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Update Airspace so that I can make sure to not violate a prohibited airspace?

There is no way this can be garanteed. But AIR³ provides solutions to reach that goal. Look at this video regarding AIRSPACE management and read more details about Airspace in Menu/Preferences/Airspaces

Airspaces information are usually provided to the instrument through an Openair file. The AIRSPACE is continuously evolving through updates of the AIP (Aeronautical Information Publication). This means that Openair files should be regularly updated based on these updates.

In an Openair file, there are prohibited zones 7 days a week, H24, but there are also a certain number of temporary prohibited zones that are announced by Notam (notification to air man). Unfortunatelly, a Notam regarding the same zone can be written differently depending on the person that is producing it. This means that a robot that has the objective to decode notam may not be always 100% correct.

There are different ways to let XCTrack use an Openair file. Read more details in Menu/Preferences/Airspaces.

Check the video for more details

Custom/AIR³ Manager:

Openair files should ideally be produced based on a daily analysis of the Notam in order to humanly determine which airspaces are activated or not. 

A group of pilots focusing on a given region should organise themselves to validate Openair files corresponding to their region and publish them on a Google Drive folder. Sharing that folder with the pilots that are interested, AIR³ manager can automatically download the latest Openair file published. 

Air³ Manager will copy the airspace files in OpenAir format to ‘’XCTrack/Airspaces’’ directory as “Most_recent_OA.txt” and make a second copy in the directory. By choosing that individual airspace file”Most_recent_OA.txt” once for all, Air³ will automatically use the latest Openair file published on that shared folder without any difficuty.

Read more details in the Openair2AIR3 page.

 Web:

XCTrack can use airspaces from http://airspace.xcontest.org automatically. 

Choose countries in Menu/Preferences/Airspaces and to to the Web tab. Tap ‘’Refresh’’ .

Airspace activations are automatically checked upon XCTrack (re)start 

Airspaces are computed automatically through a robot. 

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