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April 28th Data Updates

Data updates valid from the 28th of April are now available for download within AvPlan EFB. For US subscribers there […]

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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 […]

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L3 Lynx ADSB Transponder support

AvPlan EFB now includes support for the L3 Lynx series of transponders. These magnificent units combine a Mode S transponder […]

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AvPlan EFB 6.1.1

Today we have released AvPlan EFB 6.1.1 as a free update for all users. Mostly this is a maintenance release, […]

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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 […]

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Adding a Delay

Got some aerial work you wish to do at/around a particular waypoint?  Wish to add it to the flight plan […]

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AvPlan EFB 6.1

Today we have released AvPlan EFB 6.1 as a free update for all subscribers. This release adds; Plain text SIGMET […]

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Sharing Your Location With Others

Last week, I touched upon sharing a particular flight plan with friends or loved-ones.  But what if you don’t wish […]

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Sharing Your Flight Plan With Others

There may be many times that you’d like to share your flight live with others on the ground.  They could […]

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Critical Point

Eagle-eyed PRO Upgrade subscribers may have noticed a new Route Annotation popping up along their flight plan. It’s a little […]

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Traffic Trails

Have you ever been watching traffic on the map and wondered what their next move might be?  Now you can […]

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AvPlan Cloud

Today we have released AvPlan Cloud. AvPlan Cloud is a management portal for your iPads and iPhones running AvPlan EFB. […]

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10 Tanker ‘Southern Belle’ in Australia

As another Australian summer winds down, Kevin Hopf, Chief Pilot for 10 Tanker Air Carrier, is preparing for his return […]

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AvPlan EFB 6.0

AvPlan EFB 6.0 is now available in the App Store as a free update for all subscribers. We’ve packed a […]

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Infrared Satellite Overlay

Most pilots will be used to looking at the Rain RADAR overlay; it’s a great tool, however this does not necessarily […]

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Aircraft Defaults

If you have an aircraft that is flown in a similar loading or setup, you can save time each and […]

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Electronic Ruler

Electronic maps are wonderful things! No more folding, ripping or replacing. However, one thing that is eroded ever so slightly with […]

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Glide

Have you wanted to use the Aircraft Glide envelope, but don’t have the necessary details to get it going? Let’s […]

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Stadium TFRs

AvPlan EFB for iOS now includes stadium TFRs (as well as other published TFRs). TFRs which will be active in […]

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AvPlan Live Traffic

See other AvPlan Live enabled users right on your map – no special equipment needed! AvPlan Live uses your internet connected […]

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Flying Virtuosi

WE THANK the Australian musician, James Morrison and his brother John for inflicting the aviation bug on ABC radio producer, […]

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Keeping Your EFB Cool

Things are starting to really heat up for those flying down in the Southern Hemisphere.  However, it doesn’t just take […]

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Runway Centreline Extensions

These very handy little lines can be displayed on the map for your planned departure and arrival airports. Turning them on: […]

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Sagetech Clarity

We’ve just had word from the supplier of the Clarity that this product has been discontinued and is no longer […]

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Drawing on Plates

Whether it’s making notes to yourself or highlighting important text, the plate drawing feature in the Terminal pane can come in […]

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Freezing Level Overlay

Most pilots (if not all!) will be familiar with the humble Synopic Chart.  Where similar points of pressure are joined […]

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Between a Cessna and a Suzuki

Outback pilot and Avplan EFB user Chris shares some insights into his life on a remote Australian cattle station.   […]

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Airspace Overlay

Depending on where you are, aviation maps may give you a lot of information, or they may give you very […]

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AvPlan EFB Data Updates, 12 November 2015

Data updates for AvPlan EFB valid from the 12 of November 2015 are now available for download. For US users […]

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Transitioning from Planning to Flying

After you’ve prepared your flight plan, it’s time to go fly it.  Here’s a typical transition from planning phase to […]

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Pass Abeam

How do you track directly towards your distant destination, but still have timing points along your route? You could set […]

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Course Pointer

The course pointer is a favourite feature of mine.  At first it took me a moment to understand what it […]

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When Home is a Foreign Place

There are some things they can’t teach you in flight school. An hour out of Kununurra in the heat of […]

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Data Downloads

What do all those colours mean? The Data Downloads page can give you an at-a-glance window into the data you […]

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Route Annotations

Hi Team, Apologies for missing last week’s tip! My approach to Friday became unstabilised, so I’ve completed a go-around and […]

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“…I got a Rattle Snake on the Airplane…”

There’s first dates, and then there’s ‘First Dates…’ Kim from Idaho got more than she bargained for when she accepted […]

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AvPlan EFB 5.3

AvPlan EFB 5.3 is now available from the Apple App Store as a free update for all users. AvPlan EFB […]

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A closer look at Airspace

A couple of weeks ago, we looked at the Nearest Items popup.  That was a single tap on the map, […]

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AvPlan EFB and iOS 9

Today, Apple have released iOS9 for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. We’ve done a bunch of testing and believe AvPlan EFB […]

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Adding an Alternate

Having an appropriate alternate in your flight plan is an important part of being prepared.  Thankfully, AvPlan EFB makes it […]

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Avplan EFB and Angel Flights

John Emerson discusses his Angel Flight experiences and his lifelong love of flying and Robyn. For a private pilot, John […]

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Quickly Accessing BOD/EOD details for your destination.

There are many reasons why pilots should be aware of daylight hours – particularly Day VFR pilots. If you’re ever […]

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Preparing a Plan for Re-Use

We here at AvPlan EFB headquarters often get asked the question, “How do I re-use a plan that I’ve already […]

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Get to know the Nearest Items PopUp.

Every AvPlan EFB user has probably tapped on this many hundreds of times (if not thousands!).  If you stop and […]

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Geoff Ross, winner of subscription during Osh 15

Canberran Geoff Ross was the winner of our free subscription giveaway to those who renewed or subscribed during Oshkosh 2015. […]

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Discussing Direct-To

Everyone is probably aware of the Direct-To and how it functions on a GPS-enabled device.  But what if I told […]

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Data Update Valid from 20th August 2015

Updated data valid from the 20th August 2015 is now available for download. For US customers, we have updated Sectional, […]

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Team Triple Whiskey

As the tri-annual Outback Air Race readies for the 2015 event, we profile long-time AvPlan EFB user Warren Millar about […]

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Let’s Talk LSALTs

Whenever you plan along an air route, the LSALT (Lowest Safe Altitude) for that published route is automatically entered in […]

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Dynon Skyview version 13

Dynon Skyview version 13 is now available. This software release supports our Australian maps and charts. For just $99 AUD […]

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Oshkosh 2015

Our IT manager Peter Derrick has just returned from the USA and his first ever AirVenture with Bevan Anderson, our founder […]

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Terminal Page Shortcut

Have you ever had to get to those RNAV-Z plates in the Terminal pane? If you scroll page by page […]

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New NavData – Using the app while it’s still downloading.

It’s that time again – new NavData cycle.  NavData is at the core of AvPlan EFB, containing waypoints, airways, navaids, […]

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Electronic Charts for your EFIS

AvSoft Australia have now brought their award winning seamless charts to your Dynon Skyview and AFS AF-5000 EFIS cockpit displays. […]

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AvPlan EFB Data Update (23rd July 2015)

Data updates for AvPlan EFB are now available for download within AvPlan EFB. For United States subscribers there is new […]

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‘Append Plan’ Button – What does it do?

Append Plan is a very handy feature of Edit Mode.  It allows you to extract waypoints from another plan and have […]

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AvPlan EFB 5.2

AvPlan EFB 5.2 is now available from the Apple App Store as a free update for all users. We have […]

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Weather Radar

We pride ourselves in the breadth and quality of our weather data in AvPlan EFB. Our weather radar overlay has had […]

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METAR Overlay – how to turn them on and what do they mean?

METARs are those coloured little circles on the map you may have seen when you first started AvPlan EFB.  They are […]

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iOS 8.4 and Bluetooth GPS devices

iOS 8.4 is now available and we have confirmed it resolves connectivity issues with external bluetooth GPS devices. To update […]

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AvPlan EFB Premium Bundle

We’re pleased to announce AvPlan EFB Premium; a new bundle deal with AvPlan EFB. We have created a single ‘all […]

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Updated data valid from 25th May 2015

Updated navigation data valid from 25th of May 2015 is now available for download. In the United States, this includes; […]

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AvPlan EFB 5.1

AvPlan EFB HQ brings you V5.1 – a new updated version with the following features: New Apple Watch app See […]

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Connect AvPlan EFB to FSX

We have documented the process to connect AvPlan EFB to Microsoft Flight Simulator X. When connected, you can use AvPlan […]

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Data Updates valid from 28 May 2015

Data updates valid from the 28th of May 2015 are now available for download. For US subscribers there are new […]

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The Wonders of Webinars

AvPlan EFB has been hosting webinars for many months now, and these have proven to be a big hit with […]

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AvPlan on Apple Watch

The final piece of flight testing is now complete and we are preparing our Apple Watch app for submission. We’ve […]

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Map downloads and data changes

The Australian charts are being updated this month and will be current from the 28th of May. We’ve invested in […]

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Tassie Tour

This year the host of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association conference was Launceston, a city I’ve never had the pleasure […]

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AvPlan Live

Today we are introducing AvPlan Live! AvPlan Live brings live flight tracking to AvPlan EFB. When enabled, your devices will […]

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AvPlan EFB 5.0.1

Today we have released AvPlan EFB 5.0.1. In this release we have introduced AvPlan Live – live flight tracking in […]

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AvPlan EFB Data Updates – April 30th

Data updates valid from April 30th are now available for download. We have greatly enhanced the map generation process, and […]

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Aces High for AvPlan EFB and Paul Bennet Airshows

The team at AvPlan EFB is excited to announce their partnership with Paul Bennet Airshows. “We’re proud that we can […]

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AvPlan EFB comes to Apple Watch

We have been hard at work in the back rooms preparing AvPlan EFB for Apple Watch. We have taken the […]

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iOS 8.3 Update

Recently Apple have released iOS 8.3 for new iPad’s and iPhone’s. We have had reports that this software update breaks […]

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Data updates valid from 2 April 2015

Data updates valid from the 2nd of April are now available for download. Download these now and they will be saved […]

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SARTIMEs

AvPlan EFB goes to great lengths to ensure that you don’t forget to cancel your SARTIME. When you submit your […]

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Australian Bonanza Society BPPP – Narromine

This weekend I spent time with the Australian Bonanza Society at their biennial BPPP (Bonanza Pilot Proficiency Program) at Narromine […]

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Cirrus Australis

Cirrus Australia are now selling the Cirrus Australis. This is an aircraft tailored for Australian pilots and Australian conditions. The […]

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Australian Grand Prix TRA

The TRA for the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park Lake is now active.   Users of AvPlan EFB will […]

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Jeppesen FliteDeck

One of our big new features in AvPlan EFB 5.0 is the integration with Jeppesen FliteDeck. With this, you can […]

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ASETPA Glide Calculator

ASETPA Glide Calculator

New in AvPlan EFB 5.0 is the ASETPA Glide Calculator. This feature, unavailable anywhere else, shows you during flight planning […]

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LSALT Calculator

AvPlan EFB 5.0 includes a LSALT calculator to assist you calculating RNP2 based lowest safe altitudes. To display the RNP2 […]

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747 arrival into Wollongong

Tomorrow morning Qantas’ first 747-400, VH-OJA, is being delivered to YWOL. ASA have issued a NOTAM creating a temporary restricted […]

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AvPlan EFB 5.0

AvPlan EFB 5.0 is our largest single release so far since the launch of AvPlan back in August 2011. In […]

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Data Updates Valid from March 5th 2015

Data updates valid from the 5th of March are now available for download. For US users, the sectional, enroute, AFD […]

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AvPlan EFB : Avalon Airshow – Civil Innovation Award Winner

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded a major innovation award at the 2015 Australian International […]

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Flight plan messages

We’ve recently introduced flight plan messaging, which is being rolled out for all users at the moment. When your IFR […]

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Avalon Airshow TRA

The temporary restricted area around Avalon for the 2015 Airshow is now active. Be aware when planning any flying around […]

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Updated Navigation Data (Valid from 5th February)

We’ve just updated the navigation database for the 1502 AIRAC cycle, valid from 5 February 2015. United States Users Updated […]

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AvPlan Events and Subscription Changes

We’re really excited about the upcoming launch of AvPlan EFB 5.0 for iOS, which will be available in the coming […]

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Data Updates valid from 8th January 2015

The first data update for 2015 is now available for download within AvPlan EFB and AvPlan Lite. United States The […]

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AvPlan EFB 4.3

AvPlan EFB 4.3 is now available in the Apple App Store. In this release we have added the FlightAce Country […]

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25 years and (not) counting

Today marks a pretty significant milestone in my life. Today, 25 years ago I had my first flying lesson. December […]

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G20 TRA

the G20 temporary restricted areas become active tomorrow morning. If you are flying in and around Brisbane, be aware of […]

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AvPlan EFB 4.2

Today we released AvPlan EFB 4.2 in the Apple App Store. This release improves support for iOS 8 and adds […]

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iOS 8 is here

Today, iOS 8 is being unleashed on the world. We have been busy testing iOS 8 (including over 7 hours […]

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AvPlan Lite for Android

We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks we will be launching AvPlan Lite for Android.

In Australia, AvPlan Lite will an approved in Australia for your paper documents – it contains our MegaVFR chart for Australia, NZ and the USA, all the ERSA, DAP, AIP, AIP SUP etc. You can access airport TAF’s and NOTAM, Area forecasts and NAIPS charts in a similar fashion to AvPlan EFB. To be considered an EFB and be used in flight as a replacement for paper maps and charts, the device needs a screen size greater than 200mm (7.8 inches)

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Flight plan submission changes

Recently, an upgrade in the Australian ATC systems means the use of RMK/GPSRNAV has been deprecated and now is ignored […]

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AvPlan EFB 4.0.2

AvPlan EFB 4.0.2 is now available in the Apple App Store. In this release we have added the ability for […]

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