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.

New ADS-B Global Traffic Receivers

Zaon Flight Systems announces the new MX1090 ADS-B and MX1090-GR traffic receivers.

The MX1090 is fully compatible with PCAS XRX and offers hybrid traffic management. Capable of tracking up to 50 aircraft, plus XRX traffic, the MX1090 offers a high level of accuracy and detection, according to the company. The MX1090 can also receive TIS-B messages, which are the broadcast of all traffic being monitored by an ATC RADAR facility. When combined with the detection capabilities of the XRX, the hybrid result allows detection to 100 n.m., and tracking of both ADS-B and non-ADS-B traffic. Interface options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and two RS232 ports for connecting to the XRX or a Garmin GPS.

The MX1090-GR is an ADS-B solution optimized for ground use in monitoring and tracking up to 100 ADS-B (and TIS-B) traffic data. It offers USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi options.

Prices start at $399.

For more information, visit www.zaon.aero, or call 800/496-9430.

Zaon PCAS XRX Traffic Available on iPad

Zaon Flight Systems has announced that traffic detected by the PCAS XRX can now be displayed on the Apple iPad using the new version of Airguide Publications Flight Guide iEFB app (v4.1+).

Traffic information is overlayed on the moving-map display, with traffic positions indicated by white open diamonds. Relative altitudes of the traffic is displayed next to their respective icons. For example, an aircraft 400 feet above would be indicated as +04. Climb or descent trend is indicated by an up or down arrow.

The Zaon PCAS XRX ($1495) can be connected to the iPad using the Flight Guide FLY-WI GPS, which comes with an external WAAS GPS antenna and has an auxiliary port to plug in the XRX.

For more information, call 800/496-9430 or visit www.zaon.aero.

ADS-B In for the Budget Minded

This year's AirVenture show is full of options for aviators looking to port in the free government-sponsored ADS-B weather. NavWorx brought its PADS portable box, and several moving map gps and geo-locating charting systems seem eager to port the information into their programs via the box's bluetooth connection. One of the least expensive entries into the wonderful world of onboard weather information is the ChartFlier by Essential Flight Technologies (EFT).

"We designed the ChartFlier to do exactly what pilots need it to do, and worked to make the program extremely lean," explains EFT President Colin Bitterfield. "For instance, you can do far more than rubber-band a course line. You can actually have your course line, your alternate course (pictured in a different color) and even a reference line back to your home airport (a third course) display on the chart at once," he says. "It gives you capability like you'd have if you were sitting at a table, actually using a chart, only better, because, when you are hooked up to a GPS, you get geo-referenced moving map capabilty, and, with the NavWorx PADS Wx box you get ADS-B weather super-imposed on your chart." The ChartFlier system includes VFR and IFR charts (low and high), airport diagrams, instrument procedures, and an aviation database for airports in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

EFT's Chartflier connected to a Zaon Traffic System

ChartFlier is a PC-based product for economy's sake, according to Bitterfield. "We wrote the code for the program so that it would be extremely small—about 1.5 mb total—to enable it to run on legacy netbooks and tablets that were sitting dormant on so many shelves." The company offers one package, including a Fujitsu Lifebook computer and the software, for $399, and Bitterfield says the program, which costs just $149 a year, will run on a $199 netbook with ease. "Our screens toggle between modes, IFR, VFR, de-cluttering and look-up functions in around 3 seconds," says Bitterfield, demonstrating the program's rapid-fire reaction on a 2goPad solid-state tablet that retails for $849, including the Chartflier program.

EFT offers several different bundles and packages, including options for a bluetooth GPS that start at $39, and the ADS-B "in" box starting at $995, as well as a Zaon PCAS connection for those who are not quite ready to invest in an ADS-B transceiver (for "in" and "out" ADS-B necessary to receive traffic information). Essential Flight Technologies is located in Hangar D at AirVenture, or more information can be found at www.essentialflight.us.