iFly GPS iPad app debuts

Adventure Pilot, manufacturer and developer of portable navigation devices for pilots, has unveiled the iFly GPS app.

The iFly GPS for iPad delivers full-featured moving map navigation with features like Geo-Referenced Approach Plates, de-cluttered Vector Mode, AutoTaxi+, RealView Airports, Vertical Flight Planning and more, according to company officials.

iPadLogo_1iFly GPS also includes Higher-Contrast Charts for improved readability on non-sunlight friendly devices, officials add.

iFly GPS also offers full ADS-B Transceiver integration, allowing the pilot to change the squawk code and more, without switching apps.

Adventure Pilot collaborated with SkyGuardTWX to integrate these functions and offer the portable Vision-Pro ADS-B Transceiver on iFlyGPS.com store. iFly GPS is also compatible with Dual, Clarity, iLevil, SkyRadar, SkyGuardTWX and other ADS-B receivers.

“We’ve had considerable success building high quality aviation GPS products. And we have a large community of happy customers,” says Walter Boyd, president of Adventure Pilot. “We are continuing to develop and enhance our line of dedicated GPS tablets. We’ve taken our technology, our best-in-breed interface, and our drive to satisfy customers, to the iPad platform. Now pilots in that market have a chance to give us a ‘test-fly’. With our intuitive interface and our exclusive process for enhancing the visibility of FAA charts, we expect pilots to finally enjoy frustration-free navigation.”

iFly GPS for the iPad has been in development for over the past year and is largely built on the backbone of the dedicated iFly 720 aviation GPS. The iFly GPS app was redesigned to compliment the new look and feel of iOS7 and Android. Furthermore, the iOS, Android and iFly GPS models will share the same look and functionality starting in early 2014, making iFly GPS the first completely universal pilot navigation suite, according to company officials.

“We believe having a Universal Subscription for the iPad, Android and our dedicated devices like the iFly 520 and 720 gives our products more value and further sets us a part from our competitors,” states Shane Woodson, VP of Business Development. “We give pilots the ability to seamlessly upgrade to a Sunlight Readable aviation GPS, should their consumer grade tablet not be bright enough. The iPad is here to stay, however there are environment situations that need the Sunlight Readable screen.”

The new Universal Subscription will benefit existing customers by providing new options for saving pilots on multiple subscriptions and allowing for future iPad-to-iFly integration. Existing iFly 520 and 700/720 can add the iPad option to their account for $19.99 more. This also applies to iPad and Android owners wanting to add an iFly device.

iFly GPS is now available on the Apple Store with a 30-day free trial. Annual subscriptions start at $69.99, a fully loaded IFR option is available for $40 more. iFly GPS for Android tablets is targeted for later this year.

For more information: ifly.adventurepilot.com


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