EasyPlan Updates

LATEST VERSION:

Version 3.133_03 from Feb/Mar 2021  

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Update 3.133_03 includes the following:

  • Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb updates and supplements from the various countries’ AIPs (South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique)
  • The Ballito Blue Route/corridor has been included for straight flights from the Ballito box to the coast (Christmas Bay). Please follow instructions.
  • The newly dated Logbook Application forms are included.
  • More weather cams have been added.  https://aviationwebcams.co.za/
  • Please be reminded of the change to the Cape Town Special Rules areas. There is a new Cape Town Special Rules North 126.80MHz, SR East remains at 124.80MHz and SR West at 125.80MHz.
  • MorningStar airfield frequency has also changed to 126.80MHz
  • A reminder also for Namibian or visiting pilots about the new Namib Naukluft Park Special Rules areas South of Walvis Bay. Please familiarize yourself with the rules and frequencies before flying in the Sesriem/Sossusvlei area.
  • New and revised IFR and VFR reporting points
  • As an ongoing process, New and Updated Airfield Data always forms part of an update. Please inform us of changes or NEW airfields. Where airfields are no longer licenced, we have included a caution note that landing is at own risk. It is imperative that the pilot makes contact with the owner BEFORE landing at an airfield.
  • We have upgraded the EasyPlan software to a newer version programming language. So some of the installation problems might be solved, however it is also dependent on the different Windows operating systems.
  • If you still experience problems, please try as below:
  • Troubleshooting: When trying to install EasyPlan updates, some users might have issues which could be caused by the Microsoft BitDefender: the installation requires permission from BitDefender or your own Anti-Virus software to allow running the EasyPlan update. You might also get  an I/O error 32 message which stops the installation. I/O error 32means “SHARING VIOLATION”, in other words: you’re trying to access a file which is in use by some other process (in your program or “locked” by another application).Please make sure that when you are downloading the update, your EasyPlan is CLOSED. So when you are accessing the link within EasyPlan which then opens our website, please then CLOSE EasyPlan before you are running the update.
  • Our quick link “Check for Updates” within the Help section will start installation while EasyPlan is still open. You will be prompted to close it.
  • But if you get the I/O error 32 then, please close all applications, restart your computer and go straight to the website to download and install the update from there. Or, if you downloaded the update, you would find it in your Downloads folder – run it from there. During installation, please delay between each step.
  • Also please de-activate your BitDefender before downloading and installing. This has helped in many cases.
  • If a few restarts do not help, please clear the TEMP folder at C:\Windows\TEMP or consider re-installing EasyPlan as a last resort.
  • If, when installing EasyPlan, you get other funny errors like: Internal Error C101, Stream Write Error, Floating Points Division by (0) and/or EasyPlan is Installed with Map Split screen, this could be caused by your Anti-Virus software or BitDefender. We found that the MyDocuments folder is not accessible and is protected. You first need to close EasyPlan via Ctrl – Alt – Del. Then allow Full Control of that folder by Right-click and under Properties. You also need to have Administrator rights.

Update 3.132_04 includes the following:

  • Aug/Sep/Oct updates and supplements from the various countries’ AIPs (South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe) which includg telephone numbers, frequencies, notam
  • Effective 8 Oct 2020, Cape Town Special Rules Areas have been revised: Special Rules North has been added. The new SR North frequency is 126.80MHz, SR East remains at 124.80MHz and SR West at 125.80MHz
  • Morning Star airfield frequency also changes to 126.80MHz
  • The Central Summer Gliding area is active again.
  • Many new and updated Airfield Data. Please also inform us of changes or NEW airfields.
  • New and revised IFR and VFR reporting points
  • As an ongoing process, New and Updated Airfield Data is always part of an update. Please also inform us of changes or NEW airfields.

Update 3.131_03 includes the following:

  • May, June, July and Aug updates from all the various countries’ AIPs (South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe) which include procedures, telephone numbers, frequencies, notam
  • Zambia – new Solwezi CTR and TMA
  • Pls note, the following NDBs which haven’t been working for years or were vandalized. have been officially decommissioned: Hluhluwe NDB: HL 375.0, Margate NDB UR 485.0, Upington Intl. UN 334.0.
  • Many new and updated Airfield Data. Please also inform us of changes or NEW airfields.
  • New and revised IFR and VFR reporting points
  • As an ongoing process, New and Updated Airfield Data is always part of an update. Please also inform us of changes or NEW airfields.

Update 3.130_04 includes the following:

  • Feb, Mar, and April updates from all the different AIP and Notam
  • Effective 21 May 2020 FYWB Walvis Bay sees new VFR routings through their CTR AIP SUP 26/2020 and connection to the new Namib Naukluft Desert Special Rules Area AIP SUP S25/2020
  • Within the Namib Naukluft Desert Special Rules Area pilots need to monitor and broadcast on this dedicated frequency 127.55MHz their position, direction of flight and altitude for situation awareness to other aircraft. Freq 124.80MHz is not to be used within this area. The main lodges are East and outside of this area where the use the common frequency of 124.80MHz applies.
  • Ondangwa CTR has been changed: AIP SUP S24/2020 12 March 2020
  • As an ongoing process, New and Updated Airfield Data is always part of an update. Please also inform us of changes or NEW airfields.
  • Updated NavAids & Comm frequencies: Pls note, the following NDBs have been officially decommissioned: OH Oudtshoorn, PW Phalaborwa, and previously VV Vereeniging, Beira, Quelimane
  • New and revised IFR and VFR reporting points
  • We are trying to streamline the Obstacle database. Wind turbines are many and clutter up the maps. So we have created caution areas around the wind farms and will only show some of the turbines within that area.

Update 3.129_02 includes the following:

  • We fixed the problem where the Port Elizabeth airfield information disappeared because we had too many characters in the text.
  • January updates from AIP, supplements and Notam
  • The new zipline in Mosselbay has been added. However as it is in the Harbour FAR32, no low flying below 500ft is allowed anyway. But beware.
  • As an ongoing process, New and Updated Airfield Data is always part of an update. Please also inform us of changes or NEW airfields.
  • Updated NavAids & Comm frequencies
  • Still active: S030/19 Central Summer Gliding Area from 01 Oct 2019 – 28 Feb 2020; Vertical Limits: FL195; Hrs: dly btw 0600-1730 or end of official daylight. Freq: 123.60 MHz; Remarks: increased glider act taking place. This will accommodate gliding ops at GariepDam, Victoria West, Douglas, Kuruman, Potchefstroom and New Tempe, not all of which will be operating over the whole period. Gliders are to remain clear of all controlled, restricted, prohibited and neighbouring airspaces.

Update 3.128_02 includes the following:

  • Dec/Jan AIP updates for South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia
  • Still active: S030/19 Central Summer Gliding Area from 01 Oct 2019 – 28 Feb 2020; Vertical Limits: FL195; Hrs: dly btw 0600-1730 or end of official daylight. Freq: 123.60 MHz; Remarks: increased glider act taking place. This will accommodate gliding ops at GariepDam, Victoria West, Douglas, Kuruman, Potchefstroom and New Tempe, not all of which will be operating over the whole period. Gliders are to remain clear of all controlled, restricted, prohibited and neighbouring airspaces.
  • Part135 Flightlog printout now automatically includes the Aircraft Load (W&B) and Fuel calculations as per SACAA requirements
  • As an ongoing process, New and Updated Airfield Data is always part of an update. Please inform us of changes or NEW airfields.
  • Updated NavAids & Comm frequencies
  • New and revised IFR and VFR reporting points

Update 3.127_01 includes the following:

  • Zambia- new test TMA and CTR for Solwezi
  • Active: S030/19 Central Summer Gliding Area from 01 Oct 2019 – 28 Feb 2020; Vertical Limits: FL195; Hrs: dly btw 0600-1730 or end of official daylight. Freq: 123.60 MHz; Remarks: increased glider act taking place. This will accommodate gliding ops at GariepDam, Victoria West, Douglas, Kuruman, Potchefstroom and New Tempe, not all of which will be operating over the whole period. Gliders are to remain clear of all controlled, restricted, prohibited and neighbouring airspaces.
  • Namibia ICAO Loc Ind updates
  • As an ongoing process, New and Updated Airfield Data is always part of an update. Please inform us of changes or NEW airfields.
  • Updated NavAids & Comm frequencies
  • New and revised IFR and VFR reporting points

Update 3.126_04 included the following:

  • S028/19 FAKN Kruger Mpumalanga – TMA A, C, D, E, F and G have been revised.
  • S029/19  FAJA ACC NorthEast a ‘feeder’ airspace into FAKN for the APP to RWY05 has been added when aircraft are expected to hold during busy periods. ACC ATC will instruct pilots when to change frequency to FAKN when cleared inbound.
  • Botswana: S33/19 –Gaborone flying training area revised effective 10th Oct. This will show under Future Airspaces
  • Zimbabwe: FVFA AD 2.22 FLIGHT PROCEDURES VICTORIA FALLS
  • FVFA Victoria Falls: Special Rules Area over the Victoria Falls – only operators with special Permit are allowed to operate within this area. Other TFC to overfly not lower than 6000ft (light a/c) or FL070 (med or turbo a/c)
  • As an ongoing process, New and Updated Airfield Data is always part of an update. Please inform us of changes or NEW airfields.
  • Updated NavAids & Comm frequencies
  • New and revised IFR and VFR reporting points

On a test basis we have now also added Weather Cameras to the EasyPlan. You need to activate the weather cams on the toolbar. They will then show as a red square near or at the airfield. Left-click the square border with you mouse to select the link. It will then open your web browser with the camera link. Because some cameras are situated right at the airfields, it might be difficult to select the link. You may need to untick the Airfield symbol to get to the link. We are working on a better solution.

Notice to all pilots/airfield owners – please let us know about any changes/updates which you may encounter.

 

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