Flight Information Service (FIS) Sector Fix for Germany

Fix to show FIS sectors on the map again. Only includes Germany.

Data Source

All data was sourced from http://www.openaip.net/system/files/airspaces/openaip_airspace_germany_de.aip_1588554066 effective 29APR2020. (Login required)

Requirements

To be able to uses the files provided by Discovering Eagle you need to have a
working installation of SkyDemon on Android, iOS or Windows PC and a valid
subscription.

We develop our files with the newest version of SkyDemon at that given time. Even though SkyDemon claims backwards compatibility for custom data, we can’t
guarantee it.

Cost

Everything on this website is free! Nevertheless I would appreciate if you donate a little via the support page. I do put a lot of work in these downloads and with every donation you help me coming closer to the ultimate goal: Flying around Africa!

Installing

  1. Remove all files from your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder matching the name
    pattern Germany_FIS_Fix_DDMMMYYYY.airspace in order to prevent previous
    versions to be shown.
    On Windows computers you will usually find this at C:\Users\< username >\Documents\SkyDemon\CustomData. On Android you will find it under < Internal storage >/SkyDemon/CustomData.
  2. Unzip the contents of the downloaded archive to your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder and make sure not to produce any subfolders!
  3. After unzipping you should find the following files:
    • README.md (you can delete this one afterwards)
    • LICENSE.md
    • Germany_FIS_Fix_DDMMMYYYY.airspace
    • Germany_FIS_Fix.png (you can delete this one afterwards)
  4. Now startup SkyDemon. If it has been running close and restart it.
  5. On a Windows PC go to the main menu and turn on Mapping > Airspace > Other. On a mobile device tap the chart layer icon (three panes stacked on top of each other) in the bottom right of the map window and turn on Airspace > Misc.

Now you should see multiple airspaces with a dark blue dashed border have appeared. If you utilize the “Whats here” menu you can check the frequency, too.

It didn’t work

Make sure, Other / Misc airspaces are turned on as described above. Zoom in closer to prevent the sector boundaries been hidden by SkyDemons automatic decluttering feature. You can check your settings while zooming in to Celle-Arloh airfield (EDVC) where the sector boundary should cross west to east right above the airfield and intersect another boundary at Berliner Heide gliderside about 10nm to the east. See the included screenshot for reference.

If you still do not get any sectors, check if you extracted the archive into your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder without any subfolder. Make sure, you did not change any filename. If you need to correct something here, restart SkyDemon afterwards.

Disclaimer

Discovering Eagle did not and does not invent the data provided. See section Data Source above to learn were the provided data came from. We do rework the raw data from our sources and put them into the SkyDemon format.

Unfortunately, it is impossible the verify the correctness of every given dataset. So we must emphasize that the data provided is an aid to flight planning and navigation, designed to enhance situational awareness. The pilot remains responsible for ensuring they have all information necessary for the safe conduct of the flight and that they adhere to the laws of any states overflown. (Did you recognize this paragraph?)

All data provided come with an effective date of the data of the providing entity. Since Discovering Eagle is essentially a one-man-show, I won’t post a cycle end date nor do I guarantee to update my files when the providing entity does. Nevertheless I strive to provide the most up-to-date data possible. Should you find outdated data, please feel free to drop a note on the contact form.

Versioning/Download

All versions are numbered by their effective date.

download
29APR2020
Pull from http://www.openaip.net/system/files/airspaces/openaip_airspace_germany_de.aip_1588554066 effective 29APR2020.
download
30SEP2019
Pull from http://www.openaip.net/system/files/airspaces/openaip_airspace_germany_de.aip_1570496444 effective 30SEP2019.

Authors

  • Florian Meissner, founder and front-man of Discovering Eagle.

License

This project is licensed under an extended MIT License – see the LICENSE.md file for details

Contact / Bug-Report

www.discovering-eagle.org/contact

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