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Flight Schedule Pro Unveils a Refreshing New Way to Schedule
Introducing a new cutting-edge look to our aircraft schedule paired with weather visibility and a built-in availability finder.
Flight Schedule Pro is extremely excited to announce the release of our Find a Time tool, complemented by weather data and a refreshed new look and feel to the schedule itself. With its ease of use, Find a Time will transform how flights are scheduled, leading to more reservation hours booked, and by extension, more revenue generated for our operators.
Find a Time
The days of student pilots searching the schedule day by day hoping to find time when a favored aircraft and instructor both match up have been permanently grounded. The pros of scheduling (that’s us!) have created a crisp new way for aviators to find time in the sky – introducing Find a Time, the autopilot for booking reservations!
Simply plug in the desired activity, aircraft and instructor(s), click the Find a Time button, and this new feature will map out all available openings matching the criteria. Pilots can then select multiple reservations at a time, complete any necessary reservation details, and book all reservations in one smooth workflow. This solution not only eliminates the friction of finding available time to fly, it is also a more flexible and user-friendly way to book multiple reservations simultaneously than the recent system was able to offer. For end users, Find a Time preferences are stored and applied on every subsequent use of the tool. This speeds up the process for students in a certification program or for customers that prefer to fly the same aircraft when they rent. Effective scheduling with Find a Time is just the beginning. Additional functionality will become available in future months.
Flight Schedule Pro has always prided itself on our Schedule; it is our core engine. After all, it is called Flight Schedule Pro, right? Our crew has always held high standards through each product release to maintain a clean, fresh, and friendly user interface. With that, we determined that our Schedule was due for an engine overhaul.
We have logged 8.72 million completed reservations within the past 10 years (7.41 million of those checked-in reservations being within the last 5 years) and continue to build on that number every day! As we grow to better serve the needs of the flight training industry, our core engine needs to incorporate the latest tools and technology. This update brings a fresh yet familiar look to the schedule, but most importantly, guarantees clear skies as we continue to build on a strong, stable foundation towards the future.
Weather is the most crucial piece of information for a pilot. Whether it’s making the go or no-go call, or trying to plan a flight scheduled for an overcast or foggy morning, pilots must always be in tune with the weather. After much user research and feedback, Flight Schedule Pro is excited to share the first phase of our weather release, which includes both Meteorological Aerodrome Report (METAR) information, sourced directly from the National Weather Service, and current field conditions displayed directly on the new schedule! We strongly believe that this release adds valuable information that can improve situational awareness for pilots and aid in flight planning.
Single location operators and users will now see the full METAR text, color coded to denote real-time conditions. For flight ops with multiple locations, our team has built color coded current field conditions shown for each airport, with the METAR text displayed on hover. A detailed view displaying decoded METAR and Terminal Area Forecast (TAF) information is included for an operator’s defined locations as well as the option to look up weather conditions for any other airport.
For Flight Operators: To enable this display, each location must be associated with an ICAO identifier. If your airport does not have an ICAO identifier the nearest reporting airport can be entered instead. Using the nearest airport will not affect the name or other functionality of the location, it will simply enable weather information to be displayed. To add or update this information go to Settings > Company > Locations and select one to edit.
For Users: Once your flight operator enables this display, weather will automatically appear on the refreshed schedule. Book your next aircraft reservation using Find a Time!
We take feedback very seriously here at Flight Schedule Pro. Feedback from our users is a key driver as we plan our product roadmap - weather specifically being a popular request. Did you know that you can submit ideas or feedback directly from the main dashboard, as well as vote on other suggestions that have been made? Give it a try!
Tag(s): Product Update , Aircraft Schedule
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