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iFLY 520 Moving Map GPS for Pilots information
List Price: $399.00
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iFLY 520 Moving Map GPS for Pilots


- 11 customer reviews.

iFLY 520 Moving Map GPS for Pilots

The 5-inch touch screen aviation GPS is ideal: big and bright enough to read easily in flight and yet small enough to manage comfortably. An included suction mount with multiple articulation points or an optional yoke mount provides lots of mounting options. The touch screen interface is incredibly simple to use. No installation or setup required. Just turn it on and you're ready to fly!

The new iFly 520 brings forth a new level of value boasting versatility and portability with internal power in a smaller 5” form factor. Each iFly is a robust dedicated aviation GPS built for the harsh elements that iPads can’t support. Superior reception, extreme operating temperature ranges pilots need at a fraction of the competition’s price—even the updates are affordably priced. Save more, Fly more!

The iFly 520 is loaded with digital copies of FAA sectionals, IFR Low Enroute charts, airport diagrams, approach plates, and more. In fact, everything from planning to flying is designed around image enhanced maps from the FAA. Sweep your finger across the screen to scroll through the map, quick-tap to switch to another sectional, drag a route line to avoid a TFR, tap an airport to get detailed information, etc, etc. It's easy, intuitive, and fast.

Intuitive Interface

  • User Interface is designed the way you think, very easy to figure out
  • Buttons fade away when not in use, maximizing map visibility
  • Plug & fly (just plug in the unit and it will go straight to the map, ready to begin your flight)
  • Big buttons throughout, making it easy to use even in the bumpy flights
  • Zoom levels from 2 to 100 NM per inch
  • Clear warnings if any sectionals are expired
  • Touch-n-drag scrolling
  • Single-touch to zoom in/out
  • Single-touch to re-center & track current location
  • Single-touch to switch which sectional is being displayed

FAA Charts

  • Includes all STAR, Approach and Departure Charts
  • Includes airport taxi diagrams
  • "History" button allows toggling between the maps and recently viewed plates
  • Touch-sensitive panning and zooming
  • Easy to update charts through the website

Flight Planning

  • One-touch "Direct-to" flight planning
  • Supports multi-leg flight plans
  • Rubber-band route line modifications (just touch & drag a route line to make a change, such as bending it around an airspace)
  • Save/Load/Reverse flight plans
  • Flight plan automatically saved/restored between power cycles. So you can plan your flight at home, turn off the device, take it to your plane, plug it in, and your flight plan and map is all ready-to-go
  • Bright magenta route lines
  • Ability to search for airports by code, airport name, or city name
  • Weather and TFRs.  The pre-flight option grabs the latest TAF, METAR, Winds Aloft, TFRs and other data before takeoff for reference in flight.

Detailed Airport Information

  • Search for nearby airports
  • Geo-data
  • Public/private
  • Attendance schedule
  • Common, ATC, and other communication frequencies
  • Runway(s) type, condition, lighting, gradient, markings, etc
  • Traffic patterns
  • Available IFR equipment
  • Obstructions
  • Any additional FAA remarks

Unprecedented Spatial Awareness

  • Show your position on an actual FAA published sectional map
  • Sectional map images are digitally enhanced for maximum contrast & visibility
  • Pre-loaded with every sectional, including Alaska and Hawaii
  • Pre-loaded with the IFR Low-enroute charts for the lower 48 states
  • Pre-loaded with all the approach, departure, and STAR plates for all 50 states
  • Pre-loaded with all the FAA published airport diagrams
  • Single-touch to change which sectional map is being displayed
  • When zoomed out, important airspaces are highlighted
  • Touch a map to quickly see the distance & bearing from current location
  • "Find Nearest" option to quickly find nearby airports, ASOS/AWOS freqs, navaids, etc.
  • Sectionals maps include all "border" information, nothing is hidden. It's just like having an actual sectional map.
  • Ability to show distance-radials around your current location
  • FAA published TFRs can be seen on the maps

Simple Data Updates

  • With a low cost annual subscription get unlimited easy updates from any internet connected computer
  • Always have the latest sectionals, FAA airport databases, TFRs, sectional maps, and charts
  • Ability to quick-update latest TFR data just prior to your flight
  • Download the application updates to always have the latest new features
  • Use your own inexpensive USB Flash Drive

What they're saying...

AOPA Pilot Magazine "the iFly 700 is a robust package for a great price!"

Plane and Pilot Magazine "Touch Screen Wonder"

Fly-Low Publications "...intuitive and easy to use and would be a great addition to your flight bag."

P&P Tech Talk "...Adventure Pilot is off to a great start with brisk sales and a flood of happy customer testimonials..."

Technical Specifications

External Dimensions: 5.25" x 3.3" x 0.75"
Weight: 8 oz.
Screen Resolution: 800 x 480
1.3 GHz CPU
High Sensitivity WAAS GPS Receiver
SD/MMC memory card expansion slot
1650 mAH battery (2 hours operating time)
12-24 volt power input support
Current Draw: 300-700mA @ 12V DC
Warranty: 1 Year

Includes:

  • iFly 520 loaded with all FAA Sectional Charts, Low Altitude Enroute Charts, Approach/Departure Plates, Airport Diagrams, and more.
  • Suction Cup Mount
  • Quick release cradle
  • AC power adapter
  • 12-24V DC power adapter (cigarette lighter style)
  • SD card adapter
  • Soft carry case
  • FREE VFR/IFR Data Subscription for 2 months.  This subscription will allow you to keep all elements of your iFly up to date. This includes Sectionals, TAC charts, Low Enroute Charts, Plates, Software, TFRs, Metars, AFD Databases, etc.

 

List Price: $399.00
Now: $375.00

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Customer Reviews For iFLY 520 Moving Map GPS for Pilots:
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
A little difficult to operate during flight
by Jack from Bethany OK USA 

Pros: Nice moving map
Cons: Letters and numbers too small
Review: I like the unit just fine. However, it took a little time learning to operate the it. Also,the keys are somewhat to small to operate during flight.I keep hitting the incorrect ones.  It is a very good GPS for VRF flying.
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Saturday, October 08, 2016
Good product but no operators manual or instructions?
by Steven from Hamilton MT USA 

Pros: The iFLY 520 works as advertised, easy to use in flight with touch screen operation, has no problem with satellite reception from my knee board
Cons: No operators manual or Quick Start instructions?
Review: The iFLY 520 works as advertised, easy to use in flight with touch screen operation, has no problem with satellite reception from my knee board. my only complaint is that it arrived with NO operating instructions or "Quick start" instructions as noted as being included on the box? I called iFLY customer service and the representative was very courteous and helpful. He stated there should have been "Quick Start" instructions included in the product box and added iFLY does not include an operators manual with the product because there are too many pages? He stated he would send me the "Quick Start" instructions and a complete printed manual which I have never received (its been over a month?)
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
by wes from Taylor AR USA 
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Friday, November 06, 2015
and would recommend it to my friendsI would by this product again
by Russell from Green Cove Springs FL USA 

Pros: I am VFR and it does everything I need.
Cons: In future, would prefer a larger screen.
Review: It is a very talented GPS (My previous was a Lawrence 1000)
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Very Good Product
by David from Reidsville NC USA 

Pros: Ease of Use
Cons: Mounting Bracket doesn't hold we;;
Review: Excellent GPS for the money. Does all and more that my old Garmin did. Very simple to use, you don't really need a manual if you just sit down with the unit for awhile.
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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Not sure what pilot designed this
by A Customer from Herndon VA USA 

Pros: Size, screen
Cons: hard to read info on screen, difficult to use touch screen
Review: While this product's tagline is pilot designed, pilot tested and pilot recommended, I found it difficult to use and read. I am an 800-hour VFR pilot. The screen is good and easy to read in sunlight and it does show you where you are. I also like the feature showing your track in relation to upcoming terrain. However, while using actual sectional charts for background sounds like a good idea, I found it wasn?t. First, if you fly track up (as I do), anytime you are not headed in a generally northerly direction, all the writing is upside down. Also, when you have the view zoomed out enough to have a reasonable area showing, the writing is too small to read, for example, to identify what airport you might be passing nearby. I also found the touch screen is hard to get to read my touch. I comes with a stylus, which helps quite a bit, but that?s not really handy in a cockpit, especially if it's turbulent. I would not recommend this GPS, and if I had figured this out before the deadline for returning it due to lack of good flying weather, I would have sent it back.
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Wednesday, November 05, 2014
by james from Pembine WI USA 
Pros: seems to be very good so far
Cons: non so far
Review: still learning how to use it. manual would sure help!
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Touch screen doesn't cut it
by RV-8 owner from Corrales NM USA 

Pros: Information provided, accuracy
Cons: touch screen, battery life
Review: Information available is great, and screen size is ok if you're close to your instrument panel. The touch screen is hard to activate, and at times IMPOSSIBLE to get it to take an entry. Battery life is about an hour, but works fine on DC power.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
by Ron from Brockton MA USA 
Pros: Best device to come along in several years.
Cons: Takes a little while to understand how to upgrade the unit, however, I phone call to Ifly will get you all the help and training you need.
Review: For my company that uses Piper Pawnees for towing aerial billboards it's been great, as you are aware we do not have much in the way of instruments other then a compass and a radio.
We heard about the Ifly 520 from the shop that does our maintenance and decided to give it a try.
It has beed fantastic,one of our tow planes ran into an unexpected rain shower which reduced visibility down to a minimum, it was great knowing the plane exact position and distance from our home base.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Affordable
by Edward Askins from Clinton WA USA 

Pros: Price
Cons: Screen read ability
Review: Poor screen read ability in sunlight. Touchscreen is a bit difficult to use and requires multible touches.
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Monday, September 23, 2013
Fell short of expectations
by A Customer from Dallas, TX 

Pros: Easy to read, internal battery, packaging, travel bag, power adapters
Cons: Underpowered, Slow, Resistive touchscreen, fragile mounting arm
Review: I have been using Garmin Pilot on my iPad, and decided to have a full time GPS in the plane. An under $400 GPS seemed the way to go. I was disappointed when the 520 came in.

The 520 has a resistive (antique tablets) touchscreen, as opposed to a capacitive (modern tables) touchscreen; it requires a great deal of pressure for clicks to be detected, as well the clicks are WAY OFF in the corners of the screen, even after doing a calibration multiple times. Interacting got even worse in the plane when everything is vibrating.

The device is extremely slow, I would estimate it is under 400 MHz, which combined with the terrible touchscreen, makes usability quite difficult. You touch the device 3 or 4 times, before it even responds to your first click. The rendering also does not appear to be hardware accelerated, meaning all the graphics, blending, and blitting are done on the CPU as opposed to GPU. This just adds workload to the already underpowered CPU. You techies out there will enjoy this one, WinCE is the base OS.

The mounting arm worked well in the plane, but seems thin, fragile and cheap, and I am expecting it to break after its first real Texas summer heat. It was also difficult to find a good angle, as the articulating arm does not have full movement.

The internal battery is nice, but don't expect the 2 hours of advertised battery life with the screen full bright; I only got about 45 minutes.

It comes with an A/C and Cigarette adapter; both work as expected.

The travel bag appears to be a 3-5 mil neoprene (wet suit material) case. It works well.

Upgrading the device was easy and straight forward, you just mount the SD Micro on your machine, download their upgrade software, and away you go. I am interested to see if they disable the device after the 2 free months are up, FORCING you to have a subscription even if you don't want one.

Does the device have potential? Yes
Would I recommend it to friends? Not if they already have a tablet device they can use
Is it worth the price? Probably not, when up against alternatives like iPad or Android.
Does it function as advertised? Yes, but usability is a real issue.
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Previous Customer Questions For iFLY 520 Moving Map GPS for Pilots:
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On Friday, September 08, 2017 a customer asked:
Q:
Does the 520 give altitude?
A: Yes, the 520 will show your altitude.

On Sunday, September 08, 2013 a customer asked:
Q:
does the ifly 520 have (or occasionally need)an external gps antenna?
A: The iFly 520 includes a very sensitive internal antenna that will work for most people.  However different aircraft and cockpit locations can have different results; if you are experiencing trouble getting or keeping a GPS lock, this iFLY GPS External Antenna should solve that problem.

On Thursday, September 05, 2013 a customer asked:
Q:
I read upon purchase you provide 2 months free subscription, what happens after two nonths? Is the subscription per month or yearly and how much will it set me back?
A: Subscriptions are on a yearly basis. The current prices for updates are either $69/year for the VFR package or $109/year for the IFR/VFR package. Both packages include the entire USA.  You will receive a free two (2) month subscription to both IFR and VFR charts with the purchase of a new unit. The VFR subscription does not include the IFR Low Enroute charts or Approach Plate.

On Thursday, August 22, 2013 a customer asked:
Q:
I would like to know the difference in the 520 and 720 other than size. Is power and performance equal?
A: The iFly 520 is going to have the same software, the same sunlight readable display, and the same basic functionality of the iFLY 720.  It's just smaller (5 inch vs. 7 inches).  Also the iFLY 520 has a built in battery that will last 2 hours whereas the iFLY 720 does not have any internal battery. The iFly external battery will also work with the 520.

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 a customer asked:
Q:
I want to know if this GPS has a worldwide aviation database, because I am from Argentina and i would like to know if all the functions will be available in my conuntry. Thanks
A: Sorry, this only supports mapping in the USA.  For Argentina you would need one of the Garmin GPS units.


 

 

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