September 12, 2019 ChartData Released

FlyQ EFB 4.0 has just been released with incredible post-flight features including a Visual LogbookVisual Playback (2D and 3D) and Analysis Graphs, the Floq network to connect with your fellow pilots, and great new CFI/Student features.  Learn more, read what the press says about it, download a free 30 day trial now, or watch some of the more than 80 videos we have on YouTube.


The next FAA data cycle begins this Thursday, September 12, 2019 and the new ChartData is available for download now.  We try to release ChartData the Friday before the new cycle starts but had some additional testing to complete this cycle, forcing a delay until today.  New data is available for the US, Mexico, and Central America. European data will be ready shortly  Be sure not to fly with this data until September 12.

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 Thursday as the app does not currently 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 (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.

ChartData Delayed for Some Systems

Normally we release new ChartData for all systems on the Thursday or Friday before it’s due (that is, about a week before the data cycle changes).  Due to some additional testing we need to do for some systems, we’re delaying some releases until Monday.

We appreciate your patience.

ChartData for the following systems has been released:

  • Aspen
  • BendixKing AeroVue Touch (plates/diagrams only – not Sectionals)
  • BendixKing KSN 770
  • BendixKing AV8OR ACE
  • Voyager

ChartData for the following systems will be delayed until some time on Monday:

  • FlyQ EFB
  • FlyQ InSight / Pocket
  • BendixKing AeroVue Touch (Sectionals only)
  • Dynon
  • AFS
  • GRT
  • AvMap
  • Naviator

Approved for use: Apple iOS v12.4.1

Seattle Avionics has approved the use of Apple iOS version 12.4.1 with current versions 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
  2. Go to the Settings screen (gear icon)
  3. The version number is located at the top right. Example: v4.0

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 provide support for devices that have been ‘jail broken’ or that is using beta versions of Apple iOS.

For a timely response to questions, comments, or feedback, please direct them to: support@seattleavionics.com. Our team will be happy to assist you.