Our May release features beautiful enhancements to our 3D View suite, Runway Analysis support for several popular jet aircraft, additional airfield types in the Aeronautical Map, new weather imagery and charts for European customers, and more!
3D Visual Upgrades
Here comes the sun! 3D View looks better than ever with sunlight reflections on ocean water, subtle improvements to the sky’s coloring, and more.
The improvements appear in all 3D View modes: 3D Airports, 3D Preview, and 3D Review, all of which are included with ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.
New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support
ForeFlight’s advanced Runway and Obstacle Analysis capability for jets now supports Textron’s 680A Latitude, Gulfstream’s G550, G650, and G650ER, and two variants of Bombardier’s Global 6000.
Runway Analysis is available for a growing list of aircraft types as an add-on to ForeFlight Performance subscription plans. Click here to see the full list of supported aircraft.
New Aeronautical Map Elements
ForeFlight’s Aeronautical Map layer now supports additional types of airfield and navaid markers. Glider and balloon fields in the U.S. are marked on the map using magenta icons containing the letters G and B, respectively.
Toggle these fields on or off using the “Other Fields” setting in Map Settings > Airports.
TACAN navaids are also now shown on the map using a similar icon to VORTACs.
New Synthetic Vision Button
The Synthetic Vision button in the Maps toolbar has a new look to better distinguish it from the adjacent Instrument Panel button.
The button now appears as a banking attitude indicator with vertical bars on either side representing the speed and altitude tapes.
Synthetic Vision is available with ForeFlight’s Pro Plus subscription plan and above.
European Significant Weather Forecast Graphics
The European section of the Imagery view on mobile and web now includes standard and low-level SIGWX charts containing valuable forecast information.
Standard SIGWX charts cover all of Europe, while the low-level charts cover Austria and Switzerland, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.
German VAD & VADJET Military Charts
All European customers can now access VAD and VAD JET charts for military and civilian airports in Germany under the BUNDESWEHR section in Airport Procedures.
The new charts are grouped together in the Downloads list under the Aerodrome Charts and AIP section.
Content Pack Effective Dates
Define Effective and Expiration dates for Content Packs in the manifest.json file and ForeFlight will display a warning in Plates and Custom Content when you view expired content.
Both fields accept date and time information in the same format as the following example encoding midnight local time (based on the device’s time setting) on June 1st, 2021: “20210601T00:00:00”.