The theme for the ForeFlight Mobile 4.3 release is “Measure, Manage, Share, and Log”. Click here for instructions on updating to this latest version. We recommend that all customers install this update.
Here is a quick video walkthrough:
Want to know how far you can venture in your aircraft? Hold down two fingers on the map and an intelligent ruler appears, showing you the great circle distance between any two points on the map. If you have a default aircraft configured, the ruler shows time, distance, and TAS. The ruler is great for figuring out distance to the nearest airport or aircraft range. Slide the ruler around any chart or map while holding down your fingers or thumbs. The ruler even prints the distance stats on both sides, which is great for instructors exploring routes with student pilots.
Manage your ForeFlight account online now at http://www.foreflight.com/manage. Get password reminders or change passwords, view subscription information and transaction history, view and delete comments you’ve made, and view devices on which your subscription is installed. If you have a subscription for two or more pilots, you can switch between “single sign on” or “individual accounts” and give each of your pilots their own ForeFlight sub account. ForeFlight Manage simplifies pilot management for flight departments.
Pilots like to share their adventures, so ForeFlight Mobile includes a feature to make that easy. Tap the “Send to …” button on Maps on iPad (or Routes for iPhone) to send an email of your navlog and a screenshot of your trip to a buddy, your SIC, or passengers. The email includes a convenient link that other ForeFlight Mobile users can tap to load your route onto their iPad or iPhone. Also, if you use Twitter, you can use the “Send to…” button to post your route and a screenshot of your trip. (Twitter integration requires iOS 5 or above.)
We also added support for exporting you flight info from ForeFlight Mobile to LogTen, an excellent logbook app for iPad, iPhone, and Macs. Once LogTen is installed on your iOS device, creating a new log entry is as simple as tapping “LogTen” on the File & Brief view or from the “Send to…” button on Maps (on Route for iPhone).
Also in 4.3 are many performance enhancements for iPad 1 owners and a bug fix for a data rollover bug we bulletined last week. ForeFlight 4.3.1, coming soon, will include full support for the never-delete-data setting in iOS 5.0.1.