Desktop Flight Planner
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Joined 03/02/2020 - 1 Posts
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I doubt I will renew my membership if the online flight planner is discontinued without an equivalent or better replacement. It's disappointing and curious that this tool receives less support than the constant requests for additional injections of money for various political activities.
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Joined 03/02/2020 - 1 Posts
Ditto.  My main reason was the Flight Planner.
Bye bye AOPA.
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Joined 03/02/2020 - 1 Posts
Fellow members' frustration notwithstanding, I will keep my membership for the other benefits membership provides.  However, I have used AOPA's flight planner (FlyQ or Jepp related) as long as they've been available.  I haven't jumped on the "Foreflight" bandwagon because the tools I use are completely sufficient for my needs.  I will continue to flight plan on my desktop, whether browser-based or installed software, primarily because I like all the "real-estate" my monitor has to offer.  I advocate a browser-based implementation since the user experience will be essentially the same regardless of whether the user is on Android, iOS, MS-Win, MacOS, Linux, or any other TCP/IP capable device with a browser.  The map functionality is critical and the weather overlays are really nice.  The reality is most functionality is being pushed to The Cloud and whether you're using an app or a browser (which on iOS and Android is itself an app), Internet connectivity is critical.  To save development effort, I suggest you stick with a browser implementation and thus serve the tablet/phone users as well as those on the desktop.  Think of Google's G-Suite and Microsoft Office 365, both of which are browser-based cloud products that mimic desktop tools.  Good luck folks!
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Joined 03/02/2020 - 2 Posts
I am seeing the benefits of my AOPA membership slowly disappearing.  Come June I will have to think long and hard as to whether I remain a member.  Maybe AOPA would like to see me leave.  They did not bring this up until a month before it is unsupported to see if there is a suitable replacement or what us members would like to see.  So I will decide based on what unfolds between now and June.

Dave
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Joined 01/28/2020 - 88 Posts
Hi everyone. Thank you for taking the time to give us honest feedback and share your thoughts. We don’t take your concerns lightly and are working with several companies in the industry to provide a replacement option(s) for those who wish to continue to utilize a desktop Flight Planning application. While we didn’t have the option to keep the current Flight Planner going, we do understand the value of having a desktop tool. We are also exploring opportunities for those who wish to use an EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) to have this option from our industry partners at the best price possible. We will communicate all details as soon as they become available. Thank you for being valued members and AOPA pilots.
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Joined 01/28/2020 - 88 Posts
We are happy to announce iFlightPlanner for AOPA, available on Wednesday, April 22. AOPA members can access the new planner through https://www.aopa.org/travel/aopa-flight-planner.

To read the full story on the launch of the new iFlightPlanner, please click here.