Bulletin: Canada High Resolution Terrain Data Update

New High Resolution Terrain downloads are available for Canada. This update addresses an issue where terrain heights could be displayed lower than their actual values in areas north of 59 degrees latitude.

All customers who have selected Canada High Resolution Terrain will be prompted to download this update inside of ForeFlight Mobile and should do so immediately.

Bulletin: October 16, 2014 Server Maintenance – COMPLETE

Update – this server maintenance was completed.  All systems are back online.

We will be performing upgrades on our servers during the night of Thursday, October 16, 2014 between 11:30pm CT – 1:30am CT.  Services including flight plan filing, weather retrieval, and data downloads will be intermittently available between during this period.

We will post an update to this bulletin once the upgrades have been completed.

Bulletin: Alaska High Resolution Terrain Data Update

New High Resolution Terrain downloads are available for Alaska. This update addresses an issue where terrain heights could be displayed lower than their actual values in areas north of 59 degrees latitude.

All customers who have selected Alaska High Resolution Terrain will be prompted to download this update inside of ForeFlight Mobile and should do so immediately.

Bulletin: October 18 and September 18 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the October 16, 2014 – November 13, 2014 period:

  • Airport and Navigation Database.
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, with a total of more than 1,200 diagrams on October 16.
  • North American Obstacles.
  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts.

Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File.
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures.
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams.
  • AFR High Enroutes, Area Charts.
  • EEA High Enroutes, Area Charts.
  • ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts.
  • Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams.
  • Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report).
  • Airport/Facility Directory.

Data updates are also available for the September 18, 2014 – November 13, 2014 period:

  • Canada IFR Low Charts have been updated to include Terminal Area Charts for our ForeFlight Canada customers.
  • The North Central A/FD Supplemental document has been updated to correct Airport Diagrams at KBIS and KFAR.

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Bulletin: Terrain in Alaska and Canada

We have determined that there are areas in Alaska and Canada north of 59 degrees latitude where ForeFlight Mobile can display a lower terrain height than the actual value. This terrain information is used inside ForeFlight Mobile in the Terrain Map, Hazard Advisor, Terrain Profile, and the AGL and MSA cockpit instruments. This impacts geographical areas north of 59 degrees latitude, which includes the majority of Alaska and northern areas of Canada.

We are investigating the issue and will release a fix as soon as possible.

Bulletin: September 18 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the September 18, 2014 – October 16, 2014 and September 18, 2014 – November 13, 2014 periods:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including over 100 new diagrams on September 18
  • North American Obstacles

From the FAA:

  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
  • High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Ocean Planning Charts
  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • Airport/Facility Diagrams
  • Documents

For our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers:

  • Georeferenced Instrument Procedures from the CAP and RCAP
  • High and Low Enroutes
  • VNC Charts
  • Canada Flight Supplement
  • Documents

For our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams
  • CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • PAA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents,
  • Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices.
  • Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams
  • Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report)
  • Airport/Facility Directory

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Bulletin: August 21 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the August 21, 2014 – September 18, 2014 period:

  • Airport and Navigation Database.
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, with a total of more than 1,000 diagrams on August 21.
  • North American Obstacles.
  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts.

Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures.
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams.
  • AFR High Enroutes, Area Charts
  • EEA High Enroutes, Area Charts
  • ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams.
  • Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report)
  • Airport/Facility Directory

Document updates will be available for download later in the week. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Update: FAA and NAV CANADA documents are now available to download.

Bulletin: July 24 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the July 24, 2014 – August 21, 2014 and July 24, 2014 – September 18, 2014 periods:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including over 100 new diagrams on July 24
  • North American Obstacles

From the FAA:

  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts, now with the Grand Canyon VFR Chart
  • High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Ocean Planning Charts
  • Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Charts
  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • Airport/Facility Diagrams
  • Documents, including new Class B enhancement graphics, FLY charts, and FARs

For our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers:

  • Instrument Procedures from the CAP and RCAP
  • High and Low Enroutes
  • VNC Charts
  • Canada Flight Supplement
  • Documents

For our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams
  • CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • PAA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents,
  • Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices.
  • Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams
  • Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report)

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Bulletin: July 16 Data Updates

The Pilot’s Guide to ForeFlight Mobile and the Stratus 2nd Generation Pilot’s Guide have both been updated in the ForeFlight Document Catalog. These updates cover the latest features in ForeFlight Mobile 6.2.1 and the most up to date guide to Stratus 2.

These documents are available for download on the iPad version of ForeFlight Mobile. Tap on the Documents view, then tap Catalog in the top-right corner to see the list of available documents. All users who have an existing copy of either document will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

A new Airport and Navigation Database is also available to our Military Flight Bag customers for the June 26, 2014 – July 24, 2014  period. This update includes global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File. All Military Flight Bag customers will be prompted to download this update inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Updated: ForeFlight Mobile 6.2.1 Submitted to App Store

Updated July 11, 2014: 

ForeFlight Mobile 6.2.1 is now available on the App Store and will resolve the app close issue. If you updated to version 6.2 and your user waypoints are missing, please contact us at team@foreflight.com for instructions on how to restore them. If you deleted and reinstalled the app as a workaround, it isn’t possible to recover the user waypoints. We apologize for this happening and we appreciate your patience while we fixed it. If you experience any further issue with 6.2.1, please contact us immediately at team@foreflight.com.


Original post:

Earlier today we released version 6.2 which includes support for our new data sync capability. Some customers are experiencing an app close after updating to 6.2, which is a result of a data migration process when run against large numbers of recent routes and plates.

We jumped on a fix as soon as the issue was detected. A fix for customers experiencing this issue is in version 6.2.1, which is submitted to App Store and pending review. As a workaround, customers can delete and reinstall the app if they need to bypass the issue.