July 27, 2013 – Using eSTMP for AirVenture 2013

The e-STMP program is a web-based interface that does not include Safari in its compatibility listing. It works on the iPad, but did not work on the iPhone 4.

The URL for the site is https://www.fly.faa.gov/estmp/index.html.

Register in advance with this system so you can use it when you need it. The first few times I tried to use it within 72 hours of  Sunday, July 28th, it would not allow me to make a reservation. The error message listed one of three causes.

You can read about how it worked for me (it did work very well after a few tries) in the other blogs about the flight in and the flight out.

From an application point of view – I’d give this one a 70% rating. It works, but the defaults are clunky; the error messages vague; and the capabilities limited. It can be hit-or-miss, in my experience.  I have come to expect better, but I can live with this for sure.

From the web-site:

 

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Note: The e-STMP pages support usage by the following browsers:

  • Netscape 4.x
  • Internet Explorer 5.x
  • AOL 5.0 or better
  • Mozilla 1.0 or newer

 

***********Procedures for Obtaining Slot Reservations***********

  • Reservations can be obtained beginning 72 hours in advance of the proposed operation.
  • Reservations must be confirmed beginning 24 hours but no less than 12 hours prior to the proposed operation or the reservation will be automatically canceled and made available to others seeking slot reservations.
  • Reservations obtained within 24 hours of the proposed operation will be confirmed automatically.
  • Only 2 reservations per session are authorized.

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