New features, ADS-B weather for AOPA’s FlyQ iPad Electronic Flight Bag

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has just made the FlyQ EFB (electronic flight bag), an in-cockpit iPad application, smarter with the release of version 1.1.

New features include Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in-flight weather with support for the new Dual XGPS 170 ADS-B + WAAS GPS receiver. When paired with the Dual ADS-B receiver, FlyQ EFB automatically begins downloading free weather from ADS-B stations around the country.

FlyQ 1.1 also now offers CSC DUATS support (in addition to existing DTC DUAT support) for weather information and flight plan filing, as well as new flight planning enhancements, including “Direct To” and “Add to Plan” buttons everywhere airports and navigational aids are listed.

There are also streamlined methods to access instrument approach procedures in FlyQ’s IFR version, including the ability to view an approach plate in full screen quickly and efficiently from the split-screen mode and a button to switch airports by entering a new identifier without leaving the “Procedures” tab. FlyQ now also offers rental car booking through Enterprise Rental Cars.

Version 1.1 retains FlyQ’s most popular features, including multiple auto-routing options based on forecast winds aloft; split-screen; moving map; airport information and diagrams; approach procedures; Track Up/ North Up views; 3D synthetic vision and flight simulator; and FlyQ’s patent-pending graphical wind optimizer displays.

Pilots with existing FlyQ subscriptions can upgrade to version 1.1 for free by accessing FlyQ on the iTunes App Store. First-time FlyQ users are eligible for a free, 30-day trial subscription.

AOPA members are eligible for discounted FlyQ subscriptions. To explore special FlyQ pricing for AOPA members, visit AOPA.org/FlyQEFB. FlyQ EFB is built for the iPad 2 or newer, including iPad mini. It is not compatible with iPad 1.

AOPA developed FlyQ EFB with Seattle Avionics.

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