Default Aircraft Icon

The Default Aircraft Icon is the icon that is displayed on the map whenever there is no plan currently open.  i.e. your Stored Plans list is visible.

To change your icon, tap Settings > User Settings > Default Aircraft Icon.

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Select the icon you’d like to see, then tap the back button:

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Now, you should see that particular icon whenever you’re in between flight plans!

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Give it a try.

Entering Passenger Names

If you simply add a weight to a load station, it’s treated as cargo by AvPlan EFB.  If you wish to add names and weights, the usual way is by tapping the ‘Persons on Board’ text….however there is a short-cut:

Tap Planning > Aircraft Loading/Weight and Balance/Fuel Planning.

Then, instead of tapping the green field, tap the middle of the load station.

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Tapping this area will open up a second field directly below the original.  In this new line, enter the passenger name and their associated weight.  Once you’ve finished entering the name and weight, tap the return key.  The weight will then be entered in the load station, and also the figure in the Persons on Board field will be updated accordingly.

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For subsequent passengers, repeat the above process in the empty line.  Again…Each time you enter a new passenger, the Persons on Board field will be updated accordingly.

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Once you’ve entered your passengers using this method, when you print preview or print the Load Sheet (tap Planning > Print Preview Load Sheet), you’ll see individual passenger names and their associated weights listed.

Give it a try!

Printed Flight Plan Options

A new feature that appeared in AvPlan EFB version 6 is the ability to control certain aspects of how your printed flight plan is presented.  Let’s have a look at how it’s done and what options there are…

Firstly, build a new flight plan (….or with an existing flight plan open), tap Planning > Domestic Flight Plan Form.  (Make sure you have at least one waypoint in your flight plan before tapping this option)

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Then, tap the Options button in the top-right corner.

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A menu will appear with some options:

  • Double Spaced:
    • Adds a space between each leg within the flight plan.  This could allow you to add your own figures, or notes to the legs using pen or pencil.
  • Stage Headings:
    • Adds an extra line with a clear subheading outlining the beginning of each stage (Look for “STAGE # DETAIL”). An excellent option if you plan multi-stage flights.
  • Flight Levels:
    • This option toggles between expressing your planned altitude as a raw number or as a flight level (e.g. 25000 feet would be expressed as F250, or 7500 feet would be A075).

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Once you’ve been in and set these options to your requirements, AvPlan EFB will remember them for future flight plans.  No need to change them each time!

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To then print your flight plan, tap Planning > Print/Send.  Make sure at least the Flight Plan is selected with a green tick, then tap the send button in the top right hand corner to send to printer or create an email with the flight plan attached as a PDF document (which you can email to yourself, open on your desktop computer and print from there).