FlightView Features & Functions
- Airspeed Indicator
- Attitude Indicator
- Slip / Skid Ball
- Heading Indicator (HSI)
- Ground Track
- Course Pointer
- Course Deviation Indicator
- Outside Air Temperature
- True Airspeed
- Density Altitude
- Ground Speed
- GPS Altitude
- Local and Zulu Time
- Flight Duration
- Manifold Pressur
- Oil Pressure
- Oil Temperature
- Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT)
- Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT)
- Fuel Level (Left / Right)
- Fuel Pressure
- Fuel Flow
- Fuel Totalizer
- Moving Map
- Nearest Airport Navigation
- Direct-To Navigation
- Flight Plan Navigation
- Database of US Airports, Navigation Aids, Waypoints
- NMEA output to popular autopilots
- ETA / ETE estimator
- Automated waypoint / destination briefing
Situational Awareness Features
- Air Traffic (ADS-B)
- Traffic Alert
- NEXRAD Weather Radar (ADS-B)
- Terrain Profile View
- Terrain Alert / Warning
- Airspace Map Display
- Current / Upcoming Airspace
- Runway Assistant
- Fuel Tank Switch Reminder
- Engine Anomaly Alert
- Runway Incursion Alert
- Descent Rate Alert
- Airspeed Decay Alert
- Altitude Alert
- Unusual Attitude Alert
- Nearest airport frequency
- Flight-plan airport frequencies
- Recent frequencies
- One-touch for active airport
Unlike the standard EFIS, FlightView is modular. The display is a custom application that runs on a standard Apple iPad. Flight, engine, and situational data come from a network of remote components: a core fight data computer (FlightBox Pro EXP), an air data computer (FlightBox ADC), and an engine monitoring system (FlightBox EMS). The system also includes interfaces to a growing list of third party equipment, including communications radios, transponders, and autopilots.
Modularity allows you to select only the components you need. Even better, it allows you to add multiple displays for the cost of an iPad ($250 - $1100 depending on the model). The components are lightweight, easy to install, and connect using simple modular plugs: no complicated wiring harnesses required.
The FlightView app converts any modern iPad into a state-of-the-art touch screen primary flight display (PFD) and moving map navigator (MFD). The PFD provides a comprehensive view of flight dynamics (attitude, airspeed, altitude, coordination) using a modern tapes-and-pointers layout. The MFD includes full VFR navigation capabilities plus terrain awareness, airspace, traffic, and ADS-B weather.
Easy To Install
Traditional avionics require complex wiring. FlightView is simple. Connections between the FlightBox and the peripheral devices use USB connectors and modular (phone-style) jacks to reduce installation time and avoid the pain of solder or crimp pin assembly.
The core FlightView system retails for $2000 ($1000 for the FlightBox Pro EXP, $500 for the air data computer, and $500 for the engine monitor). Add an iPad (or two, or three) and you have a complete set of instrumentation for less than half the cost of any other touch-screen EFIS on the market.
Status: Seeking Early Adopters
Open Flight Solutions is currently seeking beta testers (early adopters) to participate in our early access program. Beta testers receive a significant discount in return for helping us file off any rough edges. For information about the beta program or to order a beta kit, please see our web store
FlightView Installation and User Manual
FlightView is not approved for installation in certificated aircraft. It is intended only for use in Experimental and Light Sport aircraft.
FlightView converts an iPad into a world-class flight display.
FlightBox Pro EXP
The core of the system, FlightBox Pro EXP relays data between the other system components.
FlightBox ADC connects to the pitot and static lines to calculate airspeed, altitude, and outside air temp.
FlightBox EMS uses standard engine probes to monitor more than 30 different engine data items.
A tactile control add-on, FlightBar adds two knobs and six physical button to the FlightView experience.
Our innovative iPad mount with active cooling,
List price for the core FlightView hardware bundle is $2000.
The core hardware bundle includes:
- Flight Data Computer (FlightBox Pro EXP)
- ADS-B In
- Cabin Altitude
- Wireless AP
- Integrations for COM, transponder, autopilot, ELT, etc.
- Air Data Computer
- Magnetometer ***
- Engine Monitoring System
FlightView supports up to three iPad displays. iPads range in price from $250 to $1400 depending on model and options. iPads are sold separately by Apple and Apple resellers. In the table below, price represents the cost of a core hardware and one or two iPads.
|Single Display||iPad 9.7"||$2250 **|
|Single Display||iPad Mini 5||$2399|
|Single Display||iPad Air 10.5"||$2499|
|Single Display||iPad Pro 11"||$2799|
|Single Display||iPad Pro 12.9"||$2999|
|Dual Display||iPad 9.7"||$2500 **|
|Dual Display||iPad Mini 5||$2798|
|Dual Display||iPad Air 10.5"||$2998|
|Dual Display||iPad Pro 11"||$3598|
|Dual Display||iPad Pro 12.9"||$3998|
|FlightBox Pro EXP||$1000|
|Air Data Computer||$500|
|Engine Monitor System||$500|
|FlightDock iPad Mount||$200|
EMS Probes and Senders
Probes for the engine monitor are sold by Aircraft Spruce. To order, use the part numbers listed below.
* Compass functionality is currently under development.
** Based on current "street" price for this model as seen on Amazon.com
*** Prices from Aircraft Spruce as of 7/1/19. Subject to change.
|Part Description||Spruce PN||Spruce Price ***|
|EGT Probe, Hose Clamp 0.7" - 1.25"||10-01171||$36|
|EGT Probe, Hose Clamp 1.0" - 2.25"||10-01169||$36|
|EGT Probe, Hose Clamp 1.0" - 1.75"||10-05079||$36|
|CHT Probe, Bayonet Mount 3/8-24 UNF||10-01170||$38|
|CHT Probe, Ring Terminal, 12mm||10-01845||$25|
|Manifold Pressure Sensor, 0 - 60 InHg||10-01171||$65|
|Oil Pressure Sensor, 0 - 150 psi||10-04823||$86.75|
|Oil Temperature Sensor, 100 - 240F||10-01173||$20.00|
|Fuel Pressure, Carbureted, 0 - 15 psi||10-04820||$85.00|
|Fuel Pressure, Fuel Injected, 0 - 50 psi||10-04825||$85.00|
|Amperage Shunt, 0 - 60 amps||10-01178||$15.70|
|Fuel Flow Transducer, 0 - 70 gph||10-01196||$194.00|
FlightBox Pro EXP
- Voltage: 12v - 36v DC
- Amperage: 0.75 amps
- Weight: 11.3 oz
- Dimensions: 6" x 4" x 1.5"
- Voltage: 5v - 36v DC
- Amperage: 0.1 amps
- Weight: 4 oz
- Dimensions: 3.75" x 2.75" x 1.5"
FlightBox Pro EMS
- Voltage: 5v - 36v DC
- Amperage: 0.25 amps
- Weight: 10.1 oz
- Dimensions: 6.5" x 5" x 1.25"
Q. What is included with the core hardware kit?
The core hardware kit includes:
- 1x FlightBox Pro EXP
- 1x FlightBox ADC
- 1x FlightBox EMS
- 1x FlightLink cable for ADC
- 1x FlightLink Cable for EMS
- 1x USB mini hub (4 port)
- 1x USB WAAS GPS receiver
- 1x FlightBox Pro EXP power cable
- 1x OAT probe
Q. How many display devices can I connect to a FlightView system?
You can connect up to three (3) FlightView displays (iPads running the FlightView app) plus two additional devices running standard EFB applications.
Q. Do you have a version of the FlightView app for Android?
No. At this time we only support the Apple iPad.
Q. What EFB applications are supported?
FlightView supports any EFB application that uses the GDL-90 standard for ADS-B, GPS, and AHRS. Please see the FlightBox product page for a list of know compatible applications.
Q. Which iPad should I buy?
Any recent model iPad (2017 model or newer) running iOS 12 or later will work. We recommend purchasing the Wifi + Cellular version even if you do not intend to use the 4G features of the iPad, as the cellular versions includes an onboard GPS receiver.