April 25, 2013
By AOPA Member Products staff
AOPA’s new electronic flight bag app for the iPad, FlyQ EFB, has quickly become a top choice with pilots because of its revolutionary mix of simplicity and power. The first version included innovative features such as split-screen, 3-D synthetic vision, wind-optimized flight planning, graphical data downloads, and more. The just-released 1.1 version continues the revolution by adding the single-most requested feature: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in-flight weather. Version 1.1 also adds a number of other powerful features and makes a great app even better.
The most common question pilots asked AOPA staff was, “When will you support ADS-B weather?” Version 1.1 delivers ADS-B with support for the new Dual XGPS 170 ADS-B + WAAS GPS receiver. When paired with the Dual Bluetooth ADS-B receiver, FlyQ EFB automatically begins downloading free weather from ADS-B stations around the country. Future releases of FlyQ EFB will support additional ADS-B receivers.
But version 1.1 isn’t just about weather. A number of changes, both significant and subtle, were added to make flying safer and easier:
FlyQ always made it easy to browse plates using a simple left or right swipe. Now selecting and displaying approach procedures is even better. With the new release, you can:
Faster, smoother mapping system.
Several connectivity and stability bugs were fixed to make using FlyQ EFB in the cockpit even more reliable. If you haven’t already tried FlyQ EFB, download the app today and sign up for a 30-day free trial to see what the buzz is about. If you already have a FlyQ EFB subscription, simply update your app through the App Store.
AOPA members are eligible for discounted FlyQ subscriptions. For more information on how to claim your member discount, visit www.aopa.org/FlyQEFB. Please note: FlyQ EFB is built for the iPad 2 or newer, including iPad mini. It is not compatible with iPad 1.
Do you love FlyQ EFB? Have a suggestion to make it better? We want to hear from you. Please send comments and feedback to AOPA at FlyQFeedback@aopa.org. If you have technical or subscription questions, please contact FlyQEFBSupport@SeattleAvionics.com.
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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) welcomed a Sept. 18 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcement that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. ADS-B is a critical component of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.
The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.
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