Pilots looking for a low-cost, fully
functional alternative to high-priced moving map GPS displays may have
an answer in the new iFly 700, a sectional chart-based GPS moving map
display listing for $499. The iFly 700 features a 7-inch touch-screen
display and weighs only 0.8 pounds. A data subscription of $69 to $89
per year keeps all charting current and includes software/feature
upgrades every four months.
In addition to sectionals, the iFly 700
includes terminal area charts and can be configured in either north-up
or track-up orientation.
The iFly 700 hardware features an
external GPS antenna, input for an external power source, a USB
connector, an SD/MMC memory card slot, audio-visual in/out ports, a
headphone jack, and more.
Other charting features include IFR
arrival charts, approach/departure plates, and taxi diagrams. Airport
details, including data on private airports, are provided, as is
information on temporary flight restrictions.
The iFly 700 has no knobs to twist or
mechanical buttons to push. Instead, it uses large, on-screen “virtual”
Adventure Pilot, the company offering the
device, says ADS-B weather and traffic—along with other upgrades—are
planned for the future. For more information, visit Adventure Pilot in
Exhibit Hangar C, Booth 3053, or online at www.AdventurePilot.com.