Adventure Pilot Adds Terrain, Active Alerting, Vertical Flight Planning | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Thu, Jul 12, 2012

Adventure Pilot Adds Terrain, Active Alerting, Vertical Flight Planning

Upgrades Pre-Loaded In New Version 7 Shipping Now

In the latest release of Adventure Pilot's iFly GPS software, users will find new features like Terrain/Obstructions, an Active Alerting System, Vertical Flight Planning, and numerous other enhancements. iFly GPS units are shipping from Adventure Pilot pre-loaded with these new features and current iFly GPS owners may now update to the Version 7 Software.

Terrain Mode affords the pilot a true perspective of nearby terrain. Terrain highlighting is transparent and can be enabled on the iFly’s numerous base maps, including Sectionals, Approach Plates, and Low-Enroute charts. Terrain and Obstruction alerts can be configured according to the pilot’s preference: Relaxed, Moderate, Strict, or Disabled.  Walter Boyd, president of Adventure Pilot, stated “Along with terrain highlighting, we added a panel that shows a close up of the vertical profile of upcoming terrain, obstructions, and airspaces. This instrument includes a projected climb-line, which gives the pilot an instant visual answer to the ‘am I going to make that?’ question.”

The iFly GPS—even though it’s a portable system—has extremely advanced collision avoidance capabilities. According to Boyd, “We based our alerting system on FAA-documented standards and best practices. The iFly GPS constantly monitors current and projected AGL, while tolerance levels automatically adjust with the flight phase. We even used FAA-defined audible call outs. Our goal was to maximize safety and minimize nuisance alerts. I believe we’ve achieved that goal—and more—with this release.”

A small Alert Window provides a centralized location for the management of all active alerts. Pilots may customize the window location to suit their needs. This new alert window actively changes based on the most relevant alert and can be expanded to view more information on the active alert item.

The Version 7 Software Update also adds a revolutionary Vertical Flight Planning feature. This feature provides the ability to reference terrain and customize the flight plan relative to terrain, airspaces, aircraft performance, and even winds aloft. "This new Vertical Flight Planning feature proves once again that iFly GPS is leading innovation in the Portable Aviation GPS category by offering pilots an intuitive and revolutionary flight planning tool,” said Boyd.

Other enhancements to the iFly GPS User Interface include a PDF viewer, an improved flight timer, new location icons, revised menus, plus faster performance and stability. Adventure Pilot also released a new application for Windows, called iFly Connect, which allows iFly GPS owners an even simpler and faster way of updating their GPS with the latest software and data.

(Image provded by Adventure Pilot)

FMI: www.iFlyGPS.com

Advertisement

More News

Toledo Police Helicopter May Be Grounded

Department Seeks Grants To Help Keep Aircraft Flying The police department in Toledo, OH may be forced to ground its helicopter unless it is able to identify a grant for the $300,0>[...]

Bill Gordon Lost In Hudson River P-47 Ditching

Despite What Appeared To Be A Decent Ditching Effort, An Outstanding Pilot Was Lost The airshow community has suffered its second tragedy in nearly as many weeks as long-time warbi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.29.16)

"Putting the world's largest satellite constellation into orbit is an enormous task and Arianespace is ideally suited to launch the initial constellation, allowing OneWeb to start >[...]

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at al>[...]

Dubai-Based Business Jet Operator Enhances In-Flight Wi-Fi Services

Empire Aviation Group Selects Honeywell Technologies For Its Entire Fleet Honeywell has signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connect>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC