Readers reveal their craft beer watering holes

Readers thought our March 6, 2019, story “Crowler run: Finding craft beer and flying it home,” was a sparkler. So when we asked them to tell us some of their favorite airport-accessible breweries, they responded, offering comments on the products as well as the proximity to area airports. From coast to coast and many places in between, here is a sampling of the suggestions we received.

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How to quickly scan documents into your EFB app

More and more pilots are going completely paperless in the cockpit, but that requires some paper documents to be scanned first. Fortunately, Apple includes some hidden capabilities in the Notes app, including the addition of a powerful scanner utility. This can be used to scan just about any type of physical document or receipt and save or share it using the traditional iOS methods. The scanned images can even be sent to apps that support document viewing, like ForeFlight or FltPlan Go. Here’s how to do it:

1. Open the Notes app

2. Tap the icon in the upper right corner to make a new note

3. Tap the “+” button in the at the top of the keyboard (this button will be in the bottom right corner of the screen if the keyboard is not in view), and select Scan Documents

4. The camera will activate, allowing you to take a snapshot of the document. Use the button with three circles to choose color, grayscale or black and white.

5. Make sure the yellow box is lined up with your document, and press the white circle camera button to take the picture.

6. Adjust the edges using the small corner buttons around the document to refine the edges of the scan.

7. Press the Keep Scan button in the bottom right corner. If you’d like to add more pages to the document (to create a multipage PDF for example), scan additional pages using the same steps listed above. When finished, press the Save button in the lower right corner.

8. The scanned document will now be saved in the new note, and you can use the share button in the upper right corner to create a PDF, share it or send it to another app. Select the “Copy to ForeFlight” (or Garmin Pilot, FltPlan Go, WingX, FlyQ, etc.) to send it right to the Documents section of the respective app, where it’ll be stored with your other aviation resources.

We’ve used the Notes scanner for all kinds of things: checklists, pilot’s operating handbook pages, avionics supplements, non-aviation maps, insurance information, fly-in procedures, and even restaurant menus. Once you get the hang of it, the process is fast and reliable – and the app is included on every iPhone and iPad.

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New QuickClear app simplifies U.S. Customs and eAPIS reporting

All pilots flying across the U.S. border in either direction are required to file a report using eAPIS, which stands for Electronic Advance Passenger Information System, to notify U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) of the name and details of each person entering or leaving the country. eAPIS requires the pilot to send a manifest to CBP at least 60 minutes prior to departure.

Pilots have several options when it comes to filing this report, including the CBP website, and premium services from FlashPass and FltPlan.com. There’s now a fourth option available from Jeppesen that is worth checking out which was just released during Oshkosh, called QuickClear. This CBP-approved service was developed as a partnership between Jeppesen and Airside Mobile, the company behind the popular Mobile Passport app.

It’s important to note that unlike the Mobile Passport app for airline and cruise passengers arriving in the U.S., QuickClear for general aviation pilots is a premium service that costs $25 to file each manifest. Like the other premium services, you’re paying for convenience and pilots will find it helpful to save all passenger and crew information in one secure place to make future filings quick and easy.

You’ll find the app’s flow similar to the other eAPIS filing methods. You’ll first enter crew, passenger and trip information:

QuickClear is linked with Airside’s Mobile Passport app, so passengers and crew using that app already can quickly send their personal data and passport details right from Mobile Passport, saving the pilot time by not having to enter all the information manually. Once the flight details are complete, it takes just one tap (and $25) to send the manifest through.

While there are free (CBP website) and cheaper (Flashpass) options available, Jepp’s QuickClear is easy to use and will definitely save time for those that frequently fly across the border, especially for those flying with a different set of passengers each on each flight.

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