29 November 2018

Air Navigation Pro Pilot Feature: Thierry Gaucher from Paris


For this month's pilot feature, Thierry Gaucher shares with us his love for flying, a passion that started when he was just 15. Thierry is a 61-year old organizational consultant who spends his weekdays in Paris and weekends in Compiegne, the place where he was born and learned to fly.

What do you love most about flying an aircraft?

For me, staying on the ground nothing actually changes in my view but if I start my aircraft and elevate at least 300 meters ahead, everything changes. This is the primary reason why I love to fly because the moment you start flying, you get a larger view of this beautiful world.

What is your favorite aircraft?

My favorite aircraft is my UL Aircraft, a VL3. I love to use it because it's fast, secured and I'm able to land everywhere.


What is your favorite destination so far?

There are a lot of beautiful places everywhere and I've been flying to different countries around Europe like Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Germany and Spain. I also enjoy flying in Morocco and Argentina.



What is your dream travel destination?

I have a lot of dream destinations, some of them includes flying over Beijing from Paris, to fly around Africa, and cross countries in South America.



How did you come across Air Navigation Pro?

When I bought my aircraft, I was studying to get my PPL (Private Pilot License). I find it boring to prepare my flights with a map in paper and a pencil. So I got an iPad and then I found Air Navigation Pro. It was exactly what I was looking for. I learned how to use it through YouTube tutorials. I use it in preparing my flights, when I'm in-flight, and then preparing my next turning point, radio change and also as my backup for air navigation support.

What are the 5 best things you like about our app?

- With Air Navigation Pro, I find it very easy to prepare my flight. I got all the information I need especially the time, fuel consumption and other important things. Also, I can transfer my flight plan directly to Dynon skyview.

- The visual approach charts feature in France displays every time I arrive in the vicinity of an airfield and I find it very useful especially if I'm flying on areas I'm not familiar with.

- Being able to see my location in the map, where I'm heading and where I'm going next.

- Being secured while navigating the app and knowing I got a reliable backup in-case problems arise.

Have you tried other navigation apps?

I was looking for an application where I would be able to add meteorological information directly in the moving map as satellite radar rain or cloud images directly in the app. So I glanced on Foreflight, it looks very impressive though but unfortunately, it is only available in North America and it's quite expensive. So I stick with Air Navigation Pro.

Can you please tell me a story of the best times you have had with our app?

Few years ago, I trained other pilots from my club to use Air Navigation Pro to prepare their flight. Most of them don't know how to use an iPad but they were definitely amazed to discover how easy it is to navigate.


If you could talk to non-users about our product, what would you tell them?

Use Air Navigation Pro and fly safely!

What do you do when you're not flying?

I run the marathons.

What do you see yourself doing three years from now?

Retired in two years, with various projects of traveling the world and maybe a small business in aviation.

What is your favorite flying memory?

I have a lot of good memories in flying, most of it are spend in mountains or if I'm above the sea. Some of them includes flying over North Cap and Lofoten Island in Norway, (you can watch it on my YouTube channel: "Norway -Paul Gaucher") and the other one is flying over the snow of Atlas mountains in Morocco in gliders and flying over the volcano of Tronador in Argentina. (you can watch my YouTube video: "Tour du volcan tronador en argentine")



What would you tell to non-pilots about the joy of flying?

Try it and forget the gravity of the world!


You can find out more about Thierry Gaucher in Facebook.


If you're interested to read more about our users in the aviation industry, you can check out our other pilot features:
- Benjamin Sanders from Germany
- Arnaud of Latécoère Aircraft Rally 2018
- Marcelo Riegel from Brazil
- Kirsten Augustyn from Norway
- Stanislav Klajban from The Canary Islands

We've got other articles for you to know more about our other features and highlights:
- Air Navigation Pro Offers The Standard Worldwide Package
- Air Navigation Pro Subscription Packages are now available on iOS with a 2-week free trial!
 
Are you a pilot with cool travel stories and you want to be featured on our blog?

Send us a message in one of our social media accounts Facebook, Instragram or send us an e-mail at charlyne@airnavigation.aero.

Need help? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you have questions that are not found in our FAQ, please don't hesitate to reach out and contact us here.


to discover more about the Flight planning application Air Navigation Pro iOS, 
you can also visit our website at 
and check the manual for additional details on how to use the new features.



Blue Skies, 
The Air Navigation Team

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20 November 2018

Air Navigation Pro iOS 7.2. is out with New Scratchpad and AD Sheet



We've fixed some bugs for you and made some slight enhancements to the Air Navigation Pro app to make navigation as smooth as possible.

We've moved the Scratchpad so that it'll be easier for you to take down your notes while you're in the air. Just tap on Tools and then tap on Scratchpad.

 

Also, you can now easily publish an Activity Advisory on an aerodrome. Tap on an aerodrome and tap on Publish Advisory.


If you want the information on any aerodrome, just tap on an aerodrome and then tap on Aerodrome Sheet. It'll open to another page with all the information that you need.


The Aerodome Information sheet is a PDF generated file for every airport in Air Navigation Pro. The PDF contains extensive information like detailed runway and frequency information, opening times, fuel and oil availability, local restrictions and contact information. 



With Air Navigation Pro iOS 7.2, AD Sheet can be now displayed even without a subscription and it also shows the date of the aeronautical data that it's based on. 




For more details and tips about our different features, go to our website or check out the Software Updates tab or you can read our other blog posts regarding our features:
-9 Key Features of the Air Navigation Pro iOS Pilots Love
-The Best Aeronautical Database Features You Should Use on Your Next Flight
-Air Navigation Pro Android 2.2 Updates and Features

Need help? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you have questions that are not found in our FAQ, please don't hesitate to reach out and contact us here.


to discover more about the Flight planning application Air Navigation Pro iOS, 
you can also visit our website at 
and check the manual for additional details on how to use the new features.

Blue Skies, 
The Air Navigation Team

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14 November 2018

Air Navigation Pro Android 3.0 now Available with a 2-week Free Trial

Air Navigation Pro is excited to announce this long awaited update for our Android version. We've made sure to fix the bugs and we've added features that you love from our iOS version.

Here's a breakdown of how the new update works! We've designed the update to be a breeze just for you, our legacy users, and easy to navigate for our new users.

We've added a start screen so you'll get a sneak peak of this new version. If you don't have an account with us yet, you need to sign up to activate your Services account which will enable you to proceed and browse through all the products that we offer. If you're a legacy user, you can just sign in to your Air Navigation Pro Service account.

After you sign up, you will be divert to the Store. We have updated the Store and you can change it easily to your preferred country, perfect for those country flights. Once you have the country set, then you can choose which country package would best suit you.


We've designed the packages for your convenience. Each country and location has a custom set of charts to help you get useful data for each subscription. We have the country package option available for Switzerland, France, Norway, Germany, Argentina, Italy, South Africa, Brazil, Philippines, Austria, Chile, Colombia, and United Kingdom.
 

We made each package depending on the features that you mostly use with a 2-week free trial so you can try Air Navigation Pro with all its available features for Android.

Here's how the country packages work. The Standard Package has inclusions that grant our users access to the Aeronautical Database, the ICAO charts, Visual Approach charts, Interactive NOTAMs, and Elevation Data of each of their chosen countries.




The Premium package, just like the Standard subscription, you have the same access to features like the Aeronautical Database, you can add free and paid Charts from the Store, ICAO Charts, Visual Approach Charts and the Elevation Data.

The great thing about the premium package is that it has discounted access to the Street and Places Search. The Premium subscription for Switzerland, Norway and France give you access and discounts to our Obstacle feature.


You can also check out the Country Packages on our Air Navigation website for further information.

For our users in the other parts of the world, while we're still working on adding more countries to our packages, we created the Standard Worldwide package, just for you! The Standard Worldwide package includes the Aeronautical Database, free and commercial charts and Interactive NOTAMs.


Once you've chosen which subscription would best suit you, it will show you all the inclusions of the packages before you proceed to subscribing to a package. Then after choosing a package, you can proceed to our Store where you can choose which add-on you want to purchase and after that, you're ready to start your flight planning.

We've also made sure that the inclusions of these packages can help you minimize the time that you spend in flight planning and so that you can maximize your time up in the air.

Our legacy users will also notice that we've organized the toolbar for the Android version. They now have label underneath each icon to easily identify each feature.

We have features that we've specifically designed to help you in every step, from your take-off to your landing.

Share your Flight

You can now share your recorded flight via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and email!

Approach Charts and 3D view



The Approach Charts allows you to get information on different airport. You can also see the approach chart in 3D view so you can see the terrain beneath the route of your flight.

Have questions and feedback? Email us at support@airnavigation.aero

Do you have awesome stories and photos using Air Navigation Pro to share with us?

Send us a message in one of our social media accounts Facebook, Instragram or send us an e-mail at charlyne@airnavigation.aero.


to discover more about the Flight planning application Air Navigation Pro iOS, 
you can also visit our website at 
and check the manual for additional details on how to use the new features.


Blue Skies, 
The Air Navigation Team

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09 November 2018

Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox - October


The Air Navigation Pro support team happily answers your questions regarding the Air Navigation Pro app. Like every month, they collect your questions and compile the top questions for the month to make it easier for you to navigate the Air Navigation Pro app.

Here's the Monthly Inbox for October:

1. How to hide the elevation view?

In order to hide the elevation view, toggle off the button of "Profile view" under Map Options.

For iOS:


For Android:



2. How to change the language setting in the app?

Air Navigation Pro different languages are English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.

For Air Navigation Pro iOS version you can change its language settings in the application. Go to Settings >> Air Navigation Pro language >> Tap your preferred language.


For the Android version, you can change the language from the device setting settings. To do so, go to Settings >> Languages >> select your preferred language. (Chinese test is disable and continued to English in Android devices.)

Make sure to restart your device to apply the changes.


3. How to use the approach charts?

From Settings, you can choose to open the approach charts manually or auto, for all airports in the route, only for departure and arrival or for just the nearest airport from current position.

Approach charts can be opened by selecting a waypoint on the map. Tap on the airport waypoint information to display all the options available.

Another way is by tapping "Waypoint" and type under "Quick Search"

The available approach charts for this specific airport is listed at the bottom. Simply tap on the desired approach charts and it displays on the Moving Map.


The PDF documents will be also stored in the 'Document Browser', where you will be able to search by ICAO code Airport and open them.


4. How to use the screen lock and notepad?

In order not to press non-desirable buttons while in flight you can lock the screen of your device. This feature is applicable for Air Navigation Pro iOS version using iPad devices.

To lock the screen, you need to swipe 3 fingers from right to left over the Moving Map and do the reverse to unlock.


When the screen is locked, you can use it as a notepad to write down necessary information. You will write them using your fingers.

Up to 6 pages which are accessible by scrolling up or down with three fingers. Pages are saved and stored while not erased. To blank the page, tap the screen 3 consecutive times with three fingers. Tap the delete button to erase the notes.

*For iOS 7.2. update, the Scratchpad feature will be enhanced for easier access and will be found in 'Tools'.

5. How to display satellite images on the Moving Map?

Air Navigation Pro iOS will display satellite images as long as 3D data is installed. To do so, enable "Satellite Photos" under Map options.

Once satellited view is activated, the other maps are disabled.



If you have questions that aren't listed above, feel free to leave a comment below or message us on Facebook or visit our FAQ page and support center.

Are you a pilot with cool travel stories that you want to share? Send us a message on our social media accounts Facebook, Instragram or send us an e-mail at demi@airnavigation.aero.


to discover more about the Flight planning application Air Navigation Pro iOS, 
you can also visit our website at 
and check the manual for additional details on how to use the new features.


Blue Skies, 
The Air Navigation Team
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07 November 2018

Air Navigation Pro Features: Obstacles

Air Navigation Pro Obstacle feature is specifically created to assist you with being able to spot obstacles. Without a reliable flight assistant, it can be dangerous especially if you're doing cross country flights or if you're not familiar with the area you're flying over.

The Obstacle feature shows man-made and certain natural obstacles extracted from digital and paper sources provided by governmental civil aviation authorities and military agency worldwide.

You can view obstacles as points and lines and you can filter also the obstacles depending on how far below you want to see. If you prefer to show all the obstacles above the limit, including those higher than you are displayed.


If you're from Norway, you can customise and change the colors of the power lines in by height. You can also enable and disable the power line obstacles. Once you enable the feature, you can adjust the sliders and it will show you the figures of the power lines.


You can get the Obstacle Database if you purchase the Air Navigation Pro Premium package for Switzerland, France, Norway and United Kingdom. You can also check out our Store for more information on our different products.
https://airnavigation.aero/countryPackages.html




Are you a pilot with cool travel stories and you want to be featured on our blog? Send us a message on our social media accounts Facebook, Instragram or send us an e-mail to demi@airnavigation.aero.


to discover more about the Flight planning application Air Navigation Pro iOS, 
you can also visit our website at 
and check the manual for additional details on how to use the new features.


Blue Skies, 
The Air Navigation Team
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