Chief Pilot

This learning track will guide the Chief Pilot (and their designees) through Waypoint management, Runway and LZ Chart management, pilot currency management, and fatigue management.

  • 1. Introduction to FlightSpan™ Ops

    Video Version Overview FlightSpan™ consists of two major components: FlightSpan™ Ops, which is hosted on a cloud-based server and runs in a browser.  And FlightSpan™, which is an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) app which runs on an Apple iPad. To oversimplify, a flight consists of three basic steps: Planning the Flight A customer submits a…

  • 2. Getting Started

    Video Version Account setup Request your new account from your company FlightSpan™ Ops administrator. They will send you an email with a temporary password. When you log in, FlightSpan™ Ops will open the reset password screen.  After you click Change Password, you will be logged out and will have to log back in using the…

  • 3. Navigation

    Video Version User Permissions Access to data in FlightSpan™ Ops is customized based on user permissions. If you can’t access information that you need, communicate with your company FlightSpan™ administrator about giving you additional permissions. For example, Maintenance Controller may have a fairly short list of permissions, Whereas the company administrator may have permissions that…

  • 4. Help

    Video Version Integrated Help Throughout FlightSpan™ Ops, wherever you see a small question mark, hover your mouse over it for information about the meaning of the area or field. Also, important pieces of data have been enhanced to show additional information. Enhanced Data is underlined with a dashed line. Hover the mouse over the data…

  • 5. Fatigue Rules, Tags, and Approaches

    Video Version Fatigue Rules Select Fatigue Management Rules from the Company menu, and edit the values directly in the window that opens.  You can set maximum Flight Time limits for single crew and multicrew, maximum Duty Time limits, and Rest Requirements in the same way.  Be sure to save your work before exiting the page. …

  • 6. Pilot Staff

    Video Version In order for pilot staff to be available for flight scheduling and managing flight currency requirements, pilots must be included in the Active Pilots roster. Before a pilot can be added to the pilot roster, they must first exist as a Staff/User in FlightSpan™ Ops. From the Settings menu, select Staff/Users Then select…

  • 7. Request Packages

    Video Version Request Packages may be used for creating a series of flights that will be used repeatedly, for example training events.  Create Request Package From the Settings menu select Requests. Then click on the Request Packages link on the left to pull up the list of existing request packages.  Click on the green New…

  • 8. Waypoint Management

    Video Version When getting started with FlightSpan™ Ops, work with FlightSpan™ Support to create the initial import of all your existing waypoints. Once all your waypoint data is imported, you should go through each waypoint to verify all data is correct and to fill in any missing pieces of information.  Waypoints Page From the Home…

  • 9. Editing Waypoints

    Video Version Waypoints List The Waypoints List item under the Navigation Data menu is selected by default when you first open the Waypoints Page. Waypoints may be filtered using the dropdown lists or sorted by clicking on any of the blue column headers. The default sort order is by Active, then by Name. Click on…

  • 10. Export Waypoints

    Video Version Select Export Waypoints from the Navigation Data menu. Waypoints can be exported in a variety of formats. You can filter the waypoints for export in a variety of ways: By waypoint type; All, inactive, or active waypoints as set in the Waypoint database; By airport class; Or by country. When exporting in Garmin…