Our most significant FlyQ EFB update of the year (so far) is now available from the Apple App Store — FlyQ EFB version 2.4.
New version 2.4 has three key new features as well as a number of bug fixes and minor improvements.
Major New Features
- Document Management. The all-new Documents tab gives you immediate access to a library of more than 200 FAA publications and charts (Flyway charts, helicopter charts, etc.), weather documents, Seattle Avionics documents, legends, and more. Or easily add your own documents by entering a URL or emailing them to your iPad. Even tap to add photos already on your iPad.
- Support for Avidyne IFD440/540/550 wireless data transfer (GPS, AHRS, bi- directional flight plan transfers). Avidyne software release 10.2 required (GPS works with 10.1). More Avidyne support to come.
- Support for ADS-B traffic and weather wirelessly transmitted from a Dynon SkyView system. This adds to existing support for bi-directional flight plan transfers, GPS, and AHRS. ADS-B requires a SkyView version 15 which has not been released as of this writing. The other data requires the current version 14 software.
- FIXED: An unusual server error state can cause the app to logout and not allow users to log back in.
- FIXED: Detailed device status information not immediately updated
- FIXED: NavLog printing results in a clipped document.
- FIXED: Editing the FAA Plan form does not always submit the changed fields to Lockheed or DUATS.
- FIXED: A few airports with fuel prices do not show the price on the map
- FIXED: Takeoff time cannot be set when creating a new flight plan
- FIXED: Downloads for Michigan do not include some of the state
- FIXED: Last-selected pilot not remembered in New Plan
- FIXED: Play/Pause button in sim too small on Retina iPad
- FIXED: Editing a flight plan can produce a negative MHdg
- FIXED: Tapping the Done button in the ChartData Manager takes so long to respond that it’s often tapped twice.
To upgrade FlyQ EFB:
Upgrades to FlyQ EFB are free.
If you’re reading this on your iPad, just click below (won’t work on a PC or Mac):
If you’re reading this on a PC or Mac, go to your iPad then:
1. Open the App Store app on your iPad (usually on the first Home page).
2. Within the App Store, tap the Updates tab at the bottom.
3. Look for FlyQ EFB and tap the Update button next to it.
Tip: You can have the iPad automatically do updates for all apps in the future. This saves a lot of time! To do that:
1. Go to the Settings app on the iPad
2. Tap the iTunes & App Store item on the left side of the screen (might need to scroll down to see it).
3. Turn the switch next to Updates ON (green).
There are a few minor issues known at this time. All of these will be corrected in a release already in the works that should be available in a few days.
- iOS 10 issue: In both FlyQ EFB 2.3.3 and 2.4, Send to Dynon on Plan/NavLog will not appear when connected to Dynon SkyView when using iOS 10.
- Fuel price colors on the map are not correct. Almost all prices are incorrectly colored as dark red.
- On very fast iPads (like a iPad Pro and Air 2), the app may crash repeatedly during startup. Once running, it seems fine. The crashes are much more likely but not exclusive to using an ADS-B receiver. We’re working on this one now.
- An occasional issue with Documents loading.
- A small zooming/panning issue with graphics-based Documents like many of the FAA charts.