ATC Sector Boundaries and more in ForeFlight 14.10

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Our November release includes ATC Sector Boundaries, Aircraft Filing Remarks, Route Filing Remarks, and added Runway Analysis Support.

ATC Sector Boundaries

View ATC sector boundaries in green directly on the map as part of the Aeronautical Map’s ARTCC/FIR layer.

Start by selecting an ATC sector, then tap and hold on the map to view the information about each ACC/UAC and other airspace at that location. You can tap Details on the right for more information.

You can view ATC sector names by zooming in on the map.

A new toggle in Map Settings > ARTCC/FIR allows you to enable or disable ATC sector boundaries and ARTCC/FIR boundaries. You can also toggle between low and high ATC sector boundaries and ARTCC frequency “postage” stamps.

Aircraft Filing Remarks

Specify remarks for a given aircraft like call sign information, registration number, or SATCOM phone number to be automatically inserted into your flight plan form every time you file with that aircraft.

You can find the Remarks field by visiting More > Aircraft, selecting an aircraft, and then scrolling to the Filing section to add Remarks.

After planning a flight with that aircraft, send it to Flights, then tap Proceed to File, and you will see the remarks in the File window and have the opportunity to make any last-minute changes before filing your flight plan.

Once you tap File, your remarks will automatically be added to Section 18 of the ICAO Flight Plan. Military Flight Bag users will also see the remarks on Section 18 of the DD-1801 Flight Plan.

Route Filing Remarks

Edit mid-route adjustments like Delay/STAYs and associated remarks directly in ForeFlight’s streamlined flight plan form before filing your flight plan, so you don’t have to return to the Maps view to edit them.

After planning a flight that includes mid-route adjustments with remarks and sending it to Flights, tap Proceed to File in the bottom right and scroll to the Remarks/Other Information section to view and edit the Delay/STAY details and associated remarks.

Military Flight Bag customers can also edit and add remarks to MFB-specific mid-route adjustments like Aerial Refueling Tracks, MTRs, and Enroute Fuel Changes using the same form.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s Runway Analysis product now supports Hawker 900XP.

iOS/iPadOS 16.1.1 and ForeFlight

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Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 16.1.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Please also stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

iOS 16.1.2 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 16.1.2 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Please also stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

Between Two Wings with Michelle “MACE” Curran – Former Thunderbird Lead Solo, F-16 Fighter Pilot

On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with Michelle “MACE” Curran, who flew as a Lead Solo for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds’. Learn what led her to become a motivational speaker after a successful career in the military, how the Thunderbirds selection process became more challenging during her time with the team, and how their series of flights across the U.S. at the height of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 all started with a group text and why it was some of the most stressful flying of her career.

iOS/iPadOS 15.7.1 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 15.7.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. iOS/iPadOS 16.1 is also “all-clear” with ForeFlight. Feel free to update at your convenience. Please also stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

iOS/iPadOS 16.1 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 16.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Please also stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

Operational Note Flags and more in ForeFlight 14.9

Our October release includes Operational Note Flags, Multi-Source Radar Layer Support, expanded Runway Analysis support, and UL 91/96 Fuel Prices.

Easily find and review Operational Notes affecting your flight with the help of tappable flags placed along your route and numbered sequentially. 

Once you have added your route in the FPL editor, you can tap any flag along your route to view the operational notes for that airspace or aeronautical element and see it highlighted in green.

Operational Note Flags for closely-spaced or overlapping aeronautical elements may be combined into a single flag that indicates the range of flags contained in it using hyphenated numbers, e.g. “8-10”. Once you tap the range of flags you want to view, you can select one to see the full details.

Operational Notes Flags are enabled by default, but you can toggle them off and on using the “Operational Notes” setting switch in the Map Settings menu under Map Overlays.

Operational Note Flags are available with ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.

Multi-Source Radar Layer Support

While connected to one or more external devices that provide datalink weather, such as ADS-B or Sirius XM, manually select from all available Radar sources to display any one of them on the map. 

To start, connect to your external device(s), then tap the Maps View Layer Selector to view all available radar layers. The type of radar or source of the layer appears in parenthesis–e.g., Radar (XM Base). Tap on any Radar layer to display it on the map.

Additionally, if an internet-based radar layer is selected (either Composite or Lowest-Tilt), ForeFlight will automatically switch to any available datalink radar layers (ADS-B or SiriusXM) when the internet radar data expires to ensure you are looking at the latest weather data.

To view all your connected devices, go to More > Devices, or you can view them at the bottom of the Map Settings menu.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s advanced Runway Analysis product for turbine aircraft now supports the following aircraft: 

  • Dassault Falcon 2000EX/EX EASy/DX/LX
  • Daher TBM 960

UL 91/96 Fuel Prices

Find pricing and availability of UL 91/96 fuel in Airports > FBOs or by tapping an FBO icon on a plate or the map.

Then tap the FBO to see more details on fuel options, including self-service and full-service pricing. UL 91/96 fuel prices can currently only be updated in ForeFlight by the FBO manager, so please contact the FBO if you find that prices listed in ForeFlight do not match actual prices.

Between Two Wings with Melvin Williams – “Mel the Traveler”

On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with Melvin Williams, better known as Mel the Traveler on social media. Learn about the training he had to undergo before taking a flight with the USAF Thunderbirds. Mel also describes how he ended up in a training program to become an A&P seemingly by accident, which led to his career as a maintenance instructor on the Boeing 737. And even though he knows the 737 inside and out, being a mechanic for over a decade may not help him much if he became a pilot.