When traffic is switched on, AvPlan EFB displays traffic symbols on any selected map.

Traffic example

Traffic targets are accompanied with an information block, with three possible rows of information:

  1. Callsign
  2. GPS height in feet, with a climb/descent arrow symbol
Aircraft on climb
Aircraft on descent
  1. Groundspeed in knots

If no callsign is available, only two rows will be displayed:

  1. GPS height in feet, with a climb/descent arrow symbol
  2. Groundspeed in knots
    No callsign example

Extending out the front of each target, is the one minute future position prediction line. Assuming the aircraft does not change heading or speed, the aircraft will be at the end of the line in one minute. Aircraft travelling at high speeds (e.g. jet or turboprop traffic) will have longer lines than those of slower GA traffic.

Traffic examples with differing groundspeed

Double-tap the traffic target to see a trail of its recent history. This will be in the form of a cyan line trailing from the aircraft. If the user has also elected to share their flight plan (see AvPlan Live Tracking in the Settings tab), you’ll also see the remainder of the plan ahead of the aircraft in purple.

Traffic sources

The traffic displayed on the EnRoute map can be from more than one source, and is blended into the one view. Where a traffic target is visible by two different traffic sources, the source with the highest refresh rate (generally ADS-B from a connected device) will take precedence, the other will be hidden from view.

External Devices traffic

When AvPlan EFB is connected to an ADS-B receiver, traffic as far as the receiver can observe will be displayed. Traffic sourced from the receiver will be coloured green to allow quick identification of a traffic target’s source. No height or distance limitations are placed on traffic delivered by an attached device.

Traffic received via this method is updated once every second.

An example of mixed traffic sources.

To read more about the kinds of compatible devices that AvPlan EFB can connect to, visit our AvPlan Omni page.

AvPlan Live traffic

AvPlan Live traffic requires a data (e.g. 4G) connection, and consists of other connected airborne AvPlan EFB users, a network of ADS-B ground receivers and FLARM ground receivers.

Due to data network limitations, the traffic package received via this method is updated every five seconds, and is limited to a radius of 180 nautical miles and ±15,000 feet from your devices’ current GPS position.

Requirements to see AvPlan Live traffic:

  • AvPlan Live Tracking must be turned on
  • Your device must be connected to a data network; either via WiFi or 4G
  • Your device must have a valid GPS position, so it can tell the AvPlan Live server what traffic package to send

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