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Feature req: Leg entry automation

diedrichg

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Gee-wiz requests:

1. After entering an airport in the Leg section it will automatically enter a - or / or . or whatever the user sets in the settings. The settings box would allow for a maximum of 3 characters, e.g. they could enter a (space)-(space) or just a -

Upon entry, after entering a 3-letter airport code it will auto-populate that symbol.

2. Each time it enters that symbol it will then count and enter that number of legs in the Number of Legs box.
 

Andy Adams

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1. If you enter something and double tap space like you would to enter a period in other areas of iOS, the "-" is entered in lbp.

2. That's not a bad idea
 

diedrichg

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1. If you enter something and double tap space like you would to enter a period in other areas of iOS, the "-" is entered in lbp.
This should also be a function in the tail number box... Enter a tail, tap space twice to enter a -
 

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I am assuming you mean if you enter more than one leg as a single entry and there is an aircraft change somewhere during the day.

That would introduce a difficult situation for import to LBP.
The analyzer keeps track of flights on each tail number so if you entered multiple tails on a single entry it would then not be able to separate the two (or more) and would instead think it's a new tail called "N123-N456".

I think this request would require a large change in how tail numbers are handled in LBP desktop. I'm not sure of all the plans Neal may have for the next version on desktop but I suspect this isn't possible or easily feasible in the current version.
 

diedrichg

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You are correct. That's how I've been logging the past 8 years. I could personally care less about tail numbers in the analyzer because I don't have a need to filter out a tail, just a/c type.
 
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