May 24, 2018 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, May 24, 2018.  We try to release ChartData the Friday before the new cycle starts.  As that’s today, the new data is now ready for download.  However, be sure not to fly with this data until May 24.

Important notes for FlyQ EFB user:  Please do not download this new data if you plan to fly before next Thursday as the app does not have any concept of “current” versus “next” data cycle.  However, FlyQ EFB downloads TFRs, fuel prices, and weather automatically so rest assured that this data will always be current even without doing a manual update

Special Note About DUATS:  As you may have heard, DUATS service was retired on May 16. From now on, all weather briefings and flight plan filing must be done from Leidos (aka 1800WxBrief.com or Lockheed Martin). FlyQ products have included an option to use Leidos for two years.  Moreover, as of now, all FlyQ products and Voyager will automatically re-route requests to use DUATS to Leidos so no action is required on your part even if you have not yet switched to to Leidos.  However, in FlyQ Online (and soon in FlyQ EFB) you can now connect your FlyQ and Leidos accounts to gain substantial benefits such as Leidos EasyActivate and seeing your recently filed plans on the www.1800WxBrief.com web site.  For more info, click here for our DUATS blog entry.

As a reminder, we just added approach plates, airport diagrams, SIDs, STARs, etc. for Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Belize!  You may remember that we also recently added this same data for the Bahamas.  All of it for no additional cost.

European and Australian data will be available shortly.

If you’re using another data provider, check with them about availability.

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.

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 InSight or 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 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.

2 thoughts on “May 24, 2018 ChartData Released

  1. Steve,
    I did the reimage of the Merlin chip. Very cool! Worked like a charm. Thanks for providing the video. Never done anything like that, successfully, in my life. Thanks for the help.
    Art Tangen

    Sent from my iPad

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