Dynon SkyView Goes Paperless With New Chart Capability
September 18, 2013 - The latest version of Dynon's SkyView flat glass instrument system now includes all U.S. charts, both for IFR and VFR, so owners of experimental airplanes can fly in a true paperless cockpit.
SkyView Version 7.0 can now show your actual airplane position as it moves over most charts, a technique called geo-referencing. The stored electronic charts begin with detailed airport diagrams and carry you through the entire flight including departure, en route, and approach procedures. The subscription price for the charts is $99 a year including both VFR and IFR charts with no hidden add-on costs.
The charts come from the FAA with airport diagrams from Flight Guide. Seattle Avionics is Dynon's partner in creation of the electronic chart presentation.
SkyView's moving map is also enhanced with "pop-up" detail of airports, navaids, obstructions, waypoints, and airspace descriptions. The map can be easily panned to see areas of interest. And individual airspace segments can be quickly examined in detail no matter how congested the map may be.
At this time the full capability of SkyView is available only for the U.S., but Dynon is working to expand chart offerings for other parts of the world soon.
Information on how to download Version 7.0 of SkyView and subscribe to the chart service is on the Dynon website.