EasyVFR 4 SmartMap – how does it work?

EasyVFR 4 SmartMap – how does it work?

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One of the most anticipated features of EasyVFR 4 without a doubt is our new SmartMap. Of course it is vector based and shows incredible detail until the very lowest zoomlevel. But the smart bit is that it fades airspaces that are not active at the time of your flight. It gives a very clean and easy map to work with.
At the feature page on our new website we have posted some examples of how the map gets cleaned up thanks to Smart Airspace Hiding functionality.

To be able to give a reliable indication wether an airspace is active or not, requires a connection with the local airspace managing authorities as well as current NOTAMs. Therefore the SmartMap is not yet ‘smart’ in every country.

Countries that are currently covered with certain level of SmartMap functionality are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
Some countries we are still working on:

  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Denmark

<<< Finland especially is a country that has an intimidating amount of temporary reserved airspaces, so we work hard to get this map cleaned up!

Finland is not alone. Many countries are covered with an extensive patchwork of temporary reserved and danger areas, that are often not active. With EasyVFR 4 we hope to make flying and navigating those countries much easier, especially for foreign pilots.

Did you know? When you want to try the Smart Airspace Hide feature, you have to enable the NOTAMs-on-Map feature first. 

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Erik Brouwer

Erik Brouwer

Customer Happiness Officer

Erik is not happy until you are happy. Under his lead the customer support and marketing of EasyVFR is continually improving to make sure you as a EasyVFR user have the most pleasant experience when you need our help.
Erik lives in Apeldoorn (NL) and holds EASA and FAA licences (Commercial, Multi-engine, instrument). With over 40 types in his logbook, he flies whatever he can get his hands on.

Something special on the horizon

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EasyVFR 4 beta – close to release!

We have lost track of how many of you asked us when the next big update for EasyVFR was due. So we are happy to announce it will be soon, our friends, very soon! But we take it step by step, to make sure that every bit is as good as you are hoping for. That is the reason why we took two years of discussing, developing and rebuilding every part of our air navigation app from the ground up.  We strive for the result of this massive team effort to arrive on your devices this Spring!

 

Stay tuned.

The fact that you read this tells us you have discovered our new website too! For now it is a showroom of EasyVFR 4, while our old webshop will continue operating on our existing website. After the launch of EasyVFR 4 our webshop and account management will also be transferred to this new and more modern website.
In the meantime, please visit frequently to discover the latest screenshots and developments which we’ll add every week. The most effective method to stay tuned is subscribing to our newsletter.

 

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If you are interested in becoming a beta tester, please sign up for the Early Access. And feel free to make some noise down in the comment section! 🙂

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Tim Peter

Tim Peter

Director of Marketing

Tim is the marketing wizard of the team. By working his magic in the app and on the website, he contributes to EasyVFR by mapping user behaviour and needs, which enables us to improve the app every step of the way. Tim Peter is an avid glider pilot and qualified instructor.

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