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Jeppesen Enhances Mobile FliteDeck VFR V 2.1

By Doug Higdon

July 24, 2015 - Jeppesen continued its march of product progress with a Version 2.1 advance of its Mobile Flight Deck VFR application with some minor enhancements and additions.

Among the latest additions are automatic flight-time logging–called auto log–and automatic aural warnings against potential infringements of special-use airspace.

The audio airspace warnings build on the visual warnings introduced with Mobile FliteDeck VFR in 2014.

Airspace visual warnings begin five minutes before the aircraft enters restricted airspace or airspace requiring a clearance; outlines of the airspace begin to pulse in yellow on the map and a text box in the upper left corner of the screen provides complementary information. The same alerts accompany TFRs.

The software generates an audible “ping” followed by the spoken word “airspace;” upon entering the airspace the software generates two pings and again follows with the word “airspace.”

To acknowledge these alerts takes but a swipe of the screen, ending the visual and audible alerts on that airspace for the next 10 minutes.

Approaching waypoints generates similar visual and audio alerts with a ping followed by the word “waypoint;” the system gives priority to airspace alerts over waypoint alerts.

The application also provides for user customization of the audio alerts.

Auto logging reduces the effort of tracking flight time, takeoff, and landing information by simply switching Mobile FliteDeck VFR to “Go Flying.” The application also provides for manual logging, but is meant to support, not replace, pilot time tracking.

These features are available via an update and are integrated into new Mobile FliteDeck VFR downloads. Find more information at
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