This dock window contains text information about airports in several tabs as well as information for one or more navaids, airways in another tab plus an additional tab showing airspace information.
All information can be copied to the clipboard as formatted text. Use
the context menu of the text fields or use
Ctrl+A to select all and
Ctrl+C to copy the content to the clipboard.
Note that the formatted clipboard content is removed when Little Navmap is closed.
Bearing and distance to the user aircraft is shown for airports, navaids and userpoints if connected to a simulator and if the distance is below 500 NM.
The display of additional units for fuel and weight as well as true course can be enabled in the options dialog on tab Units.
25.2. Dock Window and Tabs¶
Information for only one airport, navaid or userpoint is shown when
selecting one of the
Show Information for ... context menu items in
the map, flight planning dock window or the search result table.
All tabs are filled for airport, all navaids, all userpoints or all airspaces which are close to the cursor for a left click in the map.
Little Navmap shows tabs based on priorities and selected objects and tries minimize tab changes.
Example: If you click on an airport, a VOR, a NDB and an userpoint at the same position:
- Little Navmap fills all airport (several tabs), navaid and
userpoint tabs with information. The tab
Navaidsgets information for the NDB and the VOR.
- The dock window
Informationis opened and raised if not visible.
- The tab
Userpointsis opened and raised if not visible. Userpoints are activated since user features like map highlights, logbook entries or userpoints have priority before airports, navaids and others.
Use the map context menu for an easier selection of map objects through the sub-menus.
25.4. Scenery Information¶
All information about airports and navaids includes one or more links at
the bottom of the object information in section
Scenery. These links
point to the matching BGL (FSX, P3D and MSFS) or dat (X-Plane) files that
contain information about the airport or navaid. Click the links to open
the containing directory in your file manager (e.g. Windows Explorer).
If possible, the matching file will be selected automatically.
Multiple links can appear for airports since these can be updated by several files from different add-on sceneries or navdata updates.
The links shown as plain text with an additional remark like
File not found if the file or folder is missing.
This can happen if you copy databases between computers and has no further consequences.
25.5. Tabs in Information Dock Window¶
A tab that has several sub-tabs for airport information.
The six tabs
the airport tab show information for one selected airport.
Airports can have several idents/codes depending on simulator. Unofficial internal idents are avoided in the Little Navmap user interface but can still show up in some cases.
See also Ident in Airport Search for airport search options.
- Ident or code shown in brackets after airport name: Either ICAO, FAA, IATA, local code or internal code depending on simulator and availability.
ICAO: Four letter ICAO code. Only available in X-Plane.
FAA: Airport code used in the United States given by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA code is only available in X-Plane.
IATA: Three letter IATA airport code. Available in X-Plane and Navigraph navdata.
Local Code: Official local airport code mostly used for small airfields. Only available in X-Plane.
X-Plane Ident:: Internal identfier for X-Plane airports.
The airport codes are also shown in the information windows, tooltips and optionally in the map labels as well as in Flight Plan Route Description. ICAO, FAA, IATA, and local codes are shown and the internal ident is avoided if possible.
Code display is omitted if a code is not available.
Akutan is shown as
Akutan (PAUT) with its official ICAO code
PAUT on the map instead of the
internal X-Plane code
Sunrise and sunset for the airport are calculated based on current real
date if no simulator is connected. Otherwise the simulator date is used.
This is indicated by the text
(civil twilight, real date) or
(civil twilight, simulator date).
Preferred runways depending on wind are shown after the METAR. More details about preferred runways are on the tab Airport Weather.
Additional links for helipads are available in the tab
Nearest shows airports having procedures and closest navaids
relative to the selected airport.
Little Navmap will show extra links to local files if you put these into a special directory with the name of the airport ICAO ident.
The path to the airport files is shown in the
You can use any file type. A file will be opened with the default application like a PDF reader if you click on the link.
Examples for airport Ouessant (
/home/USERNAME/Documents/Little Navmap Files/Airports/LFEC: Linux
/home/USERNAME/Dokumente/Little Navmap Dateien/Flugplätze/LFEC: Linux with German translation
/Users/USERNAME/Documents/Little Navmap Files/Airports/LFEC: macOS
/Users/USERNAME/Documents/Little Navmap Dateien/Flugplätze/LFEC: macOS with German translation
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Little Navmap Files/Airports/LFEC: Windows
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Dokumente\Little Navmap Dateien/Flugplätze/LFEC: Windows with German translation
You can use the translated directory names or the English variant. Translated directory names depend on the program and system language. Little Navmap will only use the English names if you set the user interface language to English.
Little Navmap looks for files using both the translated path and the
English path like:
...\Little Navmap Files\Airports\LFEC and
...\Little Navmap Dateien\Flugplätze\LFEC.
The links are shown in the tab
25.5.3. Tab Airspaces¶
Airspaces are highlighted on the map with their boundary and a text
label when clicking the
Map link in the information window.
Highlighted airspaces have their own tooltip which is also shown if all other airspaces are hidden.
Click the link
Remove Highlights from Map in the information window
to remove the highlights from the map.
25.5.4. Tab Weather¶
Weather shows decoded weather information for a selected
airport. The flight rules icon (Airport Weather) has a suffix
- Map if the
shown weather source is the source for airport weather icons on the map.
Also shown is detailed information for best runways for takeoff and
landing based on wind conditions.
25.5.5. Other Tabs¶
Userpoints: Shows information about user defined waypoints or points of interest.
Logbook: Details about logbook entries.
Online Clients: Online network clients/aircraft.
Online Centers: Online network centers/airspaces.
25.6. Tabs in Simulator Aircraft Dock Window¶
This dock window shows information about the user aircraft and about AI or multiplayer aircraft in several tabs. Little Navmap has to be connected to the simulator to enable this feature. See Connecting to a Flight Simulator for more information on this topic.
25.6.1. Tab Aircraft¶
Gives an overview about the user aircraft and shows type, weight and fuel information.
25.6.2. Tab Progress¶
Shows information similar to a flight management computer about the user aircraft. This covers flight plan progress, altitude, speed, ambient and environment parameters.
The text information in the tab has a link
More Less on the top
left. You can use this to toggle between more detailed and less
The aircraft and progress tabs show warnings and errors by highlighting text in red or orange. These are:
- Fuel and time estimated since flight plan not valid.
- Fuel and time estimated since aircraft performance not valid.
- Insufficient fuel at destination (only if aircraft performance is valid).
- Speed limit of 250 knots exceeded below 10,000 ft.
Fuel and time estimates are based on the aircraft performance if valid. ( Aircraft Performance).
Fuel at destination and at top of descent is estimated by the current fuel amount in tanks and the consumption as predicted by aircraft performance for the remaining distance to fly. Wind as well as the different fuel flow numbers of the climb cruise and descent phases is considered in this calculation.
Time of arrival is similarly calculated by current time and aircraft performance prediction considering wind, climb cruise and descent phases.
Headwind is indicated by arrow down
▼ and tailwind by an up arrow
Some rows like
Ice are hidden if the condition is not met.
Little Navmap might show an orange warning about insufficient fuel at destination in the early flight phases. This is normal since fuel flow is higher for takeoff and early climb.
25.6.3. Tab AI / Multiplayer¶
Information about an AI or multiplayer aircraft from the simulator (not online networks) or ship is displayed in this tab if a vehicle is clicked on the map.
This also includes the aircraft’s departure and destination airports that can be shown on the map by clicking on the blue links (only for FSX or P3D and if a flight plan is filed).
Note that information on AI aircraft is limited on X-Plane. Only position, altitude and heading can be displayed.
26. Legend Dock Window¶
Contains two tabs: One tab
Navmap explaining the various airport and
navaid symbols and a tab
Map which shows the general legend for the
base map like the OpenStreetMap for example.
The contents of the
Navmap legend are also available in the online
Note that the general map legend is not available for all map themes.