FlyQ InSight is the new, absolutely amazing augmented reality aviation app for the iPhone and iPad. Using just the camera in your device, it magically overlays live video with markers showing the position and distance of nearby airports! Never have trouble finding airports again, even in poor weather or night flying!
InSight shows incredible views and a simple tap captures the image. Use the Photos tab to view and share your favorite pictures via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Filter by type of airport and distance range.
Use the unique 2D view to show a "top down" view of nearby airports in relation to where you're pointing your device.
Not only that, FlyQ InSight has aviation weather, airport info, FBO info, fuel prices, and flight planning capability to put tremendous power just a click or two away. You can plan a flight on your iPhone with an auto-router that wind-optimizes your flight to get you there as fast as possible. Victor Airways, GPS Direct routing, Jet Airways—FlyQ InSight is ready for it all.
FlyQ InSight shares flight plans, pilot profiles, and aircraft profiles with your iPad running FlyQ EFB and your PC or Mac using FlyQ Online.
Using FlyQ InSight is simple because all major functions are always just a tap away.
Start FlyQ InSight and within about 3 seconds it finds the nearest airports and displays succinct weather, fuel, and operational details about them—without even tapping a button. Or use the Search feature to find airports by ident or name. Even browse by state/city to select airports without typing. Want more info about an airport? Tap and all the details you need (but no excess clutter) appears instantly. On the first airport page, you immediately see operational information, fuel prices, runways, navaids, the FAA airport diagram (if applicable) and an embedded satellite map image of the airport. Want to call the local ATIS? Tap the phone number and your iPhone quickly connects you. Tap the weather tab and see the current temperature and sky conditions, a Nexrad radar image of the area, the nearest METARs and TAFs, winds-aloft, and even an official Lockheed Martin or DUATS weather briefing. One tap zooms the METARs, TAFs and weather graphics to full screen, large font versions that anyone can read—even in turbulence. Another tap gives you an easy-to-read 7 day forecast. Quickly find the FBO details you need—fuel information, telephone numbers, rental cars, nearby attractions and more. The Favorites feature gives quick access to commonly-used airports.
Tap the Weather tab and FlyQ InSight instantly locks on to your GPS position and displays temperature, Nexrad images and local METARs and TAFs. Or choose from a large gallery of US and Canadian weather graphics, many of which are animated. Quickly check the weather anywhere on the globe by entering an airport ident, city name, even a zip code. Of course, FlyQ InSight keeps track of your recent selections for quick future access and stores graphics and METARs/TAFs on the phone so they’re available even when you’re not connected to the Internet (such as in flight).
No time to plan a flight? Give us 30 seconds and watch FlyQ InSight assemble the perfect wind-optimized flight plan. Tell FlyQ InSight where to depart, where to land, and how to fly there (Victor airways, Jet Airways or GPS Direct) and FlyQ InSight plots the whole course including all the navaids and intersection—not a simple straight line. It even uses the winds-aloft forecast to give you the ideal altitude for each leg of your trip. To make your life easier, FlyQ InSight automatically requests an official Lockheed Martin or DUATS weather briefing so you’re good to go. Filing the flight plan takes one tap and about 3 seconds. FlyQ InSight remembers your recent flights and home airport so you can often plan a flight by picking from a list of recently used airports rather than typing.
Bug fixes for iOS 11 and other minor issues.
Ratings and Reviews
Up and Coming, but not there yet
Jonathan Swift encourage critics not to simply find fault. Heeding that counsel, there's a lot to like in FlyQ, beginning with the fact that it is free for the cost of your AOPA membership. It uses location services smartly, the design is clean, and it's fast, even over 3G.
That said, there is room for improvement. Two obvous enhancements: (1) fuel price data. AirNav has it, as to lots of pay-to-play apps. AOPA has the biggest data-gathering field force of 100LL cheapskates on the planet. If this isn't already in the works, it should be, and (2), as others have noted, AOPA airports keeps the data on your phone so you can retreive it from the air if you don't have a cell connection. That should at least be an option.
All in all, much more to be happy about than find fault with. A solid first effort, but don't stop yet.
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I found this app to be extremely useful when flying to a new airport I haven't previously been to. Not to mention, finding airports at night amid clusters of civilization is a breeze with InSight. As long as you recalibrate periodically, InSight truly will provide augmented reality to find your destination.
Hint: install on your phone, NOT your iPad. The phone is far easier to manipulate in the cockpit.
I use several apps and they all basically do the same thing. But, for quick info like weather and phone number for ASOS, nothing beats the simplicity of this app. That’s why I keep using it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.