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  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.

9 thoughts on “July 20, 2017 ChartData Released

  1. Steve,

    I’m learning to fly with FLYQ EFB and NavWorx and love it.

    Bob Sharrett

    On Jul 14, 2017 6:27 PM, “Flying with Seattle Avionics” wrote:

    > Steve Podradchik posted: “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 availa” >


  2. Really hoping for some new hotness that might get announced at Osh Kosh this year for FlyQ. The other two big players in the EFB arena have kinda been blowing FlyQ out of the water with new features. I would REALLY love to see a Logbook feature, as well as weight and balance. These are features Foreflight and others have had for quite some time now, and they are incredibly handy.


    • When ForeFlight adds Augmented Reality, let me know 😉 (of course, we patented it so that might be hard)

      We have a major release about to hit the streets. Final external beta testing now and will be released, as well as all-new FlyQ InSight, before OSH.

      Thanks, Steve


      • I am beta testing the Augmented Reality in FlyQ Insight, as well as beta testing FlyQ. Honestly, the augmented reality stuff seems gimicky, and doesn’t add any value for me. I really don’t find myself using it much during flight. Especially since I don’t have FlyQ on my iPhone 🙂

        What’s bad is I have found myself opening up the Foreflight app more and more just to use the weight and balance (its actually really well done), and try out the logbook features. My CFI buddy uses the Logbook features to sign and endorse all his students Foreflight logbook entries as well.

        Would love to see just those two things added since it would bring a metric crap ton of value to the app and make it competitive. I can literally do a weight and balance in about 15 seconds at the side of the plane while my passengers load up.


      • So far, the beta test responses to FlyQ InSight have been AMAZING. It’s not meant to be used continually during flight but I bet you’ll use it more than Weight and Balance 😉 Also be sure to use the simple take a picture feature. W&B is on our list of features to add but it has never been a super high customer request because most pilots who own their own plane or rent the same/similar one, basically do it in their head or with a simple spreadsheet.


      • BTW – put FlyQ InSight on your iPhone. It’s vastly better to have it on your phone than iPad. Since the phone is generally “loose” in the cockpit while the iPad is engaged in primary navigation or info, most people are using FlyQ InSight on the phone.


  3. Steve,

    While this is “cool”, I am struggling to find when I would use this. I have a good GPS so I know where airports are. Push the direct button and it’s easy to pick an alternate. I guess I need to try it and see if I would use it.

    What is way more important to me, and what will get used on every flight, is weight and balance and Connext. I often load the plane differently so I need to compute the W&B. Just finished a 4.5 hour X country and in my plane I need an updated loading sheet. Spreadsheet – who uses that? I have everything in the app so I enter a few weights and I have it. Get ramp checked – it’s in my iPad.

    With regard to support for Connext, this needs to be your highest priority IMHO. With all the re-routing that takes place today, entering a flight plan in one system and with a push of a button I send to panel or load from panel. That is a game changer. On my recent flight I would modify the flight plan anywhere I wanted and with a couple touches, all systems are sync’d to the flight plan. If you have not used this, if you fly IFR regularly this is a big deal.

    Keep innovating – this markets needs folks like your company.


    • FlyQ InSight is beyond cool — it’s the thing that will dramatically help a lot of people find airports, esp. in bad weather, night, or when looking for a small unfamiliar airport. Try the app and see why people are going crazy about it. That said, yes W&B is important and on our list but not at the top of the list. In terms of data xfer, we’re talking to Garmin while we’re at OSH — BUT we already do precisely the same thing w/ Dynon and Avidyne so the issue isn’t our lack of trying but simply a matter of choosing an innovative, open hardware company over a closed and proprietary one.


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