OzRunways EFB v8.0 Release Notes

New Quick Planner

  • Live search waypoints using name or code. Prioritises primarily on search term, then distance, then waypoint type
  • Select the waypoint from the list, or press the space key to automatically select the top result
  • Search terms with space are allowed with a \ (black slash) before the space (e.g. "Mount\ Hotham").
  • Quick plan starts with showing "Departure Suggestions" which is based on current location
  • On IFR subscriptions shows destinations based on connected air routes to the previous waypoint, prioritising past selections
  • On IFR subscriptions shows suggestions for IFR routes connecting waypoints
  • On IFR subscriptions searches and allows filtering for connected IFR routes from previous waypoint
  • Calculates estimates for distance, time and fuel based on the aircraft selected
  • Details are remembered until actioned or cancelled, allowing you to go back to the map and then resume planning
  • Type in various lat lon coordinate types, MGRS, UTM and NZTM (with no space characters)
  • Supports radial ranges
  • Paste a list of waypoints (space separated) and/or coordinates to create quick complete plan

New Saved Plans List

  • Plans are shown in a list displaying the name, a summary of waypoints, and statistics
  • Sort by Plan Name, Distance, Departure, Created and Closest. Sorting can be set to Descending or Ascending
  • Tapping edit allows you to select multiple plans to delete, share, or export
  • Swiping left on a plan shows a more and delete button (iOS 11+)
  • "More" actions: "Duplicate", "Invert", "Share" (ozplan/ozarchive), "Export as GPX", "Export as Garmin FPL", "Export as X-Plane .fms", "Copy route to clipboard" & "Copy to Quick Plan"

New Flight Plan Detail Screen

  • Lists waypoints and allows editing details for a plan
  • Shows live statistics and sequencing for waypoints
  • Upcoming waypoints show ETA based on ground speed when flying, or planned ETA when not flying
  • Passed waypoints show time passed (ATA) when automatically sequenced or manually recorded on the plan sheet
  • Tapping a waypoint gives options for Activate Leg or Direct To
  • Long press a waypoint to activate it
  • Export and share the plan using the action button
  • Swipe to delete a waypoint from the plan, or use the edit function to delete multiple waypoints
  • No more "Go Fly" mode - OzRunways is always ready to fly

New Closest Points

  • Tap on map to bring up the new Closest Points view
  • Lists most relevant waypoints based on zoom, distance from tap and waypoint importance
  • Buttons to the right of the waypoint give quick access to Add to Plan or Direct To
  • Expanded details shown when tapping close to an airfield - e.g. runway diagrams, shortcuts to weather and public notes
  • Weather Cameras are now shown inline in the list
  • "New Custom Waypoint" details shown when no relevant waypoint is found.
  • Where "New Custom Waypoint" is not shown, create a custom waypoint at tap location by pressing the "+" button in the top left corner
  • Search for any waypoint based on name or code
  • Enter Lat/Lon, MGRS, UTM or NZTM coordinates to create custom waypoints
  • Select a category in the list before searching to limit search results
  • See closest weather cameras by selecting the weather camera category
  • Live Address Search results available when there is an internet connection. Search for landmarks, addresses or points of interest (all users)
  • Offline Street Address search available (Premium subscription required)

Draw on Airfield Charts (iOS 12+)

  • Choose between a few colours
  • Choose between pencil or highlighter
  • Automatically saved on the document, allowing for document switching
  • Use two finger zooming or panning while in drawing mode
  • Apple Pencil support

General Fixes and Improvements

  • Display SmartBrief offline weather in ERSA/DAPS viewer when unable to fetch live weather.
  • Plan Spreadsheet change altitude keypad remembers last selection for fill-down mode.
  • Display new software versions available in Settings → Information with link to App Store.
  • Added the ability to replay a flight log under Settings → Logs → Flight Log → Replay this flight
  • Added ability for Range Rings to do accuracy to 1 decimal place
  • Fixed an issue where it was difficult to change a User Waypoint Group name under Settings
  • Share sheet added to Basic Brief and Wx/notams to allow printing
  • Improved detection for duplicate waypoints. Importing plan waypoints and GPX will match with coordinates and name. If coordinates don't match, a new waypoint is created with a new name
  • Allow aircraft to be deleted even if used in plan
  • Fixed NAIPS flight notification form formatting (EET) times incorrectly causing errors
  • Fixed Range Rings being added to wrong spot on map when the screen cursor is enabled
  • Improvements to georeferenced plates view to work better across different devices in iOS 13
  • Improved automatic flight plan sequencing to better match that of aircraft avionics
  • Added new toolbar to plan sheet, allows full plan sheet functionality on iPhone
  • Fixed issue where wind would be removed from a plan on exiting the plan sheet
  • Added Apple Maps overlay to main map view, select from Choose Map → Apple Maps, choose from Satellite, Hybrid and Standard Feature
  • Airfields Favourites bar colours and layout fixed for iOS 13
  • RNAV approach remove "H" for straight to AD as "M" often doesn't exist anymore
  • Double tapping on NZ Airfields now opens the geo-referenced Aerodrome chart
  • Hide own aircraft icon on georeferenced plates when own aircraft icon is disabled on the map
  • SmartBrief: Aerodromes with SIGMETs or AIRMETs will turn red on the map
  • Fixed AIP Search not jumping to correct page number on iOS11+
  • Plan Spreadsheet Altitude cell remembers last used "Fill Down" setting
  • LSALTs will now show up for route segments less than 10NM
  • Weather accessed on the Airfields page now uses SmartBrief, Disk Cache AND on-demand so should always show a result
  • Fixed problem where Windy controls could be hidden on iPhone
  • Fixed airspace objects being drawn when looking across dateline
  • Added distance travelled to flight logs report
  • Map View will now show most appropriate map for the region when available on launch and no map was manually selected
  • Selecting a database under "Settings" → "Database" will now perform an integrity check, replacing any corrupted database
  • Change of behaviour for "Direct To". Past segments will disappear from the map and be greyed out in the flight plan. "Direct To" waypoint will be inserted into the currently active route segment
  • Update WMM.COF (magnetic model) to 2020-2025 version
  • Improved AIP documents search bar with formatted results layout and iOS 13 compatibility
  • Improved Airfields List updated for iOS 13, now consitent accross iPhone and iPad
  • Segment Terrain now only enters edit mode when not flying and selecting a route segment
  • Added ability to transfer user data to different devices. Import ".ozcd" (previously known as AirMap.sqlite) files. Export via Settings → User Data → Aircraft → Backup All User Data
  • Moved "Edit" button in Settings → Pilots to allow for split screen view
  • ScratchPad: fixed cancelled palm detection taps from being drawn as dots. Tweaked line thicknesses
  • Map cursor view now showing coordinate system active and added UTM with MGRS band
  • Fixed issues with map cursor view with rounding errors, and MGRS display problem
  • Tapping on an enlarged traffic icon will now make it small again. Tap to enlarge → tap again to shrink etc.
  • Improvements to GDL90 ADS-B receiver reliability
  • Runways no longer drawn on map when zoomed out (declutters the map)
  • Improved KML rendering performance
  • Cache restricted area status to disk for up to 3 hours to work when offline
  • Allow engine timer to work when using AirPlay
  • MDM signin support added. Uses keys "ozUserName" and "ozPassword" (optional)
  • General bug fixes and improvements to support iOS 13

OzRunways EFB v8.0.1

  • Removed some redundant options from Settings → Preferences
  • "KML Overlays" now always shows in map view options popup
  • Enlarge grab area for rubber-banding flight plan line on map
  • Fixed issues that occurred when upgrading from pre-v8.0 flight plans
  • Improved quick-plan detection of some Latitude Longitude waypoint formats, e.g. S4530.7E14421.3
  • Added close button for SmartBrief outside region notice
  • Other small fixes

OzRunways EFB v8.0.2

  • Fixed maps list truncating "All Regions" list at the bottom
  • Last used plan type (e.g. Military, General, ...) now remembered
  • Calculations now properly refresh when changing values on Plan Detail screen
  • Fixed an issue where air routes may not load properly when adding waypoints via tap on map planning
  • Fixed in flight statistics on plan detail view
  • Fixed page index not showing on password protected PDFs
  • Fixed SimControl location reset function
  • General stability improvements

OzRunways EFB v8.0.3

  • Enable IFR planning for VFR subscribers under Quick Plan
  • Hide legacy DirectTo waypoint from the map and tap on map list
  • Use aircraft default fuel setting when making a new plan
  • Returned Clear Log & Notes button to plan sheet
  • Temporary fix to make Windy work again
  • Route segment notes are now copied to the latter route segment when inserting a new waypoint in between
  • Fixed issue on flight detail showing total time rather than relative time when flying per leg
  • Removed duplicate NOTAMs in SmartBrief
  • Various stability improvements

OzRunways EFB v8.0.4

  • Don't include holding time (on arrival) in NAIPS TEET
  • Change 'X' button to 'Go'
  • Fixed: SmartBrief sometimes showing extra Area 99 NOTAMS
  • Only highlight route legs yellow on plan creation if terrain visible
  • Changing aircraft profile in Plan Spreadsheet now refreshes data instantly
  • Double tap now closes FIA HUD popup
  • Quick plan accepts UTM without a space between easting & northing
  • Optimise KML overlay drawing
  • Double tap on HLS icons on map goes to ERSA/Helipads documents