February 28, 2019 ChartData Released

In the Seattle/Tacoma area this weekend?  Come to the annual Northwest Aviation & Tradeshow in Puyallup, WA.  http://www.washington-aviation.org/NAC&TS.html  We’ll be there with presentations on Saturday and Sunday as well as show specials!


The next FAA data cycle begins next Thursday, February 28, 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 February 28.

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.

This weekend! Come to the NW Aviation Show in Puyallup!

Dear fellow pilot,

I don’t know about you but I still have snow in my front yard yet spring is near because this weekend (Feb 23-24) is the annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Show in Puyallup, WA!  See us at Booth #108 and watch our two presentations.

Check out FlyQ EFB 4.0 and FlyQ Online at Booth #108

FlyQ EFB 4.0 is nearly ready to launch and it’s a whopper! The all-new visual logbook, tied to the flight recorder, is nothing like anything you’ve seen before. Not only that, new ADS-B weather products and a private, pilot-only social media network makes it easy and fun to follow your friends (or students) flights. Be sure to check it out at the booth (#108).

We’ll demo the apps, answer whatever questions you have, and, of course, offer show-only discounts.

We’re doing two presentations this year:

Saturday, 1 PM, Augmented Reality in the Cockpit. Pioneer Room (B)

Sunday, 11:30 AM, Combining Web-based Flight Planning with iPad Apps. Pioneer Room (B)

Approved for use: Apple iOS v12.1.4

Seattle Avionics has approved the use of Apple iOS version 12.1.4 with current shipping version of FlyQ EFB for iPad/iPhone, FlyQ InSight for iPhone/iPad, and SmartPlates & Charts for iPhone/iPad.

How to find the version number for FlyQ EFB

  1. Open FlyQ EFB app
  2. Go to the Settings screen (gear icon)
  3. The version number is located at the top right. Example: v3.3.1

How to find the version number for Apple iOS

  1. Open the iPhone/iPad “Settings” app
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Go to “About”
  4. The iOS version number is under ‘Version’. Example: 11.2.1 (15C153)

How to update a Seattle Avionics app

  1. Open the App Store app
  2. Go to ‘Updates’ screen (bottom right)
  3. Look for the app icon and tap on ‘UPDATE’

How to update Apple iOS

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to Software Update
  4. Tap on ‘Download and Install’

*Please note that beta (aka “test”) versions of Apple iOS are not finished, have not been fully tested, and contains bugs. Seattle Avionics does not support devices that have been ‘jail broken’ nor beta versions of Apple iOS for use with any of its apps.

Closed due to snow

Seattle Avionics is closed today due to something that doesn’t happen too often here — up to 12 inches of snow falling in the last 18 hours.  It’s still snowing and the temperature is well below freezing (although not in the same universe as the cold much of the country has seen lately).  Many roads are packed with snow and ice so we don’t want folks driving into work as Seattlelites do not know how to drive in snow 😉

When possible, people are working from home but please do expect a delay to answering emails and such.

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