Select a waypoint from the database
The Quick Search will allow you to not only get quickly to a desired waypoint, but also to create new ones by using certain commands. The results can be selected as direct-to destinations, added to the current route, shown on map or added as an user waypoint (if it isn't already a waypoint on the database).
Search by Identifier
By entering at least 3 characters in the search field the search engine will start searching in the database. It will look after:
- IDs (ICAO Codes or Navaids IDs) in the waypoints database (Custom user waypoints incl.)
- Name of cities or mountains
- Documents stored in the document browser
The results will be displayed under categories (Waypoints, Radionavigation Beacons, Airports).
You can also enter coordinates in the following formats / grids / datums:
The engine will try to interpret the input to match the correct datum. In order to avoid ambiguity between grids it is necessary to enter the 2-letter code of the target country:
Irish grids : IE
New Zealand grids : NZ
Swiss grid : CH
UK grids : UK
Swedish grids : SE
|WGS84 in DD.decimal||46.8943 -5.4535|
|WGS84 in DD:MM:SS||23:34:56N 145:12:01W|
|Swissgrid||CH 553986 200005|
|Swedish grid||SE 6669189 486557|
If a valid coordinate has been entered the result will appear as the first line of the search result. A true bearing and distance from the current GPS location will be displayed as well.
You can search by country or use the «search» field to go directly to the waypoint you are looking for. It is possible to search by “name”, “ID”, “place”.
Once you found the desired waypoint, you can directly press on it to select it as a “direct to” or adjust it to one of the instruments (HSI, VOR, ADF); or you can press on the blue disclosure button on the right side and check the information about it such as name, city, frequency (for Navaids), runway and contact frequency info (for Airfields) and you can “jump” on the map where that waypoint is located by selecting «Show on map» button.
The data bar at the bottom of the moving map will display real time information such as next waypoint information (identifier, name, bearing, distance and estimated time), current speed as reported by the GPS (ground speed), track, altitude as reported by the GPS, height over ground (if the elevation data for your area is installed), quality of the GPS signal. For real time navigation, the quality of the GPS signal is required to be a green or yellow symbol. A red or orange symbol will only show an approximate location and will not report speed nor track information. For better results, you should place your device near a window, with a direct view of the sky, do not hold the iPad with the hand covering the GPS antenna (black area on the top of the iPad). If you are flying with a full metal airplane or your airplane is equipped with anti ice windshield, the internal iPhone/iPad GPS may be a bit weak and you may need an external GPS module.
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