AOPA FlyQ Pocket
By Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
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Available exclusively to AOPA members, AOPA FlyQ Pocket is the powerful aviation app every pilot needs. It’s brilliantly easy to use and astonishingly fast. It takes full advantage of the Internet when available but also stores information on the device for use without the Internet.
FlyQ Pocket combines aviation weather, fuel prices, and flight planning capability with the legendary AOPA Airports database to put FBO and aviation business information details only a tap away. You can plan a flight on your iPhone with an auto-router that wind-optimizes your flight to get you there as fast as possible. Victor Airways, GPS Direct routing, Jet Airways—FlyQ Pocket is ready for it all.
FlyQ Pocket shares flight plans, pilot profiles, and aircraft profiles with your iPad running FlyQ EFB from Seattle Avionics so you can seamlessly move from iPad to iPhone and back again.
Using FlyQ Pocket is simple because all major functions are always just a tap away.
Start FlyQ Pocket and within about 3 seconds it finds the nearest airports and displays succinct weather, fuel, and operational details about them—without even tapping a button. Or use the Search feature to find airports by ident or name. Even browse by state/city to select airports without typing. Want more info about an airport? Tap and all the details you need (but no excess clutter) appears instantly. On the first airport page, you immediately see operational information, fuel prices, runways, navaids, the FAA airport diagram (if applicable) and an embedded satellite map image of the airport. Want to call the local ATIS? Tap the phone number and your iPhone quickly connects you. Tap the weather tab and see the current temperature and sky conditions, a Nexrad radar image of the area, the nearest METARs and TAFs, winds-aloft, and even an official DUAT or DUATS weather briefing. Best of all for those of us who aren’t 21 anymore, one tap zooms the METARs, TAFs and weather graphics to full screen, large font versions that anyone can read—even in turbulence. Another tap gives you an easy-to-read 7 day forecast. Quickly find the FBO details you need—fuel information, telephone numbers, rental cars, nearby attractions and more. The Favorites feature gives quick access to commonly-used airports.
Tap the Weather tab and FlyQ Pocket instantly locks on to your GPS position and displays temperature, Nexrad images and local METARs and TAFs. Or choose from a large gallery of US and Canadian weather graphics, many of which are animated. Quickly check the weather anywhere on the globe by entering an airport identifier, city name, even a zip code. Of course, AOPA FlyQ keeps track of your recent selections for quick future access and stores graphics and METARs/TAFs on the phone so they’re available even when you’re not connected to the Internet (such as in flight).
No time to plan a flight? Give us 30 seconds and watch FlyQ Pocket assemble the perfect wind-optimized flight plan. Tell FlyQ Pocket where to depart, where to land, and how to fly there (Victor airways, Jet Airways or GPS Direct) and AOPA FlyQ Pocket plots the whole course including all the navaids and intersection—not a simple straight line. It even uses the winds-aloft forecast to give you the ideal altitude for each leg of your trip. To make your life easier, FlyQ Pocket automatically requests an official DUATS or DUAT weather briefing so you’re good to go. And since filing the flight plan takes one tap and about 3 seconds, it’s easy and quick to fly safely. FlyQ Pocket remembers your recent flights and home airport so you can often plan a flight by picking from a list of recently used airports rather than typing.
Moving Map and Approach Plates
FlyQ Pocket does not include a moving map or approach plates because it’s designed for pre-flight planning rather than in-flight use. See FlyQ EFB for a full-featured iPad app that includes a moving map.
What's New in Version 2.1
1. Corrected a problem finding Nearby Airports in rare occasions.
2. Restored ability to re-arrange points in a flight plan with drag-and-drop.
3. App will only use Location Services when actually in use not all the time (saves battery life).
Great Little App for All the Details I Want
Other AOPA apps haven't done so well but to date, I've not experienced any issues with FlyQ Pocket. Works as advertised.
For quick weather conditions in my area or while traveling, it's been great. It's like an advanced A/FD in my pocket for everywhere I want to go. Makes planning easy, too. I like having all the runway information available and all the frequencies listed. Even if not flying it's great to pull up info on a local airport so I can tune in and listen in as I sit and watch the traffic
Fly Q Review
Great app. Seattle avionics is awesome as far as keeping it on the cutting edge. FYI, one reviewer said that you myst have an AOPA membership to use. Not true. And the guy stuck in the password loop, put in the correct password. DUH! It's a 5 star app!
Love this app! Very easy to use and handy. However, it has stopped pulling METARS. Those tend to be very useful, so without weather the usefulness of the app is significantly degraded.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Feb 18, 2015
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 24.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
- © 2012-2015 Seattle Avionics Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.