Legend

By default, all speeds are given in knots, distances in nautical miles, altitudes and elevations in feet. The units can be set to imperial or metric in the dialog Options on the tab Units.

Colors, size and text labels of some map elements can be changed in the dialog Options on the tab Map Display. This legend shows the default values.

Heading and course are suffixed with °T for true course or °M for magnetic course.

Mouse Clicks

A click in the map on the active spot of a feature like a range ring removes it. The cursor changes to a hand symbol to indicate an active spot which allows to remove a feature by click or remove/edit it in the context menu.

The display of a map feature class will be enabled if you use on of these mouse clicks. A Shift+Click will enable display of range rings, for example. You can enable or disable visibility in menu View -> User Features or the toolbar.

Mouse Description
Single Click Show information about all features around the cursor position.
Double Click Zooms to the clicked feature and shows information.
Shift+Click Add or remove range rings or navaid range rings.
Ctrl+Click Start rhumb-line measurement or delete a measurement line.
Alt+Click Start great circle line measurement or delete measurement line.
Ctrl+Shift+Click Add or edit an userpoint.
Ctrl+Alt+Click Insert airport, navaid, userpoint or position into the nearest flight plan leg.
Shift+Alt+Click Append airport, navaid, userpoint or position to flight plan.
Wheel Zoom in or out.
Shift+Wheel Zoom in or out in small steps.

Key Commands

You have to activate the map window (i.e. click into it or press the key F2) before you can use the keyboard shortcuts.

Key Description
Cursor keys Scroll the map.
+ and - Zoom in and out.
* and / Zoom in and out in small steps.
Alt+Left and Alt+Right Go forward or backward in the map position history.
Ctrl++ and Ctrl+- Increase or decrease details.
Ctrl+Home Go to home position.
Ctrl+End Go to center for distance search.

Map Marks

Symbol Description
Home Center of the home position.
Mark Center point that will be used for distance searches.
Center Shows map center. Useful for Click and Center navigation mode. Also shows map navigation click/touch areas if enabled.
Flight Plan Flight plan with distance, direction and magnetic course at each leg. Displayed values can be changed in dialog Options on tab Map Display 2.
°M and °T indicate magnetic or true course, respectively. R and GC indicate rhumb line or great circle line. Suffixes might be hidden if only one type is selected (rhumb or great circle)
Flight Plan Procedure Flight plan procedure leg with the same information as above.
Active Leg Active flight plan leg
Wind Barb Wind direction and speed at flight plan waypoint. See chapter Winds Aloft below for details about wind barbs.
Flight Plan Departure Position Flight plan departure position on airport. Either parking, fuel box, helipad, water or runway.
Top of Climb Top of climb point with distance from departure.
Top of Descent Top of descent point with distance to destination.
Range Range rings labeled with distance.
Range VOR Range NDB VOR or NDB range rings labeled with ident and frequency. Color indicates Navaid type.
Distance GC Great circle distance and course measurement line indicating length and true heading at start and destination. The two heading values will be equal for small distances. For shorter distances length is also shown in feet or meters.
Distance Rhumb Rhumb line of equal bearing distance measurement indicating distance and true heading. Rhumb lines are used to approach a VOR or NDB or travel along airways. For shorter distances length is also shown in feet.
Distance VOR Measurement lines starting from an airport or navaid have the same color and additional ident and frequency labels. Course for rhumb lines will be shown in magnetic if the navaid has a magnetic variation attribute.
Search Highlight A highlighted airport or navaid selected in the search result table.
Flight Plan Hightlight A highlighted airport or navaid selected in the flight plan table.
Procedure Highlight From Procedure Highlight From Highlighted positions of a procedure leg in the preview. Small circle show from and large circle to position.
Procedure Highlight Related Thin circle shows the recommended or related navaid of a procedure leg. This can be a VORDME for a DME arc approach leg for example.
Elevation Profile Position This shows the related position on the flight plan when hovering the mouse above the elevation profile.
Logbook Entry Airports and great circle path between departure and destination for a logbook entry selected in the search result table. Label shows departure, destination and great circle distance between airports.

Compass Rose

Line thickness can be changed in dialog Options on the tab Map Display.

The colors for flight plan leg course and crab angle indicator depend on settings for active flight plan leg which can be changed in the dialog Options on tab Map.

Symbol Description
True North True north.
Magnetic North Magnetic north.
Distance Circles Distance circles and marks from user aircraft if connected.
Aircraft Track Solid line shows aircraft track in degrees magnetic if connected.
Aircraft Heading Dashed line shows aircraft heading if connected.
Flight Plan Leg Course Magenta line segment shows the course to next waypoint of the active flight plan leg. Hidden if no flight plan loaded.
Crab Angle Crab angle indicator. Shows the heading that has to be flown towards the next waypoint of the active flight plan leg considering cross wind. Hidden if no flight plan loaded.

Aircraft and Ships

Symbol Description
Small GA Jet Helicopter Current user vehicle if connected to the flight simulator. Labels vary and can be customized in Options on the tab Map Display. The user aircraft depends on selected aircraft (jet, piston/turboprop or helicopter). Optionally a black needle protruding from the nose can show the current ground track.
Small GA on Ground Jet on Ground Helicopter on Ground Ship on Ground User aircraft or ship on ground
Aircraft Track Needle showing the current ground track of the aircraft. Aircraft nose shows heading.
Trail User aircraft trail if connected to the flight simulator.
Wind Wind around the user aircraft with direction in degrees magnetic and speed.
Small GA Jet Helicopter Small GA Jet Helicopter Ship AI or multiplayer aircraft. Labels vary and can be customized in Options on the tab Map Display. The symbol depends on aircraft type (jet, piston/turboprop, helicopter or ship).
Online on in Flight Online on Ground Online network aircraft/client. Labels vary and can be customized as above.

Airports

Airports having control towers are shown in dark blue others in magenta. Add-on airport names and idents are shown italic and underlined. Airports that are part of the flight plan have a light yellow text background.

The symbol is shown smaller if an airport has no runways. This is the case for some add-on airports that use another technique like photo scenery to display runways.

Symbol Description
Large Airport Large Airport Airports with hard surface runways longer than 8000 ft or 2400 meters. All runways longer than 4000 ft or about 1200 meters are shown. Only for lower zoom distances.
Airport with Tower Airport Airports with hard surface runways. White line shows heading of longest runway.
Airport with soft runways and Tower Airport with soft Runways Airports with soft surface runways.
Airport Empty Airport Empty Soft Empty airports shown in gray. No taxiways, no parking spots and no aprons.
Seaplane Base with Tower Seaplane Base Seaplane base having only water runways.
Military Airport with Tower Military Airport Military airport.
Heliport Heliport having only helipads and no runways.
Closed Airport with Tower Closed Airport Abandoned airport. All runways are closed.
Airport with Fuel Airport with soft Runways and Fuel Airports that have fuel available.
Airport Weather Weather at airport. See chapter Airport Weather below.
Airport Text Airport label showing name, ident, ATIS frequency, elevation, lighted runways (L) and length of longest runway. The text labels for an airport can be changed in the dialog Options on the tab Map Display.
Airport Overview Airport runway overview shown before the full airport diagram when zooming in.

Navaids that are part of the flight plan have a light yellow text background.

Symbol Description
VORDME VORDME VOR DME including ident, type (High, Low or Terminal) and frequency. Compass rose shows magnetic variation on lower zoom distances.
VOR VOR VOR including ident, type and frequency.
DME DME including ident, type and frequency.
TACAN TACAN TACAN including ident, type (High, Low or Terminal) and channel. Compass rose shows magnetic variation on lower zoom distances.
VORTAC VORTAC VORTAC including ident, type (High, Low or Terminal) and frequency. Compass rose shows magnetic variation on lower zoom distances.
NDB NDB NDB including ident, type (HH, H, MH or CL - compass locator) and frequency.
Waypoint Waypoint with name.
User-defined Waypoint User-defined waypoint with name.
Waypoint Invalid airport, waypoint, VOR or NDB that is part of the flight plan but could not be found in the Scenery Database.
Marker Marker Marker Marker with type and heading indicated by lens shape.
Jet Airway Jet airway with label showing name, type (Jet or Both), minimum and maximum altitude. Text depends on zoom distance. A preceding arrow will show the allowed direction if the airway is one-way.
Victor Airway Victor airway with label showing name, type (Victor or Both), minimum and maximum altitude. Text depends on zoom distance. A preceding arrow will show the allowed direction if the airway is one-way.
ILS ILS with glideslope and markers. Label shows ident, frequency, magnetic heading, glideslope pitch and DME indication if available.
Localizer Localizer. Label shows ident, frequency, magnetic heading and DME indication if available.

Procedures

See chapter Procedures for more detailed information on all the legs.

Symbol Description
Procedure Leg Flight Plan Procedure Leg Preview SID, STAR, approach or transition leg for flight plan and in preview with distance, direction and magnetic course at each leg.
Missed Leg Flight Plan Missed Leg Preview Missed approach leg for flight plan and preview.
Circle to Land or Straight in Dotted line indicates circle-to-land or straight-in part of a procedure leading to a runway end. Here part of flight plan.
Vectors Vector leg indicating course to an initial fix. Here part of flight plan.
Manual Manual leg. Fly according to ATC instructions. Here shown as preview.
Alternate Leg to alternate destination.
Procedure Point Gray yellow filled circle indicates a procedure point which is not a navaid but defined by course and/or distance from a navaid, an altitude restriction or manual termination.
Procedure Overfly A black circle indicates an overfly waypoint. Can be a procedure point or a navaid.
Procedure FAF The Maltese cross highlights the final approach fix or the final approach course fix.
Procedure GS Prefix GS is not an altitude restriction but an indicator for the ILS glideslope altitude. Can mean at or at or above.
Procedure Manual Fly a heading, track or a hold until manually terminated by ATC.
Procedure Intercept Leg Intercept the next approach leg at a course of about 45 degrees.
Procedure Altitude Procedure leg that is terminated when reaching the given altitude.
Procedure Intercept Distance A fix defined by a course or heading and distance to a navaid.
Procedure Intercept Radial Turn to intercept a radio navaid radial.
Procedure Intercept Course Distance This fix is defined by a heading or track which is terminated by reaching a DME distance.
Procedure Intercept Course to Fix Intercept a course to the next fix at an angle of about 45 degrees.

Airport Diagram

Runway, taxiway, helipad and apron colors indicate surface type. White is used for an unknown or invalid surface type given by an add-on developer.

Symbol Description
Runway Runway with length, width, light indicator (L) and surface type.
Runway End Runway end with ident and magnetic heading.
Runway Threshold Displaced threshold. Do not use for landing.
Runway Overrun Overrun area. Do not use for taxi, takeoff or landing.
Runway Blastpad Blast pad. Do not use for taxi, takeoff or landing.
Taxiway Taxiway with name and center line.
Closed Taxiway Closed taxiway.
Taxiway Semi transparent dotted aprons and taxiways indicate that no surface is drawn. It might use a photo texture or simply the default background.
Tower Tower Tower. Red if a tower frequency is available. Otherwise just view position.
Fuel Fuel
Parking GA ramp with parking number and heading tick mark.
Parking Parking Gate with number and heading tick mark. Second ring indicates availability of jetway.
Parking Cargo ramp
Parking Military combat parking or cargo ramp.
Helipad Helipad Helipad Helipads. Red text indicates medical helipad. Color indicates surface.

Elevation Profile

The colors and symbols of the elevation profile follow the style of the main map as set in the options dialog on tab Map Display. Colors, patterns and symbols for airports, navaids, procedures, active and passed flight plan legs are the same. The profile display also follows other map settings like visibility of flight plan line, aircraft and aircraft trail.

Symbol Description
Profile Start Profile End Ground with departure elevation on the left and destination airport elevation on the right.
Flight Plan Profile Flight plan altitude.
Top of Climb Top of climb with distance from departure.
Top of Descent Top of descent with distance to destination.
At At altitude restriction of a procedure with waypoint name.
At or above At or above altitude restriction of a procedure.
At or below At or below altitude restriction of a procedure.
Between At or above and at or below (between) altitude restriction of a procedure.
Profile Safe Alt Minimum safe altitude for flight plan. This is elevation plus 1000 feet rounded up to the next 500 ft. The 1000 feet buffer can be changed in the dialog Options on the tab Flight Plan
Profile Segment Safe Alt Minimum safe altitude for a flight plan segment. The same rules apply as to the minimum safe altitude for flight plan.
Aircraft User aircraft if connected to the simulator. Labels show actual altitude and climb/sink rate.
Trail User aircraft trail if connected to the flight simulator.
ILS ILS slope. Label shows ident, frequency, magnetic heading, glideslope pitch and DME indication if available. Only shown if an approach is selected and runway end has an ILS. Opening angle has no relation to actual slope precision.
VASI Visual Approach Slope Indicator. Label shows slope pitch and VASI type. Only shown if an approach is selected and runway end has a VASI. Opening angle has no relation to actual slope precision.

Airport Traffic Pattern

Color and indicators depend on user choice in airport traffic pattern dialog.

Symbol Description
Downwind Downwind leg of airport traffic pattern with altitude and magnetic course.
Final Final leg of airport traffic pattern with runway and magnetic course.
Entry Indicator Arrow and dashed line shows path for pattern entry.
Exit Indicator Dashed line and arrows show path for pattern exit.
Active Position White circle is active point at the runway threshold of the pattern. Mouse cursor changes above and allows to remove the pattern in the context menu.

Holding

Color depends on user choice in holding dialog.

Symbol Description
Inbound to Fix Holding fix, magnetic and true inbound course, time for straight leg and navaid ident (LBU). Ident is only shown if holding is attached to navaid. True course display depends on options.
outbound from Fix Magnetic and true outbound course, speed and altitude as given in the dialog. True course display depends on options.
Active Position Active point and holding fix. Mouse cursor changes above and allows to remove the holding in the context menu.

MORA Grid

The minimum off-route altitude grid provides an obstacle clearance altitude within an one degree grid. The altitudes clear all terrain and obstructions by 1000 feet in areas where the highest elevations are 5000 feet MSL or lower. Where the highest elevations are above 5000 feet MSL terrain is cleared by 2000 feet.

Symbol Description
MORA Grid MORA grid. Large number is 1000 feet and small number 100 feet. Example here: 3300, 4400, 6000, 9900 and 10500 feet.

Airport Weather

Flight Rules

Symbol Color Description
VFR VFR. Visual flight rules.
MVFR MVFR. Marginal VFR. Visibility equal or below 5 statue miles or lowest ceiling at or below 3000 ft.
IFR IFR. Instrument flight rules. Visibility below 3 statue miles or lowest ceiling below 1000 ft.
LIFR LIFR. Limited IFR. Visibility below 1 statue miles or lowest ceiling below 500 ft.

Cloud Cover

Symbol Description
Clear No clouds.
Few Few
Scattered Scattered
Broken Broken ceiling
Overcast Overcast

Wind

Symbol Description
No Wind No pointer indicates wind below 2 knots.
4 Knots Wind Pointer without wind barb shows wind below 5 knots from north-west.
5 Knots Wind Short barb is 5 knots wind.
10 Knots Wind Long barb is 10 knots wind.
50 Knots Wind 50 knots wind.
25 Knots Wind Example: 25 knots.
65 Knots Wind Example: 65 knots.
15 Knots steady Wind gusting to 30 Knots Example: 15 knots steady wind (black) gusting to 30 knots (red).

Winds Aloft

Symbol Description
No Wind No pointer indicates wind below 2 knots.
Wind below 5 Knots Below 5 knots from west.
25 Knots Wind Example: 25 knots.

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