Pilots and flight crews using Hilton Software LLC's WingXPro7 app for iOS can now share flight plans and other flight information on the ground or in the air, even without an Internet connection. FlightShare uses a one-to-one and one-to-many distribution system, which allows pilots to share flight information with one or more other WingXPro7 equipped iPads on the same network.
Beyond FlightShare WingXPro7 now can interface with the iLevil ADS-B receiver, which has a built-in AHRS. "The split-screen functionality is perfect when displaying your PFD and GPS navigation simultaneously," said Ananda Leon, Research and Development Lead at Levil Technology.
WingXPro7 is also compatible with the newest Zaon MX1090 ADS-B traffic receiver, Sagetech’s Clarity receivers, and the SkyguardTWX receivers, giving pilots the ability to choose between a wide range of weather and traffic receivers. Each of these receivers are unique and best of all, they are all are FlightShare® compatible, according to Dr. Hilton Goldstein, founder of Hilton Software.
Dual Electronics Corporation joined a host of new portable ADS-B devices debuting at AirVenture with its XGPS170 unit, which provides ADS-B weather data to electronic flight bag (EFB) apps on iPad and Android tablets. The XGPS170 can be seen in Hangar C, Booth #3042, and will be available from Dual Electronics' dealers in late September for $799.
The palm-sized XGPS170 receiver works with several apps, including WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software, EFB from Global NavSource, i1000 from Digital Sectional, Reader Plates and others. Included in the box is a 12-28V charging adapter and a non-skid pad for holding the unit on a cockpit glareshield. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 hours of continuous use. The receiver also features a detachable ADS-B antenna, allowing pilots to connect the receiver directly to an external antenna, if the aircraft is so equipped. The XGPS170 will receive the ADS-B broadcast in the area covered by the FAA. A current coverage map can be found here. The GPS feature of the XGPS170 will work anywhere in the world.
The XGPS170 also works with most apps that require GPS, including apps for car and marine navigation, geocaching, golfing and hiking. The receiver is compatible with the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and other Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops (Android, Blackberry, Windows and OS X devices).