Dynon Avionics has released its latest addition to SkyView’s Navigation tool box: Geo-Referenced Approach/Departure Charts, Airport Diagrams, and enhancements to SkyView’s moving map.
With these new features, Dynon is able to offer experimental and LSA pilots a “paperless” cockpit, company officials said.
SkyView’s new charting capabilities allow pilots to quickly find and display the procedures they need during flight, all while showing the aircraft’s position and track on the chart itself. With the touch of a button, SkyView automatically loads the airport diagram while on the ground.
Through a Dynon-subsidized program with Seattle Avionics, all available U.S. FAA charts, airport diagrams, and thousands of Flight Guide airport diagrams are available at a price of $99 per year. There are no hidden costs and no separate VFR and IFR packages.
In the US, this release includes procedure charts: IFR departures, arrivals, approaches, Hot Spots, Land and Hold Short Operations, and supplemental text. Airport diagrams include both the official FAA diagrams as well as Flight Guide’s set of nearly 5,000 airport diagrams for virtually every public-use airport in the US. They include locations and names for FBOs, fuel stations, and more, as well as runways and taxiways. Most charts and diagrams are geo-referenced, which allows SkyView to display the aircraft’s location superimposed on each chart. Detailed coverage information is available from Seattle Avionics – Dynon’s data partner for this feature.
Currently this feature is only available in the U.S. Dynon plans to have chart offerings for non-U.S. customers soon.
SkyView’s Moving Map also receives enhancements in version 7.0. In addition to its current ability to pan the map for situational awareness, SkyView now provides information about airports, obstacles, navaids, waypoints, and airspaces, simply by choosing items with the map pointer. When selected, items are highlighted on-screen and are accompanied by a data block that shows relevant information about the feature, all without any additional button pushing.
Other features included in this release are built in count-up/count-down timers, as well as a fuel tank switch reminder that can be configured to alert on either elapsed time or fuel consumption. Air Route Traffic Control Center and Flight Service Station frequencies are now available from within SkyView (US FAA data only).
Customers can download SkyView Version 7.0 for free from the Dynon website