Enabled via a new Wi-Fi adapter, SkyView pilots can now transfer flight plans between devices and send SkyView’s GPS and attitude information to ForeFlight Mobile.
Pilots can plan their flights at home using ForeFlight Mobile’s flight planning features. Once at the airplane, they’ll save time by sending the planned route to their SkyView system via Wi-Fi, Dynon officials noted.
Flight plans sent from ForeFlight can be edited on SkyView and flown by the SkyView autopilot. Pilots can also transfer updated flight plans between the devices at any time.
SkyView to ForeFlight connectivity is enabled by a new Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView that is installed in any of SkyView’s USB ports. The Wi-Fi Adapter costs $35 and can be purchased from Dynon Avionics dealers or Dynon directly. One is required for each SkyView display installed in an aircraft, maintaining system redundancy. Once configured, ForeFlight connects to SkyView through a secure WPA2-protected Wi-Fi link.
Support for the Wi-Fi Adapter is built into the recently-released SkyView 12.0 Software, company officials noted.
In addition to Wi-Fi and ForeFlight connectivity, SkyView 12.0 has more than 40 new features and improvements, including Autopilot Auto-Trim, OBS Mode, customizable aircraft icons, and a new optional in-air magnetic heading calibration.
Customers also benefit from SkyView’s built-in WAAS GPS, which can drive aircraft position in ForeFlight. “This is great for those with Wi-Fi-only iPads, and provides an additional high-availability GPS source for GPS-equipped devices,” Dynon officials said.
When connected to SkyView, ForeFlight’s attitude indicator is driven by the same IFR-capable ADAHRS installed in every SkyView aircraft. This allows the ForeFlight attitude indication and Synthetic Vision display to show the same depiction for the best possible in-flight situational awareness, company officials explained.
Wireless connectivity between Dynon SkyView and ForeFlight requires SkyView 12.0 Software, a Wi-Fi Adapter for each SkyView display, and a ForeFlight Mobile Pro subscription. Instructions for configuring and using these features are in the updated SkyView System Installation Guide and Pilot’s User Guide.
A video that demonstrates SkyView+ForeFlight features can be found here.