Approved FlyQ EFB v2.1.1 with Apple iOS 9.1

Seattle Avionics has approved the use of FlyQ EFB version 2.1.1 with Apple iOS version 9.1.

Seattle Avionics does not support beta versions of Apple iOS. Beta software is not finished, has not been fully tested, and contains bugs.

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: v2.1.1

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

  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’

New ATLAS Beta Release (0.8.0.0) Now Available

We’ve been working hard on ATLAS, our all-new Web-based flight planner and aviation information system and it’s now much closer to being ready for prime-time.  And late-nights continue so you’ll see very rapid progress on it now.

http://atlas.seattleavionics.com

Click Login in the upper-right corner and use your FlyQ email/password to login.  Or use Create Account to create an all-new account.

Be sure to click the question mark (?) icon at the top to see the current release notes about what works and what doesn’t.

If you haven’t tried ATLAS yet, you should as it’s a pretty amazing system.  All you need is a PC or Mac with a modern Web browser and you can create/edit/file flight plans, get weather briefings, get detailed airport information, check for cheap fuel, and much more.  And, of course, flight plans and pilot/aircraft profiles are automatically shared between ATLAS and FlyQ EFB and FlyQ Pocket.

To get a sense of how it works, here is a video from before it was released to beta (hence it’s a little outdated but you’ll get the idea). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J25ifATQh6o

Fixes relative to the previous beta (0.7.0.0):

  • FIXED: Cannot file a flight plan
  • FIXED: No Wx briefings
  • FIXED: The Wx status icons for airports with METARs don’t work.
  • FIXED: Unless logged-in, creating a flight plan is handled very badly
  • FIXED: METAR/TAF date display is wrong on some browsers
  • FIXED: Editing a flight plan with lat/long points (rather than named aviation points) fails
  • FIXED: Cannot create a new flight plan with a non-default aircraft
  • FIXED: Lockheed Martin not supported

Approved Apple iOS 9.0.2 with FlyQ EFB 2.1.1

Seattle Avionics has approved the use of FlyQ EFB version 2.1.1 with Apple iOS version 9.0.2. Seattle Avionics does not support beta versions of Apple iOS. Beta software is not finished, has not been fully tested, and contains bugs.

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: v2.1.1

How to find the version number for iOS

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to About
  4. The iOS version number is under ‘Version’. Example: 9.0.2 (13A452)

How to update FlyQ EFB

  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 iOS

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

FlyQ EFB Version 2.1.1 Now Available – Fixes for iOS 9 and more

Apple released version 2.1.1 of FlyQ EFB yesterday.  

This version is mostly bug fixes, most notably a fix for a problem where location updates on an iPad with an internal GPS were not recognized under iOS 9.x.  Many other crashing and non-crashing bugs were also fixed.

Version 2.1.1 also adds support for even more ADS-B receivers including the exciting open-source Stratux project.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed: Internal GPS not recognized with iOS 9
  • Added: Support for the Stratux ADS-B system
  • Added: Support for the SkyGuard ADS-B system
  • Improved: Much faster swiping between plates
  • Improved: Much faster plates-on-map rendering
  • Fixed: Ring layer sometimes leaves a shadow of an old position
  • Fixed: Winds Aloft arrows sometimes not removed when newer arrows appear, leaving conflicting arrows on the map
  • Fixed: Adding SIDs/STARs to a flight plan fails
  • Fixed: Using the List button in the Procedures tab does not show the list from the correct airport when the Procedures button in the Search results was used to change airports
  • Fixed: TAWS display visually wrong in some off-coast places where there is no TAWS data
  • Fixed: Terrain X-Ray sometimes shows an incorrect heading
  • Fixed: The search portion of creating or editing a new Aircraft profile causes a crash when the iPad is in portrait mode
  • Fixed: Memory leak with plates on the map and swiping plates
  • Fixed: Several other app crashing bugs
  • Fixed: Several minor changes and feature improvements

To upgrade:

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).

ISSUE RESOLVED: Service Advisory: Problem with Comcast

There appears to be a problem with Comcast connecting to all Seattle Avionics servers.  It does not seem to be affecting users of any other Internet service provider.  If you’re affected and your computer, smartphone, or tablet has cellular service, please disable the WiFi and use cellular instead.

We are working with Comcast, Amazon, and our ISP to determine and resolve the issue.

  • Keith