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UPDATE August 26, 2016: Compatibility testing between ForeFlight Mobile and iOS 9.3.5 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience.

ORIGINAL POST August 25, 2016: We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 9.3.5 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed.

Bulletin: August 18 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the August 18, 2016 – September 15, 2016 period:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • Documents
  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • Airport/Facility Diagrams
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including new diagrams and updates for the following airports:
06FD 07FA 09A 09FA 0Q5 18FD
1D7 1G4 1G5 1H0 1K1 1L0
1N7 21D 24A 27XS 3DW 3M0
3NR3 3OH0 3R7 4R9 5C1 5M0
7A8 7FL4 88R 89GE 94FL AL60
CA51 CO12 E60 KCDN KDED KDIJ
KHAD KMUL KNEN KNGS KNWL KSPW
KSRR KSTF KSTJ KSTP KSUT KUOS
KUOX KUZA L52 MMPC MS82 MYAN
MYEN MYER NC06 NC14 NC26 NC27
NC30 OR96 PMDY T20 T35 TDCF
UT25 UT47 UT99 VG18 WA09

Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams
  • EEA High Enroutes, Area Charts
  • ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams
  • Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report)
  • Airport/Facility Directory
  • Documents

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Bulletin: July 22 Data Updates

New downloads are available for the July 21, 2016 – August 18, 2016 period. An updated New York Sectional has been released with the correct depiction of Prohibited Area P-67. This addresses an FAA Safety Alert.

A new Airport and Nav Database (July 22 Update) is also available. This improves Procedure Advisor data at several airports.

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

July 21 Data Updates

New downloads are available for the July 21, 2016 – August 18, 2016 period. New Taxi Diagrams and A/FD and Terminal Procedures are available for the state of Arizona. This update adds a missing taxiway on the Airport Diagram at KFFZ (Falcon Field) and addresses an FAA Safety Alert.

New Visual Navigation Charts are also available for our Canada region customers. The Vancouver VTA and Anticosti, Gander, Moncton, and Vancouver VNC charts have been updated.

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Bulletin: July 21 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the July 21, 2016 – August 18, 2016 and July 21, 2016 – September 15, 2016 periods:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • Documents
    • EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 NOTAM
    • Pilot’s Guide to ForeFlight Mobile
    • ForeFlight Mobile Legends
    • Logbook in ForeFlight Mobile
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including updates to the following airports:
0V4 18A 1M4 49B 4M9 5A6
5R8 6L4 7W4 A39 BGBW BIKF
CAT4 CCW3 CEZ3 CFN5 CJV5 CJW5
CNF4 CNY3 CSM3 CTT5 CYAG CYAS
CYAZ CYBC CYBL CYCL CYCQ CYCW
CYDL CYDO CYEG CYEM CYEY CYFC
CYFD CYGK CYHH CYHM CYHU CYHZ
CYIK CYJN CYJT CYKA CYKF CYLD
CYLJ CYMJ CYML CYMM CYMW CYNE
CYNJ CYOD CYPK CYPN CYPQ CYPW
CYPZ CYQB CYQF CYQL CYQM CYQQ
CYQT CYQX CYQY CYRB CYRP CYRQ
CYSB CYSC CYSF CYSJ CYSN CYSQ
CYTR CYVB CYVG CYVP CYVQ CYVV
CYWG CYXC CYXE CYXH CYXJ CYXS
CYXT CYXU CYXX CYYF CYYJ CYYR
CYYT CYYU CYZF CYZR CYZW CYZX
CZBB CZBM CZFD CZMT CZPC E25
E63 EKCH F41 I16 I75 KAAO
KABI KACB KACJ KACZ KADF KADM
KAGO KAVL KAZO KBAB KBAF KBFL
KBGD KBGM KBGR KBJJ KBMC KBWW
KBYS KDHT KDIJ KDTW KERR KFFZ
KGYR KHPN KIWA KJQF KJVW KJVY
KJWY KJXN KJYL KJYO KJYR KJZI
KJZP KKLS KLGB KMKC KORD KPMD
KPNN KPRC KRGA KSAV KSBY KSDF
KSNS KSRB KSTL KSWF KTCY KTEB
KTIP KTNX L70 MGMM MSSS N30
N85 O08 P33 PAGQ PAYA PGUM
TFFG TFFJ TKPN U14 W00 W05
X07 X60 Y51

From the FAA:

  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
  • High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Ocean Planning Charts
  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • Airport/Facility Diagrams
  • Documents

For Canada region customers:

  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • High and Low Enroutes
  • Canada Flight Supplement
  • Documents

For our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams
  • CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • PAA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents,
  • Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices.
  • Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams
  • Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report)
  • Airport/Facility Directory

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

New Terrain Map Available for Download Ahead of ForeFlight 7.7

In preparation for ForeFlight 7.7, coming this week, we have released a new Terrain Map for download in the app. ForeFlight 7.7 includes a number of under-the-hood improvements to the ForeFlight Map Engine, which requires the new Terrain Map.

The new download replaces the old Terrain Map for ForeFlight 7.7.

The new Terrain Map is available now in More > Downloads, at the bottom of the Required Downloads section. Please make sure to download it before your first flight with ForeFlight 7.7, as it will be required in order to use the Terrain Map layer on the Maps view.

Also, don’t forget that ForeFlight 7.7 changes the minimum required iOS version from iOS 8.2 to iOS 9.2, so if you haven’t already updated your devices to at least iOS 9.2 please do so before downloading ForeFlight 7.7.

Bulletin: June 29 Data Updates

New downloads are available for the June 23, 2016 – July 21, 2016 period. Terminal Procedures for Texas SC-5 (Southeast) have been updated to address an FAA Safety Alert which replaces the RNAV (GPS) RWY 16 at Liberty Muni (T78). An updated Airport and Navigation Database is also available which removes duplicate NavLog entries for approaches to some airports when using Procedure Advisor.

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Bulletin: June 23 Data Updates

Data updates are now available to download for the June 23, 2016 – July 21, 2016 period:

  • Airport and Navigation Database
  • Documents
  • VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts
  • Taxi Diagrams
  • Terminal Procedures
  • Airport/Facility Diagrams
  • ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including new diagrams and updates for the following airports:
0M4 0VG 1A6 1H2 1O2 1O3
1V6 24J 2W5 33V 40G 4B9
4J6 54J 6A4 6I2 8W2 A08
C73 C75 E45 E80 KAIV KBBD
KBFE KCEV KEYW KFAT KFLL KFWC
KHGT KLBE KRWN KSJC KWEA L08
L18 MMJC MNMG MPBO MYGF MYIG
N13 N38 O27 P08 PABR PACV
PADK PAEN PAFA PAGS PAIL PAKN
PAMC PAOT PAUN PAWD PAWS RJAA
TFFG TFFJ TKPN W78 W99 X06
X21 Y50 Y70

Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers:

  • Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures
  • Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams
  • EEA High Enroutes, Area Charts
  • ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts
  • AFR High Enroutes, Area Charts
  • Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams
  • Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report)
  • Airport/Facility Directory
  • Documents

All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.

Next ForeFlight Release to Require Apple iOS 9.2 or Later

The next ForeFlight release will require Apple iOS 9.2 or later. By making iOS 9.2 the minimum iOS version supported, we can deliver advanced features, smaller app download sizes, faster performance, and improved energy efficiency. In addition, you don’t have to worry about losing support for your older devices – all the devices that support iOS 8.2 (the current minimum iOS requirement for ForeFlight) are all capable of updating to iOS 9.2.

We recommend you update as soon as practical. This support article on Apple’s website describes how to update your iOS device wirelessly or using iTunes if you want to get ahead of the release.

As always, if you have any questions, we are on frequency seven days a week at team@foreflight.com.

FAA Advisory: GPS Interference Testing

UPDATE June 10, 2016: The AOPA reports that the Navy has decided to cancel the planned GPS interference tests that the FAA previously announced. While this news is promising, pilots should continue to follow the official guidance and plan accordingly. The FAA has not officially rescinded its advisory and NOTAMs regarding the tests are still in effect.

ORIGINAL POST June 8, 2016: The FAA has issued a notice advising of GPS interference testing this month that may cause GPS to become unreliable or unavailable for aircraft operating in parts of the southwestern US and on the West coast. The testing will be centered about 60 nm southwest of the BTY VOR in Nevada, with disruption of GPS possible within a radius of 253 nm for aircraft at 500′ AGL, up to a radius of 476 nm for aircraft at FL400 and above.

The radius of possible GPS disruption will expand with greater altitude.

Testing will be conducted between 1630Z and 2230Z on the following dates: June 7, June 9, June 21, June 23, June 28, and June 30. ARTCC NOTAMs regarding the testing have been published for much of the western US, and can be found in ForeFlight under the ARTCC tab when viewing an airport’s NOTAMs.

While noting that all aircraft that rely on GPS may be affected by the testing, the advisory specifically recommends that pilots of Embraer Phenom 300 jets avoid the area entirely, stating that the testing (and resultant disruption of GPS) may affect those aircraft’s flight stability controls.

We urge any pilots flying in the affected area to adequately plan and prepare for the disruption or total loss of GPS service during the dates and times specified. Even without GPS, ForeFlight provides essential tools for navigating in the air, including aeronautical charts and plates downloads, weather and NOTAM data from Pack, and the Maps Ruler for measuring distances and radials.