3D Synthetic Vision
The 3D Synthetic Vision provides an indication of the aircraft’s attitude as well as the area close to the aircraft such as terrain, nearby ChartElements, Runways, … and the current Procedure.
The current Procedure is shown as a tunnel in the sky. This can be for example a Direct to a destination, a Holding, an Approach, … .
The terrain is rendered in warning colors in case of a small vertical distance to the terrain.
Useful flight informations are displayed in a PFD like style (such as groundspeed, altitude, vertical speed, groundtrack, bearing, destination).
Furthermore, it displays other traffic as well as localizer and glideslope here when using the external SensorBox.
The Moving Map shows “Vector” Chart Elements (such as Airports, Airspaces, Navaids, Fixes, Obstacles, Airways …), Raster Charts (background images), terrain data (with warning colors if closer than 600ft) as well as the current flight plan (e.g. a sequence of Directs, Approaches, …).
Other than that it also displays landmarks, streets and highways, waters like lakes, country borders, airport and taxiway charts, etc. and even other traffic when using the SensorBox.
Horizon can provide a backup attitude indicator (also called AHRS, Attitude and Heading Reference System) given that you use good sensors.
Many tablets have good internal sensors (gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, GPS) which can be used in conjuction with our innovative Sensor Fusion Algorithms to get a pretty reliable attitude indication. Our Sensor Fusion Algorithms have been carefully developed and heavily tested. Now they make it possible to get an attitude indication even while using internal sensors only.
Nevertheless we are offering an external Sensorbox which is able to estimate the attitude independent of internal tablet sensors. You can find more information here.
With “Horizon” you can fly different kinds of procedures. You can fly direct to a destination, fly an approach towards a runway, fly a holding or fly intercept procedures (e.g. intercepting an airway). Next to the visualization of the procedure in the moving map, the tunnel in the sky of the synthetic vision will also guide you easily through your procedure.
Free Arrangement / Split Screen Views
All visualizations can be viewed in split screen together with other visualizations.
Visualizations are arranged in pages and can be rearranged as you need them. The default arrangement should be fine for most pilots. Also, the screen orientation can be switched between landscape and portrait mode whichever suits the user the best.
It is possible to obtain METARs and TAFs within the “Horizon” application. This weather information can be loaded provided that a reliable internet connection is available. Therefore, it makes sense to load it while on the ground before take off. Then, the weather information can be seen through the menu or the detailed airport information screen. Furthermore, small pictograms next to the airports can be seen on the moving map that are stating the weather at that airport (sun, clouds, ceiling, wind, etc.). When flying in the US, the weather information can also be retrieved via ADS-B (provided that our external SensorBox is used). Sources for obtaining weather information are: Internet, GLD90 and ADS-B (with our external SensorBox).
Using our external SensorBox you can receive surrounding traffic via ADS-B (provided that the airplanes are equipped with an ADS-B transponder). The traffic is displayed on the moving map as well as on the synthetic vision. Using a third-party sensor box with “Horizon” (via GDL90) you will also have traffic displayed in “Horizon” (provided that this box can also receive traffic, via ADS-B, Flarm, etc.).
Compatibility to Third-Party Sensor Boxes
You can use third-party sensor boxes within the “Horizon” application. Apart from the external SensorBox of Helios Avionics, you can also use the device of Talos Avionics. Furthermore, Stratux or any other compatible GDL90 devices can be used. They can all be set up at the sensor configuration profile menu. The connection of the “Horizon” app and the sensor box is established via wifi.
Check out our Feature Video
We created this feature video for you, so that you have a quick overview over the features “Horizon – Your Portable Glass Cockpit” comes with.
For more details, please see the information below.
– worldwide* chart data with:
– Waypoints / GPS fixes
– VFR Reporting Points
– Water Bodies (e.g. Rivers and Lakes)
– Street and Railway Landmarks
– High quality worldwide terrain data (except greenland and antarctica)
– Landscape and Portrait Mode
– North Up and Track Up
– Support for US VFR Sectional raster charts
– Support for custom waypoints and other custom elements
– Manual and automatic calibration for best accuracy
– Flight plans
– Viewing details of chart elements
– Viewing glide infos
– Multiple display support (via UDP Forwarding)
– In-App help / manual
– Attitude accuracy indication
– Angle of Attack Indication (if available)
– Airspeed Indication (if available)
– QNH/Altimeter Settings to use a pressure sensor (default: auto determined by GNSS)
– High Quality VFR + IFR Chart Data, Obstacles, Terrain, Ground Geometry, etc.
* worldwide data include: high quality data for Europe, USA, New Zealand, Canada and basic data for the rest of the world. Please also see our distribution overview maps.