New to FlyQ or just want to learn more? We’ve created a list of materials that will get you up and flying in no time.
70+ Videos on YouTube
Seattle Avionics has more than 70 videos on YouTube. We suggest starting with The Basics then reviewing the others in the 7 Day Challenge series. They’re mostly 5-10 minutes long, each based on specific topics.
The Pilot’s Guide
FlyQ comes with an extensive Pilot’s Guide that details every function. It’s pre-loaded into FlyQ’s Documents tab or you can download and read it here.
FlyQ has a lot of powerful and unique features. They’re all detailed in the Pilot’s Guide and most have a video. Just a few examples (and many more on YouTube):
- Augmented Reality (example in flight and how to use it)
- Slingshot Wireless ChartData Transfer to Glass Panels
- ADS-B Traffic with the Buddy List
- ATC Recent Routes + Alt Optimization + Fuel Stops
- Using Leidos with FlyQ
- Flight Recorder with Playback and Export
ADS-B / MFD Support
FlyQ EFB works with more in-panel MFDs and ADS-B systems than anyone else so you’re never locked into one system: Dynon, Avidyne, Aspen MFDs, our Merlin and more than 12 portable ADS-B receivers including the Stratus 3 and Stratux systems, and certified, 2020-compliant ADS-B systems BendixKing, FreeFlight, L-3 Lynx). Even use a Garmin GTX 345 by adding a $150 device. Click to see our complete list of supported systems.
Have a Stratus 1 or 2? Or Scout? We suggest selling it on eBay then purchasing one of the above units that don’t lock you into any particular app. Pro tip: You’ll likely make money by selling an old Stratus for more than it costs to buy a Merlin, Stratux, or other system!
We update FlyQ often to add new features, make it easier, fix issues, etc. Each major release comes with a video that explains everything that’s new. If you’ve never used FlyQ or haven’t used it in a while, we suggest watching some of the What’s New videos to catch up.
Plan on your PC or Mac
FlyQ Online is a Web-based flight planner for your PC and Mac (not iPad) with exceptional “4D” weather that uses a timeline to see how weather will change during your flight. Watch the video for a quick tour. Plan flights on your large screen PC with a mouse and keyboard and see them automatically appear on your iPad.
More Tips and Tricks
- Sign-up for our Blog, Facebook, and Instagram pages to get the latest and greatest info, including messages when new monthly data is released (use the Follow button on the blog page)
- We believe you should fly the plane, not the iPad, so you can reach all important in-flight info in two taps or less (we call it the Rule of 2)
- Want to see something bigger (like METARs or TAFs)? Tap and the text is much larger!
- Remember to download FlyQ to your iPhone as well as iPad for a backup.
- FlyQ does incremental data updates every month so they’re fast. But the first update has to download a lot more data than later ones so will take much longer.
- Use the Documents tab to add Sectional Margin Notes, your POH, Checklist, or other documents
- Confused about the dates on the sides of the approach plates or think yours may be expired? They are NOT expiration dates! Read what they really mean.
- Check-out the Seattle Avionics diagrams of nearly 5,000 small airports!
- Double-tap the map for more info, not single tap
- Download FlyQ EFB from the Apple App Store
- More info