What happens to my old FMS database

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What happens to my old FMS database

Post by greg100o » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:41 pm

Hello,

I am thinking of purchasing the Ultimate package. I understand that this data is "rented", not owned. Currently I have a very old AIRAC cycle for my PMDG aircraft. But nonetheless it is there and usable.
What will happen to that old but usable database if I decide not to renew a year from now? When your new database is installed for my various addons like PMDG, Professional Flight Planner, etc, is the previous one that I "own" backed up to be restored when the subscription ends?

I obviously don't want to lose my old one and have nothing to work with.

Thanks

Greg

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Re: What happens to my old FMS database

Post by Ian » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:54 pm

Hi Greg,

Welcome.

FMS Data AIRAC's are available to you from the download on, and don't require a subscription to access.

If you have the option selected, a backup of the current AIRAC is taken when a new AIRAC is installed.

If you have a specific AIRAC you want say for compatibility with a tutorial, you should take a specific backup of the addon AIRAC concerned.

Addons are provided with an old AIRAC so you can always reinstall the addon to get that again.

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Re: What happens to my old FMS database

Post by greg100o » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:14 am

Ian,
Excellent, and thanks for this helpful information!

Greg

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Re: What happens to my old FMS database

Post by Ian » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:37 am

Hi Geoff,

You are welcome.

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Re: What happens to my old FMS database

Post by stephen » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:42 am

Greg,

Just adding to Ian's response about the FMS Data. Charts on the other hand are, if you want, rented - or only available with a subscription. They can't be viewed in our apps after your subscription ends.

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Stephen
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