Viewing, Printing, and Going Live

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Viewing the Charts

After you have designed your Chart Layout and built your first chart, you can view it by saving and approving it.

Then go to FlightSpan™ on an iPad that won’t be used in the cockpit, and tap on the settings icon.

Select the Charts tab, and change Use Non-FS Charts? to “No”. This will enable viewing of the new charts on this iPad only before going live.

Next sync, and pull up the chart to see how it looks. If you don’t like the way it looks, go back and change the Chart Layout and/or chart data and formatting until you like what you see. Each time you make a change and come back to the iPad you will have to sync to make sure you have the latest changes.

If information is missing, double check to be sure that the aircraft type is approved for use at that runway, since some of the data is pulled from that table.

Printing Charts

Print individual PDFs of charts for all aircraft types at a given runway (with the change history) by clicking on the printer icon at the top, which will create a PDF with charts for all aircraft types.

Or print all runway charts for an aircraft type by first selecting the reports icon,

Then search for “chart”, click on the report title, select charts for the desired aircraft type, then print.  

Completing the Chart Portfolio and Going Live

Once you are happy with your charts, the FlightSpan™ team can help you with data migration. You will still need to review and edit each of your runway charts, for each of your aircraft types, until your chart portfolio is complete and correct. 

Finally, when you are ready to go live with your new charts, flip the switch in FlightSpan Ops under Aircraft Type EFB Preferences by searching for “chart” and changing the Use non-FlightSpan Runway Charts preference to “No”. 

Note: Having this switch on the Aircraft Type level allows you to stage the rollout of your charts if you choose (for example if your rotor wing charts are ready before fixed wing, you can go live with those prior to fixed wing).

Once you are operational and routinely managing charts from within FlightSpan™ Ops, be sure to have a robust process where one person makes the chart updates, and a second person reviews and approves the charts in accordance with these instructions.

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