October 10, 2019 ChartData Released

FlyQ EFB 4.0.1 has just been released.  And that’s on top of FlyQ EFB 4.0 which added 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 next Thursday, October 10, 2019 and the new ChartData is available for download now.  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 October 10.

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.

FlyQ EFB 4.0.1 Released

Version 4.0 was a massive release that added a powerful new dimension to your flying: Post-Flight Analysis. Watch the video and review the new Pilot’s Guide with more than 50 new pages added.

The just-released version 4.01 is also a huge release but the focus was not on adding new features; rather, we concentrated on improving stability and performance, fixing bugs / crashes / lockups (most not new to 4.0 but long-standing issues), and generally making the product even more reliable. In fact, we fixed more than 150 problems and used a variety of analysis tools to look for places where we could improve the code for better reliability and performance.

How to Get FlyQ EFB 4.0.1

If you already have FlyQ EFB on your iPad/iPhone:
1.  Go to the App Store on your device.
2.  Tap the Updates tab.
3.  Look for FlyQ EFB.
4.  If you see Open, it’s already downloaded and simply tap Open to fire it up.
5.  If you see Update, tap it to download then use Open when that appears.

If it’s not on your iPad or iPhone:
1.  If you’re reading this on an iPad or iPhone, just click here to download.  Otherwise…
2.  Go to the App Store on your iPad or iPhone.
3.  Search for FlyQ EFB 
4.  Click Get or Download.
FlyQ EFB 4.0.1 requires iOS 10 or later.  Older iPads and iPhones that do not support iOS 10 may continue to use FlyQ EFB 3.3.1 and will continue to get current ChartData every 28 days

What’s New in 4.0.1

FIXED: About 50 crashing and potentially crashing bugs, especially with unusual ADS-B data.
FIXED: Avidyne: Sending flight plans from FlyQ to the IFD 440/540/550 broken
FIXED: Avidyne: Sending flight plans from the IFD to FlyQ broken
FIXED: Avidyne: Problem connecting to the IFD for ADS-B, position, and AHRS info
FIXED: Plans: While offline, edits to flight plans do not save
FIXED: Documents: List is empty if app started while not connected to the Internet
FIXED: Flights: Various problems with + to add a new Flight entry
FIXED: Flights: Manually entered or imported log book entries appear to have the wrong date in Flight Details
FIXED: Slingshot: Inop
FIXED: 3D: “Tape” display for both Alt and GS does not show correct data in some cases
FIXED: iPad: Search box incorrectly resizes itself with very long flight plan entry
FIXED: iPad Pro 12.9 inch: Various layout issues
FIXED: iPad Pro 12.9 inch: Crash when adding gauges in some cases
FIXED: iPhone XS: Various layout issues
FIXED: iPhone: Some Search and Rescue patterns allow decimal entry in some fields but no way to enter one in some cases.
FIXED: iPhone: Very dificult to select specific Search and Rescue patterns
FIXED: iPhone: Adding a Layover makes it impossible to select items on the bar below the Plan summary area (the bar with aA Winds Rev Clear Edit)
FIXED: iPhone: Gauges may overlap each other in rare situations
FIXED: iPhone: Changing Flight date/time does not have a Done button
FIXED: iPhone: Time/Wifi/Etc. bar at top of the iPhone disappears after certain popups
FIXED: iPhone: Cannot close the Like popup
FIXED: iPhone: Flight Plan File button oddly placed when scrolling ICAO Plan area
FIXED: iPhone: No easy way to dismiss the keyboard after entering something in the Flights Search field
FIXED: iPhone: Lockup on flight plan creation with rare combination of settings
FIXED: Plans: In Plans/Edit, the + button does not add new line fillers between all existing points
FIXED: Plans: In some cases, changing the default Pilot is not reflected when creating a new flight plan
FIXED: Plans: Reversing a flight plan in some cases causes a blank flight plan
FIXED: Plans: Crash when editing the name of an entry in the NavLog if the name is a lat/lon point
FIXED: Plans: Fixes and navaids not properly added to the flight plan in rare cases when idents are not unique (i.e. same ident used in US and Mexico)
FIXED: Map: Switching from Split to Single screen Landscape may confuse the Map gauge bar in certain cases
FIXED: Map: Map layers do not all properly initialize if turned on when app starts
FIXED: Map: Map orientation may change from North Up if you jump the map to a new position such as an airport
FIXED: Map: 2D Map Layers will not be saved properly if the app closes while in 3D mode
FIXED: Documents: Various problems with adding Documents not in the Library (photos, URLs, etc.)
FIXED: Documents: Rename text field of a Document sometimes in the wrong screen position
FIXED: ADS-B: Various crashes due to malformed data
FIXED: ADS-B: Connecting to a Bluetooth ADS-B receiver does not automatically turn on the Traffic layer
FIXED: ADS-B: App crashes when connected to GoGo inflight WiFi as it uses ports generally used for ADS-B systems
FIXED: ADS-B: Rare case of ADS-B target appearing on the ground when actually in flight (altitude is marked as ‘Unknown’ in the raw data)
FIXED: Wx: METAR translator does not handle the case of temp w/o dew point correctly
FIXED: Wx: METAR translator does not handle “in the vicinity” correctly
ADDED: Flights: Recorder now remembers the type (SEL, MEL, SES, etc.) of the default aircraft when adding new flight records
ADDED: Flights: Remarks shows full screen details on tap to accommodate long text entries
FIXED: Flights: List not sorted correctly when adding or editing a flight to a date in the past
FIXED: Flights: Multiple problems with Like popup
FIXED: Flights: Selecting a custom date range in the Flights list defaults to the year 1924.
FIXED: Flights: Minor layout issue in the Friends list while in split-screen landscape mode
FIXED: Flights: Various scroll position problems in the Flights list after an edit or sync
FIXED: Flights: Comments to flights made may not appear until after a sync
FIXED: Flights: Deleting a Flight track shown on the map sticks even if the flight is deleted
FIXED: Flights: Swiping left on a line item in Data incorrectly shows Delete
FIXED: Flights: Comments and Likes do not always appear
FIXED: Flights (Imports): Flight date often off by one day
FIXED: Flights: Changing flight date not obvious (is white when should be blue in Edit mode)
FIXED: Flights: Changing flight date does not work all the time
FIXED: Flights: Changed flight date not represented corrected on the flight details page nor sorted correctly in the list
FIXED: Flights: Flights List can be too slow
FIXED: Flights: List not always repositioned correctly after an edit or a synch
FIXED: Flights: Reports include deleted log entries
FIXED: Flights: Report performance too slow
FIXED: Flights: Sizing and cropping a Profile image does not always work correctly
FIXED: Flights: Changes to a Profile image do not always save
FIXED: Airports: The “stick figure” runway diagrams (green background) in Airports does not show all runways when shown full-screen in cases of multiple runways
FIXED: Airports: Surface wind arrows are not consistently shown using the user’s selected units (i.e. MPH vs Kts)
FIXED: Airports: The “star” (Favorites) icon in Airports is always blue (on) even when not a favorite
ADDED: Settings: New switch to enable/disable showing the “Send to Aspen” option in the NavLog
FIXED: Settings: Minor UI problem with the Courseline and Rings page
FIXED: Settings: The Aircraft and Pilots lists have unnecessary Cancel buttons
FIXED: Settings: Brightness and Opacity has a redundant Done button
FIXED: Settings: The list of supported ADS-B receivers in Settings misses uAvionics and Dynon devices
FIXED: Personal Waypoints: The list of Personal Waypoints has a useless Save button.
FIXED: Personal Waypoints: Adding a Personal Waypoint via +WPT does not enforce certain constraints on the Ident field
FIXED: Search: Adding an extra space in Search confuses flight plan creation
FIXED: Downloads: Possible fix to rare crash when a background download happens
FIXED: Sim: Turning the Sim off causes a minor UI problem when playing a Flight

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

ICAO Flight Plan Filing

In case you missed it, after many delays, the FAA is now mandating the use of the ICAO flight plan form rather than the venerable FAA form.  For many types of flying, the world-wide standard ICAO form was already required.  Starting Aug. 28, it’s now required for all plans.  See http://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/august/06/mandatory-icao-flight-plan-filing-back-on-track?utm_source=ebrief&utm_medium=email

Of course, FlyQ has you covered as we’ve used only the ICAO flight plans to file plans for the past two years so you’re already using it and likely have absolutely nothing to do.  A few tips:

Tip 1:

You have a choice between Basic and Advanced settings when you create an aircraft profile in FlyQ.  Basic is fine for most configurations but if you need to be more specific about your equipment:

  1. Tap the Settings (gear) icon at the top of the screen
  2. Go down to the Aircraft Profiles section
  3. Tap your aircraft
  4. Select Advanced mode from the top left
  5. Edit the fields you need to change (and use the Help button at the top if you’re not sure what a field means)
  6. Tap Save

Tip 2:

You can link your FlyQ account to your Leidos account so plans filed in FlyQ automatically appear in your Leidos (1800WxBrief) account.  That also lets you request Leidos to send you text messages that allow you to open and close flight plans simply by replying to the message from your phone.  Very slick!  Here’s how to link the accounts: https://youtu.be/zxILbFQQeZ4

 

ChartData Alert: FlyQ EFB / FlyQ InSight

On Friday August, 9, around 4 PM Pacific we released new ChartData.  All is fine except that the FBO phone numbers had one small change made to them that causes FlyQ EFB (all versions, not just 4.0) and FlyQ InSight to crash when viewing the Services tab for an airport.  No other app is affected.  We have already reverted the FBO phone numbers to their previous format and re-released the US Digital ChartData.  Only digital data was changed – approach plates, airport diagrams, Sectionals, IFR Low and High, etc. are all fine.

If you downloaded new FlyQ EFB or InSight ChartData before 11:30 AM Pacific on Sunday, August 11, please do the following to get the corrected data.  If you have not yet downloaded data, there is no need to do anything other than perform the usual data update and you will get the corrected digital data.

FlyQ EFB:

  1. Launch FlyQ EFB
  2. Tap the ChartData Manager (down arrow) icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Scroll down just below the map area and tap Delete Digital ChartData in the Digital ChartData section.
  4. Kill and restart the app. Read how.
  5. Once FlyQ EFB is restarted, go back to the ChartData Manager page and click Update Now.

FlyQ InSight or Pocket:

  1. Delete the app.  Read how.
  2. Re-install by downloading from the Apple App Store (FlyQ InSight) or Google Play Store (FlyQ Pocket only) by searching for the app by name or, if you’re reading this on your device, click here: FlyQ InSight for iOS.  FlyQ Pocket for Android.
  3. Download new ChartData.

We are very sorry for the problem.

 

 

August 15, 2019 ChartData Released

FlyQ EFB 4.0 has just been released with incredible post-flight features including a Visual Logbook, Visual 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 next Thursday, August 15, 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 data is also available now and Australian data will be ready on Monday.  However, be sure not to fly with this data until July 18.

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.