FreeFlight Systems has released ADS-B View 2.0, a free iPad app that displays to pilots Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast graphical weather, traffic, and textual data that has been received by FreeFlight’s RANGR ADS-B In systems. The data is transmitted to the tablet via Wi-Fi, and overlayed on the ADS-B View map.
“As with the previous version, and in keeping with the ‘free weather and traffic’ philosophy of ADS-B, the app is available free of charge from the Apple store and works with any FreeFlight Systems ADS-B In system,” said Tim Taylor, FreeFlight’s president and CEO.
Graphical weather can be displayed in a looping mode to allow users to view weather changes over time. Users can configure the map to show runways, roads, lakes, and state and county lines and can return to previously viewed areas easily via bookmarks. The map view is fully scrollable, or the aircraft can be centered on the map—either north up or track up. METARs are displayed textually.
A new graphics engine in version 2.0 provides increased responsiveness to user requests and offers full map rotation capability as well as smoother scrolling. In addition, multiple tablets can connect to the same transceiver, which was not possible with ADS-B View 1.0.
FreeFlight said the new version of ADS-B View is available in the Apple App Store. Current ADS-B View users can simply update their existing installed app to receive the new version’s enhancements.