10 June 2019

Air Navigation Pro v3.2 for Android is here! New Automatic Logbook plus Waypoint UI Enhancements

Air Navigation Pro v3.2 for Android is here! New Automatic Logbook plus Waypoint UI Enhancements 


The Air Navigation Pro Team always appreciates the feedback and suggestions from all the users in order to boost the usability of the application. With continuous hardwork and great efforts, it is the pride of our team to share some of our new enhancements that improve the application into a more stable flight assistant tool. 

The latest Air Navigation Pro v3.2 for Android contains helpful new features. Users can now use the new Automatic Logbook including Flight Time Interface and Flight Info Instrument. There are also major improvements of the Waypoint User Interface to match Air Navigation iOS. You can now send situational alerts with Advisories to publish, set Language preferences within the application and get easier access to your Air Navigation Account login and important documents under Tools menu.


With all of its advancements, here are the Air Navigation Pro v3.2 feature highlights:


1. Automatic Logbook 


Adding flights becomes easier with the Automatic Logbook. The newest features include automatic take-off and landing detection, manual on-block and off-block control preferred by helicopter pilots, and display of all the current flight time details.


The Logbook is a summary of all flights and you can find it under the Tools menu.


Inside this menu, the Logbook displays a list of flight entries. It consists of the corresponding sections:
  • Flights

    it will show all the flight entries for the current month of the current year arranged from the latest to earliest. 
  • Months

    it will show the total flights for the prior months of the current calendar year. 
    If you tap a specific month, it will expand and display all flight entries for that month.  
  • Years

    it will show the total flights for that year. Tap the specific year to expand to the lists of months, from which you can tap and view the flight entries for that month. 

The list only displays Months and Years with registered flights.

  • Totals

    shows the total number of landings and flight time of the displayed flight page. 



At the bottom of any Logbook menu, you will see the Totals: It displays the number of landings and the total flight time. You can set initial times and landings. This will be added to your saved flights. Fields that can be manually set are displayed in yellow.

The function Add Log Entry allows you to manually create an entry into your Logbook.



The Flight Time tool directly shows the current flight which is automatically created and updated. You can find this under the Flight menu.



This new Logbook feature allows you to manage everything from a single panel, from consulting your logbook, adding a manual entry, or erasing a flight entry. In order to delete a Logbook entry, simply swipe to the left to activate the Delete Button.





You can share your flights from the Logbook. Tap the Share button at the top right and send it to others.




After you tap the Share button, a  pop-up window with the options: All Flights, Select Flights and Cancel.







After selecting an option, tap the Send button which appears on the upper right of the Logbook window.






It is always essential for every pilot to keep well-organized flight tracking materials that secure all accurate flight information needed. With this, the Flight Time tool presents a dynamic summary of the current flight. It automatically set the details of your current flight and allows you to override data when needed. Here is the parameters list: 


                              


Another useful feature of the Flight Time tool is the automatic take-off detection. It is located under the Detection Take-Off section with the options: Based on speed, and Triggered with buttons. The functions are:

  • Based on Speed

    a yellow check mark should be displayed to show default value is selected with a text label below indicating that it is Best for Airplanes. In this mode, landing count increases every time a landing is detected. 

  • Triggered with Buttons

    a yellow check mark should be displayed as selected with a text label below indicating that it is Best for Helicopters. 
                 When Triggered with Buttons, you will also have the option to:

                Also sets On/Off-Blocks

                  it is shown below the Triggered with Buttons. The toggle button should be
                  on/enabled and the On/Off-Blocks button is shown on the moving map. 






  • Departure and Arrival Aerodrome

    both are set automatically, but you also have the option to manually set the aerodrome. If you opt to set these manually, you will be prompted to the Waypoint Search Interface wherein you can set and search any waypoint from the database. 




  • On- Blocks and Off-Blocks

    both times are set automatically. It is computed and set for both take-off detection mechanisms. 
  • Take-Off and Landing

    both times are detected and calculated automatically if it is set as Based on Speed.
  • Block Time

    This value is only displayed when the Also set On/Off-Blocks option under Triggered with Buttons is set. 
  • True Flight Time

    this is a calculated time from take-off to landing. 
  • Landings

    this is a calculated data based on the landing detection. You have the option to manually override the value. Note that when the plane has landed, and another take off is detected, the current flight is logged and a new flight is created. The landings will reset to 0.


Adding extra flight related information is another great feature of the Flight log entry. These are under the Notes section, with fields for Aircraft Identifier, Crew and Remarks. 



Additionally, in this newest update, Flight Info Instrument allows you to display information on your current flight. You can find it under Configuration. 




On Instruments Layout menu you can drag to reorder the arrangements of the Instruments such as the Flight Info and Route. 



The changes you made will immediately appear in the app. The first instrument will appear on the left-hand side, and the second on the right. If you tap Resize, it hides the instruments and makes the moving map larger.







2. Waypoint UI Enhancements 


The interface enhancements improve the usage of the application. Our team is dedicated to develop the required features in order to match the functionality between Air Navigation Pro Android and iOS.

With these enhanced functionalities, Air Navigation Pro creates a simpler method to perform different waypoint related actions in the application.


To create a User Waypoint, long press on a selected location on the moving map. It will open the Waypoint popover with options: Add to Route, Save Waypoint, Publish Advisory activity, Share and Interactive Information icon.





When you tap "Save Waypoint", it will open the Edit Waypoint window. From there, you can see initial data for Identifier, User Waypoint as default type, current location as Location, Elevation, and "Not set" for the Country. You supply information to all required fields and then be sure you tap Done to save the new user waypoint.



One more thing about the new Waypoint User Interface is the improved waypoint smart search functions. You can search by specific names of the mountains, cities, and countries aside from only using IDs (ICAO Codes and NavAids Codes). You can search for both built-in and user waypoints in the database by name and identifier. It also allows you to browse waypoints by distance and add a filter to your search. 

By tapping on the waypoint you search, it will immediately direct you to the moving map on the waypoint information. This can also be done with Streets and Places data. 




After you have saved all the waypoint details, editing some information is easier on this latest version. You only need to locate and tap the updated waypoint on the moving map. It opens the waypoint popover and then select Edit Waypoint to modify waypoint information. You can also delete a waypoint by tapping Delete Waypoint.






An added feature of this update is the availability of Aerodrome Sheet information for all users. If you want more information on an aerodrome, tap on Aerodrome Sheet. Aerodrome Information Sheet is a PDF generated file for every airport in Air Navigation Pro aeronautical database. The PDF contains extensive notes like a detailed runway and frequency information, opening times, fuel and oil availability, local restrictions and contact information. 




Up-to-date aerodrome sheets are available with the aeronautical database subscription. 






For this latest version, it so much easier to share a waypoint to another device via email. You only need to tap the Share icon on the upper right button of the Waypoint popover to send.




After you tap the Share button, a pop-up window with the Share Formats options: As GPX and Text + Google Maps link.




Here, you will also find the Interactive Information icon below the Share button on the upper right of the waypoint popover.


When you tap the Interactive Information button, a pop-up window will appear with the options: Direct To, Centre on Map, Simulate HSI and Done. 

The functions of the actions are:

  • Direct To

    a route is created from the current aircraft location of the plane to the selected waypoint.
  • Centre on Map

    the waypoint is centered in the middle of the screen, the waypoint popover is opened. 
  • Simulate HSI

    open the HSI instrument and the waypoint is shown along with the distance to it below in the HSI. 





Not only you have the option to share your waypoints through email. Air Navigation Pro also makes sure that you can recover all your saved waypoints directly on your storage device for external use or in case you encounter the need to delete and restore it again in the application.

Under Tools, tap User Waypoints and you can find on the upper right More Options button. If you tap More Options, a pop-up window with the options: Backup Waypoints, Restore Waypoints and Share.







3. Publish Advisory



You can now publish Advisory activity directly from the moving map. Both Air Navigation Pro iOS and Android users can access the Advisory activities. This is also a way to inform pilots about surrounding events and activities.




In order to publish Advisory activity, first, you need to sign-in to your Air Navigation account. If you tap Publish Advisory activity on the waypoint popover, you will be directed to the Advisories window. You can input alert messages that can be seen by Air Navigation Pro Pilots and you can also indicate details such as the type of advisory activity and number of aircraft. After you added this data, you can select the actions to Cancel or Publish. 




In the Details section, the list of all types of Advisory activities is set by default as "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle". If you tap the arrow on the right, you will open a drop-down menu of the different types of activities available. 





After the selected advisory activity is published, the corresponding icon of the Advisory will emerge on the moving map where the activity is located. 





4. Language


Users can now change language preferences in the application without interacting with the general language setting of the device.

In the Tool Bar, navigate Configuration and tap Air Navigation Language. It opens a list of supported languages such as English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian Bokmal, Russian and Chinese.


If you tap any language, a check mark will show to indicate as selected and changes will apply in the application.







5. Tools


It is now easier to access your Air Navigation Account login with Account in the Configuration menu.


Open Configuration >> Account >> Account information login









Documents is located under the Tools menu. It lets you access and display PDF documents while planning or during a flight.


Tools >> Documents 





You can find all your installed approach charts package in PDF documents stored and displayed on a per-airfield basis and appear in the indexed list with their identifier. 

User Documents are useful to store important documents such as AFMs, Checklists, and Notams. You can also find all the PDF documents attached to specific waypoints.

There's also a search field on the top of the list that you can use to look for a specific document. 






In light of all these powerhouse improvements in the Air Navigation Pro version 3.2 for Android, users will experience a different level of ease and pleasure using the application. Not only does this version add new enhancements but also fixes various bugs around the ETA calculation, improved offline stability, and custom aircraft profiles.


Check out this comprehensive video showing the latest features in Air Navigation Pro version 3.2 for Android. A closer look at the all-new Automatic Logbook and other UI Enhancements. Watch the video below or on our YT channel.








Tell us what you think about the new features and send us your feedback.



Check out these new updates and uncover the Air Navigation Pro as the best pilot assistant around! Stay tuned for more improvements, coming soon!



For more details and tips about our different features, go to our website or you can read our other blog posts regarding our features:




What do you think about our most recent updates? Let us know by sending us a message in one of our social media accounts Facebook , Instragram or send us an e-mail at sharmaine@airnavigation.aero 

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and check the manual for additional details on how to use the new features.

Blue Skies, 
The Air Navigation Team 
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