On the pre-opening day of AirVenture 2017, Dynon Avionics surprised early showgoers with a new program allowing the installation of its popular Skyview HDX EFIS system into certified aircraft. Initial approvals cover the Skyhawk and Baron lines, but Dynon's Michael Schofield told AVweb on Sunday that approvals will be expanded to other models.
The wishes of ForeFlight users eager to use Jeppesen departure, arrival and approach plates have come true. The partnership between ForeFlight and the famed navigation data publisher was announced in early May, but access to the instrument plates only became available to ForeFlight users Wednesday. The upgrade to Jeppesen charts covering the continental U.S. plus Hawaii is $199 per year, not including the base cost of a ForeFlight subscription.
After many years pushing their own electronic flight bag solution, Jeppesen has reached a deal with ForeFlight to make Jeppesen chart and flight data available on the ForeFlight app. The number-one question Ive gotten from pilots around the world is when can I get Jeppesen charts on ForeFlight? says Ken Sain, Jeppesen COO.
The world of tablet apps has exploded with sophisticated flight planning and management capability, but jet operators havent necessarily been included in the fun. This week at NBAA BACE in Orlando, ForeFlight announced an upgraded version of its iOS app aimed specifically at the unique needs of jet operators.
A Notam is warning operators of all aircraft relying on GPS of widespread GPS outages starting next week throughout the Southwest and especially southern California. Although the FAA doesnt go into detail, it would seem the military is testing something that can disrupt GPS over a huge area, centered on China Lake, California, home of the Navys China Lake Naval Weapons Center.
In the hyper-competitive world of tablet apps, nothing stands still and so it was no surprise at the recent Aero show in Friedrichshafen that Garmin announced some new features for its Pilot iOS app. In this exclusive podcast interview with Garmin's Jessica Koss, AVweb reports on the details.
With its IFD-series navigators gaining some market ground, Avidyne announced at Sun 'n Fun Tuesday several enhancements to the product line that expand capability and convenience for users, according to Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn. Schwinn said Avidyne is making synthetic vision available for its entire line of IFR navigators.
The Garmin Flight Stream wireless data hub connects the Pilot tablet computer app with a variety of onboard avionics systems, including the Garmin GTN and GNS panel navigators and the GDL88/84 ADS-B transceivers. In this video, "Aviation Consumer" editor Larry Anglisano, along with Garmin's Jessica Koss, goes flying with the system in the company Cirrus for a hands-on demo.