The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) FlyQ Electronic Flight Bag 1.2 app now supports Sagetech’s Clarity family of ADS-B receivers.
“We’ve been working with Sagetech since the very beginning to integrate our respective products,” said Steve Podradchik, CEO of Seattle Avionics, which developed the app with AOPA. “It’s a natural pairing because both our companies have a culture of high performance products.”
Clarity ADS-B receivers integrate dual channel receivers with AHRS Synthetic Vision, which enables the FlyQ app to function like a 3-D terrain display and Highway in the Sky, adding the realism of aircraft pitch and roll information, according to company officials.
“It’s amazing how much better I feel flying in poor weather and at night with Clarity and FlyQ. These products are clearly cut from the same very high-end cloth,” said Sagetech President Kelvin Scribner.
Highlights of FlyQ version 1.2 include one-tap preflight data check, fuel prices, terrain and obstacle avoidance warnings. Version 1.2 features terrain and obstacle warnings provided in both 2-D and 3-D modes. Hazards are color coded, making it easier to avoid potential threats along a flight path. Clarity provides FlyQ EFB real-time updated in-fight weather from ADS-B ground towers. Clarity also provides GPS location, traffic, while Sagetech’s Clarity SV model provides Synthetic Vision data.
Version 1.2 retains popular feature’s including geo-referenced approach procedures, airport information and geo-referenced airport diagrams, moving map, multiple auto-routing options based on forecast winds aloft, and FlyQ’s patent-pending graphical wind optimizer displays, just to name a few.