FAA Issues Groundstop at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

3:30 pm ET Update

The FAA is now departing some aircraft from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. However, a groundstop remains in effect for arrivals.

Please Check with your airline and the airport for more information.


The FAA has implemented a groundstop for flights into Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as a result of this mornings earthquake.

Travelers should check with their airline for flight status. We do not yet know when flights into Anchorage will resume.

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California Aeronautical University will award a scholarship up to $150,000 to one high school senior

Your dream of becoming a professional pilot and earning an aviation degree can come true with the “Dreams Take Flight Scholarship,” which can cover the tuition and fees associated with California Aeronautical University’s Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree.
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New iPad Proficiency Check webinar tomorrow

Sporty’s and iPad Pilot News will be hosting a free webinar this Thursday, November 29, covering a wide range of practical topics on flying with the iPad & the ForeFlight Mobile app. The webinar will be presented by Bret Koebbe, a flight instructor at Sporty’s Pilot Shop and editor of iPad Pilot News. This info-packed presentation will explore topics applicable to pilots of all iPad experience levels, including:

  • What’s new with iOS 12 and iPad Pro 11″ and 12.9″ flying report
  • Fly like a pro pilot with your iPad: developing your own standard operating procedures
  • How ForeFlight can improve your preflight planning
  • How to take advantage of automated iPad features and use it as a Digital Copilot
  • In-flight weather on the iPad (ADS-B & SiriusXM)
  • How to use the new ADS-B weather products
  • Must have iPad accessories for the cockpit

The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 13 at 8pm ET and last for about an hour. You can tune in to view the webinar on a PC, Mac or iPad with internet connection. And as with all the iPad Pilot News webinars, you’ll be able to ask questions throughout the presentation.

To sign up and learn more about this iPad webinar, visit the webinar registration page. Registration is required and space is limited.

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ForeFlight now supports synthetic vision on iPhone

ForeFlight released version 10.5 today, adding a few highly sought after features. Most notably, this update brings synthetic vision to the iPhone, allowing pilots to use one of the most popular iPad features in ForeFlight on the smaller screen.

Since we first started flying with the iPad, we’ve highly recommended the use of an iPhone as a reliable backup for charts and navigation data. Now, as the iPhone screen size continues to grow, it makes even more sense to keep an iPhone in the cockpit as not only a backup device, but as a tool to supplement flight data. In fact, with the aging iPad mini, many pilots with smaller cockpits have turned to the iPhone as their go-to device for charts and moving maps in the cockpit.

ForeFlight version 10.5 now supports the same synthetic vision we’ve come to love on the iPad. We’ve heard many requests from pilots for this feature so they can run a backup attitude on their iPhone while saving valuable real estate on their tablet screen for aviation maps, approach charts, and critical flight planning information.

As with the synthetic vision on the iPad, once paired with an AHRS-capable ADS-B receiver like Stratus, dynamic pitch and bank visualization becomes available. 3D traffic targets will also be visible when connected to a compatible ADS-B receiver. (Read our buyer’s guide for details on portable ADS-B equipment.) The iPhone also supports Glance Mode, allowing you to swipe within Synthetic Vision to view terrain and traffic in any direction.

Unlike synthetic vision on the iPad, there is no split-screen option. This makes sense though, as you’d really only want to use this feature in full screen. It requires at least an iPhone 6 or newer, so no support for smaller phones like the iPhone 5, 5s or SE. Another limitation on the iPhone is that there are no airspeed or altitude tapes, but you can still overlay the instrument readouts at the bottom of the screen if desired. Synthetic vision on iPad or iPhone requires a Pro Plus subscription or higher.

In addition to synthetic vision on iPhone, ForeFlight slipped in a few other features. Logbook entries now display your flight route on an interactive map. The route is drawn on the Aeronautical Map layer and even zooming down to view taxi movements on the airport diagram is displayed. When the logbook entry is associated with a TrackLog, ForeFlight will depict the actual route; otherwise, the planned route will be shown.

logbook synthetic visionForeFlight also added the ability to share navlog and flight plan information as a PDF using the “send-to” option from the Flights tab. The update adds a new step climb feature that will let you know when a step climb is required to reach a planned flight’s final cruise altitude, by adding indicators in the Route Advisor, Altitude Advisor, and the flight plan filing form. Lastly, ForeFlight now supports full native resolution of the new 11″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro.

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