6. Menu Options¶
The Downloads screen shows a list of active regions as selected in Settings → Active regions. Tap a region to view available data to download. If there is a new (pending) AIRAC cycle upcoming we will publish the data around 2 weeks beforehand so that you can download any new data in advance. If no pending cycles are available then only the current cycle is shown.
After selecting the appropriate region you will see a list of available data and maps that may be downloaded. The notation to the right says ‘START’ when you should download the item (if you need it). This is part of the preflighting described right at the start of this user guide. If a map or document is being downloaded, the ‘START’ button changes to ‘STOP’, and the progress wheel on the left indicates the download progress. When an item has completely downloaded the ‘START/STOP’ button becomes a ‘DELETE’ button. Don’t tap this under normal circumstances, it just means the item has downloaded fully. If you no longer require the item you can press DELETE to free up some space.
The Subscriptions page provides information about your RWY/OzRunways User ID & email address, and your current subscriptions and their expiry dates.
To edit/amend your User ID or email address tap on the respective field. The nickname field is not yet in use in RWY.
The Sign Out button in the top left corner will sign you out of the app and take you back to the login screen. You may need to do this if you are signed in to the incorrect account, or in order to sign in on another device.
6.3. Filed Plans¶
The Filed Plans page contains a history of any plans you have filed with NAIPS/IFIS while using RWY.
Select which regions you want to use. You must have a subscription to the respective region before you can access the data. The region selection downloads database for a given region. The region database contains the list of maps for that region (not the actual maps themselves!) and the waypoints for that region. Maps and other data for the region must be downloaded on the Downloads page.
The Active database screen lists the current active AIRAC cycle, and any pending cycle (note: there is not always a pending cycle). The current cycle should always be selected, however you are able to switch to the pending cycle in order to check on new upcoming data - just ensure that you switch back to the current cycle afterwards!
Allows you to select which waypoints are used in searches and the Closest Points popup. GPS waypoints are typically turned off as they clutter up the search displays. If you are a fixed wing pilot for instance, you might turn off the helicopter landing sites.
User waypoint catalog¶
The User waypoint catalog contains a list of all User Waypoints you have created. Tap an existing User Waypoint to edit its details, or use the ‘+’ to add a new User Waypoint.
NAIPS Sign In¶
Enter your Airservices Australia NAIPS account login and password to allow submission of NAIPS flight notifications. Note that Airservices Australia occasionally requires you to reset your password(for security reasons) so, if your NAIPS submissions from OzRunways fail, first try to log into NAIPS on the Airservices Australia website. Once you have sorted that out, enter the username and password you have used there in this panel.
If you have a New Zealand subscription you will also see options for IFIS and MetFlight Sign In.
Select between Internal or External storage. External storage is only available if you have an SD card inserted in the device.
OzRunways has its own self contained traffic system which is described in the Traffic chapter. RWY can also receive ADS-B traffic via an external ADS-B receiver such as the ones we sell on our website https://www.ozrunways.com/store/adsb
Enable or disable connecting to various types of external devices (e.g. ADS-B receivers and location inputs from flight simulators). This page also lists the details of any such connected devices.
You can use RWY with a flight simulator (such as X-Plane). RWY listens on Wi-Fi on UDP port 49002 for X-Plane formatted messages. There are programs available that can convert from other flight simulators to this format, for example XMapsy: https://xmapsy.com/
The Manage Space page contains options for deleting various files in one go.
At the bottom of the Settings page you will find information about your version of RWY, the current database in use, and a Contact Support button.
6.5. Flight History¶
Flight History contains a log of detected flights in GPX format. In order for flights be logged, the flight recorder must be enabled and RWY must be open and running in the foreground during takeoff and landing. Recording will begin when RWY detects that you are travelling above 70kts OR if you are climbing at a rate of 300fpm (or greater) for at least 20 seconds. Recording stops when you are travelling < 30kt for 2 minutes. The GPS files can be exported and viewed in software such as Google Earth.