AOPA FlyQ EFB
By Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
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Put simply, AOPA FlyQ EFB makes your flying easier and safer by thoughtfully integrating powerful features such as: split screen, terrain and obstacle avoidance, 3D synthetic vision, ADS-B weather and traffic from several manufacturers, plates on the map, extended runways, and wind-optimized flight planning.
As a member of the AOPA FlyQ family of products, you can plan a flight on your PC or Mac with FlyQ Web and have the plan automatically appear on your iPad using FlyQ EFB!
> Maps Your Way
+ 2D maps or 3D Synthetic Vision
+ Sectionals or IFR charts
+ Fuel prices for more than 2,000 airports
+ Obstacle and terrain avoidance
+ ADS-B traffic
+ Extended runways with right-pattern indicators
+ Procedures on the map
You name it, FlyQ has it and you can mix and match all of these layers on the 2D map.
One tap switches from 2D to 3D Synthetic Vision or back again. Syn Vis includes HITS boxes and a fighter-style EFIS display. 3D terrain comes alive with true seamless Sectionals or IFR Enroute charts wrapped around the terrain. Terrain and obstacle avoidance also work in 3D.
Add an AHRS for even more accuracy.
Fly at night? FlyQ EFB includes a Night Mode that preserves your night vision.
Split screen or single screen? FlyQ begins in full-screen mode using simple tabs to select major function: Airports, Weather, Plans, Maps, Procedures, and Multi-page Scratchpad. Tap the Split button and FlyQ shows a map plus any other type of info such as a second map or a geo-referenced approach procedure.
FlyQ includes Seattle Avionics geo-referenced approach plates and airport diagrams. Split screen mode can show a map and a procedure simultaneously. Swipe to switch procedures. Even overlay procedures on a map.
> Flight Planning
FlyQ plans flights any way you like:
1. Enter a series of indents in the Search box.
2. Use the Plans tab to automatically compute a wind-optimized course along Victor airways, Jet airways, or GPS Direct. In about 30 seconds, you'll see a complete flight plan with all the navaids and fixes -- not just a straight line. FlyQ uses expected winds to plot the fastest course, saving time and money on every flight.
3. Rubber-band flight plans directly on the map.
Flight plans are automatically shared between all your devices so plans created on your iPhone are automatically available on your iPad and vice versa.
FlyQ EFB uses your GPS position to display the current temperature, Nexrad images, local METARs and TAFs, and a plain-text seven-day forecast. It also includes patent-pending Graphical Wind Optimizer that uses simple red and green bars to show the headwind or tailwind you'll get at different altitudes. There is also a gallery of US and Canadian weather images.
Even connect your Clarity, Dual, or iLevil ADS-B receiver and get weather and traffic delivered as you fly!
> Airport Information
FlyQ makes it easy get airport information: Enter an ident or name in the top Search box, double-tap a map, touch any entry in your flight plan, or watch a list of nearby airports that updates as you fly. You'll be amazed how clear the presentation is. No simple "data dump", the Airport screen was carefully crafted to show key operational info, runways, frequencies, and even satellite images and runway diagrams, on a single screen. Weather, approach procedures, and the incredible AOPA Airports directory are just a tap away.
> Data Manager
FlyQ makes it painless to download new data every month: spin and zoom a 3D globe to visually select the states you're interested in and FlyQ does the rest. FlyQ downloads incredibly fast because it downloads just the new information each month, not all data. As most aviation data remains the same every month, this can save you hours (the first download takes longer because FlyQ downloads terrain data).
> Try it before you buy it
Experience everything FlyQ EFB offers with a free 30-day subscription.
What's New in Version 1.3
New FlyQ EFB version 1.3 is our most significant update ever! iLevil support, ADS-B traffic, Night Mode, Extended Runways, Scratchpad, Procedures on the map, Track Up/North Up procedures, SIDs/STARs, and much more!
New Safety Features
+ iLevil ADS-B receiver support added (Sagetech Clarity & Dual XGPS 170 also supported)
+ Added ADS-B traffic with threat-sensitive colors, a distance ring, and time-based predictive paths
+ Spectacular new Night Mode is just a tap away. When engaged, colors and backgrounds all throughout the app are automatically optimized to keep your night-vision pristine!
+ Automatic extended runway centerlines with right-pattern indicators. Tap any airport and the see the runways extend!
+ New multi-page Scratchpad now available for taking notes at any time. Flip between up to 10 pages with just a tap.
+ Instantly see quick METAR/TAF info by a quick single-tap over METAR/TAF circles.
+ Easier to use Layers button to reduce pilot workload.
+ Improvements to the way the Search function works within the Weather tab.
+ FlyQ now remembers which map layers were on and whether you were using single or split-screen modes to automatically restore them when the app is restarted.
+ Now you can control the transparency of the radar layer with an easy slider.
New IFR Features
+ Approach procedures can be overlaid on maps. Simply flip through procedures and the current procedure immediately appears on the map with no additional taps!
+ The Procedure viewer includes a new Center button that keeps the approach plate centered around your aircraft as you fly. No need to manually move plates as you fly!
+ Procedures / airport diagrams now work in either Track Up or North Up mode!
+ Tap to add SIDs / STARs to a flight plan, including selectable entry/exit points.
+ Corrected three problems in the X-Plane Mode support.
+ Various ADS-B fixes
Better value than its competitors
I’ve been using FF for about 2 ½ years, and when I tried FlyQ out a while back I honestly found it lacking in usability and features so I stuck with FF. I came back to see what has changed and I must say this is an amazing product now. I’m not sure if it’s just in the latest version (1.3) or earlier this changed, but the interface and overall style of this EFB is top-notch. Granted, it takes time to learn a new app (I’m sure you didn’t know how to use your current EFB before you downloaded it) but once I took the time I find I prefer this interface to FF. I won’t go into all I like about FlyQ, or what exactly is different, but the geo-ref taxi-diagrams are included in the VFR subscription which is a HUGE plus for me. Also, FlyQ is compatible with several ADS-B receivers, not just one like FF which is a big plus as well. I do wish they had a subscription for less than a year available, maybe 3 months or something. If you want to give it a try you can trial a 30-day version of this app. If you really want to focus on the app and not endanger yourself while flying, FlyQ is compatible with X-Plane 10 (as well as the X-Plane 10 demo). I used the trial version in addition to the X-Plane demo to determine that this was something worth using full time. Give it a try!
Good, bad and ugly
I almost love this app but for now I'm sticking with Garmin Pilot
Probably the best user interface among the top 3 apps (Garmin Pilot, ForeFlight, FlyQ EFB) although GP is really nice also, with FF a distant third
Best consolidation and organization of info.
Integration with X-plane. Allows me to train on the app while I'm on the ground. FF also has this but sadly GP does not.
Best weather information of all 3 apps
Best support for ADS-B and AHRS devices. Better than GP and FF which are locked to proprietary ADS-B and AHRS devices.
No AFD built in. Forces you to use another app if you want to consult AFD. See note in Ugly section regarding app switching.
Start up is annoying for me. Zooms in from space to current location. Slow start but GP is also slow start.
No TEC routes. Only FF has TEC routes in the database. Not too big a deal unless you fly in SoCal.
No iPhone version. This is a killer for me because it removes my inflight backup. Both GP and FF have an iPhone version that's almost identical and included in the subscription.
No monthly/quarterly pricing option like GP and FF have.
Moving aircraft is small and difficult to see.
No distance rings or direction vectors.
Has not been as stable as GP and FF. But significantly better in this current release
App restarts any time you switch to another app.
App loses flight plan any time you switch to another app
My wife loves it.
My wife (copilot) who runs the app while we are flying loves it as do I. We have run it on a full size I PAD 2 but like it better on the I PAD mini for cockpit convenience.
We tried Foreflight and Garmin Pilot but find Fly Q to be more to our liking as well as priced more competitively. We like the the way the information is displayed as well as the intuitive nature of navigating around the displays. For us older folks who only fly a trip every other month, it is nice to have an app that works the way you intuitively think it should. The training materials are great.
A great side benefit is that it keeps my wife involved in the flying (entertained) on long trips reminding me when I am 200 feet left or right of course or that the wind is better at ???
As an instrument rated pilot, I love "driving the little airplane" across the chart onto the approach plate to a perfect approach every time.
I particularly like the way the weather is displayed. Again very intuitive and easy to use.
The "simulator function" is valuable to practice the thought process of a planned approach, at my destination, while at home doing my pre-flight planning. It is great for us pilots who do not fly IFR often.
I rate this app as a 5.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Feb 01, 2014
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 49.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
- © 2012-2014 Seattle Avionics Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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