FlyQ EFB and the New Stratus 3!

Seattle Avionics Announces Compatibility with the Stratus 3 ADS-B Receiver

Seattle, WA, July 20, 2018– Seattle Avionics today announces support for the exciting new Stratus 3 ADS-B receiver.  With the forthcoming FlyQ EFB version 3.2, FlyQ EFB will get weather, traffic, GPS, and AHRS from the Status 3, much like it does from more than 20 other ADS-B and in-panel systems.

“We are very excited to have worked with Appareo to ensure compatibility between FlyQ EFB and the Stratus 3,” said John Rutter, President of Seattle Avionics Software.  “Pilots can now use FlyQ EFB, the #1 rated iPad aviation app, and Stratus, the #1 rated ADS-B receiver together!”

“Appareo is excited to have Seattle Avionics and their FlyQ app integrated with our newest portable ADS-B receiver,” said Appareo Aviation President Kris Garberg. “This new connection will allow FlyQ customers to get Stratus’s proven reliability of GPS, traffic and weather displayed on their favorite app.”

The new Stratus 3 builds on the rock-solid reputation of the Stratus line by adding features such as Auto Shut Off and Smart WiFi.  Auto Shut Off powers off the unit when it detects it’s idle or at less than a 3D GPS lock. Smart WiFi allows an iPad or iPhone with a cellular connection to access the Internet and the Stratus at the same time. The device is offered at an introductory price of $699.  Appareo is also introducing a trade-in program toStratus 2S customers who are interested in upgrading to Stratus 3.  Details can be found on Appareo’s website: https://www.appareo.com/stratus-adsb-in/

 

Problem with Weather Processing

UPDATE: 10:20 AM Pacific:  System functionality appears to be restored.  We will continue monitoring the situation.

We are having some intermittent problems with weather processing due to a hardware failure on an Amazon-based server.  We are in the process of switching to a backup and hope to have the issue resolved soon.

Thank you for your patience.

July 19, 2018 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins this Thursday, July 19, 2018.  We try to release ChartData the Friday before the new cycle starts but we are also exceptionally careful, as our data is FAA DO-200A compliant, and we found errors that needed to be corrected last week.  All is ready now so the new data is ready for download (in fact, some was downloadable yesterday).  However, be sure not to fly with this data until July 19.

Important notes for FlyQ EFB user:  Please do not download this new data if you plan to fly before 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

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 (this 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.