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.

Bulletin: May 29 and June 26 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the June 26, 2014 – July 24, 2014 periods:

  • Airport and Navigation Database.
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including over 100 new diagrams on June 26.
  • North American Obstacles.
  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts.
  • Helicopter Charts for Los Angeles.
  • FAA Documents, including updated FLY Charts and FAR Parts 121, 135, 141, and 830.
  • VNC Charts for our ForeFlight Canada customers.

Data updates are also available to download for the May 29, 2014 – July 24, 2014 period, adding georeferencing to almost 1,700 plates and aerodrome charts for ForeFlight Canada customers. Several missing Canada Flight Supplement Pages were also added:

  • Airport and Navigation Database (June 21 Update).
  • Airport/Facility Diagrams (June 21 Update).

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

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

  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures.
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams.
  • Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams.

Military Flight Bag customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Bulletin: Document Catalog Update

New documents have been added to the ForeFlight Document Catalog, including the May 29 FAA Notices to Airmen, the AOPA Indianapolis Fly-In NOTAM, and updated VFR Class B Enhancement Graphics for Boston and New York.

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.

Bulletin: May 29 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the May 29, 2014 – June 26, 2014 and May 29, 2014 – July 24, 2014 periods:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including over 100 new diagrams on May 29.
  • 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, including updated FAA FARs and the updated Instrument Procedures Handbook

From NAV CANADA for our ForeFlight Canada customers:

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

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

Data updates are also available 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

Military Flight Bag customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Bulletin: May 1, 2014 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the May 1, 2014 – May 29, 2014 period:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including over 100 new diagrams on May 1.
  • FAA VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
  • FAA Taxi Diagrams
  • FAA Terminal Procedures
  • FAA Documents, including four new handbooks: Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators, Glider Flying Handbook, Helicopter Instructor’s Handbook and the Sea or Skiplane and Float or Ski Heli Handbook.

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

Bulletin: April 24 Data Updates and NOTAMS

New US VFR chart downloads are available for Arizona, California, and Utah for the April 3 – May 1 2014 period. These downloads add the Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area to the US VFR sectional chart, omitted by the FAA in the original version. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

We have also added the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 NOTAM and the AOPA Fly-In San Marcos NOTAM to the ForeFlight Document Catalog. 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.

Bulletin: Airport Database (April 18 Update)

A new Airport and Navigation Database (April 18) is available for the April 3–May 1 2014 period. This updated database includes over 400 new georeferenced ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, available for customers who have upgraded to ForeFlight Mobile 6.0.

All customers will be prompted to download the Airport and Navigation Database inside of ForeFlight Mobile 6.0.

New Data Cycle, New Improved FAA Digital VFR Charts

The FAA has greatly improved its digital-Visual Chart (d-VC) production process and we are pleased to incorporate the new style of charts into ForeFlight Mobile with data cycle 1404 effective April 3. Previously, the digital raster files were produced by scanning a printed chart. The new style Sectional and Terminal Area Charts are created directly from digital files, resulting in a crisper, brighter image, improved geo-referencing, and slightly smaller file sizes. Here are some examples of the before and after shown in the ForeFlight Mobile maps view. These look especially nice on the iPad Retina display: