April 2, 2013
Photo courtesy Airguide Publications Inc.
Airguide Publications has updated the Flight Guide iEFB to display weather on the iPad in flight, with additional functionality planned for future releases.
The application can be installed for free, with subscription plans ranging from $9.99 to $19.99 per month, following a 30-day trial. The updated version 5.0.4 for iPad now incorporates Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) weather when used in conjunction with the Sky Radar single- and dual-band receivers by Radenna. The company said that future updates will expand the list of compatible ADS-B receivers.
Coupled with a GPS receiver (also sold separately), the application can display a moving map in flight, and overlay a range of data received through the ADS-B receiver including radar and TFRs. Available hardware allows the iPad to accept a GPS signal from many popular panel-mounted devices, including Garmin 430/530 and 650/750 series navigation systems. The application is also compatible with the Zaon PCAS XRX traffic receiver.
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Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
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