AvPlan data import and export

We have put a lot of effort to allow you to import existing flight plans into, and export flight plans from AvPlan. Currently we support importing plans from;

  • Command Flight Planner
  • Champagne Flight Planner 3000
  • iVFR.net
In the near future you will also be able to import flight plan’s in Garmin’s format (to import plans from Jeppesen FlightStar amongst others). To import a plan, simply email the GPX export file from the programs listed above to yourself, and tap on the attachments on your iPad. This will import the plans into AvPlan.
We also support exporting your flight plans in GPX format directly from the app. This feature (tap on the export button at the bottom of your flight plan) when combined with an SD card writer attached to your iPad (see some examples here) will enable you to export flight plans and import them into your portable GPS.
Those of you with flat panel Garmin avionics (G1000, G600, G500 and others) will be excited to know that in AvPlan 2.0 we will support exporting your flight plans in a format which can be read by your panel mounted avionics.

Activate direct-to navigation in moving map mode

Moving map mode is enabled at any time when no flight plan is active. Tapping the map will bring up the nearest items window, and tapping the blue (+) on  a navigation item will enable direct-to navigation to that point.

Stored Plans Colour

At times you will notice the stored plans have different colours

  • Black – all is in sync
  • Blue – currently syncing to the cloud
  • Red – the local plan exists, but the sync failed
If you wish to force a flight plan to sync with the cloud, open the plan and change something (like the description). Then go back to the stored plans and it will start to sync again.

Like the app?

If you like the app, when a new update appears in the App Store, go and rate the new version. New app updates reset the ratings and reviews for the app in the App Store.

Extend Battery Life

To extend your battery life when flight planning, disable the moving map (which will turn off the GPS). Tap ‘Settings’, ‘User Settings’ and set ‘Disable Moving Map Mode’.

With this set, the GPS will only be enabled when your flight plan is in ‘Fly’ mode.

 

Cancel Direct-To Navigation

In moving map mode, tapping the data labels that overlay the map will cancel direct-to navigation.

Southport Flying Club Information Session

We will be presenting AvPlan to the Southport Flying Club on Saturday 12th of May 2012 at 10am. We will go thought the history of AvPlan, its features and capabilities, and perform demonstrations on its use for both pre-flight and in flight activities.

All others are welcome to attend, but please register your interest here.

AvPlan 1.7.1

AvPlan 1.7.1 is now available in the App Store. This release mainly features bug fixes to improve performance and stability.

Delete a stored flight plan

An old stored flight plan can be deleted by swiping the row. Tap the delete button which appears and the flight plan will be deleted.