Adventure Pilot has released its Version 9 software update to the iFly GPS app for Apple, Android and the company’s dedicated devices.
This update delivers Seamless HD Charts, Customizable Map Layers, redesigned “NRST” function, a “Smart Search” keyboard that finds airports while you type, and the ability to hide specified SUAs. A 30-day free trial of iFly GPS is available for download on the App and Play Store.
EasyView Seamless HD Charts
Earlier versions of the iFly GPS software displayed one chart at a time. Now higher-definition charts are blended together and the app automatically selects the best chart to display.
Pilots using iFly GPS also have an option to “move the seam” and optimize the chart to their location.
Customizable Map Layers
The new Map Mode now has two sections: The upper area to select the basemap type and a new lower “Layers” area allows the user to select optional layers to be displayed on the selected basemap. Also, pilots now have the option to overlay Nexrad, Metars, Plates and other data layers like fuel prices on any of the basemaps (VFR, Vector, IFR Low or High). Layer transparency and other settings are user adjustable.
A new “QuickView” window provides the most relevant details at a single touch. Tabs along the side allow the pilot to toggle/select different aspects of the map object: Airports (APT), Weather (WX), Airspaces (ASPC), Navigation Options (NAV), and Traffic (TRFC). Within each of these tabs is a summary, and relevant possible actions.
The new NRST function features at-a-glance information to take the guesswork out of searching for nearby Airports, Navaids, Fixes and Custom Waypoints. Touch the NRST button for a detailed list of nearby Airports, Naviads, etc., with relative direction and distance, airport information, runways, weather and common frequencies. Touch for quick access to more details or Fly Direct-To.
The improved “Smart Search” keyboard lists the best-matched options as you type. Enter a name, location or identifier and watch the Smart Search keyboard filter as you type. Enter a single string flight plan (example, “KGGY RIPON FISKE KOSH”) to quickly build a complete plan with fixes and airports.
Additionally, pilots can now hide SUAs over a specified altitude, keeping those irrelevant High Altitude SUAs from cluttering your screen.