Using the map
The Map tab will display an aeronautical map, that you could easily move or zoom in or out. At launch, by default, the map will display an OpenStreetMap topographic background and will draw aviation data in vector form on top (airports, navigation beacons, waypoints, aeronautical areas...). You could customize this default background by downloading other VFR or IFR aviation charts from Airmate library.
When the aeronautical chart is displayed, a single click on any point (airfield, radio beacon, waypoint) will display its characteristics. For airfields, you will get frequencies and runways, weather (if airport has a weather station), NOTAMs, and IFR and VFR charts for most airports in Europe, USA and more than 200 countries worldwide. For any point, you could easily add it to or remove it from the route.
A long press on any point of the map will display the aeronautical regulated areas below this point and also allow to create and manage user waypoints.
Once your origin and destination airfields are defined, a magenta route is drawn between them. You could easily define your route by rubberbanding this magenta route to any location on the map. You could also click on any point on the map and add it to the route. Finally, the route may also be edited using the Route field of the flight planning form.
The Terrain button at the right of the map will toggle the display of the terrain profile view, displaying the terrain and aviation areas overflown by the planned flight path.
If VFR georeferenced charts are available for the origin or destination airfield, they will be automatically be displayed on top of the map. You could disable/enable them by clicking on the airport and selecting View/Hide VFR georeferenced plate. IFR georeferenced charts may also be displayed if they exist, but you need to click on the airfield to explicitely request their display and select the relevant approach procedure.
The Layers button at the bottom right of the map enables you to select which layers you want displayed on the map. You could toggle aviation layers such private/unlicensed airfields or radio beacons, map topographic layers, weather layers and many others. Tabs are provided to quickly switch from VFR planning mode to IFR planning mode, or between Chart mode and Satellite mode.