Enroute Flight Navigation is designed to be simple. The number of user settings is deliberately small. To access the user settings, open the main menu and choose “Settings.”
The settings grouped under “Moving Map” change the appearance of the map display.
Airspace Altitude Limit¶
If you never fly higher than 5.000ft, you will probably not be interested in airspaces that begin above FL100. Enroute Flight Navigation allows you to set an altitude limit to improve the readability of the moving map. Once set, the app will show only airspaces below that limit. Tap on the entry “Airspace Altitude Limit” to set or unset the altitude limit.
Once you set an altitude limit, the moving map will display a little warning (“Airspaces up to 9,500 ft”) to remind you that the moving map does not show all airspaces. The app will automatically increase the limit when your aircraft approaches the altitude limit from below.
Airspace boundaries are often flight levels. The true altitude of a flight level depends on meteorological conditions (such as the temperature gradient) and is not known to Enroute Flight Navigation. When deciding which airspace to show, the app will use an approximation. The approximation might be off by 1,000ft or more in extreme weather. Always leave an ample safety margin when setting an airspace altitude limit.
Hide Gliding Sectors¶
In regions with high glider traffic, local regulations often allow gliders to fly in airspaces that are otherwise difficult to access, such as control zones. The moving map displays these “Gliding Sectors” in bright yellow. If you are not flying a glider, the gliding sectors are probably not relevant. Hiding the gliding sectors might improve the readability of the moving map.
Primary position data source¶
Enroute Flight Navigation can either use the built-in satnav receiver of your device or a connected traffic receiver as a primary position data source. This setting is essential if your device has reception problems or if you use Enroute Flight Navigation together with a flight simulator.
You will most likely prefer the built-in satnav receiver for actual flight. The built-in receiver provides one position update per second on a typical Android system, while traffic receivers do not always provide timely position updates.
If you use Enroute Flight Navigation together with a flight simulator, you must choose the traffic receiver as a primary position data source. As long as the built-in satnav receiver is selected, all position information provided by your flight simulator is ignored.
Setting a traffic receiver as a primary position data source is safe even when the app is not connected to a traffic receiver. When no traffic receiver is connected, Enroute Flight Navigation will automatically fall back using the built-in satnav receiver of your device.
The “Night Mode” of Enroute Flight Navigation is similar to the “Dark Mode” found in many other apps. We designed the night mode for pilots performing VFR flights by night, whose eyes have adapted to the darkness. Compared with other apps, you will find that the display is quite dark indeed.
Ignore network security errors¶
This entry is visible if you have asked the app to download data via insecure internet connections after a secure connection attempt failed. Uncheck this item to revert to the standard policy, which enforces secure connections.
Clear password storage¶
This entry is visible if you have connected to a traffic data receiver that requires a password in addition to the Wi-Fi password and if you have asked the app to remember the password. Tap on this entry to clear the password storage.
The items grouped under “Help” refer the user to this manual.