SkyView Adds Wireless Connectivity to Mobile Devices

One of the most requested SkyView features is here:  SkyView can now connect to ForeFlight Mobile and PocketFMS EasyVFR via Wi-Fi. This connectivity makes flight planning and preparation easier and more efficient for those who fly with ForeFlight and EasyVFR, and also allows ForeFlight to benefit from SkyView’s GPS position and attitude indication.

Seamless Flight Planning

Now you can plan your flight at home using ForeFlight Mobile or PocketFMS EasyVFR's comprehensive flight planning and features, then save time at the airplane by sending the planned route to your SkyView system via Wi-Fi. Flight plans sent from ForeFlight and EasyVFR can be edited on SkyView and flown by the SkyView Autopilot. You can transfer updated flight plans between the devices at any time.

Transfer Flight Plans between Skyview and ForeFlight Mobile

Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView and SkyView 12.0

Connectivity to compatible mobile apps 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 app connects to SkyView via a secure WPA2-protected Wi-Fi link.

Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView

Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView

Support for the Wi-Fi Adapter is already built into the recently-released SkyView 12.0 Software. In addition to Wi-Fi and ForeFlight connectivity, SkyView 12.0 includes over 40 new features and improvements, including Autopilot Auto-Trim, OBS Mode, customizable aircraft icons, and a new optional in-air magnetic heading calibration.

WAAS GPS and SkyView Attitude for ForeFlight

Pilots also benefit from SkyView’s built-in WAAS GPS, which can drive aircraft position in ForeFlight. 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, ForeFlight’s attitude indicator is powered by the same IFR-capable ADAHRS installed in every SkyView aircraft. This allows your ForeFlight attitude indication and Synthetic Vision display to show the same depiction for the best possible in-flight situational awareness.

Send SkyView's GPS Position and Attitude to ForeFlight

Wireless connectivity between Dynon SkyView and ForeFlight requires SkyView 12.0 software, a Wi-Fi Adapter for each SkyView display, and a ForeFlight Mobile (basic and higher) subscription. Instructions for configuring and using these features are in the updated SkyView System Installation Guide and Pilot’s User Guide.

For additional information, see this ForeFlight "how to" page

FAQ

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 SkyView Network.

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

Besides flight plans, what SkyView information is sent to ForeFlight?

As of ForeFlight 6.7, SkyView attitude and GPS information is used by ForeFlight Mobile.

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 ForeFlight?

You'll need:

  • A "Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView" for each SkyView display you have installed
  • SkyView version 12.0 or later
  • ForeFlight Mobile (basic and higher) version 6.7 or later

What do I need in order to connect SkyView and EasyVFR?

You’ll need:

  • A Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView for each SkyView display you have installed
  • SkyView version 12.0 or later
  • EasyVFR version 3.60.2 or later, with either a valid PocketFMS EasyVFR license or Frequent Flyer Membership.

What EasyVFR devices and apps are supported?

The Wi-Fi FlightPlan transfer to / from Dynon SkyView is supported on all platforms supported by EasyVFR. This means that EasyVFR on iOS (iPhone + iPad), Android, Windows Phone 8, OS X and Windows 7 & 8 are all capable of transferring Flight Plans wirelessly. 

Are other devices or apps supported?

At this time, SkyView’s Wi-Fi only works with ForeFlight Mobile on Apple iOS devices and PocketFMS's EasyVFR on Android, iOS, and Windows.

Can I use Wi-Fi while also having the Video Input Adapter and/or a USB memory stick plugged in to SkyView?

Yes. Although you can only connect one USB memory stick to a SkyView display at a time, you can have any or all of the different supported USB devices (USB memory stick, Video Input adapter, and Wi-Fi adapter) connected at the same time.

I also have an Stratus that I use with ForeFlight. Can I use that and SkyView together? 

At this time, your iOS device can only be connected to either your Stratus or SkyView system at any moment. You can switch back and forth between the two from your iPhone or iPad. However, they can not be connected concurrently.