FlightView EFIS


FlightView EFIS

FlightView EFIS: A Complete Glass Cockpit System For Experimental Aircraft

FlightView is the simple yet powerful new EFIS from OpenFlight Solutions, makers of FlightBox ADS-B. FlightView provides a full suite of flight and engine instruments, navigation tools, and advanced situational awareness functions. Built from a combination of off-the-shelf hardware and custom software, FlightView makes VFR flight safer, easier, and more affordable than ever.

FlightView Features & Functions

Flight Instruments

  • Altimeter
  • 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

Engine Instruments

  • RPM
  • Manifold Pressur
  • Oil Pressure
  • Oil Temperature
  • Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT)
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT)
  • Voltage
  • Amperage
  • Fuel Level (Left / Right)
  • Fuel Pressure
  • Fuel Flow
  • Fuel Totalizer

VFR Navigation

  • 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

VHF Communications

  • 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.

Hardware Modules
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.

Cost Effective

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

Regulatory Status

FlightView is not approved for installation in certificated aircraft. It is intended only for use in Experimental and Light Sport aircraft.

FlightView App

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

FlightBox ADC connects to the pitot and static lines to calculate airspeed, altitude, and outside air temp.

FlightBox EMS

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,

A complete single-display FlightView system typically costs between $2800 and $3500 depending on options. Additional displays can be added for the price of the additional iPads. See our price comparison tool for details.

List price for the core FlightView hardware bundle is $2000. The core hardware bundle includes:

  • Flight Data Computer (FlightBox Pro EXP)
    • AHRS
    • GPS
    • ADS-B In
    • Cabin Altitude
    • Wireless AP
    • Integrations for COM, transponder, autopilot, ELT, etc.
  • Air Data Computer
    • Airspeed
    • Altitude
    • OAT
    • Magnetometer ***
  • Engine Monitoring System

System Configurations

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 kit and one or two iPads.

Single DisplayiPad 9.7"$2250 **
Single DisplayiPad Mini 5$2399
Single DisplayiPad Air 10.5"$2499
Single DisplayiPad Pro 11"$2799
Single DisplayiPad Pro 12.9"$2999
Dual DisplayiPad 9.7"$2500 **
Dual DisplayiPad Mini 5$2798
Dual DisplayiPad Air 10.5"$2998
Dual DisplayiPad Pro 11"$3598
Dual DisplayiPad Pro 12.9"$3998

Core Components

FlightBox Pro EXP$1000
Air Data Computer$500
Engine Monitor System$500


FlightDock iPad Mount$200


FlightLink COM1 or COM2 interface cable$50
FlightLink Basic (NMEA) Autopilot interface cable$50
FlightLink TruTrak Autopilot interface cable$100
FlightLink Trig Transponder interface cable$100

EMS Probes and Senders

Probes for the engine monitor are sold by Aircraft Spruce. To order, use the part numbers listed below.

Part DescriptionSpruce PNSpruce 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 UNF10-01170$38
CHT Probe, Ring Terminal, 12mm10-01845$25
Manifold Pressure Sensor, 0 - 60 InHg10-01171$65
Oil Pressure Sensor, 0 - 150 psi10-04823$86.75
Oil Temperature Sensor, 100 - 240F10-01173$20.00
Fuel Pressure, Carbureted, 0 - 15 psi10-04820$85.00
Fuel Pressure, Fuel Injected, 0 - 50 psi10-04825$85.00
Amperage Shunt, 0 - 60 amps10-01178$15.70
Fuel Flow Transducer, 0 - 70 gph10-01196$194.00

* 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.

FlightBox Pro EXP

  • Voltage: 12v - 36v DC
  • Amperage: 0.75 amps
  • Weight: 11.3 oz
  • Dimensions: 6" x 4" x 1.5"

FlightBox ADC

  • 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"

FlightView Docs

FlightDock / FlightBar Docs

Developer & Integrator Docs

Developers who are interested in integrating hardware or software with FlightView should check out the FlightView Integration Guide

Training Videos

Please also see our FlightView Training playlist on YouTube.

Please see our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions document for answers to many common questions.

Please see our FlightView playlist on YouTube.