The flight plan table contains information about the active flight plan.
- Tap on a row in the flight plan and the Terminal pane displays the details for that leg.
- To hide/show the flight plan, press the Flight Plan icon on the top-left of the screen.
Each waypoint in your flight plan contains two rows of cells:
|WPT ID|| Contains the waypoint identifier, or User Waypoint name.
|ALT||Planned altitude for that leg. You can simply type the three digits corresponding to your altitude or flight level (i.e. the value without the last two zeros) and AvPlan will automatically convert it to the correct format for either Altitude ‘A’ or Flight Level ‘F’ (e.g. A015 or F220). Or you can type the full number (e.g. 1500 or 22000).|
|TRK||Planned track for leg in ºmagnetic|
|TAS||Planned True Airspeed for that leg. If a Detailed Performance profile has been set up for your aircraft, the TAS figure will adjust as different altitudes are selected. If a single block TAS is nominated in Basic Performance, the TAS figure will be static|
|WIND||Planned wind for that leg in ºmag/speed in kts. NOTE that the winds are extracted from forecasts corresponding to the ETD in the plan. If no ETD is specified, the winds will be extracted for 90 minutes from the current time.|
|FUEL||The fuel volume (or weight) required for the leg|
|DIST||Distance in NM to the next waypoint|
|ETD||Estimated Time of Departure. This field only appears in the first waypoint of the stage. Subsequent waypoints contain the Estimated Time Enroute for that leg. The cell is expecting a six-figure entry (i.e. DDHHMM), however as a shortcut if you are flying today, simply type in the time (i.e. HHMM) and tap the return key. AvPlan will automatically enter the correct date. AvPlan does not accept a date more than one month in the future.|
|LSALT||Lowest Safe ALTitiude. When planning using established IFR routes, LSALT will be populated automatically with the route LSALT. When planning off route/direct, the Grid LSALT will be placed in this cell. This figure will appear in parentheses. Note that this figure is calculated using a “buffer” of 12nm. If your waypoints or track are within 12nm of an adjacent grid, and that grid has a higher grid LSALT, then AvPlan will use that higher LSALT. You can override the figure by tapping it and typing in your own user-calculated LSALT. Planning between those two waypoints in future plans will automatically use the user LSALT. To remove a user LSALT, tap in the cell and hit Enter. The default route or Grid value will be reinserted.|
|HDG||Planned heading in ºmagnetic, accounting for forecast winds (unless the winds are toggled off, where the plan is presented in a zero-wind scenario)|
|GS||Planned groundspeed in knots|
|TEMP||Deviation from ISA in ºC|
|REM||The fuel remaining at that waypoint, calculated based on planned fuel usage unless an “Actual Fuel on Board” value has been entered in the “Leg details” page under the terminal pane, in which case that value will be shown and used for subsequent recalculation of the fuel situation.|
|REM||Distance in NM to destination of that stage|
|ATA||This field can either display Planned time of arrival (based on your ETD, which is displayed in italics), or it will display times based on your Actual Time of Arrival (ATA) in bold.|
In flight, an extra row is inserted between the previous and next waypoints. This ‘TO’ row displays live calculated data (recalculated every second) derived from the GPS location.
As you fly past each waypoint in your flight plan, the TO row sequences down the waypoint list. Above the TO row is historical data (Actual time of arrival, etc), below is planned information (based on planned winds and performance calculated from the time you passed the last waypoint). To take advantage of the automatic logging of waypoint ATAs etc, ensure that Waypoint Auto Sequencing is enabled in Settings > User Settings.
Some of the information presented in the TO row can be replicated in the HUD. However, having the TO row inserted in the electronic flight log in this way makes comparison of planned versus actual flight performance a breeze, therefore you can make informed decisions for diversions/extra fuel stops earlier and easier, should you experience un-forecast headwinds, etc.
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