Moving map#


The Moving map is the heart of the application. It is where you spend most of the time interacting with Air Navigation Pro. It displays the necessary information to easily (and safely) plan your flight and navigate. Once you allow the application to access the GPS, your location is shown on the map.

On the moving map you can see the following:

You can also see other aircrafts when your mobile device is connected to the Internet, to an ADS-B or FLARM Module.

Map interactions#

You can interact with the moving map by using familiar touch gestures:

  • Tap a waypoint, airspace, weather station or NOTAM to reveal detailed information about it

  • Touch and drag to pan the map

  • Pinch with two fingers to zoom in/out

  • Touch with two fingers and rotate to rotate the map

Here is how the moving map with SmartChart looks with an Approach Chart on overlay, a planned route, airspaces and some NOTAMs


Scaled at 1.5 NM, here is how the moving map with SmartChart looks with an Approach Chart on overlay, a planned route, airspaces and some NOTAMs.


The same moving map with the Approach Chart overlay disabled.


Map Widgets#

Position indicator#

Your current position is indicated using an icon representing your current aircraft. In case the position is not precise enough, the icon is replaced by a circle centered on the last known position. After a few seconds, the circle is also removed.

Eye altitude#

At the bottom right, the map scale will show you the scope of the current zoom level.

The eye altitude provides you with the range of the displayed map. By default it is shown in NM, you can change this in Config > Settings > Distances & Speed.

Using two fingers you can zoom in/out on the map and the scale measure will change.

You can also use the - and + on the scale bar to zoom in/out.



By making a long press with two fingers on the map, a grey transparent ruler will be shown between the two fingers and will show:

  • The distance between the waypoints

  • The bearing value of the waypoints


Example: The distance (12NM) and bearing of LSGG (31°) - LSGP (212°)

It is possible to change the display unit from the Configuration > Settings menu.


North mode oriented#


The map is oriented towards the north.

Track mode oriented#


The map is oriented in the direction the aircraft is flying. This is based on the movement on the aircraft, so it won’t be accurate when not moving on the ground.

Panned mode oriented#


Moving the map will switch the compass to panned mode. In this case the map will be moved to the location of your choice, with the orientation of your choice. If your aircraft is outside of the screen, Tap the compass once and the map will be centered on you.

Interactive Aircraft Position#

When the icon of the aircraft is outside of the screen, your aircraft is displayed in a bubble with distance from its location. Tap on it and the map will get centered on your current position.


Example: The aircraft is outside of the map, on the left side

For more information about what can be done on the Moving Map, please refer to Map options menu.


What is SmartChart ?#

SmartChart is a worldwide chart that comes included in any of our subscription packages (Basic, Standard and Premium). The application generates the map in real time by leveraging topographic and aeronautical data. The quantity of data to represent the earth is huge and cannot be stored entirely on your device.

As a result, SmartChart will select the most relevant data and download it automatically for offline usage.

For safety reasons, some data is always on the device:

  • Aeronautical database of airspaces and waypoints (worldwide)

  • Country borders (worldwide)

  • Mora Grid (worldwide)

  • Any third-party chart, approach chart and map installed by the user

SmartChart will automatically install (and update) terrain, satellite images, landmarks, and so on

  • around your position

  • around your current route

  • Around the point and route of your choice

Within a certain space limit, all the data that is downloaded is kept.

Key benefits of SmartChart:

  • Readability of the chart at all zoom levels

  • Additional information on the charts

  • Clarity of the valleys

  • Labels always readable no matter the orientation of the chart

  • Dark mode support

  • Same design in all countries

  • Fine tuning

  • Works perfectly at extreme latitudes

  • Satellite view

Users can request to download a specific area around a waypoint to make it available offline, find out more in SmartChart downloads.

Easy to fly thanks to SmartChart#

Due to the data being downloaded dynamically, you can immediately see everything in your surroundings and you can get ready to fly.


It’s possible to zoom out and see the whole globe, making it easier to jump to a different place.


Mora Grid#

It shows on the map the safe altitude of the area to avoid any collisions with the ground and/or obstacles.


VOR Rosas#

VOR Rosas is centered on NAVAIDs and it is shown as oriented to magnetic North.



Natural territories (mountains, rivers, lakes, etc.) and geographical entities (cities) of the country are shown on the map. Toponyms are displayed to help pilots have an easier navigation and awareness of their position.

Land covers#

The base terrain is colored according to land cover: forests, cities, swamps.



You need to have an active subscription to access the waypoints database. It is updated at each AIRAC cycle, i.e. every 28 days. You can see Map options menu all the type of Waypoints that we offer.

Air Navigation Pro has over 210,000 waypoints worldwide displayed on the map. These waypoints can be easily searched and added to your route, and you can import additional waypoints yourself. By tapping on them, information is revealed. We also provide an easy way of creating your own waypoint just by a few steps!


Nearby Waypoints#

You can access all nearby waypoints in relation to your current location by going to WP > Nearby.

With Nearby search you can visualize nearby waypoints and their details within 80 NM radius of your position.


To filter by waypoint type, tap any of the types displayed at the top of the window to select or deselect it.

Tap the image244 icon to reveal the details of the waypoint with menu actions; ‘More options’ and ‘Centre on map’.

Action Menu#


Tap on a waypoint in the results to gain access to more features. These are also available when tapping on a waypoint on the map, then on the three dots at the top right corner.

The options are:

  • Centre on map - Center the map on the selected waypoint .

  • Direct to - Create a route from your current location, to the waypoint.

  • Simulate HSI - Simulate an HSI on the waypoint. See HSI how to remove the HSI

  • Simulate VOR - Simulate a VOR. Same principle as for the HSI. See VOR how to remove the VOR

  • Simulate RMI - Simulate a RMI. Same principle as for the RMI. See RMI how to remove the RMI

  • Share - You can also share waypoints ‘As GPX’, ‘Text + Google Maps links’ additionally, use the format ‘As Air Navigation Pro format’ for your created user waypoints. See Waypoint Share formats (GPX/Text + Google maps links format).

  • Download SmartChart - With this option, you can download an area in radius over the selected waypoint for offline data use. See SmartChart downloads.

  • New Route to point - Create a route from your location, to this point. Cf. Route planning.

  • Create user waypoint - When searching by coordinates, you will have the option to save the result location as a User waypoint. With this option you can mark and save the location with additional information just like the built-in waypoints.

Create User Waypoints#

In addition to the built-in waypoints, Air Navigation Pro offers the possibility to save or create your own waypoints or what we refer to as “User waypoints” on the map. You can create, edit, back up and restore them in the Tools menu.

Create via the Moving map#

  1. Long press where you want to create a waypoint

  2. Tap Save waypoint

  3. Enter the details: Name, Type, Location, Elevation, Country, Runways & Frequency. Tap the > icon of each

  4. Tap Done in the top right corner.

Create via Tools#

  1. Go to Tools > User waypoints

  2. Tap Add a new waypoint

  3. Input an Identifier (required) and a Name then back to Waypoint Editor to save

  4. Choose a waypoint Type

  5. Enter the Location (required) of your user waypoint

  6. Enter other optional details like Elevation and Country.

  7. Tap Back


You can then see your waypoint under User waypoints list (Tools > User waypoints).


Please fill all the required fields to successfully save your waypoint.

Create via URL#

For companies wanting to send waypoints to their pilots, it is possible to create a weblink, send it via email or SMS, and when the pilot click on it, a waypoint or a route is be added in Air Navigation Pro. It is available only on iOS.

The following part is very technical and it explains how to write the weblink. Sending it to the pilot is up to you: use your email, notes, safari or messaging app. Warning: It is not working on Gmail, Chrome.

Supported actions:

  • Direct-to

  • Import waypoints to user database

  • Create route

The URL looks something like this:

airnavpro://direct-to?coordinates=wgs84-decimal&location=46.875_7.234,0.0,WP1,Grass field

And once encoded:


It consists of:

  • URL scheme: airnavpro://

  • An action: direct-to

  • Coordinates format: coordinates=wgs84-decimal

  • waypoint(s): location=46.875_7.234,0.0,WP1,Grass field


The query part of the URL has to be URL encoded in order to support special characters.

Waypoint format for any action can be defined with different values separated by a comma (,). Waypoints are separated by semicolons (;).

Waypoint values:

  1. Coordinates

  2. Waypoint name

  3. Waypoint ID

  4. Elevation (in meters)

Coordinate formats:


Irish grid without zone

WGS84 in DD:MM.decimal

Irish grid with zone

WGS84 in DD.decimal

NZ Grid 1949

Standard UTM

NZ Grid 2000

UTM with bands

Swissgrid (CH1903)


UK Grid without zone

MGRS 100m

UK Grid with zone

MGRS 10m

Swedish grid RT90


Swedish grid SWERED99TM

A waypoint must, at least, contain the coordinates information. The coordinates information may be composed of two values, in this case the coordinates must be linked with an underscore (_). For example, a waypoint description for a wgs84 decimal format: 46.875_7.234

Here is a full example with elevation, ID and name data: 46.875_7.234,0.0,WP1, Antenna


Direct-to can be achieved by formatting an URL with the “direct-to” command. Only one waypoint can be specified and it has to be in the following format: location=waypoint

Here are some examples of direct-to URLs:

WGS84 decimal:

airnavpro://direct-to?coordinates=wgs84-decimal&location=46.875_7.234,0.0,WP1,Grass field

WGS84 degrees minutes seconds:

airnavpro://direct-to?coordinates=wgs84-ddmmss&location=N 12°34'56''_W 78°12'34'',0.0,WP1,Grass field

Swissgrid CH1903:


Import waypoints to user database#

A list of waypoints can be imported directly into the user database with a specially formatted URL with the “add-waypoints” command. A list of waypoints can be specified and it has to be in the following format: waypoints=point1;point2;point3

Here is an example of add-waypoints URLs:

airnavpro://add-waypoints?coordinates=wgs84-decimal&waypoints=46.123_6.543,125.0,WP1,Grass field;47.113_7.143,225.1,WP2,Forrest;45.153_6.643,1225.0,WP3,Antenna


We have more than 65,000 airspaces containing different classes and just like waypoints, the app will display airspaces offered by our aeronautical database after installation and you can import them yourself.


You can also select which airspaces to show/hide and filter them by altitude in Map > Airspaces. To have more information, see Map options menu. At the same time, Airspaces can also be shown/hide on the Profile view Ahead of you, Planned route, or Measured range mode.

Some NOTAM activate airspaces: the default airspace status may be inactive (grey), and when a NOTAM activates it, it changes color rto become red (usually).

Weather stations#

Air Navigation Pro displays on the map reliable weather stations that are regularly updated. Tapping on the weather icon displays the weather information.

METAR/TAF stations have different coloured cloud icons which are to let you know about the flying condition: - Green with “VMC” - VMC - Visual Meteorological Conditions (VFR allowed) - Amber with “VMC” - Marginal VMC (Close to the limit for a VFR flight) - Red with “IMC” - Instrument Meteorological Conditions (Only IFR flights) - Black with “TAF” - No METAR but has TAF data - Grey with “-” - No data/network available or loading in progress


Air Navigation Pro reads the METAR and TAF and shows them in a user-friendly readable format. You can see the raw METAR/TAF by enabling the option “Raw METAR/TAF” under Configuration > Settings > MISC.


General information#

Air Navigation Pro provides NOTAM information. This feature comes with any Subscription plans. NOTAMS are continuously updated when you are online. NOTAMs that are active are highlighted in brown.

Not all NOTAM are displayed on the map: Air Navigation Pro filters out the least relevant ones to display only the most pertinent information. All NOTAM are still available when creating a preflight information briefing (see Briefing).

Air Navigation Pro also hides NOTAM which will be applicable in a long time. You can change the activation period in Map > NOTAMs, see the options in Map options menu.

You can tap on any NOTAM to obtained detailed information. Some NOTAM also relate to documents that may be downloaded and viewed directly from Air Navigation Pro, for example SUP. NOTAMs can also be shown/hide on the Profile view Ahead of you, Planned route, or Measured range mode.

Types of NOTAMS#

With their exact shape#

When Air Navigation Pro knows the exact shape of the NOTAM, it will display it precisely on the map. When the geometry of the NOTAM cannot be determined, and if the radius is small enough, it is displayed as a circle centered on the NOTAM position.


NOTAM belonging to an aerodrome#

This NOTAM is seen in a triangular icon with an exclamation point. Example is a NOTAM about the runway of an aerodrome, the NOTAM icon is attached to the icon of the aerodrome.


NOTAM belonging to an airspace#

If the NOTAM belongs to an airspace, Air Navigation Pro can sometimes detect it and display the Notam in the airspace, rather than displaying a circle all around the airspaces. Tap on the airspace to get more information about the NOTAM.



Some NOTAM change the airspace activation status, applicable to Restricted and Danger airspaces.

For obstacles#

NOTAM for obstacles are displayed as obstacles with a Notam icon.


NOTAM that point to documents#

Some NOTAM contains documents and it is now possible to view or open them. It is attached inside the NOTAM popover.



The application also support and displays SNOWTAM & ASHTAM on the map with their details.



They are published by other users to inform about special activities in the sky.


Air Navigation Pro offers you to see advisories published by other users and to publish your own.


For Air Navigation Manager customers: the advisories may be created and edited from the web service.

Life cycle#

For advisories where the user is the author, they are displayed at all times up until they expire. While advisories that come from other users, they are displayed 12 hours before their start period and disappear as soon as they expire.

Publish Advisories#


  1. You need to have an Air Navigation account. See your Account in Configuration > Account

  2. Move the map to where you want to create an advisory

  3. Long press on the moving map

  4. Select Publish Advisory activity

  5. Provide all necessary information on the Advisory window: Radius, Max elevation, Start and End of activity, Type of advisory, Number of aircraft and Message.

  6. Tap Publish

Edit Advisory activity#

You can only edit your own advisories.

  1. Tap the advisory activity on the map

  2. Tap Edit on the popup window

  3. Edit the details you want to update

  4. Tap Publish


Remove Advisory activity#

You can only remove your own advisories

  1. Tap the advisory activity on the map

  2. Tap ‘Delete’

You can also opt to show/hide them on the map in Map > Advisories, see Advisories.


General information#

Air navigation can display obstacles on the map. Obstacles can be acquired as individual products or from a subscription package. The database is updated every week.

Obstacles can be shown/hidden then filtered by elevation by going to Map > Obstacles. See Obstacles for more information. At the same time, obstacles can also be shown/hide on the Profile view Ahead of you, Planned route, or Measured range mode.

Types of obstacles#


Point obstacles are represented by icons, when many are roughly at the same place, only one icon is displayed instead of one icon per obstacle. When you zoom in, the more there is space on the map, the more you have obstacles on your map. Zooming-in will never make an obstacle disappear.





There is no decluttering for lines; once you zoom-in enough to display them, they will be displayed.

For Norway, ANP provides ways to filter the colors of power lines in Map > Obstacles.

Power lines are displayed with different colors depending on their height.

Power Lines in Blue: no known height (cannot be configured)

Power Lines in Green: height is less than 40m (40m is the default value and it can be configured)

Power Lines in Yellow: height is between 40m and 60m.

Power Lines in Red: height is higher or equal to 60m+ (60m is the default and it can be configured)

For Norway, ANP provides ways to filter the colors of power lines in Map > Obstacles (see Obstacles).


These are rarely used but displayed on the map in red border with “Obst.” text. Example use of this is when there are several wind turbines in the same area, rather than identifying each turbine one by one.


Third party charts#

Air Navigation Pro supports a wide variety of charts that can be displayed on the moving map. This feature is very helpful for users who are used to conventional maps but wish to navigate on them in a very less hassle way. The application provides reliable and accurate charts from third-party sources and can be acquired through the Store in the application or on our website. You can visit this page to check our partners that are providing these awesome charts.


You can install one or more maps and display them all at the same time. When they overlap, they will be prioritized based on the list found in Map > Maps. See Maps on how to reorder them.

ICAO Chart#


VFR Chart#


Alps VFR Chart#


Topographic Chart#


Glider Chart#


Helicopter topo Chart#


Approach charts#

Air Navigation Pro supports Visual Approach Charts and Instrument Approach Charts.

Countries that have approach charts#

The approach charts are going to be displayed on the map.

Here is the list of the countries that we have approach charts for:



Baltic (EST,LVA,LTU)





Czech + Slovakia









New Zeland







South Africa

You can purchases them here, by selecting one of the countries above.

You can install all available approach charts from a country or select the ones from specific waypoints and display the charts as you need them. This product can be acquired as individual products or from a subscription package.

Install approach chart#

  1. Tap Config (For phone: Configuration) > Store

  2. Tap Restore - wait until the app loads all the products’ information

  3. Tap on the desired Georeferenced approach charts package

  4. Select which charts to install or tap on Install all

Display them on the moving map#

  1. Tap on an aerodrome in a country for which you have installed approach charts

  2. Scroll down and tap an approach chart.


Example: LSGP Approach chart

Hide approach charts#

  1. On the menu bar, tap the Clear icon.

  2. Tap Hide approach.