As flying enthusiasts, we want the best navigational app out there. That’s why we created myWingMan in the first place – and why we keep improving it. Not only will you benefit from its effortless interface but also the newest updates that improve all aspects of flight navigation. And it’s still the best choice for easy flight planning. Simply enter your start point. Enter your end point. And tap “create.” Then, myWingMan calculates your best route—VFR and IFR—based on weather and terrain conditions. So sophisticated. Yet so simple.
The Bendix/King myWingMan app includes the following updates:
ADS-B integration via Dual XGPS170
Complete North American Aviation Weather Imagery
Worldwide Satellite and Precipitation map overlay, including data timing
Graphical display of Airmets/Sigmets
Comprehensive AOPA Airport and FBO information
Complete Airport Facilities Directory A/F&D
Enhanced distance measuring tool, illustrating distance, direction and fuel between any two points
Extended runway centerline widget for improved navigation in challenging conditions
Display proposed route in 2D or Synthetic Vision mode or both
Granular control to plan climb or descent
Back button and lock screen functions
Extensive Chart and data integration for Germany, with more countries coming this summer
I can’t log in! Help!
Logging in for the first time requires a good internet connection, because the device needs to make a connection to the data server. There may be other issues at play. Have you created a trial account yet? Use the “Trial Account” section if you have not. Do you have a DUAT/DUATS account already? The system is aware of those accounts and so your email and password will work. Are you confident that you typed your password correctly? Please try again to be sure.
What iPad is required to run the application?
An iPad 2 is required and an iPad 3 or better is recommended. We also recommend purchasing the larger memory configurations (32GB or 64GB) due to the large amount of chart and terrain data available.
Will the application run with a 3G or 4G connection?
Yes. But, the data required for database updates is significant. It is strongly recommended to use a Wi-Fi connection when downloading a new instance of the app, or updating your data selections.
How do I update my charts and other data?
Charts on myWingMan are updated in the settings section, under Data Updates. Regular updates are included in the yearly subscription to the app.
How much memory do I need to use myWingMan?
The iPad 2 with 16GB configuration is adequate, but will not hold the entire database currently available. We strongly recommend that you be conservative when choosing which types of data and which regions to download.
Can I change my flight plan on the map?
Yes! Just touch and hold anywhere along the flight plan path. A circle will appear around the tip of your finger. Just drag your finger to the waypoint you want to add. When you remove your finger from the screen, you will be given a list of nearby possible waypoints, including a coordinate point in space. Touch the waypoint in the list that you want to add to the flight plan to select it.
How do I remove a waypoint from the map?
Touch and hold the waypoint on the map. The nearby waypoint list will appear and you will be given the option to delete the waypoint.
Are there charts for locations outside of the United States?
European chart data (and airport data and other categories) are available under separate subscription. We are also evaluating Canada and other geographic areas for availability at a later date.
Can I file a flight plan from myWingMan?
Yes. Choose Settings in the app and set up your pilot profile with your DUAT/DUATS ID and password along with your personal information. When you select Submit from the Flight Plan File page, your flight plan will be filed through the appropriate portal.
How does the flight planner know what the parameters of my airplane are?
When you enter your airplane profile from the settings page, you will put in all the performance information about your airplane that the flight planner needs to calculate your route. Many default aircraft are already loaded in the database to save you time.
Can I move windows around on the display?
Yes. Use two fingers to drag a window to a new frame. The contents of the two frames will switch with each other.
How do I know which window is the main window?
The largest window on the screen is the main window. In portrait mode, the main or active window is the lower window. Here’s an easy way to tell which is the active window – the Function Wheel is always located at a bottom corner of the active window.
What if I’m left handed?
No problem. Choose Settings and slide the Reference Windows switch from RIGHT to LEFT. The Function Wheel is moved to the left side of the screen. In landscape mode, the main window is moved from the right to the left side of the screen.
How do I select pages I want to view on the active screen?
Use the function wheel to select the page that you would like to view in the main window. The function wheel will only change the main window. If the second or third windows are visible, they will not be affected by selections made on the function wheel. To change other windows, drag them, via two fingers, to the active window and switch the window via the function wheel.
The function wheel is not minimizing after a period of time.
After you have used the function wheel to select a display, touch outside the wheel on the active window to minimize it. That’s how it works.
Does myWingMan display ADS-B data?
MyWingMan is integrated with the Dual ADS-B device, providing weather data in-cockpit. Future versions of the app will be integrated with other suppliers and also support the display of ADS-B traffic data.
Is external antenna required for myWingMan?
Is external GPS required for myWingMan?
No, but it is recommended for greater accuracy
What about Android? When will an Android version be released?
It’s under evaluation.
Does the iPad mini run myWingMan?
The iPad mini functions well as a platform for myWingManEFB. Many pilots prefer the smaller size for ease of handling in the cockpit.