We are VERY happy to announce that FlyQ EFB 4.0 beta has just been released to our external beta testers. It was a long time coming but now folks have see what we’ve been doing for so long. Fun fact: the new features added nearly 30 pages to the revised Pilot’s Guide (start at page 106 for the new features). As the old Guide was about 150 pages, that should give some sense of how much we just added.
What is FlyQ EFB 4.0?
The changes in version 4.0 can best be described as adding a whole new concept of a visual logbook integrated with a totally unique, pilot-only, social network. It also has fantastic features for CFIs and their students because of these two other features. That’s a lot to consider all at once so let’s break those things down.
1. Visual Logbook
The visual logbook is a standard pilot logbook that accepts auto-generated entries from the built-in data recorder, manual data entry, or by importing logs from other systems. It shows lists of flights, allows extensive filtering and time period selection, performs detailed post-flight analysis, generates text and graphics-based reports, and lets you “play” flights from within FlyQ EFB or export them to other systems. It also includes a unique visual feature that uses a color-coded “heatmap” to show the airports you’ve flown to or from and the frequency of each airport.
2. Squawk Network – a private, pilots-only network
No cat photos or politics allowed! This network could be thought of as a way to share your logbook with your friends or between CFI’s and student pilots. It lets you see, on a map or in a list view, where you friends are flying, ask them questions about their flights, and give them a thumbs up for a great flight. This is completely optional, of course, and you can select whichever privacy level you prefer, including keeping your flights strictly private.
3. CFI/Student Pilot Features
The Squawk Network makes it easy for CFI’s to follow their students’ flights. The new Endorsement feature makes it very easy for a CFI to grant endorsements to students from the comfort of their own home or office (due to Squawk) or directly from a student’s iPad / iPhone.