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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 2206

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on June 16th, 2022. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

In aviation, an Aeronautical Information Publication (or AIP) is defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization as a publication issued by or with the authority of a state and containing aeronautical information of a lasting character essential to air navigation.[not verified in body] It is designed to be a manual containing thorough details of regulations, procedures and other information pertinent to flying aircraft in the particular country to which it relates. It is usually issued by or on behalf of the respective civil aviation administration.

The structure and contents of AIPs are standardized by international agreement through ICAO. AIPs normally have three parts – GEN (general), ENR (en route) and AD (aerodromes). The document contains many charts; most of these are in the AD section where details and charts of all public aerodromes are published.

AIPs are kept up-to-date by regular revision on a fixed cycle. For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle). These changes are received well in advance so that users of the aeronautical data can update their flight management systems (FMS). For insignificant changes, the published calendar dates are used.

In some countries the AIP is informally known as the Airman’s Manual or the Air Pilot.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 2206, effective from June 16th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 2206

Aerosoft released on June 16th a new AIRAC Cycle 2206 for their NavDataPro.

For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle).

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane. NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulatorsWith this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use.

More information can be found at the dedicated Aerosoft web page.

Registration Reopened

We’ve great news for those who aren’t yet an X-Plained.Com member and still read this post. We’ve decided to reopen the manual registration. Yes, I’m aware that we also decided not to start an automatic registration because we’ve had bad experiences with this and since we’ve not a professional WordPress programmer, we choose for the safe side.

We’re trying our best to fulfil others wishes by writing comprehensive reviews and/or in-depth impressions. Occasionally writing interesting and educational articles is also our goal, but perhaps you have requests, ideas or thoughts. Therefore, comments, remarks, wishes, ideas and/or questions are always welcome. So please don’t hesitate to contact us.

So what said, our contact form can also be used to become a registered X-Plained.Com simmer. Please note the following regarding downloading files, liveries and others: For downloading files/packages from X-Plained.Com, you need to login thus you need to be a registered X-Plained simmer.

What when you’re not yet a registered X-Plained simmer?
Then it’s time to request a manual registration, but remember, it is important for us – this to filter out fake requests and bots that when you apply for an X-Plained.Com account, you do that in English with a thorough description why you want to apply and what your intentions you have. Failure to do so results in no subscription/no reply.

You can use for this request our Registration menu item.

We’re aware that this isn’t the most friendly way, but we’ve learned our lessons due to bot and fake requests. Apologies for this approach!
Note: Keep in mind that it can take up to 24 hours before we reply due to working hours and time difference!

On behalf of all our staff members,
Angelique van Campen

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 2203

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on March 24th, 2022. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

In aviation, an Aeronautical Information Publication (or AIP) is defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization as a publication issued by or with the authority of a state and containing aeronautical information of a lasting character essential to air navigation.[not verified in body] It is designed to be a manual containing thorough details of regulations, procedures and other information pertinent to flying aircraft in the particular country to which it relates. It is usually issued by or on behalf of the respective civil aviation administration.

The structure and contents of AIPs are standardized by international agreement through ICAO. AIPs normally have three parts – GEN (general), ENR (en route) and AD (aerodromes). The document contains many charts; most of these are in the AD section where details and charts of all public aerodromes are published.

AIPs are kept up-to-date by regular revision on a fixed cycle. For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle). These changes are received well in advance so that users of the aeronautical data can update their flight management systems (FMS). For insignificant changes, the published calendar dates are used.

In some countries the AIP is informally known as the Airman’s Manual or the Air Pilot.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 2203, effective from March 24th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 2203

Aerosoft released on March 24th a new AIRAC Cycle 2203 for their NavDataPro.

For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle).

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane. NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulatorsWith this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use.

More information can be found at the dedicated Aerosoft web page.

Utility Review | Stairport Airport Vehicles

Hi, this is your personal reporter Angelique van Campen with a second Stairport SAM Suite payware add-on review. A while ago Angelique reviewed SAM3 World Jetways and although this was reviewed with an older version of SAM Suite, the basic principle of the payware add-on stays the same. And now – March 2022 – she completed our second SAM Suite review, the AirportVehicles add-on. Most likely we will soon review their third SAM product, the Follow Me.

According to Angelique “I’m aware that this add-on only replaces airport vehicles at default X-Plane airports and not at freeware or payware airports although I have to correct myself since freeware airport developers can implement default X-Plane vehicles from the Laminar Research library. SAM Suite is free of charge as well as the global trees and seasons options and of course the base plugin is free too. At the Aerosoft store page it shows me a price of 18.25 Euro including VAT.”

“It’s not cheap, but on the other hand, I know that there are still lots of simmers who fly and use default X-Plane airports. That said, when they have this plugin, better quality vehicles are implemented and vary with the region you’re flying.”

Curious what she has to say about it? Then it’s time to check out her in depth Stairport SAM3 AirportVehicles review.