• Username
    The Username page allows you to link the app to the AvPlan Cloud server, which allows syncing of your aircraft profiles, flight plans and subscription details. You use login details to sign up with your email address and nominate a password or to sign in (if you’ve previously registered).
    This page also allows you to manage your password by changing or resetting a forgotten password.
  • Automatic Weather Downloads
    • Disabling automatic weather downloads will stop AvPlan EFB autonomously downloading weather (upon building a flight plan, then once per hour) as a plan is built or during flight. When this option is set, you can manually force AvPlan EFB to download the latest weather (if your most recent downloaded forecast is >15 minutes) by tapping the Refresh icon (circular arrow icon) at the footer of the flight plan.
  • X-Plane/FSX/Elite flight simulator Interface
    • Enabling the X-Plane interface will disable the inbuilt GPS and enable input from a flight simulator. The IP address for your iPad will appear in this row. See Flight Simulator Interface for further information about simulator connection.
  • Waypoint auto-sequencing
    • Enabling the waypoint auto-sequencing will automatically sequence to the next flight plan leg as you fly past each waypoint. Auto-sequencing will only start after the Departure icon is pressed, and will stop at landing points, or points with a delay in your plan (for example when performing aerial work).
  • Airspace, Runway and Terrain warnings.
    • Disabling Terrain Warnings disables the look-ahead feature for terrain.
  • Audible Notifications and Warnings
    • See below for a detailed discussion of the options found within this menu item
  • Automatic Data Download
    • When enabled, the app can perform data download updates (maps, documents, approach plates, etc) when the device is idle and connected to WiFi.
  • Show Military Frequencies
    • Enables specialist military-only frequencies to be displayed in the Terminal tab and Waypoint Details window.
  • Default Aircraft Icon
    • The default aircraft icon on the maps can be changed here. You may choose from a Jet, Helicopter Piston Twin or Piston Single. The aircraft icon set within a currently selected aircraft will take precedence over this setting.
  • Print Plates one per page
    • This sets the Print/Send function to only print one approach plate per A4 page. When un-ticked, AvPlan will fit two to a page (i.e. A5 size)

  • Auto Waypoints in Plan
    • When enabled, AvPlan will add Top of Climb (TOC), Critical Point (CP) and Top of Descent (TOD) waypoints into the flight plan. If you have a Pro subscription, you may also see multiple Critical Points based on normal and degraded operations (i.e. single engine, depressurised, etc) as set up in your aircraft profile.
  • Full Screen Flight Plan
    • When this option is enabled, the electronic flight log becomes its own tab (rather than being a slider from the side or top/bottom of screen). More info here.
  • Flight plan syncing / Aircraft model syncing
    • Enabling the flight plan and aircraft model syncing will sync aircraft and flight plans via the AvSoft cloud service to your other iDevices. This also provides an off-device backup capability.
    • Disabling flight plan and aircraft model syncing will also disable this back-up capability (which allows individual flight plans or aircraft to be restored). A full restore of the App will continue to be available via iCloud or iTunes back-ups.
  • Pilot Details
    • Here you can enter your contact details, as well as NAIPS/IFIS/RocketRoute credentials.
  • Detailed data areas
    • Choose between different regions that AvPlan EFB will display navdata-based information for (for example, airport locations, navaids, waypoints, air routes, etc)
  • Display MGRS Coordinates
    • Enables/disables military coordinate system throughout AvPlan EFB.
  • Disable user content syncing
    • Turn this off if you are a large organisation and don’t wish for approach plate or map annotations to be synced between devices.
  • Add turning points only
    • Enable this option to reduce the number of waypoints added in an IFR flight plan. Only waypoints at turning points will be added to the flight plan along a route.
  • Disable moving map mode.
    • Disabling Moving Map mode requires that a flight plan be loaded and in Fly mode for the GPS to be enabled on your device. Disabling Moving Map mode is useful when performing extensive pre-flight planning and preserving battery life is a priority. This is an advanced setting; only enable this setting if you can remember to enable the GPS (through the PLAN|FLY switch) before takeoff. If the switch remains in PLAN mode, the moving map features will not operate as normal.
  • Display flight plan below map (portrait mode)
    • When the iPad is in portrait mode (i.e. taller than it is wide), the flight log will appear at the bottom of the screen (below the map).
  • Application Colours
    • Here you can control the displayed colours of the following features:
      • HUD (Head Up Display) Text
      • Recorded track (Enroute tab)
      • SIGMET
      • Subdivision (line[s] drawn on map)
      • CTR (Controlled airspace)
      • CTA (Control Zone)
      • PRD (Prohibited, Restricted, Danger Airspace
      • ARFOR (Area Forecast)
      • FIA (Flight Information Area)
      • Aircraft (Course) Pointer
  • Advanced Settings (NOTE: these options are only visible to Pro level subscribers)
    • LSALT Calculator – DEM Level 0
      • Forces AvPlan’s LSALT Calculator tool to refer to the worldwide Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for lowest safe altitude calculations. May result in a lower calculation than when using Hypsometric Tints, but will still be conservative.
    • LSALT Calculator – Hypsometric Tints
      • Forces AvPlan’s LSALT Calculator tool to refer to the Hypsometric Tints (terrain tints as seen on WAC charts). May result in a slightly higher (i.e. more conservative) calculation than when using the DEM.

For more details about the DEM and Hypsometric methods see the LSALT calculator section.

Audible Notifications and Warnings

Select this option to enter the sub-menu to enable or disable various voice annunciations. These can be delivered via the devices’ inbuilt speakers, a cable (for headsets with a music input), or via Bluetooth.

  • Tapping the voice gender also provides a short demonstration of an annunciation. Helpful for setting the volume within your headset.
  • Types of annunciations that are available include:
    • Airspace notifications
    • Runway notifications
    • Terrain warnings
    • Altitude warnings
    • FIA frequency change notification
    • New track heading
    • iPad not charging/battery level warnings.

Bluetooth settings

Select from different Bluetooth protocols, depending on your headset/Bluetooth link.

  • Hands free protocol (HFP). Used by products like BOSE A20 headset.
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). Used by products like Pilot Communications BluLink adaptor.
  • None (internal speakers).
    A stereo headphone cable could also be used if headset allows a direct connection – select None when using this connection.

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