OSH: Photos from today’s Advanced FlyQ EFB presentation

Looks like John nailed it with great tips and tricks for FlyQ EFB users in front of a large audience!  In most of these shots, he’s demonstrating using FlyQ Online, our powerful web-based flight planner, for detailed weather and planning.  FlyQ Online has “4D Weather” where you can move a Timeline and Altitude Slider to see how weather is expected to change at different times and different altitudes.  Of course, FlyQ Online plans synch automatically with FlyQ EFB but can also be exported to other devices and apps including ForeFlight, Garmin, Dynon, GRT, and many more.

Thanks for the photos, Mike!

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OSH: Friday Seminar on Advanced FlyQ EFB

Advanced FlyQ EFB. Fri July 27, 8:30 AM. Homebuilders Hangar.

FlyQ EFB has emerged as one of the most popular iPad apps around, mostly due to its ease of use.  But it has a lot of power, too.  We’ll peel back the covers on some of its more advanced features and show how it integrates with FlyQ Online (PC and Mac) if there is a good Internet connection.  This is a great chance to ask How To questions as it will be more interactive than a canned presentation.  Expect topics on flight planning, ADS-B, device connectivity, the Simulator, the Flight Recorder, Documents, Augmented Reality, and more.

John Rutter, President of Seattle Avionics, will do the presenting duties. John is a co-founder of Seattle Avionics and certainly knows his stuff about both FlyQ and flying.  He’s been an instrument-rated pilot for years and has flown and owned several planes.  He also successfully got a plane filled with his family safely back on the ground after a catastrophic engine explosion over water so he clearly knows how to keep his cool.

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OSH: 10 AM FlyQ Seminar Today!

TODAY!  Intro to FlyQ EFB. Wed July 25, 10 AM. Forum Stage 11.

Learn why FlyQ EFB is the highest-rated major aviation app (hint: because it’s so easy to use).  See how our exclusive “Rule of 2” design philosophy means that all major functions are no more than 2 touches away so you fly the plane, not the iPad.  This presentation covers all the major features so you can download a free trial and get flying immediately!  Also covers new features added in FlyQ EFB 3.0 such as new iPhone support, Augmented Reality, and the Flight Data Recorder.

Today’s presentation will be given by Robert McGuire.  Robert is an extremely accomplished aviator and flight instructor who has a crazy number of certifications to his name (ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, CFI-G, AGI, IGI, SES).  He flies anything he can get his hands on including Mooneys, Pipers, and Cessnas.  Robert will “tell it like it is” as he has been using FlyQ since it was still in beta and isn’t known to be shy about sharing his opinions.  He’s also really funny.  Fun fact:  He and I share the same birthday, although on somewhat different years.

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OSH: Day 2

I’m still in Seattle working on Slingshot and a hush-hush secret project but the team claims to be working hard in OSH right now.  When I spoke to them over the phone a few minutes ago, I was pretty sure I heard Marimba music in the background.  And they keep sending me photos like this:  Watcha think?

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Slingshot Media Coverage

Slingshot is getting a lot of media attention very quickly!

Here are just a few from today alone:

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/july/23/seattle-avionics-unveils-slingshot-data-transfers

https://generalaviationnews.com/2018/07/23/slingshot-data-from-cloud-to-panel/

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2018-07-20/seattle-avionics-demo-slingshot-chart-update-system

https://www.recreationalflying.com/threads/slingshot-data-from-cloud-to-panel.175371/

 

OSH 2018 Details

Going to OSH? Visit Seattle Avionics in Hangar C, Booth 3089 to meet the team, ask questions, see demos, get show-only deals, learn about our new Slingshot wireless ChartData system, and watch some great presentations:

Intro to FlyQ EFB. Wed July 25, 10 AM. Forum Stage 11.

FlyQ EFB is the highest-rated major aviation app because it’s so easy to use.  Our exclusive “Rule of 2” design philosophy means that all major functions are no more than 2 touches away so you fly the plane, not the iPad.  This presentation covers all the major features so you can download a free trial and get flying immediately!  Also covers new features added in FlyQ EFB 3.0 such as new iPhone support, Augmented Reality, and the Flight Data Recorder.

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Advanced FlyQ EFB. Fri July 27, 8:30 AM. Homebuilders Hangar.

FlyQ EFB has emerged as one of the most popular iPad apps around, mostly due to its ease of use.  But it has a lot of power, too.  We’ll peel back the covers on some of its more advanced features and show how it integrates with FlyQ Online (PC and Mac).

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One personal note: We have a major new release coming out (the Slingshot wireless tech) and another completely unique feature also being worked on (can’t talk about that one yet). So, for only the second time in 16 years, although we’re sending a larger than usual team this year, I will not be one of them. Enjoy the show and be nice to the many new team members we added this year!

Announcing Slingshot Wireless ChartData System

Seattle Avionics Announce Breakthrough “Slingshot” Wireless Chart System

Seattle, WA, July 19, 2018 – Seattle Avionics today announces a breakthrough wireless data transfer system that saves pilots hours of chart updating time. With the new Seattle Avionics Slingshot system, ChartData downloaded to FlyQ EFB on an iPad or iPhone can be streamed directly via Wi-Fi to the BendixKing xVue Touch and AeroVue Touch MFDs without any additional downloads.  In this way, a pilot downloads data once and uses it on two completely different systems, the iPad/iPhone EFB app, and the installed MFD or smart display.

 

“Virtually all pilots fly with an iPad, even those with in-panel avionics. But until now, they had to download essentially the same data separately to their iPad app and their avionics system, wasting valuable time,” said Steve Podradchik, Seattle Avionics CEO. “Now with our patent-pending Slingshot technology, pilots save hours because FlyQ wirelessly streams its ChartData directly to avionics systems. We are ecstatic to have BendixKing and their exciting new xVue Touch system as our flagship launch partner. We’re also working with other partners to extend Slingshot to other systems.”

Using Seattle Avionics’ Slingshot system, xVue Touch customers can skip downloading data to a PC, copying it to a USB stick, and copying it again to the xVue Touch. Rather, they just bring their iPads loaded with FlyQ into the cockpit, hit a button, and they are good to fly with both xVue Touch and FlyQ almost immediately.

Slingshot is in beta testing now and expected to be available to customers very soon.  It can be seen during the AirVenture show in Oshkosh, WI next week at the BendixKing complex.

Seattle Avionics provides ChartData to several BendixKing products including the xVue Touch, AeroVue Touch, and the KSN 770. It also provides ChartData to more than 20 other major aviation companies worldwide including Northrup Grumman, Aspen, Dynon, GRT, AFS, and more.