SkyVector Adds FAA Flight-plan-filing Capability

 - July 23, 2015, 12:13 PM

Online flight-planning portal SkyVector launched FAA flight-plan-filing capability for all of its users this week. “Our graphical weather products, FBO directory and worldwide charts have made us indispensable for preflight decision-making intelligence,” said SkyVector founder David Graves. “Filing was the obvious next step.”

Pilots can use SkyVector’s drag-and-drop route builder—driven by a new flight-planning engine—to generate accurate flight plans built on their aircraft performance profile and the winds aloft. The system will automatically compute any recently cleared or ATC preferred routes using the same aircraft and wind data, allowing the pilot to select the most efficient route for that day. Once the planning is done, briefing and filing are just a click away.

Through integration with Lockheed Martin Flight Service, all flight plans filed via SkyVector are instantly available to Lockheed Martin specialists. The integration with Lockheed Martin services brings a suite of advanced tools to pilots filing via SkyVector, including adverse conditions alerting service and surveillance-enhanced search-and-rescue.