AvPlan 1.5

Apple have reviewed the latest AvPlan update (1.5) in less than 12 hours, and it is now available via the App Store.

AvPlan 1.5 adds the following new features;

  • Map rotation. Maps can be rotated to any orientation using two fingers to rotate the map. In addition the map can be locked north up, or track up (if there is an active leg in the flight plan)
  • Moving map mode. The aircraft is locked in the centre of the map. Maps cannot be panned, but they can be zoomed and rotated.

AvPlan 1.4.1

AvPlan 1.4.1 has been released and is now available in the Apple App Store.

In this release we have added the following new features;

  • Mega WAC with full Australia wide coverage
  • New aircraft default settings
  • New options for fuel tanks in aircraft models

The new Mega WAC is available if you download an updated navdata database. Open the app and tap ‘Settings’ then ‘Database Update’ then ‘Update’ to download an updated database. The download process will take around 5 minutes to complete. The Mega WAC will then be available to be viewed and saved for offline access. The map size is around 500 MB, so it will take some time to download. Other Mega charts will be appearing in the near future.

This release includes the ability to set default loading values (weights and fuel loads) on a per-aircraft basis. In addition default survival equipment can also be specified, again on a per aircraft basis. These settings can be changed by editing the aircraft details.

We have also added new option for fuel tanks where the moment arm changes depending on fuel load. These can be added from data in your aircraft flight manual. These settings can be changed in the Weight and Balance section of the aircraft type.

The aircraft models have also been altered to specify whether the aircraft is a helicopter or not. If a helicopter is specified then the ‘Select Nearest Waypoints’ window will show helicopter landing sites  (otherwise these will remain hidden). If you operate a helicopter you will need to check this setting, as it defaults to ‘No’.

As always, if you have any comments or suggestions please do not hesitate in contacting us at support at avsoft.com.au.

Thank you,

The AvSoft team.