Let’s focus on getting you started. Learn how to use the map, get airport information, use split-screens and download data before you fly. 


In this short video, we'll cover the basics of using the map, getting airport information, using the split-screen feature, and activating 3D synthetic vision. 

  • Pan the map with your finger. Zoom in or out with a pinch. 

  • Rotate the map by twisting it with two fingers. 

  • Use the Compass button (Track Up / North Up) button to switch between orientations. 

  • Use the Layers button to switch between Sectionals and IFR charts or add weather layers. Close the Layers selection by swiping up or tapping the Layers button again. 

  • Finding airport info: Double-tap the map, enter idents or names in the Search box, use the Airports tab for nearest airports. 

  • Airports screen shows all the necessary information without any additional buttons or tabs: general airport info, satellite and runway views, comm frequencies, runway details, and navaids. 

  • Split screen button in the upper left corner toggles between single to split modes. Display two maps, map plus approach procedure, 2D and 3D map, etc. 

  • Activate 3D synthetic vision with the cube icon. This button also toggles to our exclusive Augmented Reality (AR) view.

The Basics
  • Click the Down Arrow button at the top of the screen to download data. 
  • Pan and zoom the map with your fingers. 

  • The current flight plan, if any, is shown by a magenta line. 

  • Tap a state to select it for download -- you can tap multiple. Tap again to deselect. 

  • Tap the 'Download Now' button to download all data for the selected states. 

  • Green is good and red is bad. Green states have all the current data downloaded to the device. 

  • Red states have data that is either expired or has never been downloaded. 

  • The first download can take some time due to high-resolution. 

  • Save time for subsequent downloads by incremental downloads; only the data that has changed gets downloaded. 

No need to leave the ChartData Manager window open, so start the update (blue Update Now in the upper right-hand corner), then touch the blue Done. Data continues to download in the background as long as the FlyQ app is still running. 

ChartData Manager

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