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Unread postby RKittine » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:37 pm

After trying and using a lot of Flight Planning / GPS Software, I have settled on FlyQ, by Seattle Avionics. I love it. All the normal routing and tracking, plus all the airport features, closest, fuel, airport diagram, all the approach plates, real time weather etc. And the best part. If you are a CFI/II register on line and get the annual IFR subscription for $19.95. Sign up you new students and they get the VFR one for $19.95 for a year. I have it on my iPad Mini III and a laptop, both with built in GPS and do not need an external GPS receiver.

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Re: GPS Software

Unread postby KlausNW » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Thanks for the recommendation. I had a friend the other day ask which moving map software he should use. I use Avare on android but he has an iPhone.

ForeFlight gets a lot of reviews and Garmin Pilot has the gorilla weight of Garnim behind it. FlyQ doesn't get as much exposure but has good reviews. Another one I forget about is WingX.

Just did a search for "aviation navigation apps" and discovered another dozen I never heard of. Avare shows up as the most downloaded and highest reviews in my searches.
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Re: GPS Software

Unread postby RKittine » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:38 pm

I have tried quite a few and had been using ForeFlight, but then one of my students has FlyQ and even if I had to pay the full $139.95 per year, I would have switched, so the $19.95 price tag was just a bonus. I have been very disappointed with the Garmin software, though I still like my 530 with WAAS that is in my 182.

I was disappointed when Jeps stopped supporting there off line flight planning software. I still keep that software on the computer in each of my hangers and use it to do a lot of flight planning, but it hasn't been updated in about 3 years, so I have to cross reference and check frequencies etc. FlyQ updates to all the states you have selected, automatically when you are o WiFi or manually if you want to use the Cell System to update.

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Re: GPS Software

Unread postby BGH » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:09 pm

I use foreflight pro USA,pro Canada on my ipad,covers all my vfr,ifr & water flying needs.Diane gave me a wifi only iPad so no gps - bought a garmin glo & connect through Bluetooth so it works great.

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Re: GPS Software

Unread postby KlausNW » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:41 pm

RKittine wrote:I was disappointed when Jeps stopped supporting there off line flight planning software. I still keep that software on the computer in each of my hangers and use it to do a lot of flight planning, but it hasn't been updated in about 3 years, so I have to cross reference and check frequencies etc. FlyQ updates to all the states you have selected, automatically when you are o WiFi or manually if you want to use the Cell System to update.

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Lets keep playing with the http://www.1800wxbrief.com and see if it can replace the Jepp software. I always try and use the government software since we're paying for it whether we like it or not.
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Unread postby RKittine » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:48 am

Good point. I will spend more time on there and see how much I can learn also.

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