Competitive Upgrade Offer: 12 Free Months of FlyQ EFB

We’re thrilled with the response we’re getting with new FlyQ EFB version 2 and we want to spread the love to pilots who are still using other apps.

We understand that it’s hard to walk away from another app if you still have time left in a subscription so we’re making it painless.  More than painless, actually.

When you purchase a new FlyQ EFB subscription, we’ll add another 12 months to that new subscription when you email us proof of a current subscription with a competitive app.  Proof can be an email receipt or just a screenshot of the subscription page.

Offer valid from now to this Friday only.  Read more or order now.

FlyQ EFB and iOS 9 issue

Some users have reported problems with FlyQ EFB 2.1 recognizing the internal GPS of iPads with one (cellular iPads only) when using iOS 9.x.

We are looking into the issue and expect to release a version of FlyQ EFB with a fix within a few days.  It may take Apple as long as a week to release it.

In the meantime, affected users have reported that turning FlyQ EFB’s GPS Simulator on then back off fixes the issue.  To do this, ensure that a flight plan is loaded then tap any of the Status Indicators at the top right of the app.  In the GPS section, turn the Simulator switch on then back off.

The issue does not affect users with an ADS-B system or an external GPS such as the Dual XGPS 150, Bad Elf, or Garmin GLO.

We’re very sorry this wasn’t discover earlier.

Steve

FlyQ EFB 2.1 Available; OK to install iOS 9

Apple has approved FlyQ EFB 2.1 so it’s now available from the App Store.  To update, go to the App Store on your iPad and take a look at the Updates tab.  You should see FlyQ EFB 2.1 as either an Available Update or, if your iPad is set to automatically update apps (which we recommend), as an app recently updated.  Remember that app updates are always free but the app won’t run if your subscription has expired (click here to renew).

If you’ve never installed FlyQ EFB, you can download it by opening the App Store on your iPad and searching for FlyQ EFB.  If you’re reading this on your iPad, you can also click here to download it.

Confirm you’re using FlyQ EFB 2.1 by starting FlyQ EFB, tapping the Settings button (gear icon) at the top of the app, and looking for the version number at the top-right corner of the page.  If you see “2.1”, you’re good to go.

FlyQ EFB 2.1 is compatible with iOS 9 so it’s now safe to install iOS 9.0 or the even newer 9.0.1.

Version 2.1 adds compatibility for iOS 9 and fixes bugs found in the initial version 2.0 release.  This includes the most common crashing bugs and the non-crashing bugs we mentioned in the September Newsletter.  Those are:

  1. Fixed: Cannot change gauges or set a timer in the Gauge Bar in the Procedures tab.
  2. Fixed: The Map Tool bar may fade-out and not return if you’ve recently toggled the Gauges and the Map Tool bar is set to autohide.  This is most commonly seen in the 3D synthetic vision view.
  3. Fixed: TAWS hides map tiles for areas off the Eastern and Western coasts.

Some additional fixes were also made:

  1. Lockheed Martin now listed as a weather provider alongside DUATS.  All references to DUAT have been removed.
  2. Fixed: Clicking a Web link to an FBO does not work.
  3. Fixed: Turning off the High resolution terrain does not “stick” in the ChartData Manager if the switch was swiped rather than clicked.
  4. Fixed: A SkyRadar ADS-B system causes the ADS-B Battery indicator to flash red rather than remain clear (the SkyRadar has no battery).
  5. Fixed: Terrain X-Ray may report the wrong headings if the map is rotated.

We’ve also removed almost all of our old training videos and replaced them with new videos specifically designed for version 2.0. The new videos are more informative and easier to follow yet still concise.

Do not install iOS 9

Reminder:  Please do not install iOS 9.0 as it changes how the iPad allows apps to work with Wi-Fi in such a way that FlyQ EFB 2.0 (and earlier versions) cannot detect Wi-Fi based ADS-B systems.

A new version of FlyQ EFB (2.1) that adapts to iOS 9 has been submitted to Apple but may take a week for approval.  Version 2.1 also fixes the most commonly reported bugs in the initial version 2.0 release of FlyQ EFB.

Once Apple approves FlyQ EFB 2.1, it should be safe to install iOS 9.0 but, as with any major new OS release, a little prudence is generally warranted.

September 2015 ChartData Released

The FAA updates data every 28 days (every 4th Thursday) and a new data cycle begins on Thursday.  We’ve now merged the FAA’s data with our proprietary ChartData and enabled downloads of the ChartData for the new cycle.

We update ChartData several days in advance of each cycle start date so you can download it early.  All US and EU (European) data was made available yesterday or earlier today.

If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to update your ChartData before you fly.

  • In FlyQ EFB:  Tap the ChartData Manager icon (the “down arrow” icon) and review which states you have selected then tap Update Now.
  • In FlyQ Pocket: Select the Downloads tab on the bottom of the screen and tap Update Now.
  • For apps and devices that use our Data Manager, run the Data Manager (or select Settings from the little icon at the lower right corner of your Windows screen) and tap Update Now.
  • In Voyager, select Update Data from the Tools menu then choose the All Monthly ChartData item.

If you need to renew your subscription, click the appropriate link below:

New FlyQ EFB 2.0 shows what your iPad has been capable of all along!

I’ve been waiting to write this blog entry for longer than I’d care to admit but the extra development and testing time was worth it…

FlyQ EFB version 2.0 is now available!

And you’ll LOVE it!

Version 2.0 isn’t about adding more features that most people never use, it’s about making the everyday tasks even easier.  It’s about using more of the iPad screen to show maps, approach plates, and airport information and less for tabbars, toolbars, and other things you don’t need most of the time.  It’s about making everything faster and more reliable.  Version 2.0 is about simplifying your flying to make flying safer and easier.

Never used FlyQ EFB?  Watch the all-new Overview video below then download the free 30 day trial.  Or if you used FlyQ EFB in the past but didn’t purchase it, we’ve cleared all the old trial records so you can try new version 2.0 with a new 30 day trial!

If you prefer reading, download the new Pilot’s Guide that goes into detail about every aspect of FlyQ EFB.

Steve