In this week’s tip we’re going to look at a handy feature in WingX Pro 7 called ChartTouch. This feature, which was added to the app last summer, allows IFR pilots to tap waypoints on an IFR approach chart and quickly add them to the active flight plan.
The best way to learn how to use this feature is to go to the Moving Map section of the app and configure the screen into 3 separate panels. You’ll want to display the flight plan on the left side, an IFR approach chart in View 1, and a sectional or IFR en route chart in View 2 (check out this post for more information on setting up split screen views). Next set up a basic flight plan between two airports; once you have that entered you’ll see an approach chart displayed in View 1 for the destination airport. Now tap a waypoint on the approach chart, and a dialog box will appear listing nearby waypoints. Select the name of the desired intersection or navaid, and another dialog box will appear with several options. Tap ‘Add to Route’, and WingX will add the waypoint in the appropriate spot in the flight plan. You’ll also notice that the magenta route line on the moving map in View 2 will also update to reflect the new route. From there you can add follow the same procedure to add the remaining approach waypoints to the flight plan when setting up for an approach.
Here’s a video showing this feature in action: