Pilots

This learning track guides pilots through the parts of FlightSpan™ Ops that they will need to understand, (flight schedule, monitoring duty time and currency, managing their logbook, making deposits, etc.) as well as how FlightSpan™ on the EFB functions, and how to take advantage of all of its powerful features to make it easy to do the right thing.

  • 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. Scheduling Calendar Features

    Video Version The Scheduling Calendar is where the flight schedule is built and where the Flight Coordinator will spend most of their time. It is where flight requests can be assembled into flights, or where flights can be created from scratch. It contains all the necessary crew and aircraft availability information so that good scheduling…

  • 6. Additional Calendar Views

    Video Version Monthly View The monthly view, which can be accessed from the Schedule menu, is particularly useful for the Flight Coordinator to maintain the big picture.  Each pilot can be assigned their own color code from the Pilot Detail page. Each aircraft type also can be assigned its own color code from the Aircraft Type…

  • 7. Flight Status and Notifications

    Video Version Flight Status The primary purpose of a scheduled flight’s status value is to allow you to determine: Flights are color coded on the Scheduling Calendar and marked with a small letter in the upper right corner to indicate their status. As a general guide, here’s how each status is designed to be used…

  • 8. Introduction – EFB Training

    Video Version The Big Picture Before focusing on how to use FlightSpan™ on the EFB, we’ll look at the big picture, where you will learn the differences between FlightSpan™ and FlightSpan™ Ops, gain a basic understanding of how they interact, and learn some of their features. You will also get a broad overview of the…

  • 9. Getting Started

    Logging into the Demo Version Video Version First, log into the Demo version of FlightSpan™ so that you can follow along on your iPad with the lessons.  Tap on the Settings icon.  Select the Server tab, and tap Reset FlightSpan. Select Yes to erase/reset (don’t worry, you can undo this when you are done with…

  • 10. Sync with FlightSpan™ Ops

    Video Version The first thing to do when opening FlightSpan™ on your EFB is to sync with FlightSpan™ Ops, a necessary step prior to every flight. This will pull in current aircraft information, nav charts, runway charts, NOTAMs, pilot information, customer and account information, and more. Note that FlightSpan™ will automatically perform a full background…