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WingX Offers Tips For Map Overlays

New Feature Allows Pilots To Place Additional Weather Items On Moving Map

The recent WingX Pro 6.9.2 update added a new feature that now allows users to select and overlay additional weather items on the moving map, expanding on the options of fuel prices and METAR circles. In the past users would select weather overlay items from the Options list at the bottom of the screen, but the latest release adds a new button in the upper right of the screen with additional options.

According to a blog post from Sporty's Pilot Shop, initially this gray button will be labeled Flight Rules, and tapping it will reveal a list of weather and fuel overlay options. These include airport flight rules (VFR, MVFR, IFR), surface wind, visibility, ceiling, sky coverage, temperature, temperature/dew point spread, density altitude, 100LL fuel prices and jet A fuel prices. You can only select one at a time, but these allow users to get a big picture of view of various weather elements, based on the METARs reported for airports across the country.
 
The functions of the View and Options buttons remain the same. View allows users to select a chart basemap, like VFR Sectional, IFR En Route or Terrain. The Options menu then allows users to select additional overlay options, including terrain shading, obstacles, airspaces, airways, jetways, fixes and extended runway centerlines.
 
Unlike the weather overlays, users can display multiple items from this list simultaneously. And if users want to enable the popular split screen function, simply press the blue Screen button. View 1/Option 1 controls the top/left panel and View 2/Option 2 controls the bottom/right panel, depending on how users have the screen oriented.

FMI: www.hiltonsoftware.com

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