Restricted Area Status

AvPlan 3.0 and above can display the current status of PRD areas on the map. Tap the map settings button and select View Items, Active Airspace. Active PRD areas will be highlighted on the map. As these become active and de-active they will appear/disappear.

Double tap the area to display active times, NOTAM etc.

 

 

 

New Download Page

In AvPlan EFB there is a new map-based download page. Different map types can be selected at the top of the page and individual charts or areas downloaded by tapping on the region on the map.

The regions are colour coded as follows;

  • Dark green – region fully downloaded
  • Light green – region fully downloaded, but set to expire
  • Yellow – region currently downloading
  • Orange – region partially downloaded and not currently downloading
  • Clear – region not downloaded
When new data is available for regions you have previously downloaded, or data has been partially downloaded (the region is orange) then the ‘Update’ button will be red. Tap the Update button and then the updated (or the remainder of the partially downloaded area) will start to download.
To delete a region, tap on it and select delete. That will delete all data for that area immediately.
Tapping on a region and selecting ‘Leave to expire’ leaves the data there for use, but when the data expires it will not be downloaded again, and will be deleted at that time.
AvPlan EFB 3.1 now includes the ability to send files as they download to other devices on your local network. You will also notice the button labelled ‘Devices’ down on  the bottom of the Download page. Tap on that and select nearby devices. When this device downloads a new file it will then be sent to those other devices. The other devices need to be on the Download page for them to be visible, and to receive downloads.

AvPlan EFB 3.1

We’re excited to announce the availability of AvPlan 3.1, a free update that is now available in the Apple App Store. AvPlan EFB 3.1 adds the following exciting new features;

  • ADSB traffic via the Sagetech Clarity ADSB receiver. This will enable you to see the location of all nearby ADSB equipped aircraft overlaid on the AvPlan EFB maps.
  • External GPS support for the Sagetech Clarity ADSB receiver.
  • Sync files across devices when downloading to save time and bandwidth
  • Dropbox integration to synchronise documents with AvPlan EFB
  • New 10nm ring around the aircraft

Traffic!

AvPlan EFB will now display the location of all ADSB equipped aircraft within range when connected to the Sagetech Clarity ADSB receiver. There are two versions on the Clarity receiver available. One has an AHRS built in to display aircraft attitude and one does not. Expect to see an attitude display in AvPlan very soon. The Clarity connects to your iPad/iPhone via Wifi and multiple devices can be connected to the one Clarity unit and see all ADSB traffic and GPS position.

The GPS in the Sagetech Clarity is a 66 channel WAAS capable device. AvPlan EFB automatically switches off the internal iPad GPS when the Clarity is detected, saving battery life.

Both versions of the Sagetech Clarity are available for purchase on our website.

Download Synchonisation

When downloading data to your devices you now have the option to sync the downloads to other devices connected to the same WiFi network. This will save time and internet bandwidth when keeping the data updated on multiple devices. For best results have all devices on the Download page in AvPlan and download the data on your most powerful device. Tap ‘Devices’ on the downloading device to select the devices with which to sync.

You will notice some differences in the Download page as well. All map types can be selected on the download map, and downloaded by tapping on the required chart.

Behind the scenes we are also monitoring what is downloaded on your device, and will warn you via email and in-app notifications if data is not downloaded in advance.

Document Synchronisation

AvPlan EFB can now directly synchronise PDF documents with Dropbox. On the Text pane, scroll to the Dropbox section and link to a dropbox account (multiple are supported). PDF documents can then be wirelessly synchronised with AvPlan.
In addition, if you create folders in the Dropbox account named with either the airport name (Albury) or identifier (YMAY), PDF documents in these folders are directly accessible on the Terminal pane. These could be airfield diagrams for an ALA or takeoff performance charts for example.

Fixes

We have also fixed a number of issues that users have identified with the software

  • Download warnings will only be present when there is actually something to warn about
  • Climb TAS is not sent in the NAIPS notification when a whole segment is ‘on climb’
  • AvPlan will now clear relevant information so a NOSEND plan and then a real plan will not cause a NAIPS error
  • Warnings when required information has not been entered (altitudes, departure time, fuel) when submitting a plan have been fixed
  • METAR’s older than 12 hours are not displayed on the map
  • ‘Disable moving map mode’ and the ‘Plan/Fly’ button now disable the GPS as it should
  • Fixed possible memory leak when downloading forecasts
  • Fixed possible issues with map downloading
  • A delay can be specified on a departure point
  • Map scale works on the new Mega charts
  • Fixed issue when being prompted to download unnecessary database versions
  • Downloading individual ERC-H charts is now available