The course pointer is a favourite feature of mine. At first it took me a moment to understand what it is telling me, but once I got my head around it I wouldn’t fly without it!
When you’re stationery, it is simply an extension arrow that points out a little bit forward of your aircraft.
As you begin moving, the arrow begins to stretch out, then numbers appear. These numbers represent minutes into the future – 2, 5 and 10. This is your future projected position, assuming track and groundspeed remain unchanged.
This is constantly being recalculated and updated, so you may see the arrow grow and shrink as you fly along.
To turn it on, tap the Map Settings icon and ensure Course Pointer is ticked:
How could this be helpful to you in the cockpit?
An at-a-glance idea of how much ground you will cover in a certain time period – perfect for communicating with other pilots in the vicinity exactly how many minutes you will be when arriving at a particular place or feature ahead of you.