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Select a preferred time zone for use on the map

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1       Introduction 

Select a preferred time zone for use on the map 

In this topic, you learn how to change the default time zone (UTC) used on the map and on the Flight Details pane to a preferred time zone. 

We estimate that this will take 2 minutes to complete.

2       Detailed explanation 

Change the time zone used on the N-Tracking map 

By default, N-Tracking displays information in the Flight Details pane and on the ACTIVE LAYERS pane using UTC time.

If you are planning and tracking primarily domestic flights, flying in and out of the same airport, you may find it more useful to have times displayed in your local time zone.

Conversely, OCC users typically prefer to use UTC as their default time zone.

To change the time zone you are displaying on the N-Tracking map, choose the Time Zone option in the User Settings menu.


When you begin your exploration of how to set a preferred time zone for use on the N-Tracking map, notice that the Flight list header shows the time in the UTC time zone.

Similarly, the time stamp on the ACTIVE LAYERS pane reflects the last time the weather layer was updated, based on UTC time.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the user name (Trainer_PF) dropdown button.

Interaction 1 Click the User Settings menu button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Time Zone menu item.

By default, N-Tracking uses the UTC time zone. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Time zone dropdown button.

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Interaction 1 Enter est into the Time zone field.

Select your preferred time zone; for this example, EST5EDT.

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Interaction 1 Click the EST5EDT list item.

Both Save buttons work.
For this example, use the upper one.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

Let's see the impact of that change on the map. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Map tab.

The time on the Flight List header reflects your selected time zone. 

The ACTIVE LAYERS pane shows the last time the weather layer was updated, based on your preferred time zone. 

Select a flight in the Flight list

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the SCX101 table cell.

N-Tracking displays STD and ETA times based on your preferred time zone. 


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