NEXT FLIGHT Plan will allow you to hold on to all the useable data, like Date, N number, PIC, Departure Airport, and ETD (ETA + 30 min), plus any preferred routes. All you need to do is enter your new arrival airport, then plug in a few details like Fuel, Alternate, SOBs, and Route.

Now you have your easy "reverse route".


FltPlan.com Deletes Unused Accounts Every 120 days.
Don't let yours be one of them.

In order to maintain a current and accurate database, FltPlan.com purges inactive accounts every 120 days. Accounts that have not been logged into in the last 120 days are deleted from our system. Before removing your information, we do send two notifications to the e-mail address in your account. Make sure to keep the email addresses in your account up-to-date, so you'll receive our notifications. Also, be sure your email account allows email from Info@FltPlan.com. To keep your account active, just be sure to log-in to FltPlan.com at least once every 120 days.

New Enhancement for eAPIS Users
Now when you create your eAPIS manifest, you'll be given Customs information for your arrival airport. Instead of going over to the Airport Information page, you'll see a blue box at the bottom of your eAPIS page. It will include such information as the Customs' office phone number, fax number, business hours, and any other pertinent details of which we are aware. You'll have more information at your finger-tips, and hopefully that will create a smoother trip.

A Quick Link to Quick Info
You can now easily get from the Find Nearby Airports page to the Quick Info page. After you display the results of Nearby Airports, you can link directly to the Quick Info section with information pre-filled. This will include your home base as your departure airport and the airport you choose from the Find Nearby Airport section as the destination.

Besides displaying airport and FBO information, the Nearby Airports section includes links to Weather, Approaches, Fuel Prices, and Hotel info.

Not familiar with our Nearby Airports feature? Please see our April FltBrief Newsletter for more info.

Not familiar with our Quick Info section? Please see some of our previous FltBrief Newsletters on Quick Info:
Overview - http://flttrack.fltplan.com/fltbrief/september2009/fltbriefvol1.htm#3
Historical Winds - http://flttrack.fltplan.com/fltbrief/september2009/fltbriefvol2.htm#2
Fuel Stops - http://flttrack.fltplan.com/fltbrief/December2009/fltbriefvol1.htm#1


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