We have just released FlyQ EFB version 2.4.4. Despite the small change in the version number, this is a very significant release for two reason:
- ICAO flight plan filing. FlyQ EFB joins FlyQ Online with full capabilities to create and file ICAO flight plans via either Leidos (Lockheed Martin) or CSRA DUATS. All FlyQ EFB flight plans are now filed using the new ICAO format rather then the old FAA domestic format. For accurate filings, pilots should go Settings/Aircraft Profiles and complete the new sections for ADS-B, RNAV, and such. See ICAO Flight Planning Now Available! for more information (an ICAO version of FlyQ Pocket will be released very soon and ICAO Voyager is in the works).
- Very substantial memory optimizations in the app to reduce crashes. This especially applies when using ADS-B in high-traffic areas and even more particularly when using the Stratux receiver.
As always, it also includes other fixes and optimizations:
FIXED: Crash when switching from 2D to 3D when the Rings or Extended Courseline layer is on.
FIXED: Calculation error when editing offline flight plans.
FIXED: Cardinal directions on Terrain X-Ray incorrect in one case.
FIXED: Original 2D map zoom is not restored when switching from 2D to 3D then back 2D.
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 to ON (green).
Note: Turning on automatic updates does not automatically install new OS releases, just apps like FlyQ EFB.
And, as a reminder of what was new in 2.4:
- ADDED: 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.
- ADDED: Support for Avidyne IFD540 and IFD440 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.
- ADDED: Support for ADS-B weather and traffic from the Dynon SkyView. SkyView software release 15 required (GPS, AHRS, bi-directional flight plan transfers already available with SkyView 14).
- 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: Edits to the FAA Plan form not submitted to Lockheed/DUATS in some cases.
- 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.