We’re extremely happy to announce that FlyQ EFB, version 2.5, is now available from the Apple App Store on your iPad.
FlyQ EFB 2.5 is a major release that adds annotation support for approach plates and airport diagrans, enhances the Scratchpad, improves existing Avidyne support (adds full ADS-B weather and traffic), and dramatically improves the timeliness of METARs and TAFs. It also fixes several crashes (esp. with ADS-B), performance issues, minor bugs, and more. Watch the v2.5 video and read the new Pilot’s Guide for details.
What’s is New in 2.5
- ADDED: Now write on plates and airport diagrams with your choice of colors, pens widths, and opacity
- ADDED: Dramatically improves Scratchpad performance and new choice of colors and pens widths
- ADDED: Full Avidyne ADS-B support (GPS, AHRS, Flight plan transfer, ADS-B traffic, ADS-B weather)
- ADDED: Much larger text on the Roads map layer
- ADDED: Allow a SAR pattern with a buffer < 1 NM
- ADDED: Now you can turn off the 15 NM traffic ring when using ADS-B
- ADDED: Shows approach plates/airport diagrams from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and more
- FIXED: Gauge bar on/off state not retained between sessions
- FIXED: ETE and GS incorrect when adding SIDs and STARs
- FIXED: Cannot alter the initial fuel in some ICAO flight plans
- FIXED: Crash when reversing some flight plans
- FIXED: Crashes and performance issues with the iPad 4
- FIXED: Stratux version # not properly displayed in ADS-B details (always says v 1.0).
- FIXED: Altitude sometimes incorrectly displayed for Stratux users with an AHRS
- FIXED: Multiple problems with Avidne support (heading, altitude, battery and status indicators, send/receive flight plans)
- FIXED: New weather data not properly integrated throughout the app in some ADS-B usage scenarios
- FIXED: Surface winds on airport diagram not properly updated in some cases.
- FIXED: Preflight checklist sometimes reports downloads needed when they are not
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.
As a reminder, the following changes were made in version 2.4.5
- ADDED: Faster mapping performance
- FIXED: Frequent startup crashes for some users
- FIXED: Crash when viewing an airport satellite image in full screen when wind arrows are on
- FIXED: Crash when switching between 2D and 3D modes in a few cases
- FIXED: Crash when reversing some flight plans
- FIXED: Inability to turn fluorescent life jackets off once on
- FIXED: Minor text size problem in some 3D views
And what was changed in version 2.4.4:
- ADDED: ICAO flight plan filing
- 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.
And 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.