January 3, 2019 ChartData Released

The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, January 3, 2019.  We try to release ChartData the Friday before the new cycle starts but, given the holidays, we’re a few days later than usual.  As of now, the new data for the US and Europe is now ready for download. Australian data is unchanged this cycle.  However, be sure not to fly with this data until January 3.

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

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

Also, read this terrific post from Keith R if you use our ChartData Managerapplication 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 and wait for data to download or copy.

  • 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.

Closed During the Holidays

Everyone at Seattle Avionics wishes you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  We hope you are able to spend time with your loved ones.

In general, Seattle Avionics is closed between Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24) and New Years Day so our staff can enjoy the time with family and friends.  We will re-open on Tuesday, Jan 2.  I said “in general” because some of the ChartData  team has volunteered to work during that time as the next FAA and European data cycle begins on January 3 so that work needs to be done Christmas week.  We’ll try to get the data out on Friday, Dec 28 (our usual 6 days before the cycle change), but it may be delayed somewhat if the team hits any unusual snags.

Sales, Technical Support, and Customer Service is out that during that time so we suggest using the My Account section of our web site (the top of every web page) and the Support tab on each web page to help resolve any issues you may have.  We also have more than 70 training videos at https://YouTube.com/FlyQEFB.  We’re very sorry for an inconvenience this may cause.