Fuel Stops a Must for Next Gen Flight Planner
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I am an avid user of desktop Flight Planner and lament its loss.  So now that a change is being forced upon us, AOPA, please seriously consider adding a "fuel stop" feature so we can include one or multiple stops to an overall flight plan instead of having to determine stops for each leg.
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Hello James,
If you are not seeing a map at all, then it sounds like something is not working correctly on your system. iFlightPlanner uses FAA sectional charts and allows direct rubber banding of the route line as you would expect. It is probably easiest to assist you over the phone so we can better determine what might be happening in your instance. You can reach our pilot information center techs at 800.USA.AOPA (872.2672) 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

A user guide and video playlist that demonstrates all features are available as well via these links:

User Guide
https://iflightplanner.aopa.org/My/Help/

Video Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQCVVyDKYo3KCozuA1aAqbN43sMtuU-az
 
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This new "planner" is not a planner at all.  Cannot use it as a stand-alone planner.  I want a trip in my Zenith CH-650 from Harvey Field, WA (S43) to OSH.  I want to see the route and PLAN my fuel stops and best route, like where to go over the Rockies.  Put the into into the new "planner" and it doesn't show anything!!  It just says I don't have the fuel to make the trip.  So no map, route - NOTHING!! So this is NOT a PLANNER, but just a recorder and filing aid.  To use it I have to look at another chart or map and put in fuel stops.  That is NOT A PLANNER!!  Show me the route, maybe if you are really clever, show me where fuel goes into reserves, and let me rubber band to fuel stops and PLAN my route.  Kind of worthless right now.  Very, VERY disappointed.  
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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.