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lucius
lucius
Posts: 2

5/30/2014
to the nav log. Thank you!
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John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218

6/2/2014
Thanks for your post! We've added your request to our list for our next development review meeting!

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John Burnside
Co-Founder, Director of Technology
iFlightPlanner.com
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tspin
tspin
Posts: 3

3/23/2017
Any update on this feature?
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John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218

3/24/2017
Thanks for your post! We did investigate this feature enhancement. Unfortunately, top of climb and top of descent is not provided by the underlying flight planning engine we use, so we don't have a viable pathway to add it at this time.

However, we'll continue to work with our technology partners to incorporate new features as a result of user feedback.

In the meantime, can you share with us how you primarily would use the top of climb and top of descent info in your flying? Understanding the processes you use and your objectives for certain features can often help us brainstorm other ways of achieving a desired result.

Thanks for your continued support!

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John Burnside
Co-Founder, Director of Technology
iFlightPlanner.com
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sjk2@njit.edu
sjk2@njit.edu
Posts: 1

3/3/2020
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!
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John Burnside
John Burnside
Posts: 218

3/10/2020
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!

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John Burnside
Co-Founder, Director of Technology
iFlightPlanner.com
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