AvPlan 2.1

Today we released AvPlan 2.1. This release adds the following new functionality

  • We have added a HSI on the en-route pane
  • Your flights can be exported directly into LogTen Pro, the premier logbook app for the iPad and iPhone (and Mac)
  • You can print your flight log at the completion of your flight, complete with all time intervals as flown
  • You can create user waypoints from a bearing/distance from another known point
  • You can specify a default fuel flow for your fixed reserve
  • Full support for iOS 6.
The HSI works as you would expect. The CDI displays course deviations plus or minus 5 nautical miles. The course indicator displays the track for the current flight plan leg. This can be altered by moving the pointer with your finger, to change the inbound course to the waypoint. Tapping the button at the top left re-sync’s the course to that of the active leg.
The HSI can be moved by tapping and holding on the instrument, and then dragging to the new location. You can change the size of the HSI using a pinch gesture.
On the planning pane you will see an additional item at the bottom called ‘Log Book’. This view shows you all details about the flight as flown. The date/time, aircraft, type, total flight time. All legs are also shown with the route flown, the wheels off/on times (takeoff and landing times) and the block off/on times. Tapping on the option at the bottom will send this data to LogTen Pro. This can be edited in LogTen to change the various flight times etc (when you need to adjust the flight times, and things like instrument and night times).
The flight log can now be printed/sent/emailed at the completion of your flight. This will record you actual arrival times at each waypoint as a permanent record of your flight (this will be useful for various record keeping requirements in charter organisations).
User waypoints can now be created from a bearing/distance from another known location. When such a waypoint is created, it is sent in your flight plan as a bearing/distance from that point (all other user waypoints are sent via NAIPS as a lat/long pair).
You now have the option to create a fuel flow for the fixed reserve. This will allow you to closely align the data in AvPlan with that in your companies operations manual.
We have added a bunch of small fixes to make the app work better with iOS 6 (full support for the iPhone 5 will arrive in 2.1.1 in the coming weeks).