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AOPA Flight Planner to sunset

AOPA working to provide a replacement

Editor's note: This article was updated March 13 to clarify that AOPA's other travel products, including weather and the AOPA Airport Directory, will still be available for flight planning needs.

Jeppesen will be decommissioning its legacy map engine that powers much of the information in the AOPA Flight Planner. Because of this, AOPA will be sunsetting the planner by the end of April.

The engine that powers the Flight Planner has become obsolete. After March 31, the Flight Planner will no longer be supported, and it will no longer be available after April 30.

AOPA and Jeppesen, a Boeing company, have long partnered to bring members the Flight Planner.

“With the flight planning engine that powers the current AOPA Flight Planner being decommissioned, AOPA has to move ahead and look at new ways to provide pilots access to other desktop flight planners, and to have access to great EFB options for when they fly,” said Jiri Marousek, AOPA senior vice president of marketing. “The industry is moving ahead in developing and growing some fantastic products for both desktop and mobile that keep pilots better informed and safer than ever when they fly.

“We will keep working with the industry, and adding those options as quickly as possible. We understand that any change of tool like the Flight Planner is inconvenient for any pilot using it, and we are working to minimize that. Of course, we are also focused on our critical mission of protecting and growing aviation, training and educating pilots to be better and safer, and adding benefits for AOPA pilots.”

AOPA's other tools that help pilots plan their flights will still be available, including weather and the AOPA Airport Directory, which offers downloadable approach plates and taxi diagrams.

AOPA ePublishing staff
AOPA ePublishing Staff editors are experienced pilots, flight instructors, and aircraft owners who have a passion for bringing you the latest news and AOPA announcements.
Topics: EFB, Travel, Flight Planning

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