It’s fair to say that I’m a very happy camper today. FlyQ EFB, version 1.5, was just released by Apple!
You should be able to download from the App Store on your iPad now although it sometimes takes the Apple servers a few hours to synchronize so you may still see version 1.4.3. If so, check back in a few hours.
Details below but here are the highlights: Even more ADS-B receivers (added Stratus⁺, FreeFlight, and NavWorx), more ChartData regions (Canada, Caribbean, etc.), user-defined waypoints, and much more! You’re really, really going to like it! Watch the video below to see what’s new or keep reading:
To download it:
- Open your iPad
- Tap on the App Store icon
- Tap into the Search box at the upper right of the app
- Enter: FlyQ EFB and hit the Search button on the keyboard
- Tap the appropriate button to Update, Download, etc.
+ Support for Stratus⁺ and Stratus 2 ADS-B receivers
+ Support for FreeFlight Systems ADS-B devices
+ Support for NavWorx ADS-B systems
+ Ability to filter-out ownship by tail number when using ADS-B Out
+ Reset your AHRS with the new gyro icon in the 3D view to set the current yaw, pitch, and roll as ‘straight and level’
+ Ability to turn off pop-up warning about ADS-B traffic accuracy
Ease of Use and Flight Planning Improvements:
+ Personal Waypoints (aka User-Defined Waypoints)
+ Automatic reload of last-used flight plan when the app restarts
+ New Map button in Search for faster ‘jump to map location’
+ Several improvements to flight planning including ability to rename plans, easily change takeoff time, change flight rules (IFR vs. VFR), plane, and pilot. Adding fuel stops is also easier.
+ Enter location in Search by distance/bearing from a navaid or fix or even by VOR/VOR intersection
+ User-updatable fuel prices
+ All-new downloadable Pilot’s Guide
+ Revised Settings page
+ Higher-resolution, more accurate terrain data for dramatically improved accuracy with Terrain X-Ray, TAWS, and the AGL gauge
+ Separated Hazards layer into two layers, TAWS and Obstacles, so they can be enabled independently (helicopter use, for example)
+ Option to hide TAWS when not moving making so no more ‘red map’ when preflight planning
+ ChartData (map) downloads for Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Southern Canada, most of Mexico
+ Blue NexRad ‘cold’ display removed for clarity
+ Satellite map layer refreshes every 30 minutes (was 2 hours)
+ Clearer TFR and Winds Aloft display
Plus many more enhancements and bug fixes
⁺ Stratus and Stratus 2 are trademarks of Appareo Systems, LLC. Seattle Avionics and Appareo have no business agreement or relationship and Appareo has not endorsed or approved FlyQ’s support of their products.