Adventure Pilot has announced the addition of synthetic vision capability to their iFly GPS system. This new feature provides a 3D terrain view, detailed obstruction icons and many other elements that allow pilots to have a better understanding of their surroundings. Synthetic Vision is available as a free upgrade with any paid iFly GPS subscription.
Adventure Pilot has made an upgrade to their popular iFly GPS system - synthetic vision capability. The addition of synthetic vision provides a 3D terrain view as well as detailed obstruction icons, highway in the sky route guidance, RealView airport images and industry-leading 3D traffic display when paired with a compatible ADS-B receiver. According to Walter Boyd, president of Adventure Pilot, while AHRS is not required for the new feature to work, it "drastically enhances the user experience and usability if you find yourself in less than ideal conditions." If not paired with an AHRS device, iFly GPS will use GPS-derived altitude, ground speed, and vertical speed. The excitement for this new release can be felt throughout the Adventure Pilot offices. "Our new Synthetic Vision provides an unparalleled ability to visualize terrain, traffic, airports, obstructions, and more - granting a whole new level of special awareness, confidence, and safety. Also, it is extremely cool," says Mr. Boyd. "The Synthetic Vision 10.2 release will raise the bar for all other EFB's and will change the way GA pilots interact with their surroundings."
Synthetic Vision is a free upgrade for paid iFly GPS subscriptions which start at $69.99 for VFR and $109.99 for IFR. Both options include georeferenced airport diagrams and seamless HD charts with the IFR version adding Georeferenced approach plates as well as IFR High and Low charts.
The new Synthetic Vision feature is available for Apple, Android and Windows phones and tablets, as well as iFly GPS 740 and 740b dedicated units.
The creation of Adventure Pilot, iFly GPS offers powerful navigation solutions that go far beyond imagination while keeping it simple and intuitive. iFly GPS is a game-changing, "Multi- Platform" navigation solution that provides exhaustive support of ADS-B Traffic & Weather. Adventure Pilot creates affordable solutions meant to inspire, inform and enable a community of passionate pilots to fulfill their desire for aerial adventures. "Life is in the Journey; it's the destinations you choose that determine your path."