January 28, 2021 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, January 28, 2021 and the new ChartData is available for download now.  New data is now available for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European data will be ready shortly. Australian data is unchanged this cycle. Be sure not to fly with this data until January 28.

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.

December 31, 2020 ChartData Released

Happy New Year from everyone at Seattle Avionics!

The next FAA data cycle begins Thursday, December 31, 2020 and the new ChartData is available for download now.  New data is now available for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European data will be ready shortly. Australian data is unchanged this cycle. Be sure not to fly with this data until December 31.

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 Managerapplication 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 (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.

ChartData for 12/31 Still Being Processed

EDIT: 12/30/20, 10:45 AM Pacific: All updates are now available. Thank you for your patience and have a very Happy New Year!

We’re still working on the data for the next data cycle which begins this Thursday. The delay is due to a number of factors including an FAA change to the HI and LO Caribbean charts, the holidays, and the fact that 2020 has 14 data cycles rather than the 13 that every previous year has had. We expect to release the new data before the new cycle starts but we’re obviously very sorry for the delay.

Static Radar Images Offline

EDIT (12/19/20): The Local and National images were restored several days ago because the NWS put the images onto a backup server while the primary server is being worked on. Regional images are still offline.

Earlier today (December 18) the National Weather Service abruptly and radically changed the way they provide the static and animated radar images that we use in FlyQ’s Weather Gallery as well as the Local / Regional / National Radar display associated with every airport.

In a nutshell, the National Weather Service (NWS) removed all of them without providing any even roughly equivalent replacements. Consequently, the radar images in the Weather Gallery and the Local / Regional / National radar images are effectively offline and should not be used.

The Radar images on FlyQ’s Map tab are from a different source, however, and work as before; they are not affected by the NWS change.

We have informed the NWS of the severe impact this has on pilots and have asked for them to restore the previous images or something similar. We await their reply. In the meantime, we suggest that pilots ignore the radar images in the Weather Gallery and rely on the fully-functional Radar layers on the Map tab.

  • Steve Podradchik

FlyQ EFB 5.0 Now Available. Adds the Profile View

FlyQ EFB 5.0 is now available in the Apple App Store.  This major release adds one of the most user-requested features, a Profile View.

The new Profile View helps you fly safer by viewing your position over terrain and airways. See airspace and avoid poor weather with eight time-synchronized weather layers that show how conditions are expected to change during your flight: Winds Aloft, Cloud Tops, Ceilings, METARs and TAFs, Icing, Turbulence, and AIRMET/SIGMETs.


How to Get FlyQ EFB 5.0?

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Check to see if you already have it

You may already have FlyQ EFB 5.0. if your device is set to automatically update to new app versions.  Check which version you have by:

  1. Start FlyQ EFB
  2. Tap the Settings button (gear icon at the top of the app)
  3. Look at the top right of the Settings screen.  If you see v5.0.0 you already have it.

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 (it probably has a red number).
  3. Scroll down the screen and look for the Available Updates section.
  4. Find FlyQ EFB.
  5. If you see Open, it’s already downloaded and simply tap Open to fire it up.
  6. If you see Update, tap it to download.
  7. Start FlyQ EFB

If it’s not on your iPad or iPhone:

  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. Click Get or Download.

FlyQ EFB 5.0 requires iOS 11 or later.

Resolved: FlyQ Data Update Problem

Today is the start of a new data cycle. A problem arose this morning where FlyQ could not download new data. It has now been resolved and you should be able to download the new data as you normally would. We’re very sorry for the problem.

In case you’re wondering, it was caused by a unique situation with the FAA data this cycle: Absolutely no updated Sectional files. In 17 years of supplying data, that had never occurred before and it caused some confusion to FlyQ that we resolved by uploading a slightly revised database file. No update to FlyQ itself is required.

December 3, 2020 ChartData Released

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Seattle Avionics!

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The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, December 3, 2020 and the new ChartData is available for download now.  New data is now available for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European data will be ready shortly. Australian data is unchanged this cycle. Be sure not to fly with this data until December 3.

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 Managerapplication 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.

November 5, 2020 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins this Thursday, November 5, 2020 and the new ChartData is available for download now.  New data is now available for the US, Mexico, and Central America.  European and Australian data will be ready shortly. Be sure not to fly with this data until November 5.

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 from Keith R if you use our ChartData Managerapplication 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 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.

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.

Info About ChartData for Nov. 5

The ChartData that goes live this Thursday is planned to be released this Tuesday. The delay is due to work required for an additional FAA certification that Seattle Avionics is applying for and training new staff.

We’re sorry for this one-time delay but the result will be even better data quality and expanded coverage areas coming soon. We do not expect any delays after this cycle.