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Display airport information on the map

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1       Introduction 

Display airport information on the map 

In this topic, you learn how to display icons representing airports, including airports you set as "favorites" on the map. 

We estimate that this will take 3 minutes to complete.

Display information for airports and airports set as "favorites" on the map 

Use the Navigation layers to add important navigational information to the map:

Airports: This layer displays all airports with an optional display of detailed information.

Favorite airports: Use this layer to differentiate a selection airports as favorites on the map. 

You can find information about adding other navigational elements to the map in other topics, such as:

Display Flight Information Region information on the map
Depict high- and low-level airways, navaids, holding patterns, and waypoints and
Display restricted or controled airspaces and/or communication areas.

2       Detailed Explanation 

Let's get oriented: The map is focused on Western Europe, at a 100 nm zoom level and the ACTIVE LAYERS pane shows that the Radar (for Europe) weather layer is active.

Hide the weather layers list (ACTIVE LAYERS) as you don't need this information while you learn to use the navigational layers. The weather layers remain active. Hiding the list does not affect that.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Hide button.

Access the NAV layers in the Layers menu. 

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Layers button.

Interaction 2 Click the NAV Layers tab.

Notice that several of the layers in the lower half of the pane are not accessible at this zoom level. You can tell this because the slider is grayed out.

To control the zoom levels at which you want the different NAV layers to be usable, adjust the zoom level settings in the User Settings menu (Zoom levels).  

ATTENTION 

The Ground Vehicles option displays on the NAV Layers pane only for those customers subscribed to Surface Tracking.
 

To learn about displaying symbols on the map that show the location of airports use the Airports and Favorite airports options.

Interaction 1 Click the Airports slider.

As with FIR/UIRs, your default zoom level settings can affect whether or not you can enable the display of airport symbols at given zoom levels. Keep this in mind.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Zoom in (+) button.

At a 50 nm zoom level, click one of the gear-shaped airport symbols. For this example, select the highlighted symbol. 

Teal-colored airport symbols on the map reflect the airports in the "My Airports" list. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the highlighted airport symbol.

The airport symbol you selected is highlighted in orange on the map. 

Interaction 2Interaction 1

The NAV pane displays the ICAO code and name of the airport. You can click this entry for more details.

Review the details on the Düsseldorf airport as needed.

Interaction 1 Click the EDDL / DUS list item.

Interaction 2 Click the Close button.

Next, examine another way in which navigation elements work by zooming in again to the 20 nm level. 

Interaction 3 Click the Zoom in (+) button.

At the 20 nm zoom level, the ICAO airport codes display automatically. 

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Airports slider.

Disable the Airports slider while you learn how to work with favorite airports. 

"Favorite" airports might be a selection of airports that your airline uses regularly and/or as alternates.

Interaction 2 Click the Favorite airports slider.

If this is the first time you are working with airports on the map and you have not previously coded any airports as favorites, you can use the Edit  button and add some without enabling the slider. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Edit button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the airports input field.

As the label shows, you can enter either ICAO or IATA codes for the airports. 

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Enter egkk into the airports field.

Interaction 2 Press the KeySymbol:13 key.

HINT 

You can create your list vertically as shown in this example, putting each code on a new line. Alternatively, you can enter the codes separated by a comma (egkk,lfpg).

You cannot enter the airport name (such as Gatwick) in this field. Only airports identified by their codes display on the map.  

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Enter etmn into the airports field.

Interaction 2 Press the KeySymbol:13 key.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Enter lfpg into the airports field.

Interaction 2 Click the Save button.

After you save your favorites, you may need to refresh the display of the Favorite airports layer by disabling, then re-enabling the layer. 

The favorite airports you added display on the map, showing the light blue symbol, like this one for the EGKK airport (Gatwick) in England. LFPG represents the Charles de Gaulle airport in France; it is not currently shown in this view of the map.

SUCCESS 

Congratulations! You have successfully added airport symbols and added favorite airports to assist with your flight tracking tasks. 

 

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