Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display and document viewer

Garmin Pilot EIS on iOS
Garmin Pilot EIS on iOS

Garmin announced several new additions to the Garmin Pilot™ feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight Stream 510 when the app is paired with an EIS-capable TXi flight display or the G1000® NXi integrated flight deck. A new document viewer provides easy access to the Garmin aviation library, as well as access to popular cloud storage providers, and the addition of weather improvements further enhance the app. New for Android, weight and balance calculations and several more features aid in flight planning. These new capabilities offer greater utility within a single application and more integration within the Garmin ecosystem. Continue reading "Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display and document viewer"

Garmin Pilot adds new features to iOS and Android mobile devices

Garmin Pilot, split-screen SVX iOS

Garmin announced several new enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices. New for Android, Garmin Pilot customers can now access synthetic vision (SVX), as well as pilot-configurable checklists within the app. Customers using Garmin Pilot on an Apple mobile device can take advantage of weight and balance calculations tailored to helicopter operators, Search and Rescue (SAR) options and more. With the latest upgrade, both platforms also offer connectivity with the GDL 52/GDL 51 portable receivers, the D2 Charlie aviator watch and the VIRB 360 camera. Continue reading "Garmin Pilot adds new features to iOS and Android mobile devices"

WingXPro7 Adds FlightShare® Technology, more ADS-B Functions

WingXPro7 now sports FlightShare technology.
WingXPro7 now sports FlightShare technology.

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.

iPad Aviator Folio mini Kneeboard, Mounts from MyGoFlight At Sun-n-Fun

The MyGoFlight Kneeboard C Folio
The MyGoFlight Kneeboard C Folio

MyGoFlight (booth C-049) has introduced the iPad Aviator Folio for the iPad mini. This leather, rotating aviation kneeboard, lapboard, and protective case is designed to be strapped to either leg with the clipboard on the outside. As a lapboard aviators have access the iPad and clipboard both at the same time. The MyGoFlight Aviator mount comes in Jet Mount or Standard Yoke configurations. The mounts attach to windshields, yokes, glare shields and panels and are not required to be permanent, nor do they require tools for installation.

The combination of an Aviator folio and an Aviator mount from MyGoFlight makes the iPad mini into a real inflight tool, according to Charles Schneider, CEO of MyGoFlight. “Our products are cockpit ready and allow pilots to operate their iPad with one hand,” said  Schneider.