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4 hours ago
Topic:
Export to anything

ssharpe83713
ssharpe83713
Posts: 5
fridolfi wrote:
Has the "EXPORT TO" feature been removed? I no longer see it and am trying to export my Nav Log to Foreflight.
edited by fridolfi on 4/23/2020



I believe the Export feature is only available with the Premium subscription now.
5 hours ago
Topic:
iPad Digital Instruments-Altitude re: X-Plane 11

ssharpe83713
ssharpe83713
Posts: 5
I'm not a real world pilot, but curious why the Altitude readout on the iPad reads MSL without regard to barometric pressure adjustment. I expected to see indicated altitude, as displayed on my X-Plane altimeter (I fly the sim with lots of outside views, so the app is handy for basic instrument references). Is it purposeful or does the iPad app need to use a different X-Plane dataref?
12 days ago
Topic:
Can you get details on TFRs, Restricted, MOAs, etc

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218
Thanks for your post! First, our apologies for the delay in response. In a review today, we found a few forum posts that did not properly generate notifications to our team.

You can absolutely get details about TFRs, Restricted Areas, MOAs, and other airspace types, including AIR/SIGMETs and Class Airspace, in iFlightPlanner.

In fact, here is recent blog post about getting TFR information, but it applies to all airspace types as well:

iFlightPlanner Blog: How to Identify and Access Airspace Definitions for TFRs

Please let us know if we can help further!
12 days ago
Topic:
Upgraded to CORE, but AOPA doesn't know it

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218
Thanks for your post! First, our apologies for the delay in response. In a review today, we found a few forum posts that did not properly generate notifications to our team.

Second, thank you for your upgrade to iFlightPlanner Core!

Currently, iFlightPlanner Core and Premium features are only accessible via iFlightPlanner.com. So, for the time being, simply log into iFlightPlanner.com for your full iFlightPlanner Core feature set.

In our next update, the full iFlightPlanner Core and Premium feature set will be available via iFlightPlanner for AOPA to members who have upgraded. We originally made the decision to keep them separate to limit the scope of the feature set supported by the AOPA Pilot Information Center team. But they're ready to support the full iFlightPlanner feature set in order to further improve the experience for AOPA members. So we're excited to release that update soon.

Please let us know if we can help further!
12 days ago
Topic:
VFR turn points

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218
Thanks for your post! First, please accept our apologies for the delay in response. In a review today, we found a few forum posts had failed to generate a notification to our team.

We work in conjunction with 1800wxbrief.com to generate detailed navigation logs and the lat/lon waypoints in their flight planning engine are currently limited to degrees and minutes only. So the waypoints are losing some precision when processed into the detailed navigation log, which is why they are shifting a touch.

Their team is looking at ways to increase the available precision, which would eliminate the issue.

For this situation, we also recommend using our Custom Locations feature. You may click anywhere on the map, then click "Save As" at the top left of the popup box to create a Custom Location (for example "NE_Crystal_Lake" or "River_Crossing"). Using these in your flight route will guarantee the precision of the waypoint will be retained.

Please let us know if we can help further!
edited by John Burnside on 6/23/2020
18 days ago
Topic:
Can you get details on TFRs, Restricted, MOAs, etc

mho.hpn
mho.hpn
Posts: 2
On some flight planning software, there is a way to get details about TFRs, Restricted area, MOAs, etc, by clicking, or touching, the area in question. Is there a way to do this with iFlightPlanner? I haven't found out how.
19 days ago
Topic:
Upgraded to CORE, but AOPA doesn't know it

mho.hpn
mho.hpn
Posts: 2
I had first logged on via the AOPA site. I liked the descriptor for CORE, so I paid my $39 and upgraded. So I thought. I keep getting the opportunity to upgrade to Core presented to me, and I cannot see any of the features of the upgrade when I log into the AOPA site. What do I do?
5/24/2020
Topic:
VFR turn points

dlellis1984
dlellis1984
Posts: 1
I am trying to select a route using satellite imagery. After selecting turn points, When I replan the route the turn point positions move
4/23/2020
Topic:
Export to anything

fridolfi
fridolfi
Posts: 1
Has the "EXPORT TO" feature been removed? I no longer see it and am trying to export my Nav Log to Foreflight.
edited by fridolfi on 4/23/2020
4/22/2020
Topic:
Printing Nav Log

arg9732
arg9732
Posts: 1
I really liked the ability to print a kneeboard size NavLog with spaces for navaid frequencies and actual numbers (for those of use who still do that!)
3/10/2020
Topic:
Please add Top of Climb and Top of Descent

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218
Thanks for your post and the additional detailed info! Unfortunately, top of climb and top of descent is not provided by the underlying flight planning engine, so inserting it into the navigation log would be a rough guess. We will continue to work with our technology partners to try and make this possible!

We know that isn't the answer you're looking for (or that we'd like to give), but we do appreciate your feedback and will continue to work to make this possible!
3/3/2020
Topic:
Please add Top of Climb and Top of Descent

sjk2@njit.edu
sjk2@njit.edu
Posts: 1
Hello,

Is there an update on this feature?

top of climb can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_climb

Basically, it is a way for you to establish that your climb and weather are correct, and to check to ensure that your calculations are correct.
It would be nice for the program to put a way point on the map while planning to indicate where the top of climb and top of decent are. This can be done automatically, through a setting or via an option while planning the route.

I think the easiest way to do this would be to calculate the distance you would travel from departure and arrival based on your ground speed and climb/decent performance. For example, I climb at 500 ft/minute, I know that I want to cruise at 4500 MSL and the airport is 500 ft above sea level. It would take me 8 minutes to climb. If my ground speed is 90 knots, I know that in 8 minutes I will have traversed 12 nautical miles from my starting point. The program will then put a way point on my course 12 miles from my departure airport. The same process would hold true for the top of decent.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with this feature.

Thanks!
1/13/2020
Topic:
iPad Waypoint Deletion

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218
Yes, indeed. Just an oversight on our part!

We much prefer to fix the root issue ASAP rather than provide workarounds, especially those that are a bit clunky. That is much easier done on the web (iFlightPlanner.com) where we can deploy individual changes like this. However, for apps, an entire new version has to be deployed and approved through Apple, so it takes a bit longer. In the meantime, we at least want to provide an option to remedy.
edited by John Burnside on 1/13/2020
1/13/2020
Topic:
iPad Waypoint Deletion

ssharpe83713
ssharpe83713
Posts: 5
Thanks, John. Logically, I would think that since the developers decided to allow the creation of temporary locations in the free version, they would provide a means to get rid of them, short of killing the app each time. Thanks again!
1/13/2020
Topic:
iPad Waypoint Deletion

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218
Ah, yes. For iFlightPlanner Free members, iFlightPlanner for iPad is "view only." You may plan and modify flights at iFlightPlanner.com, then sync the info into iFlightPlanner for iPad, but only view it there for reference. This is because our Free membership level is supported by ads on the web, but we don't show any ads in iFlightPlanner for iPad.

We will review the temporary waypoints issue in the Free version and plan to add an easy method to remove those. As a workaround for now, if you double tap the Home button on your iPad and close out iFlightPlanner for iPad completely, then re-open the app, they will be removed.

Let us know if we can help further in the meantime!
1/13/2020
Topic:
iPad Waypoint Deletion

ssharpe83713
ssharpe83713
Posts: 5
Thanks for your quick and detailed response, John. However, it appears that the free version does not behave that way. Flight planning is not functional on the free version, so I don't get those associated options. There is no "Save As" in the upper left corner of the popup menu. If I plan a flight from the website, that flight is visible after the iPad sync, but it can't be modified in the free version. No matter which past flight I select, the map continues to show the scattered waypoints that were previously created by a long press from the map screen. It sure would be nice to have a delete capability for temporary locations created on the map in the free version.
1/12/2020
Topic:
iPad Waypoint Deletion

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218
Thanks for your post! We're always happy to help.

There are a few key touch interactions available with the map in iFlightPlanner for iPad:

1. If you simply tap anywhere on the map, as you did, and select a location it will add that location to the route of your current flight. Tap "Planner" at the top, then "Plan Flight" in the black planner console that drops down to generate a new navigation log including the new point.

2. To create a "Custom Waypoint" that is permanent and may be used in future routes, tap anywhere on the map, then tap "Save As" in the upper left corner of the popup menu.

3. Once you have planned a flight and see the route on the map, you may long press on the route line to insert a new waypoint into the route.

4. For any waypoint in your route, you may single tap it to see the waypoint info and a button to remove it from the route. You may also long press and drag the waypoint to perform route-rubberbanding.

If ultimately, you're just trying to get rid of one or more temporary locations on the map created by option 1, just tap the back button to return to your Flights list, then tap New Flight and they'll be cleared.

Let us know if we can help further!
1/12/2020
Topic:
iPad Waypoint Deletion

ssharpe83713
ssharpe83713
Posts: 5
I'm evaluating the free version on iPad. From the Flights/View Charts/Map screen, I can long press on the map to generate the Location pop-up menu and select a location, which appears on the map in a small blue circle, but I can't figure out how to delete the locations that I place on the map???
1/6/2020
Topic:
Leg altitude

John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218
Thanks for clarifying! Unfortunately, the flight planning engine does not support varying cruise altitudes within a single flight, but your example and the other possible scenarios, especially involving mountain flying, are scenarios that definitely happen in real-world flying.

I wish we had a better answer for you at this moment, but we have noted your feedback in our list of feature requests to review for coming development. As always, our development is prioritized based on member input and request volume for a specific feature, so we greatly appreciate you sharing your question here!
1/3/2020
Topic:
Leg altitude

ultrissa
ultrissa
Posts: 2
Thanks John for your reply. By 'leg' I mean the section between two waypoints. I thought of this problem the other day when I was planning a flight between Mount Pocono, PA (KMPO) and Essex County, NJ (KCDW). I wanted to fly via Blairstown (1N7) and Andover (12N) at 5500 ft altitude but KCDW is under Newark's B airspace external 'cake', which has a 3000 ft base. This means that somewhere between Andover and the border of Newark's airspace, you must descend below 3000 ft. Ideal would be to add a waypoint (WP) near the airspace border where you want to be sure to be at, say, 2800 ft and have the software re-calculate and define TOD (5500 ft) and BOD (2800 ft) in the 'leg' Andover-WP, after which you proceed to KCDW at a safe 2800 ft. (Marking TODs on the route would be also very useful). Of course, in this particular circumstance, this is not really critical since KCDW is close enough to the airspace border for me to descend and proceed by dead reckoning, but think of the many other situations (crossing a mountain crest for example or having to transition under or over an airspace) in which changing temporarily altitude and maybe also speed might be critical. I don't mean just editing the speed in the NavLog but re-calculating everything: winds change direction at different altitudes.

Thanks for your attention


Carl Salustri