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Any new development

Kevin L 2 years ago updated by Eric.Rush (Project Lead) 2 years ago 2

Seems like there are numerous "Planned", "Under review", etc

Are there any new features? It has been some time since I have seen any updates.

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A new version of the Flight Planner was released on July 18th that includes a Route Wind Optimizer and Assignable Altitude Per-Leg. In addition, this new version also displays Start of Climb, Level Off and Start of Descent points on the Chart and NavLog. Additional NavLog enhancements have also been made to display common communication frequencies for the departure and arrival airports, a HOBBS and TACH IN/OUT log and IFR Clarence fields when the type of flight is IFR. There is also a Notes field that a user can type in details they want to have printed on the NavLog.

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Thanks for your interest in the development of the flight planner. Since the AOPA Flight Planner is a joint product between AOPA and Jeppesen, sometimes we have to coordinate development efforts based on the feature we plan on releasing. This has been the case for a few of the things we are currently working on so it has been a bit slower of a process than previous features.


That being said, I can give you a preview of the next couple features that are currently in development. There is still a good bit of coding remaining on these so I can't commit to an actual date but sometime this summer is certainly our target.



Altitude Per Leg:

This feature will allow the user to assign an altitude at the leg level, rather than just the entire route. Here is a screenshot that shows the Route Legs and the Profile view with altitude change points inserted:





Route Wind Optimizer:

This winds aloft optimizer will contain both a Summary view as well as a Per-Leg view. This can work in conjunction with the feature noted above (Altitude Per Leg) and will aid in choosing the optimal altitude based on winds aloft. The "per-leg" view allows a pilot to make altitude decisions for each leg of the route to find the most favorable wind conditions. Both the Summary and Per-Leg views use a color-coded heat map to indicate the wind conditions. Darker green indicates a stronger tailwind while darker red indicates a stronger headwind. Both views will also advise the pilot of hazards at specific altitudes including; obstacles, terrain, airspace and TFRs.


Summary View:




Per-Leg View:




Note that the interface shown in the screenshots above and functionality may change prior to final release as we move forward with development. Once the features are ready, we'll be making a formal announcement and provide details instructions on using the features.

Answer

A new version of the Flight Planner was released on July 18th that includes a Route Wind Optimizer and Assignable Altitude Per-Leg. In addition, this new version also displays Start of Climb, Level Off and Start of Descent points on the Chart and NavLog. Additional NavLog enhancements have also been made to display common communication frequencies for the departure and arrival airports, a HOBBS and TACH IN/OUT log and IFR Clarence fields when the type of flight is IFR. There is also a Notes field that a user can type in details they want to have printed on the NavLog.