Customer Notice: Guidance on a bug in ForeFlight 8

UPDATE September 2, 2016: ForeFlight version 8.0.1 is now available on the App Store, a minor release that addresses a bug that appeared in 8.0 involving TFR Alerts when connected to a Baron Mobile Link XM weather receiver. Although the majority of our customers are not affected by this, we recommend that all customers upgrade before their next flight as a preventive measure.

Version 8.0.1 also fixes a timezone issue leading to Logbook signature expiration dates being off by one day.

ORIGINAL POST September 2, 2016: We have identified an issue with ForeFlight Mobile following the release of version 8 earlier this week. Some customers experienced an app crash when connected to a Baron Mobile Link XM weather receiver. We have identified the root cause and are working hard to get an updated version of the app released as soon as possible to resolve this issue. Until then, the work-around to keep the app from crashing while connected to a Baron Mobile Link device is to turn off all TFR Alerts. To do this:

  1. Open Apple Settings
  2. Scroll down to ForeFlight and tap on it
  3. Scroll down in the ForeFlight Settings until you find Alerts, then tap on it
  4. Turn OFF all TFR Alerts. This includes “Visual Alerts”, “Audio Alerts”, and “Include DC SFRA/FRZ”

After you do this, the app should function normally when connected to your Baron Mobile Link. If you experience any other issues, please email us at team@foreflight.com with details. We will notify you when the updated version of ForeFlight is available on the App Store.