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Required Account Update and Scheduled Maintenance

 

Required Account Update


To support our new mobile apps launching soon, we're improving the way Flight Schedule Pro accounts work. Starting Wednesday night November 20th, when you login you'll be immediately asked to update your account and confirm your email address (Click here to preview what you'll see when you login). This is a one-time required update for all users and should take only a few seconds to complete.

Once you've upgraded to the new FSP Account, you'll be ready to access the new mobile apps we'll be launching soon. Also, if you have more than one account on Flight Schedule Pro, you'll now be able to link other accounts to your new  FSP Account.

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Honoring Our Veterans!

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The Staff of Flight Schedule Pro deeply honors, respects and remembers all who have served and are currently serving and defending the United State of America.

 

There are no words to express what your service has meant and means to this great nation of ours!

Thank you!

Medallion Foundation Supporting Nenana Pilot Program.....

Longtime FSP client, Medallion Foundation, http://medallionfoundation.org/, has provided Nenana High School in Nenana, Alaska with a new flight simulator!  The simulator will add to the school's new aviation education program, including flying skills and aircraft maintenance. Nenana City Public School (K-12) is located 300 miles north of Anchorage.  It serves both local and rural students.

“Medallion is about changing the safety culture at a young age as these students learn to fly promoting and educating safety first, so as they grow and advance the culture is already learned,” said Jerry Rock, executive director of the Medallion Foundation. “We also want to promote aviation education in interior Alaska, so Medallion is providing this simulator to ensure the program’s success.”

"Aviation as a career path has long been a goal of the Alaska Air Carriers Assocation to create technical training in schools that would act as a pipeline to the airlines in Alaska," said seasoned Alaska flight instructor, Mike Morgan, owner of Proflite of Alaska (also an FSP client), http://www.proflitealaska.com.

The simulator, a Precision Flight Controls Cirrus II unit, runs XPlane software on two screens. The FAA authorized Aviation Training Device has all of the normal single engine Cessna, Piper and Diamond Katana aircraft.  It is located at the Nenana High School and is accessible to the flying public.  Adam White, President of the Alaska Airmen's Association, is the liaison and contact for the simulators use.

The non-profit Medallion Foundation, an aviation safety organization, was formed in 2001 by the Alaska Air Carriers Association and operates 18 (ATD) aircraft simulators statewide in Alaska. 

For more information contact Jerry Rock, Executive Director, Medallion Foundation, at  907-743-8050 or Eric Gebhart, Nenana Superintendent, at  907-832-5464.

iPhone app for pilots coming Soon! (Sneak a peek...)

UPDATED:

We are proud to announce the release of Flight Schedule Pro for iPhone!

Click here to install Flight Schedule Pro for iPhone

Behind the scenes we've been working on a few very exciting projects!  Get ready for some huge improvements coming to Flight Schedule Pro.

 

Stay tuned, we have more exciting announcements for you coming soon!

We shared a few screenshots below - please let us know what you think? Will your pilots like it?

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01.0 View Booking

01 Booking - Choose Date

02 Booking - Unpopulated

 

01 Select Aircraft - All

 

Kansas State University Selected to Test UAS........

KStateLogoAs part of an effort to begin creating industry standards for certifying unmanned systems for commercial applications within the National Airspace System (NAS), the FAA has selected FSP http://www.flightschedulepro.com/ client, Kansas State University, Salina, http://www.salina.k-state.edu, to test certification stands for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  K-State will use its own unmanned aircraft, those weighing 55 lbs. or less, to begin testing.  Test results will help establish standards to ascertain the airworthiness of small UAS.

This Agreement, the first of its kind between the FAA and a University, should help both the FAA and the unmanned systems industry to determine how standsards for small UAS should be developed.

Kurt Barnhart, Professor and Head of the Department of Aviation and Executive Director of K-State's Applied Aviation Research Center, says "This project is of national important in that this could well be the first small UAS to obtain an FAA airworthiness certificate for routine opertions in our national airspace system here in the lower 48".  Further, Barnhart said, "the airworthiness certificate will be most likely be developed as a "restricted" certification similar to those issued for agricultural aircraft, meaning that these vehicles would be restricted for operating above certain locations".

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Manager at K-State, Mark Blanks, commented "Successful certification of a small unmanned aircraft system using the F38 standards as a certification basis would be a giant step toward commercial use of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace system".

Flight Schedule Pro congratulates Kansas State University, Salina!

 

 

Welcome new Flight Schedule Pro Customers!

FSPNewBlockLogoWe welcome the following new customers and thank you for your business!

 

Air-Mods Flight Center

Boeing Employees Flying Association, WA

Bone Flyers

CR Aviation

California Baptist University

CapAir

Centennial Aviation Academy

Centerline Aviation

Chandler Aircraft Rental N4311T

Dignity Aviation

Don’s Flying Service

ElmiraCorning Flight Instruction

Flight Ways Pilot Training Center, Inc.

Gateway Air

GrassRoots Aero

Gulf Coast Aero

HQ Aviation

Harford Air Services

Higher Calling Aviation, Inc.

Hoechman Air

Jax Navy Flying Club

N585, LLC

North Atlantic Aviation

OK3AIR

Ozarks Flying Club

Palm Springs Pilots Association

Penfield Flight Training

Peter Prince Aviation Center

Rud Aero Flight Training School

Rutherford Aviation

Seacoast Helicopters

Skyline Aviation, Inc.

SNOT, LLC

T Black Aviation

Texas Aviation Academy, LLC

The Flight School at Van Nuys

Triple J Aviation

Serving customers in the 50 United States, its Territories and more than 25 countries worldwide, Flight Schedule Pro, http://www.flightschedulepro.com/, continues to expand through0ut the world, thanks to you!  

 

 

Christmas......Plan Ahead......And You Could Win a Plane, Too!

2013OrnamentFor pilots, flight schools and aviation enthusiasts, a Sporty's Christmas Ornament is a time-honored tradition.  The 2013 etched glass ornament features the Van's RV-12.  The RV-12 is a two-seat all-metal side-by-side plane. Famous aircraft designer, Richard VanGrunsven, designed the 2013 ornament and the RV-12 is also the 2014 Sporty's Sweepstakes Plane! For more information, http://www.sportys.com/sweepstakes.

Sporty's Vice President, John Zimmerman, says, "We chose the RV-12 for this years ornament since Van's has more than 8,000 completed RV aircraft over the past 40 years.  It's amazing that an airplane originally manufactured on a small farm in Oregon has led to a global following with RV's based in 45 countries."

The custom-etched ornament includes a red ribbon for hanging, comes boxed for gift-giving and is available for $24.95.  Order at Sportys.com, http://www.sportys.com/source/features/search/search.cfm?catalog=PilotShop&question=ornament, or by calling 1-800-SPORTYS (1-800-776-7897).  If you haven't visited Sporty's Gift Guide, you may want to take a look.  They have great gifts for aviation enthusiasts!

 

The GA Community In Action ~ Teaming Up to Help Others...

41e8716e87a59886cd67dc07a2611d2c_51eyFriday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, Guidance Aviation, http://www.guidance.aero/in partnership with Tim's Toyota Center, http://timstoyota.calls.net/ and the 2013 Yavapai Fair (this year is their 100th Anniversary), http://www.yavapaifair.com/will provide helicopter rides during "Rotors to Remember" in support of the Prescott Firefighter's Charities. The fundraising goal is $10,000.00 and 100% of all donations go directly to Prescott Firefighter's Charities, http://www.prescottffcharities.org/.

Helicopter flights will take place on the corner of Main Street and Park Avenue next to Prescott Valley’s Entertainment District.  A minimum $50 donation to the Prescott Firefighter’s Charities will earn individuals a 10-minute helicopter ride around the Yavapai Fair and the Prescott Valley area. Guidance Aviation is donating all aircraft time, fuel, pilots, and ground crew for this fundraising event.

“We could not have done this without our partner, Tim’s Toyota Center. They have graciously provided us an operations area and all the support necessary to conduct these flights,” remarked Dave Roy, Director of Flight Operations, Guidance Aviation.

Prescott Firefighter's Charities is a group very active within the community.  You'll want to be sure and come out and have some fun.  See the world from a different perspective and help out a great group of  people!

 

And on the Kansas Side of the State Line, Johnson County Executive Airport....

JceaLocated South of FSP Offices, on the Kansas side, are Johnson County Executive Airport, http://jcac.jocogov.org/airport.html, and New Century Airport,  http://jcac.jocogov.org/aircenter.html

Home to several FSP Clients, Johnson County Executive Airport, is situated on approximately 500 acres with a 4,100' single runway, parallel taxiways, Federal contract air traffic control tower and medium intensity airfield lighting.  This airport is a very special place for me as it's the airport where my son obtained his pilot's license, (Kansas City Aviation Center, http://www.kcac.com/)  and I first flew with him.  It's located in the heart of Johnson County's economic belt and is the choice for many corporate, business and general aviation users.

Originally constructed as a Naval auxiliary field during World War II, the Johnson County Airport Commission currently manages, operates and maintains the airport.  With over 50,000 annual operations and 210 fixed aircraft, JCEA is the fourth busiest in the State of Kansas.

Thinking about visiting the area, be sure to visit Full-Service FBO's Kansas City Aviation Center, http://www.kcac.com/ and Air Associates, LLC, http://www.airassociatesinc.com/.  

 

 

Appreciating Both KS and MO FBO's....

CharlesbwheelerairportSince September is Aviation Appreciation Month in Kansas, I thought I'd write about a local landmark just a few miles north of Flight Schedule Pro Offices, even though it's situated on the Missouri side of the state line (FSP is on the Kansas side). The Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport was the City's first airport and it's still one of the City's busiest. Dedicated by Charles Lindbergh in 1927, the airport is home to a fantastic air show which usually takes place every August (yes, we got hit by the sequester this year) and the show is currently scheduled to resume in August, 2014.

Situated on 695 acres (with a recent upgrade to its runways), the "Downtown Airport", as its known, attracts many corporate, charter and recreational flyers.  Up to 700 aircraft per day take off or land at the airport, including everything from single-engine propeller aircraft to sleek corporate jets.  The airport, and its control tower, are open 24 hours a day and are consistently ranked highly by private and corporate pilots.  FBO's service nearly 300 based aircraft.  They offer fuel, full maintenance, rentals, sales and flight training.  Be sure to check out ATD Flight Systems, http://www.atdflightsystems.com/, situated on the west side of the airport, a longtime FSP client.

For more information about the Downtown Airport, see http://www.flymkc.com/.  It's a convenient refueling stop for air travelers due to its central geographic location.

 

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