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Sectional chart update cycles

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Sectional charts are changing to a 56-day update cycle, aligning with other publication dates. This also affects the content of the Chart Supplements, removing the Chart Bulletins altogether. The transition has already begun and will apparently be complete as of 2/25/21. This means that all sectional charts will have the same publication/expiration dates going forward.
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I just updated Foreflight with the 2/25 data. I have the 11 western states + BC in my standard inventory. This was big enough (4GB download needs 10 GB to process) that I had to clean up the music I have on my 64GB iPhone to accommodate it. The iPads have plenty to spare. I expect this to be typical for every 56-day cycle from now on, as all the VFR charts get refreshed in addition to the historical content.
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Rich wrote:I just updated Foreflight with the 2/25 data. I have the 11 western states + BC in my standard inventory. This was big enough (4GB download needs 10 GB to process) that I had to clean up the music I have on my 64GB iPhone to accommodate it. The iPads have plenty to spare. I expect this to be typical for every 56-day cycle from now on, as all the VFR charts get refreshed in addition to the historical content.
Just did mine on all my devices.


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I'm waiting for the furor when those that insist on paper charts find out they have to buy new sectionals every 8 weeks to be current. Of course I know a scary number of these folks blissfully fly with obsolete information.
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Rich wrote:I'm waiting for the furor when those that insist on paper charts find out they have to buy new sectionals every 8 weeks to be current. Of course I know a scary number of these folks blissfully fly with obsolete information.
I think you can purchase the sectional map service which send you updated map whenever there’s an update. I purchased mine from sport’s and received the sectional map every now and then. It’s nice to keep one in my flight bag, but I hardly ever use it...


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