Join us! Introducing FlyQ EFB 3.0 and FlyQ Online 1.0

Next week, we’re introducing two massive updates to our flagship apps — FlyQ EFB and FlyQ Online.  Rather than just send out emails, we’re doing our first-ever live product launches!  I’m the host and and you’re cordially invited!  Just click to sign-up for one or both.  And be sure to tell you friends, especially those who still use one of those off-brand apps 😉

FlyQ Online.  Monday, Nov. 20th at 4 PM Pacific.  Click to sign up now.
Fly Online is about to become the most powerful flight planning system available.  Many of the new features pioneer never-seen, innovative ways of looking at aviation weather.

FlyQ EFB 3.0.  Tuesday, Nov 21st at 4 PM Pacific.  Click to sign up now.
FlyQ EFB 3.0 is the largest, most significant upgrade we’ve ever released.  Be the first to learn why.

As a special bonus, attendees will also be the first to be notified about our amazing Black Friday specials.  Each year, we do something even more incredible than the previous year.  This year, we’re putting something on sale that has never, ever been discounted.

See you soon,
Steve

Power Outage in Seattle Area

Update Nov 14, 7:15 AM Pacific:
Too early for anyone to be in the office yet but power has been restored so all should be back to normal.
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At about 3pm Pacific today, strong winds in the Seattle area (we’re in Woodinville, WA if you know the area) took down the power to our offices and much of the Puget Sound area.  All of our critical systems are housed offsite and running normally but no one was in the office to answer phones.  The support staff is working from home if their homes have power and Internet but there may be some response delays until at least the morning.

Thanks, Steve

FlyQ EFB 3.0 Released to Beta Testers

I’m not going to get into the changes now (I love surprises!) but I did want everyone to know that we’ve released a MAJOR update to FlyQ EFB to our beta testers – FlyQ EFB  3.0.  If you’re on the beta list, check your email for more info.  This release has more changes, in terms of lines of code, than any version since 1.0.

And you’ll see a similar announcement for another app later this week.

We’ve been VERY, VERY busy!

Thanks, Steve

Less than 2 Weeks to Black Friday…

In less than 2 weeks, we’ll launch the biggest, most incredible sale we’ve ever done.  Sign up now to be one of the first to find out as all offers are quantity-limited.  https://www.seattleavionics.com/subscribe.aspx

Each year, around Black Friday, we do something new.  This year, we’ll be offering products that have never been offered on Black Friday as well as some of your favorites.

In the meantime, we’ll also be launching stunning new versions of several apps and offering multiple webinars so you can learn all about them.

Stay tuned … we’ve saved the best for last this year…  And no, no spoilers…

Steve

November 9, 2017 ChartData Released. Olé!

The next FAA data cycle begins this Thursday, November 9, 2017.  We try to release ChartData the Friday before the new cycle starts.  However, this cycle was one business day late because we’re very excited to announce that we’ve just added approach plates, airport diagrams, SIDs, STARs, etc. for Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Belize!  You may remember that we also recently added this same data for the Bahamas.  All of it for no additional cost.

A few notes about the new data:

  1.  Users of the KSN 770, Aspen, Dynon, AFS, GRT, AV8OR ACE, and EKP Mark V can get the new plates automatically as part of the usual download once they install a new version of the ChartData Manager (v 5.4.0.0540).  The ChartData Manager normally updates itself automatically so this will be transparent to most users.  If you have a problem, you can download and install the new DM from https://chartdata.seattleavionics.com/Apps/DataManagerSetup.exe
  2. FlyQ EFB users can use the ChartData Manager portion of FlyQ EFB (the “down arrow” icon at the top of the screen) to download the Mexican diagrams and plates. As FlyQ EFB version 2.5 has no knowledge of the Central American countries, data for these countries cannot be pre-downloaded before flight.  However, FlyQ EFB can download the plates on demand by entering the ident for the airports you need in the Search box at the top of app then manually selecting plates/diagram.  Once downloaded in this manner, these plates/diagrams can be used while flying (that is, without an Internet connection) but it’s a bit tedious to download them.  Also, due to a typo bug in EFB 2.5, even this method does not work for Honduras.  In the next FlyQ EFB release, coming very soon, these issues will be resolved.
  3. This release added new plates and diagrams only.  Our US IFR Low and High charts (maps) already cover Mexico and most of Central America but our Sectional (VFR) map coverage is still limited to approximately the southernmost part of Texas.  We’re working on expanding this area now.

European and Australian data will be available shortly.

Also, if you’re looking for an ADS-B solution, be sure to take a look at our new $249 Merlin ADS-B receiver.  Dual channel, WAAS GPS, AHRS (yes!), and a battery.  Works with almost all iPad / Android apps.

Also, read this terrific post from Keith R if you use our ChartData Manager application for Windows to update your data.  It explains how to automatically download data and even copy data to a card or USB memory stick without any clicks!  No need to sit there and wait for data to download or copy.

If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to update your ChartData before you fly.

  • In FlyQ EFB:  Tap the ChartData Manager icon (the “down arrow” icon), review which states you have selected, then tap Update Now.
  • In FlyQ Pocket: Select the Downloads tab on the bottom of the screen and tap Update Now.
  • In FlyQ Online:  Nothing to download.  Just go to https://flyq.seattleavionics.com and the new data is automatically used when the new cycle begins on Thursday (but not before).
  • For apps and devices that use our Data Manager, run the ChartData Manager (or select Settings from the little icon at the lower right corner of your Windows screen) and tap Update Now.
  • In Voyager, select Update Data from the Tools menu then choose the All Monthly ChartData item.

If you need to renew your subscription, click the appropriate link below:

Note that new FlyQ Online (our Web-based flight planner) ChartData is enabled automatically on the day the new cycle begins (this Thursday) so what you see is always the current, legal data.  Unlike data for our apps and devices, we do not release FlyQ Online ChartData ahead of time since there is nothing to download.

November ChartData

UPDATE Monday 11/6/17:  As expected, all US (and Mexican and Central American) data has now been released. 

Most months we release our US ChartData six days before the start of the next cycle (which begins next Thursday).  That would be today.  But most months don’t include adding approach plates and airport diagrams for Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  This month does so we’re not quite done with all the processing and a small change to the ChartData Manager app to handle it.  We expect that the new data will be released sometime on Monday at the latest – possibly during the weekend.

We’re sorry for the delay.

Thanks, Steve