Guardian Avionics has released the new iFDR Panel Mount series. The mounts, designed for Apple’s iPhone 6, iPad Mini and iPad Pro (12.9-inch), hold the instrument flush with the panel. iFDR Panel Mounts create a clean and safe position for the iPhone or iPad in the cockpit and nearly connected to power and data as well as audio. [Read more…]
WATERFORD, Mich. — Pentastar Aviation has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on the articulating yoke mount for Apple iPad to include Cessna Citation models.
The update of the FAA Approved Model List (AML) allows Pentastar Aviation to install the specially engineered iPad mounts on Citation 500, 550, S550, 560, and 560XL model aircraft. [Read more…]
Seattle Avionics Software has released version 2.0 of its FlyQ EFB for the iPad. Version 2.0 puts the emphasis on maps and plates rather than tab bars, button bars, and other non-essential elements, according to company officials.
“The software industry tends to devolve into a battle to add features, even when they clutter and complicate apps,” said Steve Podradchik, CEO. “We think that’s fundamentally wrong. With FlyQ EFB 2.0, we made the common tasks easier to keep the pilot’s focus on charts and plates. A pilot should fly the plane, not the iPad.”
Existing FlyQ EFB users will see all the enhancements without removing familiar buttons or functions. [Read more…]
It’s often standing room only at the educational forums offered during SUN ‘n FUN and AirVenture, but there’s one that stood out at both shows: Gary Reeves’ forum on “10 Ways Using Your iPad Can Cause FAA Violations and Accidents.”
“With so many pilots now using Apple iPads for navigation and weather information, FAA violations related to them have increased tenfold,” says Reeves, a Master Flight Instructor with an ATP rating and 5,500 hours total time. [Read more…]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Banyan Pilot Shop will host MyGoFlight’s iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge – Connected Flight Edition Seminar. This seminar is designed to advance the use of iPads and tablets as an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and a connection to information and on-board navigational systems during all phases of flights. [Read more…]