November 8, 2018 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, November 8, 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 November 8.

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 currently (hint hint) 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

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.

14 thoughts on “November 8, 2018 ChartData Released

  1. Just downloaded the early chart release to my backup IPAD Mini original and was very impressed with the much quicker download with no stops or starts, a recent definite improvement. All data was downloaded correctly and works very well. Thanks for the good work on this issue.

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  2. Steve,

    I flew from Kerrville (KERV) to Wichita Falls Kickapoo Downtown (KCWC) and back this weekend. I could not keep FlyQ EFB open the entire flight. I had my other iPad open using ForeFlight which worked perfectly. I would open the app and it would stay open for maybe 30 seconds. If it stayed open for more than a minute, it wasn’t more than twice. Most of the time it was less than 20 seconds. I tried it maybe 20-25 times to no avail. Once on the ground, it seemed to work OK. When I got back into the air coming home, it repeated the problem so I quit trying after 3 attempts. Very frustrating. Any ideas what would have caused this?

    Dite Steinruck
    830.739.2925

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  3. Finally in Oregon we’re getting some good rain moving through.

    I have been using the Animated Radar much more now and I find it needs to be slowed down quite a bit. It just races through each sequence and is hard to monitor. It needs to have some delay between each individual radar picture and then a significant delay between the end of the overall sequence and the restart of the whole sequence again.

    I really like the Animated Radar and I think this change would make it easier to determine movement of cells and the weather system as a whole for future navigation routing. I have a background as a USAF weather forecaster, have extensively used various ground based radars, and have flown numerous aircraft with airborne radar. Please take a serious look at this for a future update. Keep up the good work.

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    • Good thoughts, Paul. We have considered adding a delay at the end. However, to be fair, you can get the same effect by simply using the Static radar instead. Not sure what the value is to delaying most of the frames, though. Please explain. To me, the benefit of animated radar is simply to show direction and relative speed — I’m not interested in specifically what the image was from 30 minutes ago. Thoughts?

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      • Hey Steve, yea the delay between frames make it easier to judge cell buildup and in the case of more widespread rain it makes it possible to tell if the area is expanding or shrinking. The static radar is not usable for history of that area of weather, since you can’t specifically pick out older frames. By having a delay in between frames allow some useful analysis of trending weather that is not possible now with the high speed of the Animated Radar. Just a couple of seconds between frames is probably enough of a delay, but it is hard to say since I have no way to set that up myself and look at the result. Thanks for your thoughts and looking into this request.

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  4. Steve,
    Maybe there is a way that I don’t know ……..I don’t use fuel stops because the plane has a longer range then our bladders. It would be nice to be able to say look for fuel stops in a time frame not when down to fuel minimums… I can change the capacity of the fuel onboard but don’t want to do that…..

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