September 14, 2017 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, September 14, 2017.  We try to release ChartData the Friday before the new cycle starts.  We’re a day later than usual because our Quality Assurance team caught something that needed to be corrected.  US data for the next cycle has been activated and is available right now.  European data will be available shortly.  Australian data is unchanged from the last 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.

4 thoughts on “September 14, 2017 ChartData Released

  1. I’ve always wondered how to update TFRs without updating the Chart data that can’t be used yet in FlyQEFB. There are a lot of fire TFRs in my area, that change daily, and I want to update those, but it also updates the chart data.

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    • TFRs, fuel prices, and weather are updated automatically without regard to hitting any buttons. The on/off switch is there just so you can turn them off if you really want to. We should mention this in future emails and blog entries. Sorry for the confusion.

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  2. When I check current weather for airports in my area, there’s always a 30 lag in the data. Why can’t this be more current? 30 minute delay is often useless if there’s any weather at all.

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    • We update the weather from NOAA every 5 minutes. The current version of FlyQ EFB checks every 6 minutes so the max delay should be 11 minutes. The next version checks effectively all the time so the max delay is about 6 minutes. We expect to release it on Monday or so. Already in review w/ Apple. In no event, even now, should you see a 30 minute delay. Understand that METARs are generally updated once an hour, usually at about 5 minutes before the hour. The app, even now, should have it by about 10 past. If you have an example where that isn’t true, email support@seattleavionics.com as we don’t do tech support via blog.

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