On opening the app you should see nearby traffic.
The traffic mix comprises other AvTraffic users, ADS-B traffic and glider traffic.
If you are planning to fly, add the details of your aircraft as follows -
That's it, you're ready to go. If you fly other aircraft, repeat the steps above.
If you're not planning to fly, you can add your aircraft details later. The mode button (see below) shows SBY (Standby). Once you have added your aircraft details, a separate button to its left will show the selected aircraft's callsign.
To edit or delete aircraft from the My Aircraft view, just tap or swipe left.
To integrate AvTraffic into your EFB app, see EFB Integration below.
The app runs in one of two modes, standby (SBY) or active (ACT) as shown on the mode button on the toolbar.
When in standby (SBY) mode, nothing is shared with other users and all activity ceases when you close the app.
Use standby (SBY) mode when you're not flying, say when simply checking to see who is flying.
When in active (ACT) mode, the app will share the callsign, type and position of the selected aircraft with other users. It will continue to do this in the background when you close it.
If you switch the device off, battery power is reduced but the app will continue running in the background and other nearby users will still see you.
If you don't take off, this will continue for 30 minutes. If you do, it will continue until one minute after you arrive.
Use active (ACT) mode when you are about to go flying.
Please use the following conventions when adding details of your aircraft.
* more about callsign
When you start up, select the aircraft you're flying and select active (ACT) mode if not already selected.
On the Traffic view, you will see nearby aircraft running AvTraffic and also ADS-B Out equipped aircraft, both graphically and as a list.
The graphical view shows a symbol according to the proximity of the aircraft and its closing speed.
The graphical view also has some information about you.
The list shows more detail.
The icon in the bottom right hand corner of the traffic display shows the overall System Status.
Normally, this should be a green light but could show a warning or error state.
Tap the System Status icon to open the System Status view.
If your EFB app supports the GDL90 protocol, it will display AvTraffic aircraft in the EFB app provided -
This has been tested with AvPlan EFB, ForeFlight, and OzRunways.
Note that EFB integration is disabled when in standby (SBY) mode.
Hint: on an iPad, you can swipe up from the bottom to switch between your EFB app and AvTraffic quickly. AvTraffic will continue to run in the background and send traffic data to your EFB while you're using it.
Premium users can select to start their EFB app automatically when opening Avtraffic or switching mode to active (ACT).
Details on how to use a shortcut to start AvTraffic and your EFB together can be found here.
ADS-B feed courtesy of ADS-B Exchange.
Glider feed courtesy of the Open Glider Network.
You are encouraged to visit these websites and consider hosting a feeder if coverage is limited in your area.
Weather data courtesy of NOAA Aviation Weather Centre.
Elevation data courtesy of US Geological Survey using the 30 arc second global SRTM dataset.