FltPlan introduced a free electronic checklist integrated with a pilot’s flight-planning account. It makes completing the checklist easier by ensuring that no step is accidentally missed. Checklists can also be transferred to other tail numbers, shared with other pilots and printed out. The new FltPlan checklist program provides customers with a template checklist for a specific aircraft that can be customized for their specific needs either by adding new categories or eliminating specific pre-loaded ones. Users can look at the checklist on their tablets or smartphones.
One lesson to be learned from the July 31, 2008, crash of a Hawker 800 in Owatonna, Minn., according to the NTSB, is that trying to initiate a go-around late in the landing roll might not be a good idea.