Our February release includes a new Auto-Zoom to Custom Content setting and Takeoff Trim support in Runway Analysis.
Auto-Zoom 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.
This setting is enabled by default to match ForeFlight’s previous behavior of automatically zooming and panning to focus on custom charts and map layers each time you enable them. However, if you find this behavior disruptive to your inflight workflow, disable the new setting to prevent the map from moving as you toggle custom content layers.
This setting does not affect the map’s behavior when you tap on custom charts or map layers in More > Custom Content to display them on the map, which will still pan and zoom to focus on the newly-enabled content.
You can access this setting in More > Settings > Auto-Zoom to Custom Content.
Takeoff Trim Support in Runway Analysis
ForeFlight’s Runway Analysis capability now calculates and displays the required Takeoff Trim setting at a given %MAC for supported aircraft.
Takeoff Trim Support requires integrated Weight & Balance in Flights, which is currently available for Business Performance and MFB Performance customers only, but will become available for individual customers later this year.
The following aircraft now support Takeoff Trim, with more coming soon:
- Pilatus PC-24
- Bombardier Challenger 604/605/650/Global Express/XRS/5000/6000
- Textron 680 Citation Sovereign/Sovereign+/Latitude
- Embraer Phenom 300/300E
After calculating W&B results for the flight on Flights view and selecting a runway in the Takeoff Analysis page, scroll down to the Performance section to find the required Takeoff Trim.
If your %MAC setting is not enabled, your Takeoff Trim will show CG Unavailable.
To enable the %MAC setting for an aircraft’s W&B profile, start by tapping Weight & Balance in the Flights view and then tapping Edit next to the selected W&B Profile at the top.
Scroll to the bottom of the W&B Profile Edit view to find the %MAC setting. After enabling it, make sure the LEMAC and MAC values are properly entered. NOTE: ForeFlight Weight & Balance templates are recommended to ensure all the MAC/LEMAC details are accurate.
You can now return to the Takeoff Analysis page to see the required Takeoff Trim setting for the flight you are planning.