Android Manual

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For information on how to install Air Manager for Android, please go here.

Release notes

If you are looking for the release notes for both Air Manager and it's plugins, go here.

Install the Flight Simulator plugin(s)

In order to connect Air Manager to your flight simulator, you have to install our plugin to your Flight Simulator.
Information on how to install the flight simulator plugins can be found here.

User Manual

Showing and hiding the menu

Edit mode
The list of active instruments. Select showing to see this list, click on the blue highlighted instruments to remove them from the panel.
In edit mode click on the green + to add a new pre-defined panel or add a blank panel and make your own layout.
Click the gray cogwheel to see the app settings.

Air Manager can be active in two modes:

  • Viewing mode : All instruments are showing full screen. No additional information is present on the screen.
  • Edit mode : You can configure the active instruments, by adding, removing, moving, scaling and searching the instruments.

It is possible to switch between these modes.

  • Viewing mode -> Edit mode : Drag a single finger from the left side of the screen inwards. It is best to start on the far edge of the screen.
  • Edit mode -> Viewing mode : Press the arrow pointing to the left on the top left part of the screen.

When starting Air Manager for the first time, it will be in viewing mode and you will see a black screen (empty panel). Switch to edit mode to add instruments or panels.

Viewing mode

The viewing mode is used in normal operation, where you want to only show the instruments you have selected. Once in viewing mode it is not possible to do things like adding, removing or re-positioning of the instruments. Touch gestures can be used to manipulate the instruments buttons, switches and dials.

Edit mode

Within edit mode, you are able to add, remove, search and reposition individual instruments.

  • Add an instrument
  • Remove an instrument
  • Search for an instrument
  • Reposition reposition an instrument
  • Resize an instrument
  • Make instrument fill up available space

Using the menu

Showing active instruments

Adding an instrument

Press the instrument on the menu to add the instrument. By default, new instruments will be shown on the top left part of the screen. Instruments are downloaded dynamically, it may take a while before the instruments are downloaded, depending on your internet speed.

Removing an instrument

To remove an instrument, tap the instrument within the menu. Note that you can press the 'Showing' tab bar button on the top of the menu to show all currently active instruments.

Searching instruments

To search an instrument, click the search bar on the top left part of the screen, and start typing in keywords for the instrument you are looking for. E.g. these can be keywords like 'Boeing' or 'altimeter'. A space will separate the keywords.

Re-position and resize instruments

To re-position an instrument, press and hold the instrument with one finger, and slide your finger to the desired location. To resize an instrument, make a pinching gesture on the instrument you want to scale. To make an instrument use all it's surrounding space, double tap on the instrument. It will go as wide and high as it can go, without overlapping other instruments, and by respecting the instrument aspect ratio.


You can find the settings by clicking the cogwheel-icon on top of the menu.

  • Show splash screen: The splash screen is presented to you when you start the app for the first time. Turn this on if you want to see it again.
  • Show FPS: Let Air Manager show the current frames per second on the top left of the screen.
  • High FPS (60 Hz): Normally the number of frames per second is limited to 30, this limits the frames per second to 60.
  • Automatically connect to Flight Simulator: Automatically detects the Air Manager plugin from the sim you are running. You don't need to set the IP address and flight simulator. Turn this off if you want to set the IP address and flight simulator manually.
  • Manual network address: Fill in the IP address or DNS name of the computer on which your flight simulator is running. This only works when Automatically connect to Flight Simulator is turned off.
  • Manual flight simulator: Choose which flight simulator you want Air Manager to connect to. This only works when Automatically connect to Flight Simulator is turned off.