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Mike,

Thank you so much. For any friends new to FltPlan Go, we added a new FltPlan Go Quick Start Guide to the Document Download Section.

I think it will be very helpful to even the regular users.

Thank you for your support.

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 Post subject: Re: FltPlan Go
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I disagree strenuously with Fltplan Go is dying a slow death. I use it and push it on others!

Stratux for us cheepos is a cheap ADSB-in solution. Works with Fltplan Go very well.

Yes to all.

I use it, love it and recommend it to all my friends.


Me too. Love it!

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Thanks Denise!

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 Post subject: Re: FltPlan Go
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I have a couple of usability issues with Fltplan Go (Android. Not sure if it's the same on iPads). I've previously emailed Fltplan about these suggestions:

1. Airports tab/page.

It would be beneficial if, just below the search field, the current route departure, destination & alternate airports were automatically listed, instead of always having to type in the airport ID.

Doing this would allow quick access to the airport's approach plates etc

2. While viewing airport charts, the app needs to be able to swipe left & right to move from one plate to the next in the list. Currently I have to go back to the list and select the next plate/page. It's a royal pain in the bum when an arrival procedure, for example, has two pages to it. Similarly if you want to look at various approaches for an airfield.

Fltplan Go is my primary EFB app. Annoys the crap out of my boss because he's an iPad/Foreflight person. But then *I'm* the one with Toronto charts when we fly there every few months!


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2. While viewing airport charts, the app needs to be able to swipe left & right to move from one plate to the next in the list. Currently I have to go back to the list and select the next plate/page. It's a royal pain in the bum when an arrival procedure, for example, has two pages to it. Similarly if you want to look at various approaches for an airfield.


The iPad version does allow swiping to view the other plates at that airport, on the airport page.

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John, I know you're in the ATC world and deal with foreign entities, so I'm wondering if in the USA their is an implied K for all numbered airports?


No. To prove this, use any software other than FltPlan.com and enter K in front of a "number airport" identifier. You'll find, it doesn't work.

The fact that FltPlan.Com accepts/requires "K" in front of a numbered airport I'd actually consider a bug. When it comes to filing a flight plan, if you put a K in front of the identifier of an airport that has a number of part of its identifier, the flight plan will bounce, saying the destination or departure point is unknown.

The "K" in front of airport identifiers is for ICAO compliance. Numbers in airport ID's are non-compliant with ICAO standards, but acceptable in IATA or FAA standards.


When reviewing the board, I noticed quite a few comments on this issue. The standard methodology when an airport has only 3 letters in the U.S. a "K" is added to make the identifier 4 characters.

Please go to https://www.aviationweather.gov/metar and enter any 3 letter identifier and you will see that is does not display any information. If you add the "K" in front of the airport, you can see the weather. We used 40J and 28J for testing.

As mentioned by other members, you can enter the 3-digit ID on the website to look up airports. When creating flight plans on the website you can also use the 3-digit ID and we will add the "K" in the background.

I hope this helps explain.
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Downloads are so much easier!

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Downloads are so much easier!


Yes, much easier to organize and accomplish :clap:

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Murray, I see what you mean. I just put Fltplan Go on a work issued iPad, and...left<-->right scrolling between approach plates! So why can't I do it on Android?


And another 'Why can't I...": IPad version has a much better database update page. Why not the same on Android?


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Quick pirep/observation:

I've been using fltplan.com for over a decade (maybe 15 years?) with WingX as the EFB. Let that expire during a hiatus from serious IFR flying about 2 years ago.

I'm back in the swing of things and, rather than re-upping WingX or getting ForeFlight, I tried this FltplanGo app, at the suggestion of my IPC instructor. Used it last weekend to move a plane from RI to FL with 3 enroute stops / 2 instrument approaches and all that comes with flying IFR in the NE corridor in a piston single.

What a great app. The airplane owner (who I picked up during my second stop) uses ForeFlight. We got to compare. I'm still learning about the functionality, and got to play with it a lot over the weekend, but so far this little thing is amazing and I love how it integrates with the fltplan.com site which I use anyway to file (I like the performance stuff and the recent routings feature, etc.)

Now I've read about that $249 Merlin ADS-B In box... so for less than one year's subscription with another app I could get what seems to be a solid EFB solution with in-flight weather, traffic, and ADHARS? cool.

To be clear, I did this all on my little iPhone 6S. The plane I was flying had a full sized iPad running ForeFlight mounted to the panel along with the prerequisite up-to-date pair of 430's. The bigger iPad screen is great but I'm still kind of amazed at the functionality and convenience I get from just the phone (from a guy who used to have to order 10lbs and ~$300 of paper for the trip I just took, which becomes kindling within the month). Any lack of intuitiveness is made up for by the price, and as I get more used to it I'm finding it to be more and more intuitive.


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I just noticed Fltplan Go for Android now has the same download interface as the iPad version, something I mentioned as a wish list a few posts ago. Yay! Thank you muchly. Much quicker to select items to update now.

Now, if only swipe L & R would work to move through the approach charts. Please?


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Have you sent the request to them? Support@fltplan.com is awaiting an email from you.

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I have. Quite some time ago.


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