ForeFlight Introduces Sentry™: A Compact, Powerful, Next-Generation Portable ADS-B Receiver

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Sentry™ is sure to impress – offering inflight weather and traffic on ForeFlight, AHRS, internal WAAS GPS, longer battery life, onboard storage for weather replay, and a CO sensor and alarm system for added safety.

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HOUSTON, TX | July 10, 2018: ForeFlight, creator of the widely used ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, today announced the availability of Sentry™, a next-generation portable ADS-B In receiver. In addition to essential FIS-B weather, flight information, traffic, and backup attitude, Sentry adds a Carbon Monoxide monitor and alarm, a 12-hour battery, and a high-capacity data card for Weather Replay™ and storage. Sentry is packaged in the smallest form factor yet for a device this capable.

Retailing at $499 USD, Sentry is the most affordable full-featured off-the-shelf portable ADS-B In solution available on the market.

“Sentry™ is a compact, powerful, next-generation portable ADS-B receiver made possible by new technology and engineering ingenuity. Purpose-built ADS-B integrated circuits, for example, have made it possible to shrink the size, reduce power consumption, extend the battery life, add new capabilities, and lower the cost. We’ve streamlined and compressed the communications between ForeFlight Mobile and Sentry™, which results in the more efficient use of Sentry’s™ processors and extended battery life,” said Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight co-founder and CEO. “We want every ForeFlight pilot flying with the benefits ADS-B has to offer. With Sentry™, ForeFlight pilots have a powerful suite of capabilities available at a compelling price that will improve situational awareness and safety in the cockpit.”

ForeFlight and Palo Alto-based uAvionix teamed up to design and manufacture Sentry.

“With Sentry™, uAvionix and ForeFlight have created the most advanced portable flight safety device on the market, enabling in-flight traffic and weather, synthetic vision, and toxic CO detection all for the equivalent cost to a couple of hours of flight time,” says uAvionix CEO Paul Beard, “We continue to be proud partners with ForeFlight on such an important advancement in the next generation of ADS-B In portables.”

A first for portable ADS-B receivers, Sentry provides a cockpit carbon monoxide sensor and alerting system. When CO concentration reaches a hazardous level, Sentry emits a loud, distinctive alarm. In addition, within the ForeFlight app an audio alert can be heard through compatible headsets, and an alert message is displayed on the screen. The middle LED indicator on Sentry also provides a visual indication of the CO level.
Sentry supports the full range of FIS-B weather and data, including animated regional and CONUS NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, AIR/SIGMETs, PIREPs, winds and temps aloft, TFRs, NOTAMs, and SUA information. Sentry can also receive air-to-air traffic information from ADS-B Out equipped aircraft and re-broadcast traffic information (ADS-R and TIS-B) from FAA ground towers. As they become available, Sentry will also support the new FIS-B weather products to include icing, turbulence, cloud tops, lightning, G-AIRMETs, and CWAs in a future ForeFlight Mobile release.
Sentry has onboard memory to support Weather Replay™ which provides automatic storage of up to 30-minutes of FIS-B data. Sleep the iPad and then receive a burst of updates when the iPad wakes. If there is more than one iPad connected, each iPad will be synced to have the same data replayed. ForeFlight will also animate ADS-B radar, looping up to 30-minutes of radar while in flight.

Sentry has a compact form factor at 57mm x 83mm x 36mm (2.2in x 3.3in x 1.4in) and weighs in at 119 grams (0.26 lbs). The dual ADS-B antennas are optimized for 978 MHz and 1090 MHz frequencies and are integrated into the device. The traffic awareness capability functions worldwide.

Sentry is easy to setup and use – there’s no hardware to assemble, no software to download. Simply position the sturdy RAM® mount on any window surface and snap Sentry into place. Sentry’s internal Lithium-ion battery offers over 12-hours of continuous use so you can fly all day without recharging.

Customers can connect their iPad or iPhone directly to Sentry’s integrated Wi-Fi network and receive inflight subscription-free ADS-B weather and traffic information, GPS data, backup attitude, and pressure altitude displayed in the ForeFlight Mobile app.

Sentry supports up to five devices as well as Cockpit Sharing, a feature that enables users to share routes easily between all devices on Sentry’s network. It’s perfect for a co-pilot or CFI to follow-along and monitor weather and traffic.
Over-the-air firmware updates are delivered through ForeFlight Mobile and completed in a matter of seconds, future-proofing Sentry and ensuring it remains a cockpit resource for a long time to come.

All ForeFlight subscription plans support connectivity with Sentry. Customers can purchase Sentry at the ForeFlight exhibit (Hangar C) at this year’s EAA AirVenture or online at Amazon.

To view more information about Scout, visit www.flywithsentry.com.

Sentry Feature Overview:

Dual-Band ADS-B In Receiver
Displays weather and traffic in ForeFlight Mobile.

Built-in WAAS GPS
Displays your GPS position in ForeFlight Mobile.

Backup Attitude (AHRS)
Enhances Synthetic Vision in ForeFlight Mobile.

Rechargeable Extended Use Lithium-Ion Battery
12-hours of continuous operation for long flights.

Carbon Monoxide Monitor and Alarm
Warns you of dangerous CO levels in the cabin.

Barometer for Pressure Altitude
Displays pressure altitude and cabin pressure in ForeFlight Mobile.

Weather Replay
Onboard memory for animated radar replay in ForeFlight Mobile.

Connect Up To 5 Devices
Share routes in ForeFlight between connected devices with Cockpit Sharing.

Easy Updates
Convenient over-the-air firmware updates via ForeFlight Mobile.

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About ForeFlight
ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by software developers and aviation entrepreneurs – inspired by the introduction of the Apple iPhone – to develop elegant, high-performing integrated flight applications for pilots. ForeFlight is a four-time recipient of the Flying Magazine Editor’s Choice award and has become the leading application for individual pilots and professional crews in personal, business, and military aviation. Through our partnership with Jeppesen, ForeFlight is building the next generation of integrated flight applications for the commercial aviation market. In addition, the company’s Fanatical Pilot Support™ Team delivers amazingly fast and friendly customer service. Learn more at foreflight.com.

About uAvionix
uAvionix develops the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable ADS-B transceivers, transponders, and GPS receivers. Based in Palo Alto, uAvionix has gathered a cross-disciplinary team of experts in embedded RF engineering, sUAS operations, avionics, hardware, software, and cloud services. For more information, visit www.uavionix.com and follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/uAvionix.

Apple iOS 11.4.1 and ForeFlight

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UPDATE July 16, 2018: Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 11.4.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience.

ORIGINAL POST July 10, 2018: We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 11.4.1 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. Please also stay tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running.

Bulletin: Jul 19 – Aug 16 Data Cycle Posted

Data updates are now available to download for the July 19th through August 16th 2018 period:

  • 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 Canada region 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 Enroute, 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
    • Airport/Facility Directory
  • New and updated ForeFlight Taxi diagrams

All customers will be prompted with new available downloads.

Bulletin: Jun 21st – Jul 19th Data Cycle Posted

Data updates are now available to download for the Jun 21st – Jul 19th data cycle:

  • From the FAA:
    • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
    • Taxi Diagrams
    • Terminal Procedures
    • Documents
  • For our Military Flight Bag customers:
    • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures
    • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams
    • ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
    • EEA Enroute 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
    • Airport/Facility Directory

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

ForeFlight Now Available for Europe

ForeFlight offers European VFR and IFR pilots the combination of powerful planning and filing capabilities, state-of-the-art hazard awareness features, and Jeppesen’s world-class data and charts in one integrated app.

HIGH WYCOMBE, UK | 11 June 2018: ForeFlight today announced that its flagship Integrated Flight Application is available now in Europe. ForeFlight’s powerful features combined with Jeppesen’s world-class aeronautical data products gives pilots a single solution for charts, documents, weather, route planning, briefing, filing, and flying.

ForeFlight Mobile is the most widely used application by individual pilots and professional flight crews to view weather and airport information, plan and file EUROCONTROL validated routes, access and manage electronic charts and maps, reference flight manuals and documents, avoid terrain and obstacles with state-of-the-art hazard awareness tools, display in-flight traffic (and weather, where supported), and aid enroute navigation.

ForeFlight for Europe

All subscription plans with the Europe region include Jeppesen’s best-in-class digital VFR and IFR navigation data, which are dynamically rendered directly on ForeFlight’s data-driven (vector) Aeronautical map, as well as AIP procedures, charts, and documents provided via EUROCONTROL.

Optional purchases include Jeppesen VFR terminal procedures (formerly Bottlang charts), Jeppesen IFR chart coverages, and host nation VFR data packages – initially with an option to add charts and procedures for Germany from DFS. Additional host nation VFR packages will be added in the coming months.

ForeFlight will be on display for demonstration at the AeroExpo UK in High Wycombe June 14-16 (stand A28).

“ForeFlight is thrilled to offer pilots in Europe a uniquely powerful and affordable integrated flight application for VFR and IFR flying,” said ForeFlight Co-founder and CEO, Tyson Weihs. “We are combining an array of high-quality European data from Jeppesen and others, our EUROCONTROL-integrated flight planning and filing capabilities, and a broad suite of navigation and safety features,” Weihs continued. “With one application, pilots can review airport information and maps, NOTAMs, plan and brief flights for pistons or jets, validate and file flight plans with EUROCONTROL, navigate complex airspace, avoid terrain and obstacles with hazard alerts and synthetic vision, access traffic and weather in-flight where supported, automatically update databases, and transfer flight plans directly from ForeFlight Mobile into Garmin, Avidyne, and Dynon avionics.”

“Our team members in Denmark, Germany, Austria, UK, and Finland – along with our large beta team and thousands of current European customers – are flying throughout Europe every week to help us craft a great product that works well here,” said Kim Lantz, ForeFlight European Director. “We expect pilots will find the integration of ForeFlight’s own data, Jeppesen VFR and IFR data, EUROCONTROL data, and DFS data; our fast, accurate flight planning and routing; and the breadth of in-flight features combine to deliver a delightful experience that makes planning and flying in Europe a joy.”

Essential Charts and Data for VFR and IFR Flying

ForeFlight’s powerful, state-of-the-art map engine gives the app its signature speed and fluidity when panning and zooming. The global basemap and data-driven Aeronautical Map layer feature Jeppesen’s high-quality terrain, obstacle, and NavData®.

In addition, Jeppesen’s Europe VFR data is integrated into the Aeronautical Map, giving VFR pilots all of the information they need to fly, including VFR waypoints, arrival and departure procedures, circuits, holds, no overfly areas, nature reserves, and more.

For IFR flyers, optional Jeppesen chart coverages are available and include departure, arrival, and geo-referenced terminal procedures, airport charts, data-driven enroute charts, and Jeppesen Airway Manual supplements.

Smart, Interactive Autorouting and Integrated Filing

ForeFlight makes preflight planning fast and easy using the form-based Flights view or the interactive Map. The Graphical Route Advisor feature generates EUROCONTROL validated routes within a matter of seconds and presents the options for comparison on a visual preview map.

ForeFlight supports filing flight plans directly from the mobile app or on the web. The company’s global, redundant AFTN connection provides fast, direct, and unlimited access to filing flight plans with EUROCONTROL with no additional cost or account configuration required.

Additionally, when filing flight plans via ForeFlight, customers receive Calculated Take-Off Time (CTOT) notifications via email and push when traffic management initiatives are in effect.

Also, planning for and navigating through the complex airspace in Europe is easier with ForeFlight’s new Airspace in Profile and Automatic Airspace Highlight capabilities.

Stunning Weather Visualization

The planned route line can be viewed in relation to a full range of interactive aviation weather layers, including animated radar, global satellite and winds aloft, color-coded METARs and TAFs, graphical AIR/SIGMETs, global icing and turbulence, surface pressure isobars, and more.

ForeFlight in the Air

Once in the cockpit, the Maps tab transitions from a comprehensive preflight planning tool to dynamic inflight navigation support. For the ultimate situational awareness, the innovative Plates on Maps feature overlays approach plates and airport diagrams onto the moving map, along with aircraft position, weather, and hazards in one integrated view.

ForeFlight’s advanced, global hazard awareness technology helps pilots plan and fly with more confidence in all conditions and terrain. The top-down-view Hazard Advisor map layer, the side Profile View, and 3D Synthetic Vision depict a clear picture of terrain and obstacle hazards anywhere in the world. When paired with a compatible AHRS source, Synthetic Vision provides a backup attitude display.

In addition to AHRS, ForeFlight’s Connect platform enables portable and installed avionics to connect with ForeFlight Mobile and deliver capabilities like two-way flight plan transfer, and the display of ADS-B traffic and GPS data.

Plans & Pricing

In addition to Plans for Business Aviation Operators, which are detailed at here, ForeFlight offers three plan levels for personal aviation pilots (individual): Basic Plus, Pro Plus, and Performance Plus.

For as little as €94.99 / £79.99 excluding VAT per year, ForeFlight’s Basic Plus plan gives VFR pilots in Europe all they need to plan, file, and fly.

The Basic Plus plan (€94.99 / £79.99 excluding VAT per year) includes Jeppesen VFR and IFR navigation data, Jeppesen global airspace information, AIP charts and documents provided via EUROCONTROL, data-driven Aeronautical Maps, flight planning and filing on mobile and web, graphical preflight briefing, aviation weather, airport business directory, avionics connectivity, built-in documents catalog, Weight & Balance, Checklist, and more.

The Pro Plus plan (€179.99 / £159.99 excluding VAT per year) includes everything in the Basic Plus plan, plus geo-referenced approach and taxi charts, Charts on Maps, Profile View with Airspace, Terrain, and Obstacles, and Synthetic Vision.

The Performance Plus plan (€269.99 / £239.99 excluding VAT per year) includes everything in the Pro Plus plan, plus access to a powerful suite of advanced planning features, including a built-in library of detailed aircraft performance profiles that produce the most accurate flight time and fuel burn calculations, a sophisticated flight planning engine that generates optimized routes between any two airports in the world, fuel and payload planning, automatic fuel and weight safety checks, integrated contract jet fuel pricing, and more.

All plans include one region: Europe, US, or Canada. Additional regions can be added for €90 / £80 excluding VAT per year.

Optional Add-Ons

Pricing for Jeppesen IFR chart coverages can be viewed online at foreflight.com/jeppesen.

Jeppesen VFR Procedures (formerly known as Bottlang Charts) can be purchased for €49 / £41.60 excluding VAT per year for one country, or €99 / £83.37 excluding VAT per year for all Europe.

The National package for Germany, the DFS VFR AIP + Charts bundle, can be purchased as an add-on for €90 / £80 excluding VAT. The DFS VFR AIP alone can be purchased for €50 / £45 excluding VAT. The DFS VFR Charts can be purchased separately for €45 / £40 excluding VAT.

Learn more at foreflight.com/europe.

About ForeFlight
ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by software developers and aviation entrepreneurs – inspired by the introduction of the Apple iPhone – to develop elegant, high-performing integrated flight applications for pilots. ForeFlight is a four-time recipient of the Flying Magazine Editor’s Choice award and has become the leading application for individual pilots and professional crews in personal, business, and military aviation. Through our partnership with Jeppesen, ForeFlight is building the next generation of integrated flight applications for the commercial aviation market. In addition, the company’s Fast and Friendly Pilot Support™ Team delivers amazingly fast and friendly customer service. Learn more at foreflight.com.

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Apple iOS 11.4 and ForeFlight

UPDATE June 7, 2018: Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 11.4 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience.

ORIGINAL POST May 29, 2018: We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 11.4 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. Please also stay tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running.

ForeFlight Showcases ForeFlight Mobile for Business Aviation Operators in Europe at EBACE

ForeFlight offers European operators the unique combination of powerful planning and filing capabilities, state-of-the-art hazard awareness features, and Jeppesen’s world-class data and charts in one integrated app.

GENEVA, CH | 28 May 2018: ForeFlight today announced that it will introduce its flagship Integrated Flight Application for business aviation operators in Europe this summer.

ForeFlight Mobile to web for Europe

ForeFlight Mobile, which will be on display for demonstration at EBACE (stand K66), is the most widely used application by individual pilots and professional flight crews to efficiently access weather and airport information, plan flights with Eurocontrol valid optimized routing, file flight plans, access and manage electronic charts and maps, reference flight manuals and documents, avoid terrain and obstacles with state-of-the-art hazard awareness tools, access in-flight weather where supported, and aid enroute navigation.

ForeFlight will offer European flight crews a single solution for IFR and VFR planning, filing, and flying. All subscription plans for the Europe region include Jeppesen’s best-in-class digital IFR and VFR navigation data, which are dynamically rendered directly on ForeFlight’s fast data-driven Aeronautical Map, as well as AIP procedures, charts, and documents provided via EUROCONTROL.

Optional purchases include Jeppesen VFR terminal procedures (formerly Bottlang charts), Jeppesen IFR global chart coverages (available today), and host nation VFR data packages – initially with an option to add the AIP and charts from DFS.

An Integrated Solution for Flight Departments

ForeFlight’s powerful features combined with Jeppesen’s world-class aeronautical data products gives flight departments an integrated solution for charts, documents, weather, route planning, briefing, filing, and flying.

“We’re excited to demonstrate ForeFlight Mobile’s European capabilities at EBACE along with a host of new features designed for the business aviation market,” said ForeFlight Co-founder and CEO, Tyson Weihs. “We are combining an array of high-quality European data, our EUROCONTROL-integrated flight planning and filing capabilities, and a broad suite of navigation and safety features to deliver a uniquely powerful and affordable integrated flight application for VFR and IFR flying.”

“Our team members in Denmark, Germany, Austria, UK, and Finland – along with our large beta team and thousands of current European customers – are flying throughout Europe every week and helping us carefully craft a great product for operators here,” said Kim Lantz, ForeFlight European Director. “When we release ForeFlight Mobile for Europe this summer, we expect pilots will find the integration of ForeFlight’s own data, Jeppesen VFR and IFR data, data provided via EUROCONTROL, and host nation data from providers like DFS; our fast, accurate flight planning and routing; and the breadth of in-flight features combine to deliver a delightful experience that makes planning and flying in Europe a joy.”

EBACE attendees are encouraged to visit the ForeFlight stand (K66) for a demonstration and to sign up for notifications about ForeFlight’s European release. You can learn more about ForeFlight Mobile as well as sign up for notifications by visiting foreflight.com/europe.

Essential Charts and Data for IFR and VFR Flying

ForeFlight’s powerful, state-of-the-art map engine gives the app its signature speed and fluidity when panning and zooming. The global basemap and data-driven Aeronautical Map layer feature Jeppesen’s high-quality terrain, obstacle, and NavData®.

In addition, Jeppesen’s Europe VFR data is integrated into the Aeronautical Map, giving pilots all of the information they need for VFR and Yankee/Zulu flying, including VFR waypoints, arrival and departure procedures, circuits, holds, no overfly areas, nature reserves, and more.

For IFR flyers, optional Jeppesen chart coverages are available today and include departure, arrival, and geo-referenced terminal procedures, airport charts, data-driven enroute charts, and Jeppesen Airway Manual supplements.

The Maps view also features extensive Jeppesen-sourced global airspace information for FIRs/UIRs, controlled airspace, special use airspace, and transition altitudes. Tap anywhere on the map to access center and radio frequencies, RVSM cruise tables, operational notes, speed restrictions, prior notification procedures, and communication details for CPDLC and satellite services.

Advanced Planning for High-Performance Aircraft

ForeFlight’s sophisticated flight planning engine produces highly accurate flight time and fuel burn calculations, recommends the best EUROCONTROL validated routes, and has a user-friendly interface for effortless scenario planning.

ForeFlight’s top-tier Business Performance plan includes a library of detailed aircraft profiles that include climb, cruise, and descent models defined for multiple altitudes, weights, and temperatures using the manufacturer’s published flight planning performance data. The library contains hundreds of profiles for the most popular turbine aircraft from Bombardier, Cessna, Daher, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Pilatus, and more.

ForeFlight’s planning engine, when combined with the detailed aircraft profiles, can account for the ever-changing wind, temperature, and weight conditions the aircraft experiences throughout a trip, resulting in highly accurate flight time and fuel burn calculations for all conditions. These capabilities enable ForeFlight to produce a Recommended Route based on EUROCONTROL constraints, as well as wind, temperature, and the specific aircraft performance profile.

Business Performance also includes an easy-to-use fuel planning tool that gives operators the flexibility to calculate block fuel using the desired fuel strategy, like minimum fuel, maximum fuel, landing fuel, and more. Pilots can quickly calculate various fuel load scenarios for faster, more confident decision-making.

Smart, Interactive Autorouting and Integrated Filing

ForeFlight makes preflight planning fast and easy. Customers can plan a route in just a few taps using the form-based Flights view or the interactive Map. Accessible in both views, the Graphical Route Advisor feature generates EUROCONTROL validated routes within a matter of seconds and presents the options for comparison on a visual preview map.

Graphical Route Advisor also makes it easier to find the correct route and select it for filing with the ability to filter routes based on IFR, VFR, YFR, or ZFR flight rules.

ForeFlight supports filing flight plans directly from the mobile app or on the web. The company’s global, uniquely geo-redundant AFTN connection provides fast, direct, and unlimited access to filing flight plans with EUROCONTROL with no additional cost or account configuration required.

Additionally, when filing flight plans via ForeFlight, customers receive Calculated Take-Off Time (CTOT) notifications via email and push when traffic management initiatives are in effect.

For commercial operators who fly single engine turbine aircraft in Europe, ForeFlight automates the EASA-prescribed route risk analysis. ForeFlight’s Recommended Route calculation considers aircraft glide performance data to deliver SETOPS-compliant routes. This capability shaves off substantial time from preflight workflow – what used to take hours is now accomplished in seconds. Supporting compliance documentation is provided in the preflight Briefing, and includes a graphical glide range depiction and a detailed SET-IMC risk threshold analysis table.

Professional pilots will also enjoy the efficiency of using datalink technology to upload flight plans to Honeywell and Satcom Direct FMS equipment. With a configured Aircraft profile, ForeFlight generates an FMS recall number as part of the detailed Navlog document.

Tools for Schedulers and Administrators

ForeFlight’s web platform provides additional features and capabilities to plan, brief, file, and collaborate from a desktop computer.

Trip Assistant is a fast, accurate way to plan trips from door-to-door. This simple-to-use tool factors in traffic during drive times as well as flight times to create a detailed itinerary, so planners know exactly when passengers need to leave their home or office to arrive at their final destination on time.

The web platform also enables flight department administrators to efficiently manage multi-pilot accounts. From the dashboard, managers can add and remove pilots from the account, ensure pilots are flying with the latest charts, data, documents, and version of ForeFlight software, set up and publish company aircraft profiles to all users, and more.

ForeFlight Cloud Documents solution is a fast, easy, affordable way to distribute company documents to every flight crew member. Administrators can control the distribution of every new or revised flight manual, operating handbook, or special procedures to every pilot’s iPad, delivered via Dropbox, Box, or Amazon S3.

Stunning Weather Visualization

The planned route line can be viewed in relation to a full range of interactive aviation weather layers, including animated radar, global satellite and winds aloft, color-coded METARs and TAFs, graphical AIR/SIGMETs, global icing and turbulence, surface pressure isobars, and more. A separate Imagery view neatly organizes static weather forecast imagery by region.

ForeFlight in the Air

Once in the cockpit, the Maps tab transitions from comprehensive preflight planning tool to dynamic inflight navigation support. For the ultimate situational awareness, the innovative Plates on Maps feature overlays approach plates and airport diagrams onto the moving map, along with aircraft position, weather, and hazards in one integrated view.

ForeFlight’s advanced, global hazard awareness technology helps pilots plan and fly with more confidence in all conditions and terrain. The top-down-view Hazard Advisor map layer, the side Profile View, and 3D Synthetic Vision depict a clear picture of terrain and obstacle hazards anywhere in the world. When paired with a compatible AHRS source, Synthetic Vision provides a backup attitude display.

In addition to AHRS, ForeFlight’s Connect platform enables portable and installed avionics to connect with ForeFlight Mobile and deliver capabilities like two-way flight plan transfer, and the display of ADS-B traffic and GPS data.

Learn more about ForeFlight Connect at foreflight.com/connect.

Plans & Pricing

ForeFlight offers two plan levels for businesses: Business Pro and Business Performance.

The Business Pro plan (€180.00/license excluding VAT per year) includes Jeppesen VFR and IFR navigation data, Jeppesen global airspace information, AIP charts and documents provided via EUROCONTROL, data-driven Aeronautical Maps, flight planning and filing on mobile and web, graphical preflight briefing, aviation weather, FBO directory, avionics connectivity, built-in documents catalog, geo-referenced approach and taxi charts, Profile View with Airspace, Terrain, and Obstacles, and Synthetic Vision.

The Business Performance plan (€450.00/license excluding VAT per year) includes everything in the Pro Plus plan, plus access to a powerful suite of advanced planning features, including a built-in library of detailed aircraft performance profiles that produce the most accurate flight time and fuel burn calculations, a sophisticated flight planning engine that generates optimized routes between any two airports in the world, fuel and payload planning, automatic fuel and weight safety checks, integrated contract jet fuel pricing, and more.

Available geo regions include: US (FAA AIP), Canada (NAV CANADA AIP), & Europe (AIPs via EUROCONTROL and the Jeppesen VFR navigation data supplement). The Business Pro plan includes one geo-region, and additional regions are €90 excluding VAT per region per license. Business Performance includes all geo-regions.

Optional Add-Ons

For multi-pilot pricing on Jeppesen IFR chart coverages, customers should contact Jeppesen directly at +1-800-894-9501 or foreflight@jeppesen.com.

Jeppesen VFR Procedures (formerly known as Bottlang Charts) can be purchased for €49 excluding VAT per year for one country, or €99 excluding VAT per year for all Europe.

The National package for Germany, the DFS VFR AIP + Charts bundle, can be purchased as an add-on for €90 excluding VAT. The DFS VFR AIP alone can be purchased for €50 excluding VAT. The DFS VFR Charts can be purchased separately for €45 excluding VAT.

ForeFlight is exhibiting at the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) May 29-31 (stand K66), the France Air Expo at Le Bourget June 7-9, and the Aero Expo UK at Wycombe Air Park June 14-16.

Learn more at foreflight.com/europe.

About ForeFlight
ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by software developers and aviation entrepreneurs – inspired by the introduction of the Apple iPhone – to develop elegant, high-performing integrated flight applications for pilots. ForeFlight is a four-time recipient of the Flying Magazine Editor’s Choice award and has become the leading application for individual pilots and professional crews in personal, business, and military aviation. Through our partnership with Jeppesen, ForeFlight is building the next generation of integrated flight applications for the commercial aviation market. The company’s Fast and Friendly Pilot Support™ Team delivers amazingly fast and friendly customer service. Learn more at foreflight.com.

Media Contact:
Angela Anderson
Director of Marketing
angela [at] foreflight.com

Bulletin: May 24th Through June 21st Data Cycle Posted For Download

Data updates are now available to download for the May 24th through June 21st 2018 period:

  • 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 Canada region 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 Enroute, 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
    • Airport/Facility Directory
  • New and updated ForeFlight Taxi diagrams

All customers will be prompted with new available downloads.

ForeFlight Customers Invited to Participate in MITRE Mobile Clearance Delivery Testing at KHEF

Would you like your expected IFR clearance in writing before talking to ATC? If the answer is yes (and you file IFR flight plans using ForeFlight out of Manassas Regional Airport), then you can help The MITRE Corporation test new clearance delivery tech.

MITRE is researching how mobile devices can be used to deliver IFR clearances at airports that are not equipped with Pre-Departure Clearance/Data Comm Clearance (PDC/DCL). Currently, pilots receive IFR clearances through telephone or radio calls to a Flight Service Station or an air traffic control facility serving the area. These methods can be time-consuming and subject to interpretation errors.

ForeFlight is helping MITRE facilitate the delivery of a text-based IFR clearance so in the future, audio-based communication will be significantly reduced. We believe this could improve flight plan accuracy, reduce both pilot and controller workload, and reduce delays at non-towered airports.

KHEF is the initial location selected to test the concept with general aviation pilots. Participation is voluntary and available to pilots who routinely file IFR flight plans departing KHEF through ForeFlight. ForeFlight will contact eligible participants via email.

The test at KHEF will commence on or about May 15, 2018 and end no later than July 29, 2018. Feedback received from this test will be used by researchers to determine any adjustments necessary to move on to subsequent phases of the test.

What to Expect During the Test Process

Participating pilots will compare the text-based clearance received via email from ForeFlight to the audio clearance received from ATC.

After filing your flight plan with ForeFlight, you may receive expected clearance information via email 30-minutes prior to departure. You will then contact ATC to pick up your clearance like normal. After the flight, you will provide feedback through the MITRE website about whether the emailed clearance information matched your actual clearance provided by ATC.

What to expect during the MITRE mobile clearance delivery test at KHEF.

What to expect during the MITRE mobile clearance delivery test at KHEF.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this experiment?

This experiment will investigate the methods and benefits of implementing a low-cost capability that allows a pilot to retrieve their expected IFR clearance using a mobile device.

Will this test change how I obtain my IFR clearance?

NO, you are still required to contact KHEF Clearance Delivery and obtain your clearance. Unless asked by ATC, please do not mention to ATC that you are participating in this test. The test is intended to be transparent to ATC.

Is the email I receive from ForeFlight a clearance?

NO, the information in the email does NOT constitute a clearance.

How do I participate in this test?

If you are a ForeFlight subscriber and operate out of KHEF, you will receive an invitation from ForeFlight to participate. You must agree to the terms of participation and opt-in for the test. You can opt-out at any time.

What is my role as a pilot participating in this test?

When you file an IFR flight plan departing KHEF, you will receive an email from ForeFlight with expected clearance information. Follow the feedback link in the email and tell us how the email data compared to the clearance you received verbally from ATC.

How widespread is this test and how long will it last?

Initial field test activities are only being conducted at KHEF. This test will begin on or around May 15, 2018 and end by July 29, 2018.

Will I receive an email from ForeFlight for every IFR flight?

Not necessarily. Certain circumstances may prevent the email from being generated. This test will not be sending Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) information. The email will not include a transponder code. The test is only in effect when Manassas Tower is open.

For questions or general comments, contact the MITRE team at MobileCD@mitre.org.

Apple iOS 11.3.1 and ForeFlight

UPDATE May 1, 2018: Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 11.3.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience.

ORIGINAL POST April 24, 2018: We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 11.3.1 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. Please also stay tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running.