FlyQ EFB, for both iPad and iPhone, is a top-rated aviation app because it makes your flying easier and safer by thoughtfully integrating powerful features in a way that minimizes the number of screen taps and uses larger fonts to increase readability. The exclusive Augmented Reality (AR) feature adds a new dimension to situational awareness. FlyQ supports more than 20 ADS-B and in-panel devices (Stratus 3, Avidyne, Dynon, Stratux, Merlin, Dual, FreeFlight, L-3, etc.) and is reasonably priced with subscriptions starting at just US $69.
Our patent-pending Slingshot wireless ChartData system means FlyQ can supply maps, plates, and airport diagrams wirelessly to certified and experimental systems like the BendixKing xVue Touch and AeroVue Touch.
Other key features include split screen, 3D synthetic vision, flight recorder / playback / export, plates on the map, more than 4,600 airport diagrams, rich Documents support, extended runways, distance measurement, fuel prices, NOTAMS, wind-optimized flight planning, and plates/diagrams for Mexico and Central America.
> Maps Your Way
+ 2D maps, 3D Syn Vis, Augmented Reality
+ Sectionals and IFR charts
+ Photo, road, terrain maps
+ Radar (Static or animated)
+ Satellite (Visible or IR)
+ Flight Track
+ Fuel prices
+ Obstacle and terrain avoidance
+ Supports 20 ADS-B systems
+ Extended runways with right-pattern indicators
+ Procedures on map
+ Rings / Extended Course Line
+ CAP grid
+ Personal Waypoints
+ Helicopter and Gulf of Mexico charts
A tap switches from 2D to 3D Syn Vis to AR and back again. Syn Vis includes HITS boxes, EFIS display, TAWS, Obstacles, and AHRS support.
Night Mode preserves your night vision.
Split screen (iPad only) and single screen.
FlyQ includes the same Seattle Avionics geo-referenced approach plates and apt diagrams that we certified for FAA DO-200A compliance with certified avionics from BendixKing and Aspen. Split screen can show a map and a procedure simultaneously. Swipe to switch procedures or tap to list all procedures at an airport. Overlay procedures on a map. Annotate plates and diagrams with colored lines and text.
> Flight Planning Your Way
1. Enter a series of indents in the Search box. For IFR flights, FlyQ automatically looks for and uses recently cleared ATC routes.
2. Use the Plans tab to compute a wind-optimized course along Victors, Jets, or Terrain Avoidance. FlyQ uses expected winds to plot the fastest course, saving time and money on every flight.
3. Rubber-band flight plans on the map.
4. Enter lat/lon points, Personal Waypoints, or even airway/airway intersection points
5. Choose from 9 Search and Rescue patterns
6. Send/receive flight plans with Dynon SkyView, Avidyne, and the Aspen Connected Panel
7. Practice using X-Plane or MS Flight Sim / Prepar3D
Flight plans are automatically shared between all your devices.
FlyQ EFB uses your GPS position to display the current temperature, Nexrad images, METARs/TAFs, and a 7-day forecast. The patent-pending Graphical Wind Optimizer uses red and green bars to show the headwind or tailwind at different altitudes. Also includes a gallery of US and Canadian weather images. Use FlyQ Online for even better weather support.
> Airport Information
FlyQ makes it easy get airport information: Enter an ident in the Search box, double-tap a map, touch any entry in your flight plan, or watch a list of nearby airports that updates as you fly. The Airport screen concisely shows key operational info, satellite images, and runway diagrams on a single screen. Weather, approach procedures, A/FD, and FBO info are just a tap away. Now includes more than 4,600 SA Airport Diagrams!
> Data Manager
FlyQ makes it painless to download new data every month: spin and zoom a 3D globe to visually select the states you're interested in.
> Try it before you buy it
Experience everything FlyQ EFB offers with a free 30-day subscription.
Version 3.3.1 (10/23/18)
+ FIXED: Problem downloading ChartData for some states
+ FIXED: Weather Gallery and Local/Regional/National radar does not load
+ FIXED: Two crashing bugs when downloading ChartData
+ FIXED: Navigational database does not function properly after a monthly update until the app is restarted.
+ FIXED: Crash when changing login email account
Version 3.3 (10/12/18)
+ Animated radar
+ Substantially faster performance
+ 2X better battery life / lower device heat
+ Refinements to ADS-B traffic display
+ Minor fixes
Version 3.2.1 (9/20/18)
+ ADS-B traffic tail numbers and detailed target info
+ Lots of bug fixes and stability improvements
Version 3.2 (7/26/18)
+ Slingshot: Patent-pending wireless ChartData for in-panel systems like BendixKing xVue Touch
+ Appareo Stratus 3 support
+ Fix for Send to Avidyne
+ Fix for iOS 9 screen layout
+ Misc. fixes
Version 3.1.1 (6/21/18)
+ Fix sporadic crash at startup with certain map layers
+ Fix weather briefings not refreshing for offline flight plans
+ Fix minor layout issue with METARs and TAFs
+ Fix problem where fuel stops were added in some cases even when not requested
+ Reduce memory pressure with the Grid layer
Version 3.1 (5/31/18)
+ Tuned for iOS 11 and the iPhone X
+ Full Leidos support
+ Automatic fuel stop planning based on price
+ Shows recently cleared ATC routes for IFR flights
+ Restores Avidyne ADS-B and Flight Plan transfer features
+ Other flight planning improvements
+ Various fixes and improvements
Version 3.0 (2/9/18)
+ iPhone version
+ Flight recorder
+ Augmented Reality
+ Helicopter and Gulf of Mexico charts
+ Maps and plates for Central America
+ Various fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Very cockpit friendly
Very concise user interface which is not crowded with options as with other EFB-type software, even on a small screen footprint. This is a big plus when trying to fly the plane and navigate the EFB-user interface. Looking foreword to a weight and balance feature with pdf/png/jpg Dropbox/google-drive/mail upload feature. An inflight glide-ring might be a plus feature in a future release.
One of my favorite features is the indicated wind-speed vane relative to the airport runways. A relative crosswind reference for each runway might be nice, however, the lack of that feature doesn’t diminish the effectiveness of it’s current function. I currently subscribe to both foreflight and Fly/Q. Fly/Q is by far easier to learn.
Reliable easy to use and capable.
App Store for FlyQ
For the past year I have used FlyQ in our Cessna 182 with the G1000 Nav III package along with the Merlin ADS-B receiver and have found it extremely easy to use and very reliable.
Having flown for more than 50 years as an instrument rated pilot it is stunning how much information is presented in such a usable fashion to help get the needed big picture and then drill down to the details needed for accurate planning in challenging conditions. It is also gives me a great sense of security knowing that despite having an excellent Nav system and back up instruments that the FlyQ/Merlin system gives me a completely independent system for back up using my tablet to navigate if the G1000 goes dark would be my first choice, the back up instruments would be a fall back because the AHRS in the Merlin package is so stable. I am using another EFB system as well but prefer the FlyQ for inflight use and preflight planning.
New VFR user
I sampled 3 EFBs before deciding on FlyQ. I found it to be the easiest to learn and use. I actually used the 30 day free trial and my wife's old iPad to fly a Piper Cherokee 140 from First Flight airport (FFA) in North Carolina to Guthrie Edmond Regional (GOK) in Oklahoma. As soon as I got home, I bought my own iPad mini and paid my annual subscription for FlyQ. I also canceled my VFR Chart subscription with Sportys. That alone will more than balance the cost of the FlyQ annual subscription. I have always had current paper charts but now I can pay less once a year and have ALL the charts.
I'm not really looking forward to buying ADS-B out. But I am looking forward to having ADS-B in because of the in-flight weather and traffic. I expect a high percentage of general aviation to forgo ADS-B out, but at least I'll be able to see all commercial and regional traffic right on the iPad! I feel safer already.
Thanks to all those at Seattle Avionics for making FlyQ EFB such a great app. It has it all and I love it.
One year later...
I built the dual band Stratux ADS-B-In receiver using the Raspberry kit. All for under $100. It works perfectly with FlyQ!!! Now I see traffic and weather on the latest sectional charts and my actual flight path. Very slick! Seattle Avionics keeps getting better.
I expect to get the least expensive ADS-B-Out when it is required. Maybe the new uAvionix wingtip unit or a Garmin GDL 82.
- Seattle Avionics Inc
- 228.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012-2018 Seattle Avionics Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- US VFR 12 month subscription $69.99
- US VFR and IFR 12 month subscription $139.99
- US IFR 12 month upgrade $69.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.