January 31, 2019 ChartData Released

Everyone at Seattle Avionics wishes to thank all the hard-working people at the FAA, TSA, CBP and other government agencies who had been furloughed or working without pay for more than month. We especially want to thank our friends at the FAA for continuing to provide their critical data in the same timely and accurate manner that they always have during the shutdown. We’re grateful that the shutdown is now over, hopefully permanently.


The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, January 31, 2019.  We try to release ChartData the Friday before the new cycle starts.  As that’s today, the new data for the US, Mexico, and Central America is now ready for download. European and Australian data will be ready soon.  However, be sure not to fly with this data until January 31.

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.

9 thoughts on “January 31, 2019 ChartData Released

  1. I have been getting a notice of a new version of ios (12.1.3) for at least a couple of weeks. Searching through the blogs I can find no mention of any update. There should be a separate listing for iOS so you don’t have to search through everything to find a reference for it

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  2. About 2 years ago I bought your flight data package for my AFS 5600 — a lifetime subscription — due to your promotion that you were about to release a Mac version of your data manager. That life time subscription wasn’t cheap.

    When do you anticipate the Mac version coming out? Within months? Seasons? Years?

    If you don’t yet have even an approximate release date planned, is a refund possible?

    Thanks…

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    • Hi Stephen. We did alter some work priorities to move from a Mac data manager to the generalized Slingshot system. Since Slingshot works with iOS and iPads and we figure that a very high % of Mac users have one of these, we think this is not only a better, more efficient solution but one that appeals to virtually all pilots, not just Mac folks (like me!). I can definitely say that AFS is moving to using a data format that is compatible with Slingshot (the one they use for our data now is not).

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      • Hi Steve P., Big thanks for your reply on my Mac version query, and the info about Slingshot. First, I’m impressed that you actually ran my feedback in your forum! 😉 Second, your reply is encouraging.

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  3. Thanks Steve to you and your crew for all the work you do. Wich I had the knowledge you do to accomplish something that helps so many
    Thanks again
    Jack Hunt

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