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Export AeroData to Dynon USB memory stick

Method 1: Using EasyVFR 4 for desktop

This is the easiest and most robust method. It automatically takes care of all our Avionics Data products you have access to: Aviation and Obstacle datasets, VFR plates, and Charts. EasyVFR 4 will download what is new and update what has changed.

Required:

  • Frequent Flyer Membership licence
    + optional: 3rd-party charts and plates add-ons. Shop.
  • EasyVFR 4 installed on desktop (Windows, macOS X, or macOS Catalina)
    Download and activate EasyVFR 4.
  • Internet connection.
  • USB memory stick, at least 16GB of storage.

1 - Register your SkyView

If you have not yet registered the serial number of your master SkyView panel you can now do this within EasyVFR 4.

  1. Go to Dynon SkyView Data Exchange within the EasyVFR 4 application:
    • EasyVFR 4 menu -> Downloads menu -> Dynon SkyView.
  2. Click in the top row "Your Dynon SkyView serial number" at "Tap to Add".
  3. Enter the five or six-digit serial number of your master SkyView panel.
    • If you have two panels installed, enter the one from your master panel.
    • To change the registered serial number, contact the support using the blue "Ask the Team" button on the bottom right of this page.

2 - Download/ Update

The data exchange center will automatically list all the products that you have purchased with us and that are still valid.

  1. Go to Dynon SkyView Data Exchange within the EasyVFR 4 application:
    • EasyVFR 4 menu -> Downloads menu -> Dynon SkyView.
  2. Click on the Download button.
    • This will start the process of downloading all files you have access to into the internal storage of EasyVFR 4.
    • After that, you can let EasyVFR 4 copy them to the USB memory stick. See step 3.
What avionics data will be downloaded for my SkyView?
  • Aviation and Obstacle datasets
    • Our global dataset. Read more about data availability, quality, and coverage.
    • The Dataset comes as two files that are uniquely encrypted for your registered master SkyView. ("av_data_..." and "ob_data_...").
  • New and Updated Approach plates
  • Chart Key file 
    • Is needed in order to unlock the optional 3rd party charts you have purchased.
  • European wide EasyVFR 4 chart for Dynon (add-on)
  • 3rd party Charts (add-on)
    • Purchased at the EasyVFR 4 or PocketFMS webshop.
    • Can be used both for EasyVFR 4 and if you have the FFM licence at your SkyView as well

3 - Copy to the USB memory stick

  1. Insert your Dynon USB memory stick into your desktop.
  2. When not selected automatically, manually select the USB memory stick within Dynon SkyView Data Exchange (of step 2.1).
  3. Click on Copy to the memory stick button.
  4. On the question "Are you sure...", answer yes.
    • Depending on the number of updates needed and the countries selected the process can take between a few minutes to two hours.
    • Once ready, a popup will appear. Your Dynon USB memory stick is now ready to be used in the SkyView.

 

Method 2: Your personal download webpage

Required:

  • Dynon Dataset-Only licence, or Frequent Flyer Membership
    + optional: 3rd-party charts add-ons. Shop.
  • Internet connection.
  • USB memory stick, at least 16GB of storage.

1 - Register your SkyView

  1. Point your browser to easyvfr4.aero/my-account/avionicsdata.
    • You will be asked to log in:
      Type the email address / username combined with the password you signed up with at easyvfr4.aero.
  2. Open the Dynon SkyView menu and follow the instructions.
  3. After a minute of building your first Dataset, the page will refresh. Click the button on the bottom of easyvfr4.aero/my-account/avionicsdata [Download the AeroData for your Avionics].

2 - Download/ Update

Once you have registered your SkyView master panel in your account, we'll send you an email every 28 days when an update is available, pointing to your personal download page. This webpage will list all the products that you have purchased with us and that are still valid, or the latest version available on the market. Note: Outdated charts for Dynon won't be downloadable when a successor chart is published by the 3rd party supplier.

The link of this download page is account-specific and never changes. Even when you somehow did not receive the monthly reminder email, the Datasets will always be updated following the official AIRAC-cycles. Bookmark it to have access without signing in.

If you have lost the link and or email, please login at easyvfr4.aero/my-account/avionicsdata with your easyvfr4.aero account email or username and password.

For those who still only have the old PocketFMS account. You can login with your licence email and registration number at members.pocketfms.com

Download Aviation and Obstacle Data:
  1. Click on "Download Aviation Data" to start the download.
    • Download directly into the root of the USB memory stick.
    • Do not change the filename.
  2. Click on "Download Obstacle Data" to start the download.
    • Download directly into the root of the USB memory stick.
    • Do not change the filename.

Download Chart and KeyFile:

Only charts that you have purchased in our shop and that are still the latest version published by the 3rd party chart supplier are available for download. Outdated charts are no longer available for download and the KeyFile won't contain the decryption instructions for outdated charts.

TIP: If you like to keep a copy of old charts, store them on a separate USB stick together with the original KeyFile that was available when you downloaded the chart file. 

  1. Click on the chart name to start the download.
    • Download directly into the root of the USB memory stick.
    • Do not change the filename.
  2. Click on "Download your key file" to start the download.
    • Download directly into the root of the USB memory stick.
    • When there is already a KeyFile on the USB memory stick, click on replace. 
    • Do not change the original filename. It should exist out of exactly five capital letters (XXXX.key).
    • Do not let Windows add "(1)" after the original filename.

 

 

Import the AeroData into your SkyView

A SkyView does not have sufficient memory to hold the charts. The memory stick should remain plugged in, or the chart will not be available.

For a two-panel setup, you’re allowed to copy the stick onto a second stick and insert that in your #2 panel. The #2 panel will authenticate with the #1 panel at system start via the Dynon network cable, and you will be able to use the plates on either panel.

Dynon SkyView HDX and SkyView Classic

  1. Insert the memory stick into any of the USB ports on one of your SkyView displays. This must be the display that has the same
    serial number that was used to create the PocketFMS Dataset.
  2. All update procedures are done in SkyView’s SETUP MENU. To enter the SETUP MENU, hold down buttons 7 and 8 (the right two buttons) for a few seconds.
  3. Navigate to ENTER FULL SYSTEM SETUP MENU -> SYSTEM MENU -> LOAD FILES.
  4. Use the knob to navigate to the PocketFMS Aviation database file (av_data_vn_xxxxxx_yyyyyy.zzzz) and press LOAD.
  5. Once the load has completed, press DONE.
  6. Go to LOAD FILES again and select the Terrain database file (ob_data_vn_xxxxxx yyyyyy.zzzz) and press LOAD.
  7. Once the load has completed, press DONE and then EXIT.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I have 2 SkyViews (multi-panel setup); do I need to purchase 2 licences?

Nope, you do not, provided those 2 SkyViews are connected via a SkyView Network. You DO need to install the Dataset on the SkyView whose serial number you entered on the website or it will refuse to load. The other panel will automatically update itself from the first panel.

My SkyView reports that the Dataset was not meant for this device.

A Dataset will only load in the SkyView whose serial number was registered in our database. If you have a multi-panel setup, please load the Dataset in the proper SkyView.

Possibly you may have mistyped the serial number on the website, in which case you will need to change the serial number registered in your account. To do that see the next F.A.Q.

I have a replacement SkyView and my Dataset will not load anymore.

Once a year you can do a serial number change yourself. Go to easyvfr4.aero/my-account/avionicsdata. You will be asked to log in. Type the email address / username combined with the password you signed up with at easyvfr4.aero. Open the Dynon SkyView menu and follow the instructions. After a minute of building your first Dataset, the page will refresh. Click the button on the bottom of easyvfr4.aero/my-account/avionicsdata [Download the AeroData for your Avionics].

Alternatively, contact the EasyVFR team to have the serial number registered to your account updated in their database. Please provide both the old and new serial numbers!

 

Support

If you run into problems while following the procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Email us at [email protected] or use the blue "Ask the team" contact bubble at the bottom right of this page.

Please confirm that you have followed all the steps in the manual, inform us at which step you run into problems, and share screenshots or a video so we can assist accordingly.