Frequently Asked Questions

How do I import KMZ data into Foreflight or Garmin Pilot?

See the user waypoint import instructions published by ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot.

Read our instructions for importing kmz airstrip data into ForeFlight.

How often is the Airstrip Map data updated?

We revise the free Airstrip Map regularly to include user contributions and new airstrips. When we’ve made a significant number of changes, we will update the map data in the store.

If I purchased map data, is there a discount for new version updates?

Customers that have previously purchased map data will receive a 70% discount on version updates.

How are airstrips named?

Tundra Pilot’s airstrips and VFR routes are proprietary creative content. To logically locate and reference information and GIS data on our sites, we have adopted the following unofficial naming convention.

 

Airstrips are named according to the following criteria:

 

      1. Historic names and names of indigenous origin such as those that appear on maps, in documents, historic records, and names used by Alaska Native communities. For example, Stuyahok.
      2. Traditional, local, or pioneer names. For example, Grasser’s Airstrip.
      3. Official names. For example, an official FAA name or identifier.
      4. Names given or used by private or public airstrip owners.
      5. Names that reference the nearest known place name or named geographical feature. For example, Mulchatna River.
      6. A derivative name from a named geographical feature in the vicinity, a relative geographical name, the closest land survey benchmark, or a creative descriptive name (in the absence of a nearby named geographical feature or place name). For example, Chaka, is the name of a nearby VABM above the Chakachatna River.

VFR Routes are named according to the following criteria:

      1. Names that reference communities or place names along a route or at route endpoints. For example, Smithers to Ketchikan.
      2. Traditional or local names. For example, Merrill Pass.
      3. Names that reference significant named geographical features along a route or at route endpoints. For example, The Trench.

Names We Won’t Use:

      1. Vulgar, political, disrespectful, or divisive names.
      2. Non-descriptive or nonsensical names.
      3. Trademarked or proprietary names.

What is your refund policy?

All data and digital publication purchases are non-refundable.

What map data sources were used?

Tundra Pilot does not guarantee the accuracy of the map data provided, but in general, the Airstrip Map was prepared using the best available GIS data from the following sources. Data was obtained February 2022.

Elevation

All elevations in the web map are expressed in feet. Map elevation data sources are listed below.

Alaska IFSAR

Arctic Digital Elevation Model

USGS National Elevation Dataset

Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation

Land Ownership

Land ownership can be difficult to classify if part of an airstrip is on private land, and part of it is on public land. In most cases, such airstrips are classified as “private” in our database. In some instances, airstrips on public land may be leased and closed to the public. This information is not included in our database. With user contributions, we will continue to improve the accuracy of the Airstrip Map. Land ownership data sources are listed below.

Yukon

GeoYukon: Parcel Addresses, Land Dispositions, First Nation Settlement Land Surveyed, and Placers Claims and Leases.

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