Seattle Avionics launched the new FlyQ Online 1.0 Nov. 20 and the following day announced it will soon release the upgraded FlyQ electronic flight bag with new features including augmented reality, full iPhone compatibility, and airport information and instrument procedures for airports in Mexico and Central America. Both products also now offer helicopter charts.
Features added to FlyQ Online include time-based weather, an altitude slider to check winds aloft, detailed color-coded temporary flight restrictions, and the ability to export flight plans to ForeFlight and other formats including PDF, GPX and KML files. METAR and TAF descriptions, winds aloft, airmets, and sigmets are presented on a timeline so that pilots can “see how weather is expected to change over time.” Similarly, pilots can move an altitude slider to find winds aloft that best suit their route. Other weather features include animated and static radar, surface winds, temperatures, precipitation, visibility, and pilot reports.
Users’ subscriptions to the app can now be used on all iPads and iPhones that the subscriber owns. It integrates with FlyQ Online and will have the same functionality on iPhones as on the iPad, except for the split screen capability, which the company said “is simply not practical on the iPhone’s smaller screen.”
The company has offered the FlyQ electronic flight bag for iOS for years, and the new upgrade is currently in external beta testing. Seattle Avionics President John Rutter said FlyQ Online combines the flight planning of Seattle Avionics Voyager Flight Software System for Windows created in 2002 with the design of the FlyQ EFB created in 2010.