Options Page

This page gives access to the selectable options.

  • Medium - selects font sized used for most WairToNow text. Making a change will restart the app.
  • TFR: ALL - selects which TFRs are displayed on the currently selected chart.
  • TFR PD Overlay shading - enables PorterDuff Overlay mode for TFR area shading. Looks a little sharper on devices that support it. Shows solid orange/red over TFR area if device does not support it. Use whichever looks best on your device.
  • Show CAP grids - will draw CAP grid identifiers and numbers on the currently selected chart. Only valid for the continental US, does not do Alaska or Hawaii.
  • Show obstacle/terrain collision - will highlight potential obstacle/terrain collisions based on current position, speed and heading. Will highlight locations within 10 sec to 2 mins at current speed and within 30° of current heading. The highlights will be depicted as blinking red dots in the area of the collision hazard. Requires that the topography and obstructions databases be downloaded and current.
  • Show FAA waypoints - will draw a dot and the name of all known FAA waypoints on the currently selected chart. Usually very crowded with fix names.
  • Show User waypoints - will draw a dot and the name of all user waypoints on the currently selected chart.
  • Invert plate colors - uses white text on black background for plates (such as airport diagram and instrument approach procedures).
  • Show Synth ILS/DME plates - enables selection of synthetic ILS/DME instrument approach procedure plates along with the official FAA plates for airports.
  • Type B Compliant - dumbs WairToNow down to be AC 120-76C Type B compliant. Basically disables any geo-referencing except on airport/runway diagrams. Disables the Crumbs, Glass, Route Track, VirtNav buttons, as well as IAP DME function.
  • Show ADS-B Nextrad - display weather information on charts received from ADSB. An ADSB receiver must be connected on the sensors page.
  • Show ADS-B Traffic - display traffic information on charts received from ADSB. An ADSB receiver must be connected on the sensors page.
  • Show Wx Summary Dots - display colored dot over airports indicating ceiling at that location as given by METAR. METARs are retrieved from Internet when available or ADS-B when available. Only the latest METARs less than 90 minutes old will be used.
    • ceiling less than 500 ft or visibility less than 1SM: MAGENTA
    • otherwise, ceiling less than 1000 ft or visibility less than 3SM: RED
    • otherwise, ceiling less than 3000 ft or visibility less than 5SM: GRAY
    • otherwise, ceiling less than 10,000 ft: GREEN
    • otherwise: CYAN
  • Power Lock - keeps the screen powered up when the chart or glass pages are being displayed or an approach plate is being displayed. Use with caution as it can wear the battery down.
  • GPS status compass - enable compass on the sensors page.
  • North Up - selects what direction is UP on the display
  • Magnetic or True - select how to display a heading.
  • ddd° ... - select how to display a latitude/longitude value.
  • Kts or MPH - select speed units
  • GPS updates 3 per sec - selects rate of GPS updates. depends on capability of the actual GPS receiver. the higher rates use more battery.
  • Circle Category A - indicates circling category for instrument approach plates depiction of circling area