iNavCalc can be used to generate your VFR nav route calculations from any email software via a single line of text, the email subject-line.
OK, so how do I get started with iNavCalc via Email ?Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired waypoints (ICAO identifiers, navaid radials, etc) on the subject-line (or command-string of mobile app UI), separated by spaces.
ExamplesFor example, to demonstrate the global coverage of iNavCalc, let's say we want to go from Ronaldsway Isle of Man (EGNS) to Los Angeles International (KLAX), then send the following email:
Subject: EGNS KLAX
or, more typically, for a local route in Scotland from Prestwick to Dundee via Perth, avoiding terrain and controlled-airspace, then send the following email:
Subject: EGPK GOW188/16 GOW139/16 EGPG PTH237/26 EGPT EGPN
Within a few seconds you will receive an email with your PLOG.PDF, MET.PDF, NOTAMS.PDF, FREQS.PDF, ROUTE.GPX and ROUTE.FPL as attached files.
You can open the ROUTE.GPX file in any GPX-compliant app such as SkyDemon, AirNavPro, Memory-Map, etc., making the iNavCalc email app a quick and powerful way of creating routes for importing to your favorite flight software/devices.
You can open the ROUTE.FPL file in the Garmin AERA 795, making the iNavCalc email app a quick and powerful way of creating routes for importing to this device.
The examples above are intended to get you up-and-running with iNavCalc with the minimum fuss. Specifically, all the examples use the simple short-hand syntax for the command-string. However, these examples do not expose the detailed functionality available via the long-hand syntax whereby you can specify many parameters (i.e., in addition to just the the route/waypoints) which control the generated output. For those details, refer to the iNavCalc Detailed Parameters Guide.