N-Flight Planning User Interface
This topic gives you an overview of the the N-Flight Planning user interface.
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N-Flight Planning interface
NAVBLUE Flight Planning is displayed in a single window, certified as viewable through the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.The NFP user interface is made up of five main elements, the Navigation Bar, the Map, the Informantion panel, the Status Bar, and the Screen Panel (consisting of either the List, Plan, Route, Automation, Reports, Progress, Settings or Alert screen. The navigation bar, the map, the information panel and the status remain visible at all times, with the exception of when the map is expanded. By default, NFP opens with the List screen displayed in the Screen panel.
Click through this topic to learn more about each element of the interface.
The navigation bar allows you to access the screens available: List, Plan, Route, Automation, Reports, Settings, Alerts, Maintenance and Help, all located on the right of the navigation bar. The navigation bar also displays the number of unread alerts in parentheses next to the Alerts link. Click on the wrench icon on the left side of the Navigation bar to open the Change Password panel.
To select a screen, click on the name of the screen in the navigation bar.
Clicking on Help on the navigation bar opens the on-line help files in a new window. The currently displayed screen does not change.
Clicking on Maintenance on the navigation bar opens the Maintenance screen in a new window. The currently displayed screen does not change.
The map graphically displays information relating to the current flight. It can be used to show weather, routes, airways, great circles, FIRs, tracks, airports, restricted areas and more.
The map itself is interactive; you can pan your view by holding the left mouse button and dragging in the desired direction. You can zoom by selecting a zoom level by using the slider bar, or by clicking on the + or - symbol on the slider bar. Holding down the <Ctrl> key and drawing a rectangle on the map will cause the map to zoom in on that area.
The map can be expanded to maximize the viewing area by clicking on the black control arrow at the bottom right of the window. When expanded, the map becomes the only visible element in the browser. To collapse the window, click again on the black control arrow.
The Information panel displays information based on the field that you have selected. Regardless of the type of information being displayed, you can expand the Information panel to display more information by clicking on the small up arrow at the top center of the panel.
The Info arrow at the top right of the Information panel allows you to switch between the information you want to see.
This panel changes depending on what screen you have chosen in the navigation bar. The List screen, shown here, is the default.
The status bar is located at the bottom of the Flight Planning window, and is a dynamic display used to give you feedback on the data entered in the Plan screen and Route screen. The status bar is divided into four panels, from left to right of the screen: the message panel, the context message panel, the transmission reporting panel, and the alerts panel.