Flight Planner and AOPA value
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I read the notice of the impending demise of the flight planner with great dismay. As a couple others have remarked, it is one of the main reasons I continue paying dues to AOPA. Flight Planner was (and is) a great tool. But alas it appears Jeppesen caught AOPA unawares as they have nothing apparently to replace it. As to AOPA value; I fly a Cherokee circa 1968, and thus am a low budget operator by the aviation standards of today. AOPA has tended to the wants and needs of higher end GA for quite some time and this trend will continue as that is where the $$ are and will continue to be in the future. I no longer get a cut on insurance by the membership, AOPA has been only slightly effective in curbing landing fee and ramp gouging by Atlantic, Signature and a few other FBOs. I understand AOPA’s importance as a lobby group including their success holding the ground on user fees etc., but to the little guy, there is less and less benefit to membership. So I continued my dues as the cost of using a top notch (in my opinion) flight planner. My dues renewal will depend on what AOPA is able to come up with. R/ Dan Heinemann
 
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Hello Daniel,
There is a User Guide on the Help page within iFlightPlanner here: https://iflightplanner.aopa.org/My/Help/
There are also feature demo videos published in a playlist on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQCVVyDKYo3KCozuA1aAqbN43sMtuU-az

To rubber band the route line, start by left clicking directly on the route line where you want to move it. This will insert a blue “LL” icon (LAT/LON) into the route. Once that point has been inserted into the route, you can drag the blue icon to any new point on the map. A pop-up window will appear when you drop it and provide a list of nearby waypoints to choose from or, you can just leave it as a LAT/LON point. You can also drag any existing blue waypoint icon to another location by dragging the icon itself to the desire spot.


Let us know if you have other questions and we’ll be happy to assist.

 
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Is there a tutorial? Rubber banding and adding waypoint isn't intuitive to me! 

R/ Dan Heinemann N3746T
 
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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.
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Hi Dan. Thank you for taking the time to reach out. We 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 will communicate all details as soon as they become available. Thank you for being a valued member and AOPA pilot.