Last Chance! Prices Increase Monday.

As we announced a few weeks ago, we’re raising the price of FlyQ EFB, the #1 rated iPad aviation app, on April 1.  It will still be less than other competitive products but more than it is now.  And it will certainly still be easier to use, easier to read, connect to more ADS-B systems, etc. than other products.  In other words, better.  Not that I’m biased in any way…

Just until Sunday evening, we’re running a last chance special to buy 1, 2, or 3 years at the current price.  In fact, if you buy the 2 or 3 year offers, you even get a discount from the current price (and, therefore, a really big discount off the new prices).

Click to purchase at the sale price now

IFR + VFR VFR
Old price: $119.99/year Old price: $69.99/year
New price: $139.99/year New price: $69.99/year
Sale price
(1 year): $119.99
Sale price
(1 year): $69.99
Sale price
(2 years): $229.99
Sale price
(2 years): $119.99
Best Value!
Sale price
(3 years): $299.99
Best Value!
Sale price
(3 years): $149.99

At this time, we’re not raising the VFR-only subscription price but may in the future.  We’re discounting the VFR subscriptions during this sale to be fair to our VFR customers.

Sale prices expire on Sunday April 3, 2016.

You might find the following videos and documents useful.  Please let us know if you’d like information about something that isn’t covered here as we’re always looking to improve our user training materials.

All training videos

http://youtube.com/user/FlyQEFB

Printable Pilot’s Guide

http://www.seattleavionics.com/Documents/FlyQEFBGettingStarted.pdf

General Info

http://www.seattleavionics.com/FlyQEFB.aspx

Intro to FlyQ EFB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOt4tGJu78g

What’s New in Version 2.2 video

https://youtu.be/MbqorHv_Sjs

List of Supported ADS-B and GPS receivers

https://seattleavionics.zendesk.com/entries/61538964-FlyQ-EFB-Supported-Devices

Search and Rescue (CAP) video

https://youtu.be/MbqorHv_Sjs

March 31 ChartData Released

The FAA updates data every 28 days (every 4th Thursday) and a new data cycle begins on 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 earlier this week.  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 made the ChartData Manager faster and more reliable a few days ago 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 http://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:

FlyQ EFB v2.2.1 with Apple iOS version 9.3

Seattle Avionics has approved the use of FlyQ EFB  v2.2.1 with Apple iOS version 9.3

Please note that Seattle Avionics does not support beta versions of Apple iOS for use with any of its apps. Beta versions of iOS are 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: v2.2.1

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’

New ChartData Manager 5.2

A major new version of the ChartData Manager for Windows has  been released.  In addition to many speed and reliability improvements, this new ChartData Manager can write to multiple USB flash drives or SD cards at the same time.  This is an incredible time-saver for pilots that need multiple card/sticks for several displays.

The Seattle Avionics ChartData Manager provides ChartData to about a dozen different apps and devices – certified, non-certified, portable devices, in-panel systems, you name it.  Dynon, Bendix-King, Aspen, GRT, and many, many more!

To get it, just fire up the ChartData Manager, hit Update Now, and the ChartData Manager should update itself.  The new version # is 5.2.2.0522.  You can see this at the lower left corner of the app.

If you don’t already have the ChartData Manager, you can download it directly from http://chartdata.seattleavionics.com/Apps/DataManagerSetup.exe

What’s New in Data Manager 5.2

+ Support for copying to multiple data cards or USB sticks simultaneously (not sequentially but simultaneously so saves a lot of time)
+ Single-click to toggle the status display between multiple USB sticks
+ Dynamically adapts to the data on each card or USB stick to copy only the changed files regardless of when the card or stick was last updated (previously, this only worked if the data on the card/stick was from the last cycle but would not work if it had earlier data)
+ Much faster validation of data on the PC
+ Less verbose logging in the Activity Monitor (no more “Will retry later” messages).  Verbose logging can be restored in Options.
+ New Support email link at the bottom of the app.  When clicked, it asks if you’d like to send the ChartData Manager log file to support for additional help.
+ The “Device” status sections note which drive letter the data is on.
+ Device status will always show “Unknown” if no data card or stick is in the PC
+ All-new first-time use system that asks which apps or devices you use and asks for your email and password. Also mentions that the first update will take longer than later ones.
+ Warns when downloading of Sectionals or IFR Low/High charts is enabled but no areas (states) are selected
+ References to “Flight Guide Diagrams” replaced with “Seattle Avionics Airport Diagrams”
+ Updated to Help for new features
+ Improved handling for out of disk space errors
+ Other minor changes and fixes
+ FIXED: Copying Sectionals and IFR Low/High charts to a Dynon V13+ system fails if a Dynon key file is missing or corrupted
+ FIXED: Lost Password does not always work
+ FIXED: Changing your email or password does not always work

Price Increase/Lock-In Current Price

FlyQ EFB has been the #1 rated iPad aviation app for more than 2 years straight yet also the lowest priced major app.  Recently we’ve added nearly 5,000 all-new SA Airport Diagrams, photographic map layers, fuel prices, support for 20+ ADS-B systems, and more features that have substantial licensing or labor costs.  And lots more great stuff coming soon!

Consequently, we’re forced to bring FlyQ EFB’s price closer to the other major apps.  We’ll still cost less, give you more, and have vastly better usability but the price simply has to increase.

But before we do that, we’re giving you a chance to purchase or renew at the current low price.  In fact, we’ll even give you a substantial discount from the current price for buying multiple years to lessen the impact of the increase.  Additional time will be added to current subscriptions.  Of course, existing Lifetime subscribers are not affected by the price increase.

Click to purchase at the sale price now

 

IFR + VFR VFR
Old price: $119.99/year Old price: $69.99/year
New price: $139.99/year New price: $69.99/year
Sale price
(1 year): $119.99
Sale price
(1 year): $69.99
Sale price
(2 years): $229.99
Sale price
(2 years): $119.99
Best Value!
Sale price
(3 years): $299.99
Best Value!
Sale price
(3 years): $149.99

At this time, we’re not raising the VFR-only subscription price but may in the future.  We’re discounting the VFR subscriptions during this sale to be fair to our VFR customers.

Sale prices expire on Sunday March 13, 2016.

What’s included in each subscription?

More info about FlyQ EFB.

How much time do I have left on my current subscription?

Other questions? Email Sales@seattleavionics.com or call us at 425.806.0249

– Seattle Avionics

FlyQ EFB 2.2.1 Available

A new version of FlyQ EFB is now available for download from Apple: Version 2.2.1.

Version 2.2.1 is a minor release that fixes a few bugs and dramatically improves performance of the new Aerial Photo layer introduced in version 2.2.

What’s New in 2.2.1:

  • Photo/Road/Terrain maps cached for offline use
  • Photo layer dramatically faster once images are downloaded
  • Delete feature added for Photo/Road/Terrain layers (that is, delete previously downloaded images in the Data Manager)
  • FIX: Direct To fails on direct to final point of the flight plan
  • FIX: Apt diagrams: Surface winds sometimes missing
  • FIX: SAR patterns may incl. Begin Cruise/Begin Descent point
  • FIX: SAR Creeping/Parallel may stop before End at point
  • FIX: Sectional overlap hides SCA/I74
  • FIX: Changing Fuel Type has no effect on the map until layer is reloaded

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).

As a reminder, version 2.2 (released 2 weeks ago), introduced:

  • 300% faster mapping engine
  • New terrain base map
  • New road base map
  • New photographic (satellite) base map
  • New SA Airport Diagrams for 4,600+ airports
  • All-new TFR system including sports TFRs
  • Waypoint idents on the flight plan line
  • Comprehensive Search and Rescue routing
  • Added ground elevation for any point
  • FAA and SA Airport Diagrams can now be overlaid on the map
  • Added VSR (vertical speed required) gauge
  • Support for the Dual XGPS 190 ADS-B
  • Support for the L-3 Lynx ADS-B
  • Experimental support for the Stratux AHRS (other Stratux ADS-B features are fully-functional and not experimental)

March 2016 ChartData Released

The FAA updates data every 28 days (every 4th Thursday) and a new data cycle begins on 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 earlier this week.  EU data will be available shortly.

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Of special note, we recently added nearly 4,700 new US airport diagrams — “Seattle Avionics Diagrams.”  Although there are about 5,000 public, land airports in the US, the FAA only publishes diagrams for 700 airports of them.  Our additional 4,700 diagrams mean excellent airport coverage for the vast majority of smaller airports in the lower 48 states (we’re working on AK and HI now).  These new diagrams are now available to users of FlyQ EFB (new feature introduced in version 2.2), Dynon SkyView, and FlyQ Online, our web-based flight planning system for the PC and Mac.    Read more about these exciting new diagrams.

Seattle Avionics is VERY committed to making the SA Airport Diagrams an indispensable part of your flying so we’re actively asking for your feedback.  Please see the blog post about how to look up your favorite airports and report any problems.  Since they were introduced a few weeks ago, we got a lot of great feedback and updated the diagrams with every single issue reported by this Monday morning.  Whew!

Also, read this terrific post from Keith R if you use our Data 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.

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 http://flyq.seattleavionics.com and the new data is automatically used.
  • For apps and devices that use our Data Manager, run the Data 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: