Seattle Avionics has updated FlyQ EFB to version 1.5. It adds support for three new – 15 in total – ADS-B receivers: Stratus, FreeFlight, and NavWorx; reset your AHRS; adds Personal Waypoints; flight-planning improvements; and more. Version 1.5 is available now on Apple’s App Store.
“FlyQ EFB has consistently been the #1 rated major aviation app in the App Store but we keep hearing that pilots want even more certified and portable ADS-B receivers.” said Steve Podradchik, CEO. “Now that FlyQ EFB works with Stratus, FreeFlight, and NavWorx, pilots are finally free to choose the app they like best.”
New FlyQ EFB 1.5 is another major release that adds dozens of new features including improvements in ADS-B support, ease of use, and safety. FlyQ EFB 1.5 supports 15 ADS-B receivers, now including the FreeFlight Systems RANGR series of certified ADS-B In and Out systems, multiple devices from NavWorx, and the Stratus and Stratus 2 receivers from Appareo Systems.
“We are really pleased that FlyQ EFB is now compatible with our RANGR line of certified ADS-B In and Out systems,” said Tim Taylor, President and CEO at FreeFlight Systems, “This revision allows for a seamless transition for FlyQ users to a certified ADS-B system that meets the FAA 2020 mandate.”
FlyQ EFB version 1.5 improves FlyQ’s ease of use by adding Personal Waypoints (aka User-Defined Waypoints), automatic flight plan reload when the app starts, many improvements to flight planning, and a new “Map” button that makes it much faster to jump to specific locations on the map. The new FlyQ EFB simplifies selecting specific points on the map with enhanced lat/long data entry and now the ability enter a location as relative to a navaid or fix as well as the intersection of radials from two navaids.
Safety is improved by the TAWS, AGL, and Terrain X-Ray™ features now using much higher-accuracy terrain data, the Hazards layer in previous versions has now been split into distinct TAWS and Obstacle layers, four times more frequent updates to the Satellite cloud layer, and clearer TFR and Winds Aloft markings on the map.
Pilots flying outside the US now have ChartData™ downloads available for Southern Canada, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and most of the rest of Mexico for no additional charge.