Sectional Margin Notes Now Available

One of the great things about FlyQ EFB 2.4‘s new Documents support is the ability for users — and Seattle Avionics — to add new documents at any time.  For example, just a few days after the release of version 2.4, we’ve now added more than 50 new documents with all the margin notes that the FAA adds to Sectionals — like tower frequencies, SUA info, map insets, special warnings, etc.

To get them, just go to the Documents tab, click the + button, and choose Add Document.  Select the FAA VFR Charts group and you’ll see them all listed.  Some examples below.  Click to see the full-sized version.

Dallas-Ft. Worth Margin Notes

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Phoenix Margin NotesphoenixlegendWashington, D.C. Margin Notes

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Apple iOS v10.0.1 Approved for Use

Seattle Avionics has approved the use of Apple iOS version 10.0.1 for with the current version of FlyQ EFB, FlyQ Pocket, and SmartPlates & Charts iOS based apps.

Known Issue: The screen doesn’t appear for sending or receiving a Flight Plan when connected to Dynon Avionics Skyview via WiFi.

How to find the version number for Seattle Avionics 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: v2.3.1

How to find the version number for Apple iOS

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to About
  4. The iOS version number is under ‘Version’. Example: 9.1 (13B143)

How to update Seattle Avionics FlyQ EFB (free)

  1. Open the App Store app
  2. Go to ‘Updates’ screen (bottom right)
  3. Look for FlyQ EFB app icon and tap on ‘UPDATE’

How to update Apple 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 Apple iOS are not finished products, have not been fully tested, and contains bugs. Seattle Avionics does not support beta versions of Apple iOS for use with any of its apps.

FlyQ EFB 2.4 Now Available!

Our most significant FlyQ EFB update of the year (so far) is now available from the Apple App Store — FlyQ EFB version 2.4.

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New version 2.4 has three key new features as well as a number of bug fixes and minor improvements.

Major New Features

  • Document Management. The all-new Documents tab gives you immediate access to a library of more than 200 FAA publications and charts (Flyway charts, helicopter charts, etc.), weather documents, Seattle Avionics documents, legends, and more. Or easily add your own documents by entering a URL or emailing them to your iPad. Even tap to add photos already on your iPad.
  •  Support for Avidyne IFD440/540/550 wireless data transfer (GPS, AHRS, bi- directional flight plan transfers). Avidyne software release 10.2 required (GPS works with 10.1). More Avidyne support to come.
  • Support for ADS-B traffic and weather wirelessly transmitted from a Dynon SkyView system. This adds to existing support for bi-directional flight plan transfers, GPS, and AHRS. ADS-B requires a SkyView version 15 which has not been released as of this writing. The other data requires the current version 14 software.

Fixes

  • FIXED: An unusual server error state can cause the app to logout and not allow users to log back in.
  • FIXED: Detailed device status information not immediately updated
  • FIXED: NavLog printing results in a clipped document.
  • FIXED: Editing the FAA Plan form does not always submit the changed fields to Lockheed or DUATS.
  • FIXED: A few airports with fuel prices do not show the price on the map
  • FIXED: Takeoff time cannot be set when creating a new flight plan
  • FIXED: Downloads for Michigan do not include some of the state
  • FIXED: Last-selected pilot not remembered in New Plan
  • FIXED: Play/Pause button in sim too small on Retina iPad
  • FIXED: Editing a flight plan can produce a negative MHdg
  •  FIXED: Tapping the Done button in the ChartData Manager takes so long to respond that it’s often tapped twice.

To upgrade FlyQ EFB:

Upgrades to FlyQ EFB are free.

If you’re reading this on your iPad, just click below (won’t work on a PC or Mac):

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flyq-efb/id915571252?mt=8

If you’re reading this on a PC or Mac, go to your iPad then:

1. Open the App Store app on your iPad (usually on the first Home page).
2. Within the App Store, tap the Updates tab at the bottom.
3. Look for FlyQ EFB and tap the Update button next to it.

Tip: You can have the iPad automatically do updates for all apps in the future. This saves a lot of time!  To do that:

1. Go to the Settings app on the iPad
2. Tap the iTunes & App Store item on the left side of the screen (might need to scroll down to see it).
3. Turn the switch next to Updates ON (green).

Release Notes

There are a few minor issues known at this time.  All of these will be corrected in a release already in the works that should be available in a few days.

  1.  iOS 10 issue: In both FlyQ EFB 2.3.3 and 2.4, Send to Dynon on Plan/NavLog will not appear when connected to Dynon SkyView when using iOS 10.
  2. Fuel price colors on the map are not correct.  Almost all prices are incorrectly colored as dark red.

FlyQ 2.4 Released to Apple

After extensive beta testing, FlyQ EFB 2.4 has now been submitted to Apple for their review.  It will become available once Apple approves it.  This generally takes between two days and a week but with the release of iOS 10, Apple may be a little slower than usual.  We’ll definitely let you know when Apple releases it.

This is a MAJOR release that introduces rich support for Documents, adds Avidyne support, adds ADS-B support to the existing Dynon support, and fixes numerous issues.  Watch the What’s New video for details.

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And yes, according to our preliminary testing, both FlyQ EFB 2.4 and the current FlyQ EFB 2.3.3 work fine with iOS 10.x.  That said, we’re still testing and, more importantly, we suggest waiting for the dust to settle a little before installing any major new iOS release as issues often crop up (generally nothing that affects FlyQ EFB but other misc. bugs)

– FlyQ EFB Team

September 15, 2016 ChartData Published

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

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 Monday 9/12/16 (Aspen, Bendix-King AV8OR) or Tuesday 9/13/16 (everything else).   We don’t release data on Friday or over the weekend to ensure technical support is available in case of problems.  EU data will be available shortly.

UPDATE 9/15/16:  EU data was released yesterday.  FlyQ Online is now using the Sept. 15 ChartData.

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.

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.

Apple iOS 9.3.5 Approved for Use

 

Seattle Avionics has approved the use of Apple iOS version 9.3.5 for with the current version of FlyQ EFB, FlyQ Pocket, and SmartPlates & Charts iOS based apps.

How to find the version number for Seattle Avionics 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: v2.3.1

How to find the version number for Apple iOS

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to About
  4. The iOS version number is under ‘Version’. Example: 9.1 (13B143)

How to update Seattle Avionics FlyQ EFB (free)

  1. Open the App Store app
  2. Go to ‘Updates’ screen (bottom right)
  3. Look for FlyQ EFB app icon and tap on ‘UPDATE’

How to update Apple 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 Apple iOS are not finished products, have not been fully tested, and contains bugs. Seattle Avionics does not support beta versions of Apple iOS for use with any of its apps.