June 21, 2018 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, June 21, 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 June 21.

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 Notice About WACs: The FAA began decommissioning the old WACs (World Aeronautical Charts) a few years ago. We thought they remained a useful reference so kept them as part of our Sectional map tiles (along with the TACs that are still there) but colored the WAC-only regions yellow to indicate warning. However, all good things must come to an end and we’ve decided it is time to removed this old, expired data. Since the WAC tiles only appeared in places not covered by Sectional or TAC tiles, you should only notice differences offshore, in parts of Southern Canada, Mexico, and along the corridor from Seattle to Alaska. The IFR Low and High charts still cover these areas so it’s suggested that pilots who need these areas refer to IFR Low charts. For some apps, including FlyQ EFB, you may still see map coverage for these WAC-only areas if the individual tiles were previously downloaded to your device. For apps and devices that do not use individual tiles (such as Dynon), the change should be immediate.  Email support@seattleavionics.com if you have any questions.

Special Notice About HOTSPOT Charts: Most of the apps and devices that use our ChartData include the FAA’s HOTSPOT charts. We’ve corrected a processing problem where, for the few HOTSPOT charts that are more than one page, we may only provide page one of the chart even if the airport in question is mentioned on a different page. We’ve corrected the issue for this data cycle. Also note that our certified data, used in Aspen and BendixKing devices, does not include HOTSPOT charts so was never  affected.

European data will be available shortly.  Australian data is unchanged this cycle.

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.

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