Holiday Schedule, Year in Review, New Version of SmartPlates & Charts
Flight Log
Dec. 2016
Dear fellow pilot,

Happy Holidays!  I'm writing a very quick newsletter this month because I'm on vacation now (kids are still sleeping so it's OK).

First, everyone at Seattle Avionics wants to wish you and your family a fantastic holiday season.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, or anything else, it's hard not feel the happiness and joy of this season.  As a company, Seattle Avionics had one of our very best years in our 15 year history and we're happy and humbled that you were part of that.  Thank you!

Quick summary of what we're up to:
  • We're closed for the holidays between Christmas and New Year's Day.  For support, please see our Support documents and videos.
  • A new version of our SmartPlates & Charts app for iPhone and iPad was released that fixed bugs and is better tuned to newer iPhones and iPads.
  • Work continues on ICAO flight planning. We will have it ready in January.
I'm Steve Podradchik, the CEO here. I write the newsletter so email me personally if there is something you'd like me to cover next month.
Holiday Hours
Holiday Schedule

We're closed for the holidays between Christmas and New Year's Day so our employees can enjoy the time with their families.  Limited tech support via email is being provided by volunteers.  We strongly encourage taking advantage of our extensive library of support documents and videos at

Seattle Avionics
A Year in Recap

We had a terrific year in 2016 both in terms of sales and in tasks accomplished.  Some highlights:

  • Added nearly 4,700 new SA Airport Diagrams to many of our apps and devices
  • Added plates and airport diagrams for the Bahamas

  • 7 releases
  • Much faster mapping engine
  • Comprehensive Documents system including margin notes
  • New sports TFRs
  • Search and Rescue patterns
  • 3 new map layers (road, satellite, terrain)
  • Support for Dynon, Avidyne, L-3 Lynx in-panel systems
  • Support for MS Flight Sim / Prepar3D
  • More ADS-B systems
  • Lots of performance and stability fixes and other features

FlyQ Online
  • Added many new map layers
    • Fuel prices
    • Winds aloft with altitude slider
    • Ceilings
    • Visibility
    • Sky Conditions
    • Precipitation
    • Surface winds
    • Dew point
  • Much easier rubber-banding
  • Documents
  • Document Groups for personal groups
  • Mass import of personal waypoints
  • Many fixes and speed improvements

FlyQ Pocket
  • New iOS and Android versions released that do not require AOPA membership

Data Manager
  • Speed and stability improvements
  • Ability to write to multiple USB sticks or data cards simultaneously

eCommerce system
  • More modern look
  • Tuned for portable devices like smartphones

My Account web page
  • Lists your purchases, shows your subscriptions, etc
SmartPlates & Charts
New Version of SmartPlates & Charts

We released a new version of SmartPlates & Charts that addressed a few bugs and added better support for newer iPads and iPhones.
  • Added: Much better TFR support including sports TFRs.
  • Added: 64-bit support added for new iPads and iPhones.
  • Fixed: Sometimes cannot download data subscriptions for VFR only accounts.
  • Fixed: Tab bar sometimes disappears and does not come back after a data update.
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