November 9, 2015

New Video: Updating the FAA Aviation and Obstacles Databases

Some pilots procrastinate updating their aviation and obstacles databases, perhaps because the process for doing updates is either unknown or seems too difficult.  But having the most update information easily at hand in the cockpit is one of best features of affordable modern avionics for small aircraft.

This video covers the entire process of downloading the free monthly FAA database updates from the Dynon website, and uploading those files to your SkyView system.  We show some minor variations in the download process dependent on the browser you use.  And we cover details such as understanding the seemingly cryptic file names, and how to write downloaded files directly to a target USB stick rather than hunting for the file somewhere on your computer’s hard drive.