Bulletin: August 20 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the August 20, 2015 – September 17, 2015 and August 20, 2015 – October 15, 2015 periods:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams

From the FAA:

  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
  • World 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:

  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • High and Low Enroutes
  • Canada Flight Supplement
  • Documents

For our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • 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: July 23 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the July 23, 2015 – Aug 20, 2015 period:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • Documents
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams
  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
  • World Area Charts
  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • Airport/Facility Diagrams

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

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

Apple iOS GPS Issue Resolved with 8.4 Update

UPDATE 7/2/15:

We have completed our general ForeFlight Mobile compatibility testing of the public version of Apple iOS 8.4. We recommend caution when it comes to any iOS update, however our testing did not reveal any significant issues.

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We are happy to report that the GPS accessory compatibility issue that resulted from the Apple iOS 8.3 update is resolved with the iOS 8.4 update released this morning. We have performed a quality review of the Bad Elf GPS Pro, Bad Elf GPS Pro+, Dual XGPS150, and Dual XGPS160 on a Wi-Fi iPad running iOS 8.4 and these devices perform as expected. Stratus 1 and Stratus 2 devices were not affected by this issue. We have also started our general ForeFlight Mobile compatibility testing of the final version of iOS 8.4.

Customers that wish to resume use of their affected GPS accessories can upgrade to iOS 8.4. Customers that do not need immediate access to the affected GPS accessories can opt to wait until ForeFlight completes its compatibility testing of the final iOS 8.4 release and issues an ‘all clear’ notice.

For your reference, here are the instructions on how to update the iOS software on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Bulletin: June 25 Data Updates

A new Airport and Navigation Database is available for the June 25, 2015 – July 23, 2015 period for customers running ForeFlight Mobile 7.0 or newer. This update corrects Procedure Preview for our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers.

We have also released an updated version of Search and Rescue in ForeFlight Mobile in our Documents Catalog.

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

Bulletin: June 25 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the June 25, 2015 – July 23, 2015 and June 25, 2015 – August 20, 2015 periods:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams

From the FAA:

  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
  • World 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:

  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • High and Low Enroutes
  • Canada Flight Supplement
  • Documents

For our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • 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: June 5 Data Updates

An updated Ontario Taxi Diagram and A/FD download is available for the April 30, 2015 – June 28, 2015 period. This update adds two CFS entries for offline use: CYQK and CYVZ. We have also updated the Pilot’s Guide to ForeFlight Mobile in the Documents Catalog.

All customers who have these selected will be prompted to download them inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Update: iOS 8.4 Expected To Resolve GPS Accessory Compatibility Issue

UpdateAs part of the June 2015 WWDC, Apple announced that iOS 8.4 arrives on June 30. This version includes a fix to the Apple Bluetooth GPS bug.

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As noted in previous blog post and via a customer notice email, iOS 8.3 introduced an incompatibility with previous generation GPS accessories like the DUAL XGPS 150 and some Bad Elf devices. The issue was escalated to Apple by ForeFlight and Bad Elf and expected to be resolved in the forthcoming iOS 8.4 update, based on PIREPs we have received. This issue has frustrated many pilots who own Wi-Fi only iPads or GPS accessories, and we are glad relief is on the way.