FlyQ EFB 2.3.3 Released

FlyQ EFB version 2.3.3 was released just now.  It is an important bug fix release that addresses issues with ADS-B stability that were introduced in recent versions of FlyQ EFB. Specifically:
  • FIXED: ADS-B stability problems that might cause the app to crash when updating ADS-B traffic.
  • FIXED: Unnecessary memory usage for ADS-B radar that caused app crashes for some users (especially with older iPads).
  • FIXED: iPad top status bar (clock, battery, etc.) hidden with recent iOS releases.

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).

As a reminder, version 2.3 (released 3 weeks ago), introduced:

  • Bi-direction flight plan transfer with Dynon SkyView
  • GPS and AHRS updates from a connected Dynon SkyView system
  • Support for Microsoft Flight Simulator / Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (X-Plane has been supported for some time)
  • The GPS Alt gauge becomes Pressure Alt when the altitude source supplies pressure altitude (some ADS-B systems).
  • Various bug fixes

June 23, 2016 ChartData Released

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 yesterday or today (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.

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.