We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS/iPadOS 15 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will notify you with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. Please also stay tuned to our company news, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.
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On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Shaw, a NOAA Hurricane Hunter pilot. Hear what it’s like to prepare for and fly into the eye of a hurricane to gather life-saving data, how personal minimums keep all pilots safe, and more.
Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 14.8 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Stay tuned to our company news, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for announcements regarding future updates.
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Our August release features a new capability to select from multiple climb and descent performance profiles, multiple climb and descent performance profiles for some aircraft, and more aircraft types supported for Runway Analysis!
Edit Climb & Descent Performance Profiles
Increase the accuracy of time and fuel calculations by adjusting climb and descent performance profiles to suit your aircraft’s actual performance.
Each aircraft type that supports built-in ForeFlight Performance Profiles has climb, cruise, and descent profiles based on manufacturer data. Previously, only cruise profiles supported biasing of time and fuel flow. Now, climb and descent profiles support biasing of time and fuel, giving you more control over how ForeFlight calculates these factors for every flight.
Tap into the Performance Profile menu from the Aircraft, Flights, or Maps views to see a list of all climb, cruise, and descent profiles for the selected aircraft. Tap the Details button or the profile itself to access the bias adjustments.
Multiple Climb & Descent Performance Profiles
In addition to the ability to bias climb and descent profiles, a number of popular jet aircraft now also support multiple climb and descent profiles.
Several dozen aircraft models from Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, and Gulfstream provide multiple climb and descent profiles in ForeFlight. Each is built using manufacturer-sourced data in accordance with the profiles in each aircraft’s Pilot’s Operating Handbook.
The “Apply Bias to All Climb/Descent Profiles” button within each profile’s details view allows you to quickly apply one profile’s bias values to all other climb or descent profiles for that aircraft.
New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support
ForeFlight’s Runway Analysis product for jets now supports Gulfstream’s GV, GVII-G600, and G450, and Bombardier’s Learjet 60XR and 35A. See the full list of supported aircraft types here.
Runway Analysis is available for a growing list of aircraft types and can be purchased alongside a ForeFlight Performance subscription plan.
Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 14.7.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Stay tuned to our company news, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for announcements regarding future updates.
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Aviation Youtuber and long-time ForeFlighter Flight Chops (@FlightChops) shares a bit about how the app helps him fly such a diverse range of aircraft confidently and safely.
As a relatively low time private / instrument-rated pilot, I’m lucky to be in the position to have access to many types of aircraft. I’m currently flying a T6 / Harvard regularly, but find myself in anything from a PA-32 Cherokee Six, to a DHC-2 Beaver, or a Van’s Aircraft RV-14. Systems, procedures, and performance vary wildly between these platforms, but the one thing that doesn’t change is ForeFlight, the EFB that is onboard with me regardless of what I am flying.
The peace of mind that consistency affords in an otherwise unfamiliar cockpit environment is significant. Everything I need is within one app, from planning, to briefing, to filing and executing the mission, and even my multiple aircraft-specific checklists; it is all there.
Lately, most of my flying has been low altitude in warbirds with poor forward visibility and no modern avionics to speak of. Enroute I enjoy reviewing ForeFlight’s Synthetic Vision with the Hazard Advisor showing me terrain and obstacles such as radio towers that I might otherwise have a hard time spotting. And of course, weather layers make it easy to avoid getting into unfavourable conditions.
As I get into more high speed, high altitude IFR flying in the newly built RV-14, ForeFlight will help me assess wind, turbulence, and icing risk in the easy to visualize Profile View.
The Glide Advisor removes all doubt about where I can go in the event of an engine failure. In some cases it is not pretty as it accounts for wind and terrain making it super clear if you are boxing yourself in; I like to use that to remind myself to keep my options open.
Another feature I look forward to using as I expand my cross country mission flying is the Takeoff and Landing Distances capability for pistons – this too is of course specific to your aircraft performance and weather conditions, so it truly makes the whole process of assessing go / no go decisions almost too easy.
Our July release features obstacles in our 3D View suite, editing recorded Track Logs, new VFR charts for several European countries, optimized downloads in Pack, and much more.
Obstacles in 3D View
Identify potential hazards along your route and establish a mental picture of final approach with the new Obstacles layer in 3D View.
Every view within the 3D suite (3D Airports, 3D Anywhere, 3D Preview, and 3D Review) supports three types of obstacles: buildings (shaped like rectangles), towers (shaped like cylinders), and windmills. All other obstacle types use the tower model by default.
3D Preview helps you identify potentially hazardous obstacles within 1 nautical mile of your route. Obstacles within 1000′ vertically will appear with yellow stripes and obstacles within 100′ vertically will appear with red stripes.
Edit recorded Track Logs to more accurately line them up with the beginning and end of your flights and automatically update draft Logbook entries.
Tap the Edit button on the bottom-right corner of the Track Log Graph, then drag the blue bars to the left and right to move the track log’s start and end points.
Track Log editing is non-destructive, so you can revert your changes or make additional edits by tapping the Edit button and adjusting the blue bars again.
New Rogers VFR Chart Coverages
New Rogers Data VFR 500k charts for Serbia and the Baltics are now available as add-ons to any European ForeFlight subscription.
All of the new charts are included at no additional cost in the Rogers Data Full Europe chart combo add-on. Serbia is included in the existing Southeast Europe chart combo. The Baltics are available by themselves in a new chart combo.
Learn more about the European charts and data available in ForeFlight here.
Jeppesen Chart Index Numbers
View the chart index number along with a chart’s name for linked or purchased Jeppesen coverages to quickly find the right procedure. You can find these chart index numbers in Airport Procedures, the Maps Sidebar, and the Plates view.
To display chart index numbers, enable the new setting switch at the bottom of More > Jeppesen.
Optimized Downloads in Pack
Packing before your flight now requires a smaller download for weather by only downloading the Icing, Turbulence, and Cloud Coverage layers for areas that overlap with your route.
Both the U.S.-only and Global versions of each layer are packed for flights within the U.S., giving you more forecast information for inflight reference while drastically cutting down the download size.
Background Downloads Setting
Optionally disable background downloads to prevent them from being interrupted due to a slow or spotty internet connection. Find this option in More > Settings > Downloads.
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