New flight planner
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I just tried iFlightPlanner and compared to what we had lots of things needed to get back to where we were.

1. unless I missed it, there is no way to modify a plan by removing a waypoint after it has been added. you must start the planning process over.
2. There was a button that would show winds aloft in a profile view (not available) and you could select the altitude for the whole plan or a segment
3. on the map display there was an option to have wind direction and speed arrows
4. it would be great to have tutorial videos. the PDF doc with instructions does not cover everything.
5.  If i understand correctly, we have to upgrade to Core within 60 days to keep access? the iFlightPlanner site says its free for 60 days. Is AOPA giving us "Core" level access or are some features blocked?

We didn't have an Android version with the previous planner but at least we could print out a lapboard size flight plan. Would have been great to have an android version to upgrade to. Flight plan docs in iFlightPlanner are full 8x10 sheets of paper.

Overall, this is a bit of a let down from what we had before..

That said I am looking hard at the iFlyGPS. VFR package (79.99) It has a couple of ways to look at the flight profile which is big to me, is more intuitive than iFlightPlanner and runs on android. The only catch is to run on 2 platforms (windows and android for example) requires a 24.95 a year upgrade. It works with a lot of ADSB devices out of the box, and has a cool feature called "Real Plan" the automatically chooses the best altitude and route based on parameters you put in. iRealPlan is still beta but works very well. No I dont get commissions or work for iFlyGPS, they just seem to have the closest to what we had before with the ability to run on android, windows or i things
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I am a Canadian AOPA member, and have been for more than 20 years!  The previous flight planner was great for both US and Canada.  I also feel left out now that Canadian data is not included!
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In the new flight planner is there a way to mouse over or click on special use airspace and see what the altitude limits are?
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I live in Europe and also no coverage here. I consider AOPA an international organisation however I don't know how many percent are non-US members.
 
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Completely agree. It is very inferior to the previous planner. More difficult to use, more difficult to get notam and TFR info. 
Airport information is almost non-existent, compared to AOPA airport directory, which itself is inferior to AirNav.
Real PITA when trying to plan multi-airport, multi-day trip, to find best stops for fuel, food and lodging.
I suppose we can expect a big discount this year, for this vast reduction in services?
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Just got shocked. New planner much worse than the old one.
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Is there anyway to add or change aircraft info in the iFlightPlanner software?
Thanks,
Walter