Welcome to Seattle Avionics Software!
Flying is what we love to do. Making it safer, easier and more fun is our mission.
As pilots, we all recognize the many benefits that modern technology can provide. But we’ve also seen that technology is sometimes difficult to learn and hard to use; in other words, sometimes more trouble than it's worth.
That's where Seattle Avionics comes in. We're a group of pilots and programmers who've taken a careful look at the current flight software and decided that there must be a better way.
With Voyager Flight Software System, we’ve made planning your flights fast and easy by carefully integrating the very latest technology in new ways. From Preflight Planning, to Enroute EFB, to Chart Management, we've made it easy and economical to use the latest aviation tools. Welcome to the future of flight!
February 24, 2011. AOPA discusses ForeFlight using Seattle Avionics ChartData
December 26, 2010. AVweb covers new DUAT Voyager
December 24, 2010. AOPA writes about new DUAT Voyager
April 1, 2010: In Flying Magazine, Robert Goyer gives the SkyPad an
April 1, 2010: In their EFB Flyoff, Aviation Consumer magazine calls the
SkyPad the most powerful EFB and praises its flexibility and quick
access to information.
January, 2010: Aviation Consumer magazine says Voyager 4 the most
powerful, customizable flight planner.
November, 2009: Voyager FreeFlight awarded
Best Free Flight Planner by Aviation Consumer.
July 27, 2009: ANN. Honeywell AV8OR ACE Enabled Paperless Cockpit
April 26, 2009: Kitplanes.com. Upload
Flight Plans Into Garmin 430/530/G1000 With Voyager
May, 2008: Flying Adventures. Flight Planning Software Goes 3D! Introducing Voyager 4 (page 58)
March, 2008: Flying Adventures. High Tech Tips for Better Cross Countries (page 39)
September 6, 2006: Aviation Consumer. Voyager Flight Planner: Easily the Top Choice
EAA Sport Aviation Magazine Review
February 18, 2011. ForeFlight adds
Seattle Avionics ChartDatatm for
geo-referenced approach plates
December 24, 2010.
DTC DUAT and Seattle Avionics Announce DUAT Voyager, 100%
Free, 100% Patent-Free Flight Planner
April 14, 2010: Aspen Avionics ships Evolution Software 2.2 which
includes FAA-certified approach procedures and geo-referenced airport
diagrams provided by Seattle Avionics.
April 2, 2010: Seattle Avionics partners with Aspen Avionics to provide
certified charts and geo-referenced airport diagrams for the Evolution
September 4, 2009:
Record Oshkosh Sales Due to New SkyPad
July 26, 2009:
Seattle Avionics Announces Voyager SkyPad, $1095 Complete EFB
26, 2009: Seattle Avionics Provides IFR
Charts and Plates to the New Bendix/King AV8OR
October 2, 2007: Announcing Voyager 4.0.
January 11, 2007: Aero-News.Net Interviews John Rutter about Voyager 3.5
May 12, 2006: Introducing Voyager FreeFlight
February 24, 2006: Voyager Chosen by Eclipse Aviation
January 4, 2006: Voyager Now Exports to WingX Pocket PC Application
October 14, 2005: Announcing Electronic Flight Bag with Motion Computing Tablets
July 23, 2005: Announcing new Voyager Flight Software System
July 23, 2005: Announcing XM Satellite Weather Integration
July 23, 2005: Announcing GlassView Moving Map
May 27, 2005: Seattle Avionics Software Supports The Eagle Flight
May 1, 2005: Introducing New Pocket PC Version of SmartPlates™
July 28, 2004: Introducing New SmartPlates Software at Oshkosh AirVenture 2004
October 30, 2003: Seattle Avionics Previews New Voyager Version 2.0 at AOPA EXPO 2003
July 23, 2003: Announcing Voyager, New Advanced Flight Planning Software for General Aviation Pilots
Steve Podradchik, CEO
Mr. Podradchik, the CEO and co-founder of Seattle Avionics, has a long history starting and running innovative technology firms. Before Seattle Avionics, he was the founder and CEO of Verge Wireless, developer of an innovative handheld wireless device. Prior to that, he was the founder and CEO of Marketwave Corporation, a leading enterprise-class Web traffic analysis firm that was sold to Accrue Software, Inc. in 1999 for about $80 million. Prior to Marketwave, he was the founder and CEO of Medio Multimedia, an award-winning Seattle-based multimedia company. Before Medio, he was a manager at Microsoft. He received his degree from the Wharton School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Marketing.
When he was young, Steve wanted to be an astronaut or at least fly fast planes. After selling Marketwave in 1999, he finally had the time to pursue this interest and got his VFR ticket. He started Seattle Avionics because the whole experience of planning cross-country trips, both as a student and later as a private pilot, seemed far too cumbersome with the software then on the market. He is doing everything possible to make his
10-year old son more interested in airplanes than soccer
but it's a tough battle.
John Rutter, President & Acting VP/Sales and Marketing
Mr. Rutter was an executive management consultant and advisory board member for the award-winning on-line marketing firm Kindred Communications, Inc, and later Ascentium Corporation. For Packard Bell, the world's largest personal computer manufacturer, Mr. Rutter was hired as E.V.P. to create and implement the vision and business plan for a new software division called Packard Bell Interactive. Prior to Packard Bell Interactive, he was Corporate Secretary, Board Member, & Senior V.P. of Sales & Marketing, for Medio Multimedia Inc., a Seattle-based multimedia company. Prior to Medio, John spent eight years at the Microsoft Corporation in both sales management and channel marketing capacities.
John's interest in aviation began when he was nine years old, flying right seat in a 172 with his uncle in Colorado. Now, after nearly a decade as an active general aviation pilot John is the proud owner of a 1996 Beech A-36, enjoying IFR flying in the Pacific Northwest. John belongs to AOPA, EAA, ABS and WPA flying organizations.
Robert Hamilton, Hamilton Aviation Marketing
Mr. Hamilton is the President of Hamilton Aviation Marketing, a Marketing and Web consulting resource for General Aviation. As a Principal for Seattle Avionics, he leads their Web Marketing efforts as well as contributes his Operations and Financial expertise. Previous to starting Hamilton Aviation Marketing Robert was a Senior Manager at the Fluke Corporation, where he built their electrical power business and helped develop the unique Fluke brand. He began his career as a Flight Controls Engineer on the Boeing 747, but soon went back to the Graduate Business School at Harvard to earn his MBA (See HBS magazine article about Mr. Hamilton) and ended up in marketing. Robert is the President of the Washington Pilots Association at Paine Field, and is a member of AOPA, EAA, and DAPO. You can reach him at www.HAMaviation.com.
Many years ago Robert began his love of aviation while flying in a beautifully restored J-3 Cub. It was a while before he learned that planes have radios and instruments, and that they actually fly faster than the automobiles beneath. Currently he owns a Diamond Star DA40 which has lots of fancy instruments and is fun to fly, but no more so than the Cub.
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Software Returns :
Seattle Avionics provides free, easy access to self-running online product demonstrations,
free trial versions of our software and free use of Voyager FreeFlight.
Therefore, once purchased, software may not be returned or any
Annual ChartData and AV8OR ACE Subscriptions:
Voyager Flight Software System Modules and SA's
proprietary digital navigational charts and data are kept
up-to-date via ChartData program update subscriptions.
Subscriptions are non-refundable and automatically renewed
unless you contact us to cancel a future renewal.
Hardware and Configuration Purchases
Hardware is subject to a 15 day (after receiving the
product) acceptance period during which the hardware may be
returned but is subject to a 20% restocking fee. Hardware
may not be returned after that period. All hardware
warranties are through the equipment manufacturer, not Seattle
Avionics. All hardware returns require an RMA (Return
Merchandise Authorization) number. Hardware returned
without a valid RMA number will not be accepted.
Shipping & Handling fees
Shipping, handling and insurance are not refundable.
Discount Sale, Tradeshow, and Clearance Products
Discounted products (any product sold at less than regular full list price) purchased from Seattle Avionics Software are not eligible for return or refund. They are nonrefundable and sold on an “as is” basis.
Seattle Avionics respects each individuals right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information collected at Seattle Avionics' Web site.
Part I. Information Collection
We do not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information.
We employ cookies. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a users computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable us to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users. Our cookies do not have an expiration date. Our cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.
Part II. Information Usage.
The information collected by Seattle Avionics will be used to tell our customers about updates, bugs, new products, etc.. Users who provide information may receive email announcements or mail announcements.
Registered users may receive additional announcements from us about products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive some of these types of communications.
The information we collect may be used to create customer profiles based on browsing or purchasing history. We may supplement information collected at our Web site with data from other sources.
We may share data with the following third parties: shipping companies, credit card companies, etc.. These third parties will use the information as necessary to complete the transaction.
We also may share some data with partner companies when we work
with them to jointly produce products or when we produce
ChartData for their system.
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Please check back to this page periodically for potential changes to any of these policies.
Part III. Access to Information
Seattle Avionics maintains the accuracy of our information by user-supplied voluntary updates. Users may access their own personal information and contact us about inaccuracies they may find.
Part IV. Problem Resolution
If problems arise, users may contact us by email or telephone. We are committed to resolving disputes quickly.
Part V. Data Storage and Security Seattle Avionics protects user information with a number of security measures including SSL encryption, secure servers, firewalls and other technology and procedures used to protect consumer privacy.
If you have any further questions about privacy or security, please contact us by sending an email to: info@SeattleAvionics.com.
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