December 8, 2016 ChartData Released

In a recent Newsletter, we mentioned that our plan was to release our monthly ChartData several days earlier than we had in the past.  Specifically, we said our plan was to release US ChartData on the Friday before the next cycle begins (which is to say 6 days before the cycle starts).

Today is Friday so our US ChartData is now available for download for all apps and devices.  European ChartData will be available shortly.

The FAA updates data every 28 days (every 4th Thursday) and a new data cycle begins next Thursday.  We’ve now merged the FAA’s data with our proprietary ChartData and enabled downloads of the ChartData for the new cycle.

Important! Be aware that ChartData for the next cycle is not legal for use until next Thursday (Dec. 8, 2016) at 12:01 AM Eastern time.  If you use an app or device that utilizes our ChartData Manager, you can download the data now and install the data to an SD card or USB stick but do not use that SD card or stick until next Thursday.  If you’re using FlyQ EFB, please do not install the data yet if you plan to fly this weekend.

During the last cycle, we added ChartData for the Bahamas – airport diagrams, approach plates, SIDs, and STARs.  Have a look!  The new Bahamian ChartData is included in our US ChartData set so there is no additional charge for US subscribers.

We update ChartData several days in advance of each cycle start date so you can download it early.  All US data was made available on Thursday 12/1/16 (Aspen, Bendix-King KSN 770, Bendix-King AV8OR, Voyager) or Friday 12/2/16 (everything else).   EU data will be available shortly.

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.  And keep in mind that we recently made the ChartData Manager faster and more reliable with the release of ChartData Manager 5.2.

Special note for Voyager users:  You must install an update for Voyager before this ChartData can be downloaded if you haven’t already installed the new version of Voyager (version  Simply start Voyager and, if you haven’t run it yet today, the app should say that an update is available and have a button to download.  If you have used it today, select Update Application from the Tools menu.

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 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 (next 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.

iPad Price Alerts

Doing a little morning Black Friday browsing on the Web and I came across excellent deals on the iPad Mini 2 (which is the same iPad I use most often) and the iPad Air 2.  Both are terrific devices and work wonderfully with FlyQ (naturally!). They are WiFi only models so you will need an external GPS (< $100) or an ADS-B receiver.  And, of course, if you haven’t taken advantage of our Black Friday Lifetime deals:

iPad Mini 2, 32 GB Wifi: $199

iPad Air 2, 32 GB WiFi: $279



Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving: Two simple words with so much meaning. We all have so much to be thankful for but sometimes forget about it.

Earlier this morning I watched The Little Prince. It’s a great reminder about finding joy and remembering what’s important. And about love.

So Happy Thanksgiving.

Now time to call my parents…

– Steve

Black Friday is ON!

First, Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

Now .. Starting today, get your choice of Lifetime deals on our ChartData for all our most popular products like FlyQ EFB, Dynon, Bendix-King, Aspen, GRT, etc.

Starting at just $299.  For FlyQ, click here.  For all other products, click here.

All the offers are quantity limited and we’re already running low on some of them.  Hint hint.

Have a great weekend with your family and loved ones!


Group Document Management & Importing Waypoints

FlyQ’s new Groups feature is an amazing help to flying clubs, flight instructors, corporate flight departments, CFIs, and student pilots.


Now you can use FlyQ Online to create your own private groups of users — friends, collegues, student, etc. Then you can add private documents for just your group – POH, checklists, schedules, you name it! These private documents are instantly available to everyone in your group using FlyQ EFB on the iPad or FlyQ Online on the Web. Sharing has never been so easy!  Watch the video.

We also just added an Import feature to FlyQ Online so you can quickly load dozens or even hundreds of Personal Waypoints with a simple click. The Personal Waypoints are instantly available in FlyQ EFB as well as FlyQ Online.  Read about the file format.

Sign-Up for Black Friday Deals

The countdown clock has started…

Every Black Friday (November 25 this year), we offer the most amazing, most incredible deals in aviation. This year, we’ve outdone ourselves with the best deals in our 15 year history. Up to 75% off!


The catch is that quantities are very limited so it’s easy to miss out. Sign up for early notification on Tuesday night so you don’t let the deals fly by.

Whether it’s for yourself or you want to give someone else an amazing gift, sign-up now to get an email before other people grab the deals.

FlyQ Pocket for Android V2.2 Released

It gives me great pleasure to announce FlyQ Pocket for Android version 2.2 is available today.

FlyQ Pocket is a great aviation app for all pilots. It’s packed with powerful features that every pilot needs to make that all important ‘go or no-go’ decision before flight.

Best of all, it’s free! It’s part of our commitment to give back to the aviation community.

No other app or web site offers all theses powerful features in a simple to use package. Seattle Avionics pioneered the ‘Rule of Two’ ease-of-use. Navigating the app is quick and easy.

FlyQ Pocket is complete with everything a pilot needs. Here’s the highlights:

  • METAR/TAF (continuously updated)
  • Tap-to-Dial Realtime WX (ASOS/AWOS/ATIS)
  • 200+ Weather Graphics (with animation)
  • Flight Plan Routing (Direct, Airways, Wind/Fuel)
  • FAA Flight Plan Filing (DUATS or Lockheed)
  • Full FAA Legal Briefing (Area and Route)
  • Fuel Prices (MOGAS, 100LL, Jet A)
  • Airport Diagrams (700+ FAA and 4700+ Seattle Avionics Diagrams)
  • Airport Directory (A/FD & AOPA)

“We’re thrilled to have the app back under our own brand name once again” said Keith Russo, Seattle Avionics VP. FlyQ Pocket started out life as ‘FreeFlight’ under Seattle Avionics brand. It was later branded for AOPA under a 3 year license agreement. FlyQ Pocket for Android was the last of the apps to be rebranded.

Seattle Avionics FlyQ Pocket is available for Apple iPhone/iPad and Google Android devices.