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SkyView Adds Wireless Connectivity to Mobile Devices

Mobile flight planning and in-cockpit tablet connectivity have been two of the most-requested SkyView features. As of firmware version 12, SkyView can now connect to ForeFlight Mobile, PocketFMS EasyVFR, Seattle Avionics FlyQ, SkyDemon, Ozrunways, Sky-Map, and the FltPlan Go app via Wi-Fi. This connectivity makes flight planning and preparation easier and more efficient for those of you who fly with mobile apps, and also allows your mobile device to benefit from SkyView’s GPS position and attitude indication (some apps only).

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Seamless Flight Planning

Plan your flights at home using your app's comprehensive flight planning features. Once at the airplane, save time by sending the planned route to your SkyView system via W-Fi. Flight plans sent from your app can be edited on SkyView and flown by the SkyView Autopilot. You can transfer updated flight plans between the devices at any time.

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Transfer Flight Plans between SkyView and ForeFlight Mobile

Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView

SkyView to mobile app connectivity is enabled by a new Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView that is installed in any of SkyView’s USB ports. The Wi-Fi Adapter costs $35 and can be purchased from Dynon Avionics dealers or Dynon directly. One is required for each SkyView display installed in an aircraft, maintaining system redundancy. Once configured, your mobile app connects to SkyView through a secure WPA2-protected Wi-Fi link.

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WAAS GPS and SkyView instruments for Apps

Pilots can also benefit from SkyView’s built-in WAAS GPS, which can drive aircraft position in your app (if supported by the app). This is great for those with Wi-Fi-only iPads, and provides an additional high-availability GPS source for GPS-equipped devices.

When connected to SkyView, your app can also ’s attitude indicator can be driven by the same IFR-capable ADAHRS installed in every SkyView aircraft (if supported by the app). This allows your app's attitude indication, other instruments, and Synthetic Vision displays to show the same depiction for the best possible in-flight situational awareness.

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Send SkyView's GPS Position and Attitude to ForeFlight

Getting Started

Wireless connectivity between Dynon SkyView and mobile aps requires SkyView 12.0 Software or higher, a Wi-Fi Adapter for each SkyView display and a subscription to your app of choice (if required by the app). Instructions for configuring and using these features are in the updated SkyView System Installation Guide and Pilot’s User Guide.

For additional information about ForeFlight connectivity, see this ForeFlight "how to" page.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Do I need more than one Wi-Fi Adapter in my airplane?
Each SkyView display in the aircraft must be equipped with a Wi-Fi adapter. If you have two displays, you need two adapters. A benefit of having two adapters is that it maintains system redundancy, just like our redundant data and power lines in the SkyView Network.

How Secure is the connection between my app and SkyView?
The link between SkyView and your mobile device is protected with secure, password-protected WPA2 encryption. This ensures that only devices devices that you specifically authorize can communicate with your SkyView system.

Besides flight plans, what SkyView information is sent to mobile apps?
As of ForeFlight 6.7, SkyView attitude and GPS information is used by ForeFlight Mobile. Other apps may receieve and redisplay SkyView's GPS position, attitude, and other primary flight instruments.

What level ForeFlight Mobile subscription do I need?
Any basic level or higher ForeFlight Mobile subscription is required in order to use the Wi-Fi connectivity with Dynon SkyView.

What do I need to connect SkyView to my mobile app?
You’ll need:

    A "Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView" for each SkyView screen you have installed
    SkyView version 12.0 or later
    A subscription to your compatible app (if required). If you are a ForeFlight use, you need only ForeFlight Mobile (basic and higher) version 6.7 or later.

Are other devices or apps supported?
At this time, SkyView’s Wi-Fi capability works with ForeFlight Mobile (iOS), Seattle Avionics FlyQ (iOS), PocketFMS EasyVFR (Android, iOS, and Windows), SkyDemon (iOS and Android), Ozrunways, Sky-Map, and the FltPlan Go apps.
More Info

Learn more about The New SkyView

Designing Your SkyView System:  To help you decide what System components are required for your airplane, please see the Planning your SkyView System page.

Download a copy of the SkyView Installation Guide.

We also have a forum and a Frequently Asked Questions pages dedicated to the SkyView System. We encourage you to contribute to both!

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