15 January 2019

Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox December 2018

While we're continuously working on developing the Air Navigation Pro app to be the flight assistant that you need, our support team gathers all your questions and feedback. After that they compile it into a list so that it can be easier for you, our users, to navigate through Air Navigation Pro.

Here are the top questions for the month of December:

1. How to create custom waypoints?

For iOS, by adding the exact coordinates or using your current position, go to Tools >> Customer Waypoints Editor >> Add a new waypoint.

For Android, go to Tools >> Custom waypoints editor >> and tap the icon "+" then indicate the waypoint information.

Another way to do this is when or when you're not in Edit mode. All you have to do is long press the exact location from the map then select "Save Waypoint". After that, a waypoint editor will pop up and you have to fill out and edit the information needed. This is applicable to both iOS and Android.

2. Why can't I see the Elevation View?

The Elevation Graph is one of the features that you can get with our Country Packages subscription.You can download this data for free and once you already have it installed in your region, the elevation graph will display terrain information.

In order to display the Elevation View, enable the "Profile View" from "Map Options".

3. The charts look like some parts are missing.

After purchasing charts from different countries, these set of charts will automatically display on the map that will cause it to Overlay. Different layers of the map will display and it will look like some parts are missing but they're not. To avoid the charts from overlaying, simply move it up or down, placing the specific chart that you want to use on top of the list. Go to Map Options >> Long press the line-marks and drag it up or down depending where you want to place it.

Another way is to select one chart that you want to be displayed on the map and turn off the rest.

4. Is 3D Data required for Terrain Awareness?
The 3D Data is another feature of terrain awareness that displays a layer on the moving map showing terrain that is or at above current altitude. Red-colored terrains are zones that are above current altitude while yellow terrains are below the current position which is up to 50m. It requires the 3D Data of a particular region for this feature to work. After purchasing, install it on your device and then enable "Terrain Awareness" from Map options to display.

5. Can I import a list of waypoints using an iOS device?
Yes, you can. Importing a list of waypoints can be done through an embedded Web-server. Make a  spreadsheet and encode all the information needed by following the file structure. After encoding, save it as UTF8 format to support special characters. Then, you just need to turn on a few settings on your device.

Go to Configuration >> Settings >> scroll down to see "Data import/export over http"

Enable the Data import/export setting then copy the website URL 

To access the embedded web server, type the address in the URL bar. After that, Air Navigation web site should appear in your navigator. To import  a file, press the file icon with the blue arrow on the right side of the group name.  

A popup will appear on top of the page. Chose the file that you want to import. 

After a file is selected, it will automatically upload in the webserver. 

To check the imported file, go to Tools >> Custom Waypoints Editor. The imported files will automatically appear. 

For more information about the Embedded Webserver, please read the user's manual from this link below: www.manual.arinavigation.aero 

If you have questions that are not 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 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

21 December 2018

Fly and Experience these Unique Christmas Traditions around the World

It's that time of the year again! There's so much to love about the holiday season aside from stuffed turkeys and Christmas pudding. It's the never ending festivities and gift-giving, the smell of winter in the air, and, of course, the much awaited holiday break that brings families together.

Although Christmas is a special occasion celebrated across the world, that doesn't mean people celebrate it the same way. Each country has its own unique Christmas tradition that makes the celebration extra special. Whilst most people prefer to stay at home to avoid the Christmas rush  during the busiest time of the year, being a pilot gives you the benefit of travelling to these places at your own convenience.

That is why we, the Air Navigation Pro team, rounded up this list of different cities and countries that has the most unique Christmas traditions, both mind-blowing and terrifying, for you to experience this holiday season.

So fuel that aircraft, get your Air Navigation Pro app ready, and let's fly around these places together!

Krampus, Austria

It looks like Christmas isn't all fun and games, not in Austria. During the first week of December, young locals will roam around the streets on the eve of St. Nicholas Day and will get dressed as Krampus - the "half goat", "half-demon" who punishes naughty children and whisk them away in his sack. While St. Nicholas a.k.a. Santa Claus is busy giving away gifts to good kids, Krampus on the other hand will be capturing the naughty ones and scare these little children with his clattering chains and bells.

Gavle Goat, Sweden

The people in this small town of Gavle in Sweden has another way of making things merry in the Christmas season. As part of the town's tradition every year, a 13-meter tall Yule Goat is built and displayed during the first Sunday of Advent in Castle Square. This started way back in 1966 and was set to attract people to visit Gavle and its different shops and restaurants but instead, the attraction was led to the goat itself. During the first year it was built, and on the night of New Years Eve, the goat went up in flames. Since then, it has been successfully burned in the following years. There were a series of attacks that were documented by the locals. Some of it includes the 2005 attack considered as the biggest destruction in the history of the Gavle goat.

Christmas Sauna, Finland

In Finland, the locals have a special tradition of going to a sauna right before the celebration takes place on Christmas Eve to unwind and relax. However, this isn't the typical sauna that just warms you up. It is believed by the ancient folks that it is the sacred home of the "sauna elf" and that spirits of dead ancestors take their place after family members head out for Christmas dinner.

The Night of the Radishes, Oaxaca, Mexico

In Oaxaca, Mexico, radishes have way more special purpose aside from being a healthy vegetable. Noche de Rabanos or Night of the Radishes is a celebration held every 23rd of December where participants carve these radishes into various shapes and sizes forming the concept of the Nativity Scene. Aside from that, they are also decorated as little wild animals or a presentation of the Mayan Imagery, and some are even carved as architectural models. These different designs are then displayed in the Zocola - the town's market to compete for the best carved radish and then later sold to the locals to be decorated as centerpiece. This isn't just a simple celebration for the city of Oaxaca has provided a special land to cultivate radishes and other vegetables just for this event.

Broom Thieves, Norway

This doesn't have scientific reasons or such but Norwegian people are accustomed to hide their brooms on Christmas Eve. This tradition has been practiced centuries ago until now. The locals believed that the holiday season is the time that witches and other evil spirits come out. Families in Norway would hide their brooms and put it in the safest place in the house to keep them from being stolen.

The Poop Log, Catalonia, Spain

Christmas trees are sure to be the most common decorations of all time but in Catalonia, Spain, logs are way more popular than trees. Meet Tio De Nadal, the famous Christmas log. Tio is a character in Catalan mythology who gives presents on Christmas. Families in Catalonia as well as in other parts of Spain, together with their children go to the forest to look for their own log, although it can also be bought in Catalan Christmas markets. The logs are then given a face with an attached nose and two stick legs, and also a red hat similar to a barretina. But the fun doesn't stop there. Things just get weirder starting the night of December 8 wherein children will feed the log every night with small treats and give them a small blanket to keep them warm during the night. The highlights of this tradition happened on Christmas Eve where children start beating the logs with a stick asking for it to poop gifts or candies while singing the traditional song with lyrics such as "Poop log, poop nougats, hazelnuts and mato cheese. if you don't poop well, I'll hit you with a tick, poop log!" After being successfully beaten, Tio then magical poops out presents and candies, which means he has finally served his purpose and considered useless therefore he can be now thrown in the fire.

Rooster Mass, Bolivia

Misa del Gallo is a common celebration of Catholics around the world but Bolivians have a different way of attending it. Misa del Gallo is also known as the "Mass of the Rooster", it is usually celebrated during the midnight of Christmas Eve while other Catholics start it nine days preceding Christmas. Meanwhile in Bolivia, people bring roosters to the midnight mass to show their belief that a rooster is the first animal that announced the birth of Jesus.

Roller Skate Mass, Caracas, Venuzuela

While Bolivians bring roosters during the mass, the people in Caracas wear roller skates on their way to attend the mass on Christmas morning. This tradition has been recognized to the point that vehicles are prohibited to enter the streets at 8am on that day to ensure that people can skate to church safely. Another fun things is that children sleep with one lace with their skates tied around their toe while the other one is hung in the window so their friends can wake them up the next day with a quick pull of the lace.

Yule Cats, Iceland

During Christmas time, families in Iceland gives their family members a piece of new clothing, not only as Christmas presents but to protect them from being the main ingredient on Christmas dinner. This is because a Yule Cat - a gigantic and terrifying monster from Icelandic folklore are believed to roam around the snowy countryside of Iceland to eat people who didn't received any new clothes before Christmas. History has it that farmers used to threat their workers to work hard so they will be given new clothes before Christmas time and to avoid being devoured by the monstrous cat.

Pickle Hunt, Germany

Germans have their own version of Easter eggs on Christmas. However, instead of eggs, German people hide pickles in Christmas trees and whoever can find it will receive a gift. This tradition started way back the 16th centuries and not only in Germany, this custom is also practiced in other countries around the world.

Deep Fried Caterpillars, South Africa

When we talk about Christmas food, stuffed turkey, roasted chicken and Christmas pudding are on top of the list but in South Africa, those dishes aren't always present in the Christmas table. What we'll see in the menu are deep fried caterpillars. Yes, you heard it right. It may sound creepy but these exotic treats are the recipes that locals look forward to during the holidays. You may think these crawlies are what you commonly see in the garden but it's the Pine Tree Emperor Moth that covers most of the ingredients, giving those who eat it an extra luck for the coming year.

Kallikantzari, Greece

In Greece, not all Christmas elves are nice and not all of them work for Santa. In Greek history, terrifying elf-like creatures called "Kallikantzari" come out the night before Christmas through chimneys to scare human, put out the fire and steal food and even ride on people's back to kick them. They also love to play tricks on human starting from Christmas time until the 6th of January. the families get rid of them by burning logs or old shoes, putting out a bowl of water and some basil and some kept the fire burning ii the chimney all day top scare them away.

Marriage Predictions, Czech Republic

These Christmas traditions in Czech Republic foretells marriage of single women. Not just one, but three different ways in predicting when these women are going to get married. First is by cutting a twig from a cherry tree. If the twig blooms by Christmas Eve, the unmarried woman who cut it will get married within the year. The second way is by throwing a shoe over the shoulder of an unmarried woman and if the shoe lands somewhere with its toe pointing towards the door, the girl will also get married within the year. The other is by shaking an elder tree and if by instance a dog barks after which, then the girl will marry the guy who lives in the same direction the dog's bark came.

Giant Lantern Festival, Philippines

Christmas has been made even more colorful as these bright and giant lanterns grace the town of San Fernando, Pampanga; the Christmas capital of the Philippines. This festival is held annually on a Saturday before Christmas Eve. This celebration attract both foreign tourists and locals alike as different barangays (villages) compete for the most creative and the best lantern of the year.

Lighting of the National Hanukkah Menorah, Washington, D.C.

One of the most popular tradition in the United States is the lighting of the National Hanukkah Menorah. The Jewish festival start on the evening of December 2, where the lighting of the first candle begins, held at the White House and usually starts at 4pm. Each candle is lit every night until the evening of December 10. It is also referred as "The Jewish Festival of Lights". The lighting ceremony includes different fun activities for children, music, as well as speeches from famous personalities.

Let us know if ever you plan on flying those places mentioned above and don't forget to take a picture and share it with us.

Do you know other places that has unique Christmas traditions? Share it with us and send an email to charlyne@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

20 December 2018

Air Navigation Pro 2018 Highlights

This year has definitely been a great year for our team here at Air Navigation Pro and that wouldn't be possible if it weren't for you, our users, who gave us your feedback and suggestions so that we could develop our app into a better flight assistant.

2018 has definitely been a year of change for us here at Air Navigation Pro. We've been listening to all your suggestions and our team of developers have worked hard to add all of your suggestions.

And because of these updates, Air Navigation Pro family has increased and Air Navigation Pro has helped pilots fly safely all over the world. It's been positively overwhelming for us to see the growth of our users and we want to share the success with you.

From September 2017 to September 2018, the total distance flew using Air Navigation Pro is 795,8176 km and the total time flew is 921,089 days. The images below shows all our users flights all over the world and the different regions.

This map shows our users' flight coverage from all over the world.

This picture shows the flights of our users from Switzerland. 

This picture shows the flights of our users from Paris, France. 

This picture shows the flights of our users from Sao Paulo, Brazil.  

This picture shows the flights of our users from Moscow.

This picture shows the flights of our users from South America. 

This picture shows the flights of our users from Israel. 
This picture shows the flights of our users from Southeast Asia. 
This picture shows the flights of our users from India. 

This year has brought series of milestones in the app. We made the big switch and made both versions of the app free to download with a 2 week free trial to use. Now, everyone can give it a try and see how much time pilots can save in preparing his flight, and all the other features that makes their flight safer.

-Air Navigation Pro Subscription Packages are now available on iOS with a 2-week Free Trial
-Air Navigation Pro Android 3.0 now Available with a 2-week Free Trial

Last year, in 2017, the country packages was only available to 6 countries, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Norway. Now, thanks to your support, we were able to add 7 more countries that can use the country packages. We added Italy, South Africa, Philippines, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Finland and Denmark. For the countries that aren't included, we made the Standard Worldwide package that can help you fly all over the world.

-Air Navigation Pro Subscription Packages Available to Most Countries Around the World!
-Air Navigation Pro Offers The Standard Worldwide Package!!

We've also updated the Services site and gave it a new look with a better interface to increase the productivity and to give more ease when it comes to navigation.

-9 Things You’ll Enjoy with the New Air Navigation Pro Services Website

We've also added new features to the app on both Android and iOS versions to maximize your enjoyment in flying.

-Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Air Navigation Pro
-Air Navigation Pro Android 2.2 Updates and Features!
-Air Navigation Pro ATC Flight Plan
- Air Navigation Pro Features: Obstacles
-Air Navigation Pro iOS 7.2. is out with New Scratchpad and AD Sheet

"All along the year we have worked hard to make the app easier to use. We’ve subtly changed many screens, and many experienced users did not even notice these changes but we’ve dramatically reduced the time it takes for new users to be confident enough to fly with the app." - Alexis Ruyant, Senior Project Manager

We've also created the Monthly Inbox where we compile and choose the top 5 questions that you ask us every month.

-Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox - May
-Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox - June
-Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox - July
-Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox - August
-Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox - September
-Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox - October
-Air Navigation Pro Monthly Inbox - November

We also met a couple of great pilots who took us to places and shared their stories with all of us. You can read all their inspiring stories here:

-Air Navigation Pro Pilot Story Highlight: Marcelo Riegel of Brazil
-Air Navigation Pro Pilot Story Highlight: Juan Carlos Ala Luna from Peru
-Air Navigation Pro Pilot Story on Latécoère Aircraft Rally 2018
-Air Navigation Pro Pilot Feature: Benjamin Sanders from Germany
-Air Navigation Pro Pilot Hightlight: Dimitris Ververelis
- Air Navigation Pro Pilot Highlight: Francesco Passeri

Aside from their stories, we also received tons of awesome pictures and videos of pilots using the app. Some of them shared photos while they are in the cockpit while others showed us some of the beautiful views and places that they have traveled to. We've rounded up some of the best photos as The Top Photos of the Year.

With the improved and new enhancements of the app, we've been also receiving various feed backs from Air Nav users. These feedbacks, both positive and negative is what drive us to work even harder in making Air Navigation Pro bigger and better.

"What helps us improve the app is getting feedback from our users on new features and what features they really like and use a lot. This helps us prioritise these for AN Android. So whilst we are focused on making the next version even better, our users can really help us focus on making the next version even better, they can really help us focus on what they need to fly. So I invite them to reach out to us via our different channels and give us feedback on features. The best version of the app will be the one our users love to use." - Steven Hampson, Senior Project Manager Android

Not only do we have our valued legacy users who have been supporting us since day one but at the same they also give us their insights about the app, give their suggestions and tell us the areas that we have to improve. With this, our team will be extending our efforts to further improve our old and latest features and we aim for something bigger to maximize the enjoyment of flying.

Over the years of operating Air Navigation Pro, we've learned that not only the aviation industry is changing but also the needs of pilots and aviators alike. With the fast paced technology, a much greater future could be on the horizon - that translates to a more advanced in-flight procedures thus, the necessity of relying to this digital advancement increases.

We at Air Navigation Pro are not only committed to keep up with the latest technology available but we'll see to it that with the possible changes to occur, we'll stay to be the reliable flight planning assistant that we are by providing the most up to date and accurate aeronautical information equipped with the tools to make navigation easy and to continue to be innovative in our software development while maintaining safety in the skies.

With gratitude in our hearts, we at Air Navigation Pro will join hands to provide the finest service to our valued users, never forgetting the support we have received from pilots all over the world and to do our best to become the industry's most preferred and valued pilot assistant.

Air Navigation Pro wants to wish you and your family 
Happy Holidays!

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.