iOS 16.0.2 Approved for FlyQ EFB 6.1

Apple creates different operating systems for the iPhone and iPad. The iPhone runs iOS and the iPad runs iPadOS.

Seattle Avionics recently completed compatibility testing between FlyQ EFB and iOS 16.0.2 (iPhone only) and iPadOS 15.7 (iPad only). At this time, we are issuing the “all-clear” to Seattle Avionics customers, please update at your convenience.  Note: iPadOS 16 has not been released yet.

If you are unsure which Apple iOS or iPadOS software version you are currently running just follow this link to find. To learn how to update your iOS or iPadOS version, you can follow this link to learn more.  

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How to find the version number for iOS or iPad iOS

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to About
  4. The OS version number is under Software Version. Example: 15.4

How to update a Seattle Avionics app

  1. Open the App Store app
  2. Tap the Account icon (your image) at the top right of the page.
  3. Scroll down the Account page and look for the icon associated with the app you want to update. Tap Update.
  4. Note: You can enable your iPad or iPhone to automatically update all your apps. We recommend this feature. To do this:
    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Select App Store on the left side of the screen.
    3. In the Automatic Updates section, turn App Updates on (green).

How to update iOS or iPad iOS

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to Software Update
  4. Tap on Download and Install

*Please note that beta (aka “test”) versions of iOS and iPad OS are not finished, have not been fully tested, and contains bugs. Seattle Avionics does not support beta versions of these for use with any of its apps.

October 6, 2022 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, October 6, 2022. The new data can be downloaded now for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European data will be available shortly. Be sure not to fly with this data until October 6.

If you’re using another data provider, check with them about availability.

Important notes for FlyQ EFB user:  Please do not download this new data if you plan to fly before next Thursday as the app does not currently have any concept of “current” versus “next” data cycle.  However, FlyQ EFB downloads TFRs, fuel prices, and weather automatically so rest assured that this data will always be current even without doing a manual update

Also, read this terrific post 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 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 InSight or 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 next 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.

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

Note that 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.

September 8, 2022 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins this Thursday, September 8, 2022. The new data can be downloaded now for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European data will be available shortly. Be sure not to fly with this data until September 8.

If you’re using another data provider, check with them about availability.

Important notes for FlyQ EFB user:  Please do not download this new data if you plan to fly before next Thursday as the app does not currently have any concept of “current” versus “next” data cycle.  However, FlyQ EFB downloads TFRs, fuel prices, and weather automatically so rest assured that this data will always be current even without doing a manual update

Also, read this terrific post 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 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 InSight or 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 next 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.

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

Note that FlyQ Online (our Web-based flight planner) ChartData is enabled automatically on the day the new cycle begins (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.

Enhanced iPad Performance with FlyQ EFB 6.1

FlyQ EFB just got better.

At Seattle Avionics, we constantly innovate to help you plan and fly safer. Today, our release of FlyQ EFB 6.1 is now generally available. This release allows you to use your iPad longer and significantly improves your experience with the app by enhancing the performance of your iPad. The reduction of app memory usage and CPU load brings you longer battery life and a cooler running device.

FlyQ EFB 6.1 also includes a dramatically enhanced 2D mapping engine. The new mapping engine is faster and more fluid. Additionally, the improved 2D mapping engine uses the latest Apple graphics technologies, enabling Seattle Avionics to provide you with powerful new features in the future.

Another update you will see within the FlyQ EFB 6.1 release is the elimination of Profile Layers blinking on and off periodically within the profile view. Now, the layers seamlessly refresh, removing extra layers of distraction while flying. This seemingly minor update can make a difference while you fly.

The FlyQ 6.1 release also has numerous back-end fixes, such as minor bugs within the program. 

FlyQ EFB 6.1 shows Seattle Avionics’ commitment to further innovation and allows you to have a more enjoyable flying experience. Keep an eye out for more releases by connecting with us on social or subscribe to our newsletter.

We hope you enjoy these new updates! As always, we’d love to hear your feedback–email us at support@seattleavioincs.com.


How to Get FlyQ EFB 6.1

If you already have FlyQ EFB on your iPad/iPhone:

1. Go to the App Store on your device.

2. In the upper right corner of the screen, tap your picture (probably with a red number).

3. Scroll down the screen and look for the Available Updates or Upcoming Automatic Updates section.

4. Find FlyQ EFB.

5. If you see Open, it’s already downloaded, simply tap Open to fire it up.

6. If you see Update, tap to download, then tap Open when it appears.

If it’s not on your iPad or iPhone:

This is a great time to use it for 30 days at no charge as we cleared all records of previous trials so you can try it again.

1. If you’re reading this on an iPad or iPhone, just click here to download

Otherwise…

2. Go to the App Store on your iPad or iPhone.

3. Select the Search tab.

4. Type FlyQ EFB in the search field at the top of the screen.

5. Tap FlyQ EFB when it appears as you type. 

6. Tap Get or Download.

FlyQ EFB 6.1 requires iOS / iPadOS version 12.0 or better. For the best performance, we suggest iPads and iPhones version 13.0. Note that the current version of iOS / iPad OS is 15.5 as of this writing.

Oshkosh 2022 Was Wonderful – A Record-breaking Show

The team at Seattle Avionics attended EAA AirVenture the week before last in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, marking our 19th year of attendance.  We loved speaking to several hundred pilots, CFIs, student pilots, and aviation enthusiasts at the show. We were thrilled to dedicate the week to getting to know the current and future users of FlyQ EFB and discussing each customer’s unique needs.

This year’s EAA AirVenture saw record-breaking attendance, with over 650,000 people attending from around the world, breaking the show’s previous record, set in 2019, of 640,000 attendees.

According to the Fox 11 News interview with Jack Pelton, EAA President, EAA showcased “over 3,200 show planes, with more than 1,400-plus in the vintage area.” Pelton stated, “over 1,150 aircraft were home builds which is up 6 percent from last year. We had 369 Warbirds, up 5 percent from last year.”

By Sunday afternoon, the number of take-offs and landings at Wittman Regional Airport reached over 17,000. However, Pelton felt the total number was expected to be even higher, with official numbers to be released in the coming days.

In addition to record numbers, the weather seemed to be the highlight of the week for many people. John Rutter, the cofounder of Seattle Avionics, who has attended AirVenture for 20 years, said, “this was the best weather week I think we’ve ever experienced.” Temperatures for the week averaged around the mid 80’s with clear blue skies the entire week. The weather was a perfect setup for the daily airshow, helicopter flyovers, walking the show grounds, and a night air show filled with fireworks.

The EAA experienced sad news at the show’s start with the passing of Tom Poberezny, retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Porberezny passed away on Monday, July 25, at the age of 75. Tom was president of EAA from 1989 until 2010 and was chairman of the board for two years until he retired in 2011.

According to the EAA website and Jack J. Pelton, the EAA CEO and chairman of the board, “Tom’s legacy is tremendous in the world of aviation with his personal achievements as well as the growth of EAA, especially the development of the current EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, the Young Eagles program, and the creation of sport pilot nearly 20 years ago. He will be greatly missed, but more importantly, he will be remembered for all that he did for EAA and aviation.”

Even with the passing of an EAA legend, the show was a huge success and one that Tom would surely be proud of.

Seattle Avionics would like to thank every person who stopped by our booth this past week to learn about FlyQ EFB and why it is consistently the top-rated app in the Apple App store.

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by and get a demo or sign up, it’s never too late. Contact us today at sales@seattleavionics.com  to learn more about FlyQ or our FAA DO-200A approved charts and plates – ChartData – we have for over a dozen installed and portable avionics software applications.

Remember to mark your calendars for next year’s EAA AirVenture which will be held on July 24th – 30th, 2023. We can’t wait to see you there!

Sources:

https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-25-mourning-the-loss-of-tom-poberezny

https://fox11online.com/news/local/fox-cities/eaa-airventure-2022-has-record-breaking-year-oshkosh-plane-air-force-aviation

August 11, 2022 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, August 11, 2022. The new data can be downloaded now for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European data will be available shortly. Be sure not to fly with this data until August 11.

If you’re using another data provider, check with them about availability.

Important notes for FlyQ EFB user:  Please do not download this new data if you plan to fly before next Thursday as the app does not currently have any concept of “current” versus “next” data cycle.  However, FlyQ EFB downloads TFRs, fuel prices, and weather automatically so rest assured that this data will always be current even without doing a manual update

Also, read this terrific post 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 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 InSight or 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 next 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.

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

Note that 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.

Seattle Avionics to Attend Historic EAA AirVenture

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EAA AirVenture, held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is a world-class aviation convention where thousands of pilots and aircraft enthusiasts gather to learn, explore, and connect with industry experts. This year, the event will be held at Wittman Regional Airport from July 25th – July 31st.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is nearing 70 years, with the first of its kind being a part of the Milwaukee Air Pageant. The First Experimental Aircraft Associations Fly-In Convention was held in September 1953 at the Curtiss-Wright Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to EAA AirVenture’s website, “The EAA was founded in 1953 by Paul H. Poberezny, who served as the organization’s president from 1953 to 1989 and then as chairman of the board until 2009.” What a great legacy for a man who started with less than 150 people in attendance at the first convention.  

The Milwaukee Air Pageant faded away over time and EAA AirVenture Fly-In Convention became the leading location for general aviation fanatics to gather. In 1969 the event started attracting several hundred show-planes and tens of thousands of visitors, causing a location change to accommodate growth. EAA AirVenture Fly-In Convention has been in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the past 50 years and has been renamed EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.  

This event draws upwards of 10,000 airplanes yearly, attracting government officials, corporate leaders, and over 500,000 aviation enthusiasts. The week-long event offers onsite camping, aircraft displays, and over 1000 forums and seminars. EAA AirVenture hosts workshops and exhibit halls filled with companies displaying their latest technology, tools, and devices, which every pilot wants or needs! Attendees can also experience the daily air show, performed by the world’s best aerobatic pilots showcasing precision aerobatics and unique flying patterns. In addition, attendees can also enjoy viewing history through the warbird and vintage aircraft showcases throughout the week.

This year, daily airshows will take place Monday – Saturday from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm, with night shows on Wednesday and Saturday from 8 pm – 10 pm.

Seattle Avionics has attended EAA AirVenture for the past 19 years and we are just as excited this year as the first EAA AirVenture Oshkosh we attended. If you are going to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, swing by the exhibit hall and check out the Seattle Avionics Booth, #3035. If you’re looking for fantastic aviation software, stop by the booth to get a demo of the FlyQ EFB App, one of the highest-rated apps in the Apple App Store by pilots. Current and new customers can also take advantage of our show pricing special that only happens at Oshkosh. If you are a Certified Flight Instructor, ask us about our NEW referral program benefitting both instructors and students.

We can’t wait to see you at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in a few days!

SOURCES:

https://www.eaa.org/airventure/about-eaa-airventure-oshkosh/history

July 14, 2022 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins this Thursday, July 14, 2022. The new data can be downloaded now for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European data will be available shortly. Be sure not to fly with this data until July 14.

If you’re using another data provider, check with them about availability.

Important notes for FlyQ EFB user:  Please do not download this new data if you plan to fly before Thursday as the app does not currently have any concept of “current” versus “next” data cycle.  However, FlyQ EFB downloads TFRs, fuel prices, and weather automatically so rest assured that this data will always be current even without doing a manual update

Also, read this terrific post 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 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 InSight or 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 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.

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

Note that 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.

June 16, 2022 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, June 16, 2022. The new data can be downloaded now for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European data will be available shortly. Be sure not to fly with this data until June 16.

If you’re using another data provider, check with them about availability.

Important notes for FlyQ EFB user:  Please do not download this new data if you plan to fly before next Thursday as the app does not currently have any concept of “current” versus “next” data cycle.  However, FlyQ EFB downloads TFRs, fuel prices, and weather automatically so rest assured that this data will always be current even without doing a manual update

Also, read this terrific post 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 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 InSight or 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 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.

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

Note that 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.

iOS / iPad OS 15.5 Approved for FlyQ EFB 6.0.2

Seattle Avionics has approved the use of Apple iOS / iPad OS version 15.5 with FlyQ EFB version 6.0.2 and the current release of FlyQ InSight (4.0.2). Using earlier FlyQ EFB releases with iOS 15 is not recommended due to minor display issues and inability to connect with Avidyne panels.

How to find the version number for FlyQ EFB

  1. Open FlyQ EFB app
  2. Go to the Settings screen (gear icon)
  3. The version number is at the top right. Example: v6.0.2 (as of this writing, 6.0.2 is the current version of FlyQ EFB) 

How to find the version number for iOS or iPad iOS

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to About
  4. The iOS version number is under Software Version. Example: 15.4

How to update a Seattle Avionics app

  1. Open the App Store app
  2. Tap the Account icon (your image) at the top right of the page.
  3. Scroll down the Account page and look for the icon associated with the app you want to update. Tap Update.
  4. Note: You can enable your iPad or iPhone to automatically update all your apps. We recommend this feature. To do this:
    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Select App Store on the left side of the screen.
    3. In the Automatic Updates section, turn App Updates on (green).

How to update iOS or iPad iOS

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to Software Update
  4. Tap on Download and Install

*Please note that beta (aka “test”) versions of iOS and iPad OS are not finished, have not been fully tested, and contains bugs. Seattle Avionics does not support beta versions of these for use with any of its apps.