SCREENSHOTS FROM VERSION 4.00
The following screenshots show a typical pre-flight check for a fictitious route from Southampton (EGHI) -> Lands End (EGHC). All screenshots are decoded from real data from AIS Preflight information services at 15th July 2005 05:50 UTC
Full user defined route shown
The PIB and Met Office data have been automatically downloaded and processed. This view shows the map with low zoom with the user defined route clearly shown as a green line of 10nm width (user adjustable). Danger Zones can be seen in grey and hi-lighted red if referenced in the PIB. Various NOTAMs are shown in red. All map labels have been turned off for clarity.
Checking each NOTAM
This next screenshot shows a close in view of the departure aerodrome. The Class D airspace can be clearly seen along ATZ's and the MATZ's to the north. The route can be seen to cross near a NOTAM. The cursor has hi-lighted this NOTAM indicated by a small circle to the left and the text information is obtained by left clicking. This particular NOTAM is a gas venting site.
All NOTAMs are displayed to the bottom right corner and decoded into full English. Any NOTAMs that cannot be plotted on to the map are listed in the middle and can be viewed by left clicking on them.
This next screenshot shows that the user defined route runs inside a large bounded area. The cursor has hi-lighted it and the NOTAM can be seen. The pilot can now make a decision whether to modify their route to avoid potentially dangerous airspace. The pilot repeats this process clicking on any red plotted NOTAM and reading the text associated with it. The NOTAMs can be seen decoded into English to the bottom right.
Note: The large, complex, bounded area to the left is a good example to show that, unless the NOTAMs are fully plotted, pilots can never be 100% sure whether they affect their intended flight. In this case, it is clear that the NOTAM can be mostly avoided by not flying off the coast. Just a plotted circle derived from decoding the 'Q' line as preferred by other Notam software will not show this.
Weather TAFs and METARs are downloaded straight from the Met Office Website and decoded into full English. No more confusion of the numerous Met abbreviations.
The pilot has selected St Mawgan aerodrome weather to be printed by clicking on the relevant checkbox along side the aerodrome name.
This particular NOTAM shows Redhill NDB is unserviceable. NOTAM Check has identified the radio navigation aid from its database and drawn a circle derived from it's published operating range.
Many Danger Zones are also clearly shown in this view to the South. They are shown as red if referenced in the PIB.