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For information on how to install Air Manager for iPad, 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

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 iPad inwards. It is best to start on the far edge of the iPad screen.
  • Edit mode -> Viewing mode : Press the button on the top left part of the screen, that says 'Hide menu'.

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. It is not possible to do stuff like adding, removing or reposition the instruments. Touch gestures and sent 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.

Removing an instrument

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

Searching instruments

To search an instrument, press 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.

Reposition and resize instruments

To reposition an instrument, press the instrument with one finger, and slide your finger to the desired instrument 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.

Add a (pre-made) panel

Above the canvas you see a big + sign, click this button to add a new panel. Either a blank panel, or one of the pre-made panels.

Edit panel settings

Select the panel you want to edit, and click Edit below the panel name. This will bring up a window that lets you edit the panel name, the background color by using the color wheel or remove the panel.


You can find the Air Manager settings within the iPad Settings app on your iPad. This is the regular place where you change all your iPad settings and preferences. Once in the iPad Settings app, scroll down until you see the Air Manager text and logo, and select it. On the right you will be presented with the Air Manager settings.

  • 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.