GEMIL_VFR

German Military VFR Reporting Points and Routes

Supplement to SkyDemon’s Germany chart to display missing VFR reporting points and arrival and departure routes as well as traffic patterns for military airports.

Only AD2 aerodromes are included. If you like me to add the AD3 heliports, too, see below how you can get in touch with me.

Data Source

All data was sourced from Germany’s Military AIP AD2 found for public use at https://www.milais.org/publications.php.

Included Airfields

ICAO Name Effective Remarks
ETAD Spangdahlem 23MAY2019
ETAR Ramstein 12SEP2019
ETHA Altenstadt 12SEP2019
ETHB Bueckeburg 12SEP2019
ETHC Celle 12SEP2019 Pattern CAT B-D included.
ETHF Fritzlar 23MAY2019 VFR Reporting Points and Routes for ETHF already included by SkyDemon. Supplemented VRP SE and route to/from EDEM. Downloading Airspace Corrections Germany is recommended to show EDEM sector within ETHF CTR.
ETHL Laupheim 12SEP2019
ETHS Fassberg 12SEP2019
ETIC Grafenwoehr 23MAY2019
ETIH Hohenfels 23MAY2019
ETNG Geilenkirchen 29MAR2018
ETNH Hohn 12SEP2019
ETNN Noervenich 23MAY2019
ETNS Schleswig 12SEP2019
ETNT Wittmundhafen 12SEP2019
ETNW Wunstorf 12SEP2019 Downloading Airspace Corrections Germany is recommended to show variable boundary between ETNW and EDDV CTR’s.
ETOU Wiesbaden 23MAY2019
ETSB Buechel 23MAY2019
ETSH Holzdorf 12SEP2019
ETSI Ingolstadt/Manching 12SEP2019 Visual Reporting Points and Routes implemented by SkyDemon already. Added holdings north and south of the airfield.
ETSL Lechfeld 12SEP2019
ETSN Neuburg 12SEP2019
ETWM Meppen 12SEP2019

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.

All development and testing including creation of the screenshots included in
the archive are done with the default SkyDemon 3 chart style. We do not check
nor do we guarantee that the projected features are displayed correctly with
the use of other chart styles.

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. Unzip the contents of the downloaded archive to your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder. 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. After unzipping you should find the following files:
      • README.md (you can delete this one afterwards)
      • LICENSE.md
      • GEMIL_VFR_DDMMMYYYY.airways
      • GEMIL_VFR_DDMMMYYYY.vrps.csv
      • GEMIL_VFR.png (you can delete this one afterwards)
  3. Now startup SkyDemon. If it has been running close and restart it.
  4. Make your map layer settings:
    1. On a Windows PC go to the main menu and turn on the following:
      • Mapping > Waypoints > Show Visual Reporting Points
    2. 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 this:
      • Waypoints > Visual Reference Points

For various military airfields in Germany you should see that their respective visual reporting points together with their VFR arrival / departure routes and  traffic patterns (brown dashed lines) have appeared. Compare the included  screenshot with the Celle Military CTR (ETHC).

It didn’t work

Make sure, all chart layer options are turned on as described above. Zoom in closer to prevent features been hidden by SkyDemons automatic decluttering feature. You can check your settings while zooming in to the area near Celle Military (ETHC). 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
12SEP2019
Initial compilation from the Military AIP Germany as mentioned above.

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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