FlyQ InSight Released. Augmented Reality is now a reality.

It’s here and ready to install to your iPhone and iPad!

FlyQ InSight is the new, absolutely amazing augmented reality aviation app for the iPhone and iPad. Using just the camera in your device, it magically overlays live video with markers showing the position and distance of nearby airports! Never have trouble finding airports again, even in poor weather or night flying!  Watch the video or read more about it.  Or just download it now.  And it’s 100% free!

If you already have FlyQ Pocket on your iPhone or iPad, simply open the App Store on your device and go to the Updates tab.  You’ll see an entry for either FlyQ Pocket or FlyQ InSight.  Click Update.  Yes, FlyQ InSight is the new name for FlyQ Pocket so it includes all the same features as in FlyQ Pocket – detailed airport info, weather, fuel prices, airport diagrams, flight planning, etc.

If you don’t have FlyQ Pocket, go to the App Store on either an iPhone or iPad (or both) and search for FlyQ InSight.  Or click here if you’re on an iPad or iPhone.

July 20, 2017 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, July 20, 2017.  We try to release ChartData the Friday before the new cycle starts.  As that’s today, the US data for the next cycle has been activated and is available right now.  European data will be available a little later and Australian data is unchanged this cycle.

Recently, we added ChartData for the Bahamas – airport diagrams, approach plates, SIDs, and STARs.  Have a look!  The new Bahamian ChartData is included in our US ChartData set so there is no additional charge for US subscribers.

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 5.3.

Special note for Voyager users:  You must install an update for Voyager before this ChartData can be downloaded if you haven’t already installed the new version of Voyager (version 4.7.3.30473).  Simply start Voyager and, if you haven’t run it yet today, the app should say that an update is available and have a button to download.  If you have used it today, select Update Applicationfrom the Tools menu.

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 (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.

Happy 4th!

Everyone at Seattle Avionics wants to wish you a very happy 4th of July!

As you know, the holiday is not about hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks but  celebrates the freedom that Americans enjoy.  As a purely personal note, in today’s challenging political climate, I hope everyone considers what real freedom means and how important it is.  That means all the rights established in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — most notably the 1st Amendment that ensures the freedom of speech and the 2nd Amendment that enshrines the right to bear arms.  These two freedoms are really two sides of the same coin.  The freedom of speech (which also means freedom to peacefully protest and a free and uninhibited press) uniquely allows checks on the power of government and enables the criticism of it, without which we are no better than a 3rd world dictatorship.  The 2nd amendment is also meant as a way to resist oppression and to ensure that the 1st Amendment remains strong and relevant in all conditions.  This powerful combination of rights is unique to the US and we should be grateful for them and ensure they always continue to be respected.

– Steve