Per-Leg Altitude in Profile View and more in ForeFlight 14.4

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Our May release includes Per-Leg Altitude in Profile, Global Graphical NOTAMs, enhanced Metric unit support, and more.

Per-Leg Altitude in Profile

Easily plan enroute altitude changes around terrain, weather, or airspace and visualize them in Profile View, with the option to start or end a climb or descent at a specified waypoint.

Once you enter a flight plan in the FPL editor, open Profile View then tap the waypoint’s label where you want to add an altitude change.

You can also access this menu by tapping the Waypoint Bubble on the FPL editor.

Enter the new altitude in the Altitude field, and use the Start At/Cross At selector to determine where the altitude change is conducted in relation to the waypoint: Start At will initiate the altitude change at the waypoint, while Cross At will complete the altitude change at the waypoint, shifting the start of the climb or descent earlier in your route.

Once you input a Start At or Cross At Altitude, Profile View automatically updates and displays the change to your route. ForeFlight uses your aircraft’s selected climb and descent profiles to calculate the altitude change’s duration and impact on time and fuel calculations, so you may see different results if your actual enroute climb or descent differs from the selected profile.

Profile View is included in Pro Plus subscription plans and above.

Global Graphical NOTAMs

Previously limited to Europe, Graphical enroute NOTAMs are now supported around the world with the new NOTAMs map layer.

To enable Graphical NOTAMs, tap the Layer Selector, then tap NOTAMs on the right.

Tap a NOTAM on the map to view its details, or tap on multiple overlapping NOTAMs to select one from a summary list.

NOTAMs are color-coded red, yellow, or gray based on type, severity, and active times. The most severe Airspace restriction NOTAMs first appear in yellow 120 minutes prior to activating and turning red, while Scheduled Exercise NOTAMs also appear in yellow 120 minutes prior to activation, but remain yellow once active. All other NOTAM types appear on the map only when they become active.

With the NOTAMs layer enabled, selectively filter which types are shown using the new menu in Map Settings > NOTAMs Settings, with toggles for Exercises, Controlled Airspaces, Obstacles, and Other. With all toggles off, only airspace restriction and other severe NOTAMs will remain visible on the map.

Similar to other map overlays like TFRs, AIR/SIGMENTs, radar, and more, you can adjust the layer opacity using the slider at the bottom of the Map Settings menu.

Distance Rings in Kilometers

Gauge the distance to your surroundings in kilometers with a new Distance Rings setting.

Enable Distance Rings in Map Settings > Distance Rings.

Then tap any of the three labels attached to Distance Rings to change the unit of measurement. As with other Distance Rings styles, you can choose from three fixed distance settings to prevent the rings from changing size, or select the Automatic setting to automatically resize the rings as you zoom in or out.

Altitude Instruments in Meters

Customize the units of altitude displayed by the Map’s Instrument Panel for inflight reference with the new Altitude Instruments setting.

First Tap More in the bottom right corner of your screen, then Settings at the top right of the menu.

Next, find Units/Time under the Preferences section at the bottom of the Settings list, and then the Altitude Instruments menu within that.

From here you can select a unit of measurement for your Altitude Instruments.

Altitude Instruments affected by this setting include GPS Altitude, Height AGL, Height MEF, Pressure Altitude, Cabin Pressure, Vertical speed (meters per minute), Climb gradient (meters per distance unit), and Descent to Destination (meters per minute).

UL94 Fuel Prices

Find pricing and availability of UL94 fuel at FBOs 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 as applicable.

Like with other fuel types, you can update UL94 prices at FBOs you visit by tapping Update Fuel Prices in the bottom-right of the FBO detail view.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s advanced Runway Analysis product for jets now supports the Gulfstream G200.

Military Flight Bag: Hide Pilot Info from Filing Form

ForeFlight Military Flight Bag customers can opt to reveal or hide their name on filed flight plan forms using the Hide Pilot Info on FIling Form setting.

To disable it, start by tapping Proceed to File in the Flights view once your flight plan is ready.

From the File form, scroll to the very bottom to find Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form. Tap the toggle to turn the setting off. With Hide Pilot Info from FIling Form toggled off, Flight Plans will show the name of the Pilot in Command.

The new setting appears at the very bottom of the ICAO and DD-1801 flight plan forms and is enabled by default to match the app’s current behavior of automatically hiding the pilot’s name on the flight plan form.

Example of DD-1801 form filed with Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form on. (DEFAULT)Example of DD-1801 form filed with Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form off.
Example of ICAO form filed with Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form on. (DEFAULT)Example of ICAO form filed with Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form off.

Luxaviation and Boeing Sign Digital Services Agreement; Adopt ForeFlight’s Full Product Suite for Business Aviation

GENEVA, 23 May, 2022 — Boeing announced today the signing of a new agreement with Luxaviation, the largest Europe-based private aircraft operator and charter service, to expand their partnership with Luxaviation adopting Boeing’s ForeFlight’s full product suite for their global operation.

This agreement adds to Luxaviation’s current use of Boeing’s Jeppesen charting and NavData solutions and replaces their existing flight planning and inflight solutions with ForeFlight’s integrated product ecosystem. This includes ForeFlight Dispatch for flight planners, ForeFlight Mobile EFB with integrated Jeppesen charts for pilots, ForeFlight Runway Analysis for takeoff and landing performance calculations on both mobile and Dispatch, as well as ForeFlight Fuel Advisor for cost-optimized fuel planning.

ForeFlight Dispatch goes beyond enabling flight planners to collaborate, plan, file, and monitor flight plans. From basic domestic flights to complex international trips with stringent route constraints, ForeFlight Dispatch produces optimized EUROCONTROL-valid routes with speed and flexibility. Planners using Dispatch quickly discover how much time and effort they save thanks to the system’s automation capabilities, including flexible operational rules for adapting Dispatch to unique operational needs. Finished flight plans are transmitted to pilots directly in ForeFlight Mobile in seconds, complete with detailed briefing documents for them to review right away. This solution is the first in the market to integrate a flight planning product and mobile flight deck application, with consistent data seamlessly syncing between the two in real time. This all results in improved collaboration and reduced workloads for flight planners and pilots alike.

“For years we have been closely monitoring ForeFlight’s rapid innovation in the BA space, and we believe that their product suite is now mature and capable enough to support a truly global operation like ours,” said Robert Fisch, chief aviation officer of Luxaviation. “While many of our pilots have used the ForeFlight Mobile app for their personal flying since the beginning, there’s no question that this integrated solution can support professional flight operations globally. Regulators have also signaled their approval of this program, and we are working with them and ForeFlight to obtain full regulatory approval in all 16 of our AOCs around the world.”

Adopting this product ecosystem purpose-built for Business Aviation will allow Luxaviation to benefit from consolidation of both costs and products, replacing their previous digital solutions from multiple vendors with a tightly integrated set of products from a single vendor. In addition, Luxaviation is among the inaugural European-based customers joining ForeFlight’s Development Partnership Program, an initiative that gives select customers the opportunity to collaborate on future innovations in flight operations software under development at ForeFlight.

“The eagerness with which Luxaviation pursues new technologies to strengthen and hone their operation has made them a truly inspiring partner to work with,” said Tim Schuetze, ForeFlight president. “They champion the transformative power of automation and digitization, and nothing demonstrates that more than their adoption of ForeFlight’s fully integrated ecosystem.”

Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group states: “Luxaviation has always heavily invested in using the most advanced software, from ERP to CRM purposes but also into flight planning. Today we set a milestone with the agreement between our group and Boeing for their ForeFlight and Jeppesen products. We are very proud, after years of working together, to be able to introduce ForeFlight throughout our group and globally, fixed wing and helicopters, from New Zealand to Mexico and from Scandinavia to South Africa.”

“Boeing Global Services has had a long and successful relationship with Luxaviation,” says Dan Abraham, vice president commercial business at Boeing. “We’re thrilled that this partnership is deepening to include our newest and most advanced offerings for Business Aviation from ForeFlight.”

For more information on ForeFlight’s integrated solution for Business Aviation, visit
https://foreflight.com/solutions/business-aviation.
For more information on Boeing flight operations digital solutions, visit
https://services.boeing.com/flight-operations.
For more information on Luxaviation, visit https://www.luxaviation.com.

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Comlux Group and Boeing Sign Digital Services Agreement; Transition to ForeFlight’s Flight Planning and EFB Solutions

Tim Schuetze, ForeFlight President, and Andrea Zanetto, COO of Comlux Group.

GENEVA, 23 May, 2022 — Boeing announced today the signing of a new agreement with Comlux Group to implement Boeing’s ForeFlight’s flight planning and mobile EFB solutions across their entire operation.

In addition to their current use of Boeing’s Jeppesen charting and NavData solutions, Comlux will adopt ForeFlight’s integrated product suite to replace their existing flight planning and inflight solutions. This includes ForeFlight Dispatch for flight planners and self-dispatching pilots, paired with ForeFlight Mobile EFB with integrated Jeppesen charts for preflight briefing and inflight navigation.

ForeFlight Dispatch is a next-generation fight planning application that goes beyond the basics of planning, filing, and monitoring flight plans. From the most basic domestic flights to complex international trips with stringent route constraints, ForeFlight Dispatch produces optimized EUROCONTROL-valid routes with speed and flexibility. Its set of customization and automation capabilities allow flight departments to easily adapt Dispatch to their unique operational needs while saving flight planners a great deal of time and effort.

Dispatch connects to ForeFlight Mobile to transmit new flight plans to assigned crew members in seconds, complete with detailed briefing documents. An industry first, this tight integration between flight planning product and mobile flight deck application allows data to seamlessly sync between planners and pilots in real time, improving collaboration and reducing workloads.

“Our pioneer approach always drives us to adopt the most innovative tools and systems to allow the most responsive and efficient VIP flight operations,” said Andrea Zanetto, COO of Comlux Group. “In this respect, we are proud to begin this transition to ForeFlight, the latest integrated flight planning system from Boeing. The initial integration of these products into our current aviation systems has been extremely smooth and fast. With ForeFlight, we maximize efficiency and minimize complexity of our worldwide fleet management, while offering the best operational service to our VIP customers.”

Adopting ForeFlight’s product suite purpose-built for Business Aviation will allow Comlux to benefit from consolidation of both costs and software, replacing their previous digital solutions from multiple vendors with a tightly integrated set of products from a single vendor. In addition, Comlux is among the inaugural European-based customers joining ForeFlight’s Development Partnership Program, an initiative that gives select customers the opportunity to collaborate on future innovations in flight operations software under development at ForeFlight.

“The future of business aviation lies in tightly-integrated, cloud-based solutions, and Comlux’s eager adoption of Boeing’s ForeFlight Dispatch and ForeFlight Mobile demonstrates a great deal of foresight,” said Tim Schuetze, ForeFlight president. “We are delighted to continue working alongside them in developing new and more powerful solutions for flight departments.”

For more information on ForeFlight’s integrated solution for Business Aviation, visit
https://foreflight.com/solutions/business-aviation.
For more information on Boeing flight operations digital solutions, visit
https://services.boeing.com/flight-operations.
For more information on Comlux Group, visit https://comlux.com/.

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Gama Aviation and Boeing Sign Digital Services Agreements, Adopt ForeFlight Dispatch

GENEVA, 23 May, 2022 — During the EBACE2022 event in Geneva, Boeing announced it recently signed an agreement with Gama Aviation to add ForeFlight Dispatch as their operational flight planning solution.

Gama Aviation is one of the leading Aircraft Management, Charter, and Special Mission service providers with a longstanding relationship with Boeing. The recent agreement builds on Gama Aviation’s use of Boeing’s digital services, including Jeppesen navigation and charting services, by adding ForeFlight Dispatch for their global fleet.

Purpose-built for Business Aviation, ForeFlight Dispatch is a cloud-native, web-based flight planning solution that provides advanced capabilities in an intuitive interface designed with planners and dispatchers in mind.

“At Gama Aviation we put great emphasis on deploying the best technology to serve our customers,” said Paul Cremer, Head of Business Aviation Delivery at Gama Aviation. “We leverage both our own software products like myairops, as well as the best of what the industry has to offer and actively encourage automation between myairops products and software solutions such as ForeFlight. After careful consideration and extensive evaluation, we concluded that the ForeFlight flight planning solution was the best fit for the Gama operation.”

ForeFlight Dispatch goes far beyond enabling flight planners to collaborate, plan, file, and monitor flight plans. From the most basic domestic flights to complex international trips with stringent route constraints, ForeFlight Dispatch produces optimized EUROCONTROL-valid routes with speed and flexibility. Planners using Dispatch quickly discover how much time and effort they save thanks to the system’s automation capabilities, including flexible operational rules for adapting Dispatch to unique operational needs. Dispatch generates a comprehensive and highly customizable briefing package that can be shared with crews in a variety of ways, including immediate delivery via ForeFlight Mobile, the industry’s leading mobile flight deck application.

In addition to adopting ForeFlight Dispatch, Gama has Type B approval for the use of ForeFlight and is working towards paperless operations. Gama is among the inaugural European-based customers joining ForeFlight’s Development Partnership Program, an initiative that gives select customers the opportunity to collaborate on future innovations in flight operations software under development at ForeFlight.

“We are delighted to be working with Gama Aviation and myairops,” said Tim Schuetze, ForeFlight president. “Gama Aviation and myairops are on the forefront of adapting smart technology and clever solutions to constantly improve their value proposition in the marketplace. Working closely with the Gama Aviation team is a great opportunity for us to bring the best of our technology to a customer with a fast pace and high expectations.”

For more information on ForeFlight’s integrated Dispatch solution for Business Aviation, visit
https://foreflight.com/products/dispatch.
For more information on Boeing flight operations digital solutions, visit
https://services.boeing.com/flight-operations.
For more information on Gama Aviation, visit https://www.gamaaviation.com/
For more information on myairops, visit https://myairops.com/.

iOS/iPadOS 15.5 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 15.5 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.

See What’s New in ForeFlight Military Flight Bag

Welcome to our quarterly military blog update to keep you informed and updated on the latest features in ForeFlight MFB and Dispatch.

Dispatch Updates for MFB

ForeFlight Dispatch continues to grow in functionality with dozens of new features to enable more complex and collaborative flight planning, including several only available to MFB customers.

MTRs & ARs in Dispatch
Easily plan with and file Military Training Routes and Aerial Refueling tracks as part of your flight plans in Dispatch. You can view MTRs and ARs on the flight plan map by enabling them in the Map Settings dropdown, and insert them into your route at any point using the new By-Leg Adjustment feature on the Route Builder page. To incorporate these tracks into a flight plan, enter the Route Builder and scroll down to the list of waypoints. Click the + button to the right of the waypoint where you want to begin or end a track and click Add Adjustment, then select Insert Track from the list. You can now select the type of track to add (MTR or AR), whether to insert the track before or after the selected waypoint, and specify the track identifier. Start typing in the Track field to view and select from a list of matching tracks. Click Preview in the bottom-left to open a preview map showing how the track will be inserted into the route. Click Apply Adjustments to insert the track into your route.

By-Leg Route Adjustments
Additional types of by-leg adjustments are also available to support planning with MTRs/ARs and other specialized mission profiles. New options for by-leg adjustments include:
   • Cruise Profile Change – Change the cruise profile used to calculate performance results starting at the selected waypoint.
   • Add Delay/STAY – Specify a delay at the selected waypoint by entering the time in hours and minutes.
   • Add Point – Specify a waypoint to be inserted into the route before or after the selected waypoint.
   • MFB only: Insert Track – Insert an aerial refueling track or military training route before or after the selected waypoint (full details above).
   • MFB only: Add/Remove Fuel – Specify a quantity of fuel in pounds to be added or removed from the aircraft at the specified waypoint to more accurately calculate performance results for flights involving aerial refueling. You can also enter Notes to be displayed for the specified waypoint in the Navlog’s waypoint table.
   • MFB only: Add/Remove Payload – Specify a payload weight in pounds to be added or removed from the aircraft at the specified waypoint to more accurately calculate performance results. You can also enter Notes to be displayed for the specified waypoint in the Navlog’s waypoint table.

New Route Constraint: Avoid Country
Direct ForeFlight’s Recommended Route to avoid certain countries as it generates an optimized route for your flight. As with all other route constraints, you can access Avoid Country near the top of the Route Builder page. Like the existing Avoid FIR constraint, selected countries to avoid are highlighted on the map.

Airspace Crossing Report
Easily review your planned Country and FIR crossings with our exportable report. To view, click on the Route Builder tool when planning your next flight. A new option is shown at the top: Route Tools. Select the Airspace Crossing option, then note the ability to toggle between FIRs or Countries. You can then export the report into CSV or Excel format.

Rubberbanding on Route Map
Manually adjust your route line simply by clicking and dragging it in Dispatch’s route map. Click and drag existing waypoints in your route to substitute them with other waypoints, or click and drag between waypoints to insert a new one. After releasing the line, a popup displaying a list of nearby airports, waypoints, and more allows you to select the new route element.

.CRD Route Import
Cut down on planning time by creating a new flight in Dispatch directly from a .CRD file import. Select your aircraft type and Dispatch will recognize and auto-fill other attributes such as Departure and Destination Airports, Departure Date and Time, Transitions and Intents, Waypoints, Altitude Values, and more.

ForeFlight MFB Updates

Dispatch isn’t the only product receiving powerful new features for Military Flight Bag customers:

Hazard Advisor Altitude Slider
Manually control Hazard Advisor’s altitude before and during a flight to evaluate routes through hazardous terrain and visualize your options at different altitudes. As a ForeFlight MFB customer, you have access to additional settings such as defining custom hazard altitudes beyond the four default options.

Looking for more? Check out these other recent additions to ForeFlight Mobile.

  • Obstacles in 3D: Identify potential hazards along your route and establish a mental picture of a final approach with a toggleable Obstacles layer in 3D View.
  • GeoTIFF Support: Easily import charts, maps, and other mission assets from current and legacy military mapping software, like FalconView, with new support for GeoTIFF custom content.
  • AutoZoom to Custom Content: Choose whether or not ForeFlight will auto-zoom into custom charts and map layers when you enable them from the layer selector.
  • Prioritize Jeppesen Plates: Choose to prioritize Jeppesen plates over DOD/FAA plates, causing Jeppesen plates to be listed first anywhere you access plates in ForeFlight.
  • Easy DD-1801 Filing on the Web: Generate a DD-1801 PDF with your flight plan details, digitally sign it, and email it to Base Ops through the ForeFlight Web interface.

You can see all of ForeFlight’s latest releases here.

Expanded Operational Notes and more in ForeFlight 14.3

Our April release includes expanded Operational Notes, Delay/STAY planning and New Runway Analysis aircraft support.

Expanded Operational Notes

Access Jeppesen-sourced Operational Notes describing comms frequencies, restrictions, and more for airways, waypoints, and navaids in addition to airspace.

Tap any map element on the Aeronautical Map or Jeppesen enroute charts to view its details and Operational Notes, if it has any, or tap-hold on the map to see a list of nearby elements and tap Details to access the same information.

Delay/STAY Planning

Easily incorporate enroute delays into your flight plan and file them with automatic formatting appropriate to your region.

To add a delay to your route at a specific waypoint, tap the waypoint’s bubble in the FPL Editor and tap Set Altitude/Speed/Time.

Then tap the Duration field under DELAY/STAY to set a Delay duration in hours and minutes, after which you can also add remarks below. Remarks are only required when filing with STAYs in Europe and are optional elsewhere. 

Another way to access Delay/STAY planning is to tap directly on the waypoint on the map and tap “More >” in the top right to access the same menu.

Once your delay is added, ForeFlight will incorporate the delay into your performance calculations to accurately reflect the delay’s impact on fuel consumption and flight time.

To file a flight with a Delay/STAY, just send the route containing the delay to the Flights view. ForeFlight will automatically format the delay in both the filed route string and remarks field with the appropriate notation for your region.

Delay/STAY planning is currently limited to flights within the same administrative airspace (e.g. FAA, EUROCONTROL, etc.), and is available with ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s Runway Analysis product for jets now supports the Hawker 750, 800XP, and 850XP.

Runway Analysis is available for a growing list of aircraft types and can be purchased alongside a ForeFlight Performance subscription plan.

Between Two Wings with Steven Curry – CFI and U.S. Army Veteran

On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with Steven Curry, a CFI and U.S. Army Veteran. Despite losing his leg in combat while deployed, Steven still achieved his dream of becoming a pilot with the help of the non-profit organization Able Flight. Hear about the challenges Steven has faced and how Able Flight helps pilots like him take to the skies.

iOS/iPadOS 15.4.1 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 15.4.1 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.