Mogas Fuel Prices and more in ForeFlight 14.8

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Our September release includes Mogas fuel prices, Recent/Favorite Routes filter, Takeoff and Landing Summaries for piston and turboprop aircraft, Airport Delay Notifications, and New Runway Analysis aircraft support.

Mogas Fuel Prices

Find pricing and availability of Mogas fuel in Airports > FBOs or by tapping an FBO icon on a plate or the map.

Then tap the FBO to see more details on fuel options, including self-service and full-service pricing. Mogas fuel prices can currently only be updated in ForeFlight by the FBO manager, so please contact the FBO if you find that prices listed in ForeFlight do not match actual prices.

Recent/Favorite Routes Filter

Quickly search your Favorite and Recent Routes by entering any airport or waypoint identifier to show routes containing it. 

Start by tapping the Routes button in the Maps toolbar.

Tap the search bar at the top and enter any airport, airway, VOR, or waypoint identifier to show routes containing it, then tap any result to load the route on the map.

Takeoff & Landing Summary

Generate and save a detailed summary of takeoff and landing performance calculations for supported piston and single engine turboprop aircraft, including runway conditions, climb analysis, and more.

Once you finalize your flight plan with a supported aircraft selected, ensure you have a runway selected for both takeoff and landing in the Flights view.

Next, tap Summary in the top right of either the Takeoff or Landing views.

You can then tap the Send to Button to attach the summary to the flight’s Files, print it, or share it with others.

Available with Performance Plus subscription plans for piston aircraft and with the Runway Analysis subscription add-on for single engine turboprop aircraft.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s advanced Runway Analysis product for turbine aircraft now supports the following aircraft: 

  • Challenger 601-3A and -3R 
  • Citation Excel 
  • Falcon 7X, 8X, and 900EX with API Winglets
  • Super King Air B300 and B300C

Airport Delay Notifications

Get informed about potential delays before you arrive at the airport with new notifications for Ground Stop (GS) and Ground Delay Program (GDP) advisories.

After filing a flight plan, ForeFlight will check for any existing advisories at the departure and destination airports and will alert you if any impact your flight plan.

In addition, ForeFlight will continue to monitor your flights and update you if any GS or GDP advisories come up before your flight.

Feature Focus: Get The Most Out of ForeFlight

ForeFlight is loaded with powerful features to help you plan and fly with everything you need at your fingertips. Even though many of its most useful features have been available for years, we frequently encounter customers at shows like EAA AirVenture who have never heard of them.

So in the interest of maximizing ForeFlight’s value to your own flying, let’s dive deeper into some of those useful features so you can make the most of them. All the features mentioned below are included in all ForeFlight subscription plans, and you can learn more about any of them in our Pilot’s Guide, Support Center, and Video Library.

Aeronautical Map

Augment other charts like the sectional with dynamic and tappable map elements and quick toggles for easy decluttering. ForeFlight’s High Resolution Basemap and Terrain also provide detailed ground references with no other charts enabled.

Smooth Decluttering
As you zoom in and out, the Aeronautical Map automatically shows and hides elements.

Details Are Just A Tap Away
Simply tap on any Aeronautical Map element to view detailed information about it, even with other charts enabled.

Quick Filters
Easily declutter the map using these toggles for different map elements.

Not seeing these? Make sure the Aeronautical layer is enabled and check the Quick Filters toggle in Map Settings.

Embedded Airport Diagrams
Zoom in to view airport diagrams with labeled runways and taxiways and tappable hotspots and FBO markers.

More Options in Map Settings
Customize the map further with different airport types, highlight or hide airspace, switch between IFR High/Low, and more from the Map Settings menu.

Map Settings

The Map Settings menu lets you further customize the Aeronautical Map as well as access many other helpful tools and features. While the main Settings view in More > Settings offers a few additional map-specific settings, this menu is quickly accessible right from the map for adjusting your most frequently-used settings and features.

To access Map Settings, tap the gear button at the top of the Maps view.

Starting at the top of the menu, you can quickly change your screen brightness as well as invert the chart colors for the VFR Sectional, IFR High/Low Enroute charts, and others that you can access from the Layer Selector. Instead of a “true” inversion that affects every color, this “smart” inversion flips white and black while keeping other colors the same so familiar chart elements are still recognizable.

In the ForeFlight Map section of the menu you can customize the Terrain and Basemap layers visible with only the Aeronautical Map enabled, as well as toggle global Place Labels that will appear on top of any chart or map.

The next section (only visible if the Aeronautical Map is enabled) lets you dive into the details of the types of map elements shown as part of the Aeronautical layer.  Toggle smaller airport types like private airports, heliports, seaplane bases, etc.; customize airspace types, hide airspace above a specified altitude, and dim the brightness of airspace outside your route with Auto Highlight; and toggle between High and Low IFR airways, waypoints, navaids, ARTCC
frequency “postage stamps”, and more. This is also where you can show or hide the Quick Filters for the Aeronautical Map.

Auto Center Mode lets you choose from three options for orienting the map during a flight:

  • North Up – The map is always oriented with North at the top and your ownship centered.
  • Track Up Centered – The map rotates as you turn so your current GPS track is always pointing up, with your ownship centered on the screen.
  • Track Up Forward –  Same as Track Up Centered, but your ownship is placed in the bottom third of the screen to show more of the map in front of you and less behind you.

With Auto-Center enabled (the button in the far upper-right corner of the screen) you can toggle between North Up and whichever Track Up setting you last selected without opening the Map Settings menu by tapping the small circle in the top-right corner of the map, which shows either “N” or a compass to indicate the current mode.

While often overlooked, the Map Overlays section contains some of the most powerful inflight features outside of the Layer Selector. Spend some time toggling these on and off to fully understand how they can fit into your inflight workflow – every minute will be worth it!

Route Labels
Show or hide the labels attached to all the elements in your route (airports, waypoints, lat/long coordinates, User Waypoints, etc.).

Extended Centerlines
Show or hide labeled runway extensions for all airports in your route. The length of these extensions are proportional to the runway length, and you can tap on any of the runway labels to view that runway’s details.

Distance Rings
Show or hide a set of three concentric rings around your ownship on the map that correlate to distance or time (at your present groundspeed). Tap on the labels for any of the rings to change how their size is determined.

Track Vector
Show or hide a line extending in front of your ownship indicating your direction and speed of flight. Visit More > Settings > Track Vector Length to change how the line’s length is determined, such as distance vs flight time.

Glide Advisor
Uses your aircraft’s glide ratio, current GPS altitude, surrounding terrain, and winds aloft to present a ring showing your glide range.

Breadcrumbs
A thin green line indicates your aircraft’s path since takeoff. Breadcrumbs automatically activate on takeoff and end when you land. You can set how long the breadcrumbs remain on the map before disappearing after a flight in More > Settings > Breadcrumbs Clear After.

Map Legend
Show or hide a legend at the bottom of the Maps view to interpret the colors of any currently-selected weather layer. when the following weather layers are selected.

Marked Positions
Show or hide a button on the left side of the Maps view which when tapped will drop a green position marker at your current location. You can then review and export these markers as part of the flight’s Track Log or in the Flights view. Available with a Performance Plus subscription plan.

Map Annotations
Show or Hide the Annotations button on the left side of the Maps view, and tap this to enter Annotation mode. Use the Annotation toolbar along the top of the map to set details like color, line thickness, and undo annotations or clear the map.

Track Log Record Button
Displays a REC button on the left side of the Maps view for manually starting and stopping Track Logs. When recording, the length of the current Track Log appears below the button.


Four Color Radar
Only available when one of the Radar layers is enabled. Toggle this selection on the menu to change the radar depiction from the high resolution radar mosaic to a lower resolution, four-color mosaic.

Internet Radar Coverage
Only available when one of the Radar layers is enabled. Displays the area of available radar coverage while connected to the Internet. Areas with no coverage show hash marks and a “Radar not available” label.

Map Touch Action
Only available when a raster chart (e.g. Sectional, IFR Enroute, etc.) is enabled. Show or hide legends and borders by selecting whether or not the charts are brought to the front with or without legends.

The Multiple Selections setting under Layer Selector keeps the Layer Selector open after toggling any layer so you can toggle multiple layers quickly without reopening the Layer Selector for every one. Simply tap the Layer Selector button itself or elsewhere on the screen to close it.

Opacity Sliders for multiple weather layers and any plate or airport diagram overlaid on the map appear at the bottom of the Map Settings menu when these are active.

Finally, when connected to any supported external device like a Sentry Plus, Garmin Connext Flight Stream, Bad Elf GPS, etc., you can quickly access the device’s status and settings page (the same as you would find in More > Devices) at the very bottom of the Map Settings menu.

ForeFlight Web

Enjoy ForeFlight’s powerful flight planning capabilities right from your web browser. Get full access to view and edit your Logbook, plan and file flights, and even import documents to sync to your mobile devices via the cloud.

You can start planning from your browser by visiting plan.foreflight.com

The Flights, Maps, and Aircraft tabs are similar to their mobile counterparts with the added convenience of a mouse and keyboard. Easily view charts and weather layers, plan routes, brief and file flight plans, and add or edit your aircraft profiles, with everything syncing to your mobile devices so you can pick up right where you left off.

For Business account administrators, the Aircraft tab also supports “publishing” aircraft profiles to make them accessible to all users on the account, complete with all details, cruise profiles, and Weight & Balance profiles, making it an essential component of ForeFlight’s account management suite.

The Imagery tab lets you see a variety of weather imagery for different regions worldwide to help you plan your flight more efficiently.

Documents on ForeFlight Web is a newer update and allows more flexibility for managing your documents. With this update, you can upload documents directly from your computer to your mobile devices, view PDF files in your web browser, move documents in and out of binders, and much more. Then watch as it syncs to your mobile devices.

Your binders and drives will show up just like on your mobile device, and use the Import button to add documents from your computer. You can also move them in and out of your Binders and Drives.

Enhanced Weight & Balance

Create, edit, and plan with Weight & Balance profiles more easily with ForeFlight’s Enhanced Weight & Balance view. The updated W&B view has a similar layout to the older one, with fields for entering load information, the weight and CG graph, significant weight values, detailed results, and powerful new integration with Flights to further streamline your flight planning. You can learn how to use Enhanced Weight & Balance in this blog post.

Pack For A Flight

The Pack feature simplifies pre-flight preparation and enhances your safety by ensuring that you have all of the current charts, data, NOTAMS, fuel prices, and the latest pre-departure weather information stored on your device for inflight access. 

Once your flight is ready in the Flight Plan Editor, tap the suitcase button with the red exclamation mark, and ForeFlight will download all the information you need for your flight.

You can also access the Pack feature from the Flights view by scrolling down to the bottom of your flight details and tapping Pack.

Route Advisor

Enhance both VFR and IFR route planning with a detailed view of commonly-filed routes, airways, TEC routes, EUROCONTROL-validated routes, and ForeFlight’s optimized Recommended Route between any two airports.

To open Route Advisor, add your departure and destination airports into the Flight Plan Editor, then tap Routes.

From the Routes pop-up, you will see a list of potential routes you can select from, along with a visualization of the route on an interactive map. You can tap the route you want to view from the list or directly on the map.

If an aircraft performance profile has been added to the flight, Route Advisor will estimate time enroute, fuel burn based on that profile, and the route’s total distance. Additionally, Performance Plus customers have access to ForeFlight’s Recommended Route.

Fly with your favorite VFR charts directly in ForeFlight.

Enhance your VFR flying in Europe with charts, AIPs, and documents from Jeppesen and other popular chart makers, available as add-ons to any ForeFlight subscription that includes the Europe region. View all available VFR add-ons below and learn what’s included so you can make a more informed purchase.

NOTE: You can add VFR add-ons to your subscription at any time by renewing your subscription at foreflight.com/buy . When signed into your account, ForeFlight will discount the early renewal based on the remaining value of your subscription.

You can find additional information about ForeFlight in Europe by watching this webinar.

Start Using Your VFR Charts

Different VFR add-ons provide different types of charts, data, and documents, but you can access all of them in the same ways you access ForeFlight’s built-in resources.

  • VFR ICAO/Enroute Charts: available in the left column of the Maps view Layer Selector, below the Europe VFR layer. (The Europe VFR layer is only for VFR ICAO/enroute charts that are automatically included in all European subscription plans, and does not include VFR add-on charts.)
  • VFR Procedure/Terminal Charts and Associated Documents: available in Airports > Procedures in the appropriate sub-category (usually VFR, Airport, or Approach), as well as in the Charts view where you can add them to Flight Binders.
  • VFR AIP Documents: available in the Documents view in new drives named after the VFR chart provider.

These resources will automatically become available for download after purchasing a VFR add-on as part of your ForeFlight subscription via foreflight.com/buy.

This video provides a more in-depth tutorial on how to purchase and use your charts.


Jeppesen VFR Procedure Charts

Includes visual approach procedures and airport diagrams, plus the Jeppesen VFR manual in the Documents view’s Jeppesen drive. Available as a bundle or individually for Austria, Belgium & Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy & Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


Air Million VFR Chart Combo

Air Million’s 1:1,000,000 scale chart combo offers complete VFR coverage of western, central, and parts of eastern Europe, as well as Madeira and the Azores and Canary islands. A weekend version of the charts is also available as a separate layer to depict France’s airspace changes.


DFS VFR/Visual 500 Charts

Aeronautical charts from DFS (Germany’s national provider) offer 1:500,000 scale VFR ICAO charts for Germany, and VFR charts for Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. DFS charts depict aerodromes, runways, frequencies, airspace, terrain, obstacles, and more.


Germany DFS AIP

Includes aerodrome charts and information, VFR procedure and area charts, and the AIP airport directory (AD) in the Documents view’s DFS drive.


CartaBossy VFR Charts

CartaBossy’s VFR Charts help you navigate in France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg while keeping clutter to a minimum thanks to the 1:1.000.000 scale. Standard and Weekend versions make it easy to plan your flight by only showing active airspace.


Rogers Data

VFR Charts

Rogers Data VFR charts use sophisticated topographic terrain shading and relief and includes aerodromes, runways, frequencies, obstacles, airspaces with altitudes, and more.

Refer to the map below for Rogers Data VFR Chart coverages.

Rogers Data VFR Chart Coverages

Red – Great Britain and Ireland VFR 500k Charts Combo
Blue Outline – France and Corsica VFR 500k Charts Combo
Purple – Central Europe VFR 500k Charts Combo (includes Austria and France)
Orange – Spain and Portugal VFR 500k Charts Combo (includes the Canary Islands & Madeira)
Green – Austria and Slovenia VFR 200k Charts Combo
Teal – Scandinavia VFR 500k Charts Combo
Yellow – Baltic VFR 500K Charts Combo
Magenta – South East Europe VFR 500k Charts Combo
All Europe Charts – Full European Coverage VFR 500k Charts Combo (Everything Shown below)
Not shown: Croatia Rogers Data VFR 200k Chart
Not shown: Turkey Rogers Data VFR 1000k Chart

Austria Rogers Data VFR Trip Kit

Includes aerodrome charts and info, VFR procedure charts, and a VFR guide supplemental document.

Slovenia Rogers Data VFR Trip Kit

Includes aerodrome charts and info, VFR procedure charts, and a VFR guide supplemental document.


Finland ANS VFR ICAO Charts

Finland’s 1:500,000 scale VFR ICAO chart from Air Navigation Services (Finland’s national provider) offers complete VFR coverage of Finland with Aerodromes, TRAs, traffic zones, frequencies, runways, windmills, lighthouses, and more.


France IGN VFR ICAO Charts

IGN’s VFR ICAO 1:500,000 scale chart displays terrain heights, aerodromes, detailed coastlines and waterways, obstacles, and more.


Norway Avinor VFR ICAO Charts

Avinor’s VFR ICAO chart provides complete coverage of Norway, depicting aerodromes, TRAs, frequencies, runways, TRAs, obstacles, and more.


Sweden LFV VFR ICAO Charts

Luftfartsverket’s 1:500,000 scale VFR chart provides complete coverage of Sweden from Sweden’s leading provider of air traffic control and associated services for civil and military aviation.


UK NATS VFR ICAO Charts

The United Kingdom’s 1:500,000 scale VFR ICAO chart from NATS (the U.K.’s national provider) depicts aerodromes, airspace with altitudes, frequencies, obstacles, and more.


Italy Avioportolano

VFR Chart

Italy’s 1:500,000 scale VFR chart from Avioportolano provides VFR coverage for all of Italy, including Sardinia, Corsi, Sicily, as well as Malta. Depicts aerodromes, runways, frequencies, airspace & altitudes, and more.

VFR Flight Guide

Includes aerodrome charts and information, VFR procedure and area charts, and associated documents in the Documents view’s Avioportolano drive.


Switzerland Skyguide VFR Guide

Includes aerodrome charts and information, VFR procedure and area charts, and associated documents in the Documents view’s SkyGuide drive.

Simplified Download Settings and more in ForeFlight 14.5

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Our June release simplifies the app’s Download Settings, adds support for Custom Waypoint elevations, and more.

Simplified Download Settings

Easily configure your downloads more quickly with a new paradigm that groups all Data/Chart selections and Region selections in separate menus in More > Downloads. This change will not affect your existing downloads or download settings.

Select the types of charts and data you want to download in the Data Settings menu, as well as select High Resolution Basemap and Terrain downloads for additional regions beyond your subscription’s default. The selections you make here will apply to all regions selected in Region Settings, although not all chart/data types are available for all regions.

Region Settings let you select which regions the selections you made in the Data/Chart Settings will apply to. All regions supported by ForeFlight have a drop-down containing sub-regions within that region.

Custom Waypoint Elevation

Specify elevations for your User Waypoints and custom waypoints imported via Content Packs to plan routes to and from them like you would airports, with accurate climb/descent calculations and depictions in Profile View.

You can add an elevation to a User Waypoint in More > Custom Content > User Waypoints.

Tap the waypoint you would like to edit, tap the Elevation field to input the number, and then tap Save.

Another way to edit a waypoint’s elevation is by directly tapping it on the Maps view, then tapping Edit. Specify the elevation and tap Save as before.

Lastly, you can specify elevations in KML or CSV waypoint lists you import as part of the “navdata” sub-folder in a Content Pack. While standalone CSV files also support elevations, standalone KML files do not, so they must be imported as part of a Content Pack.

For a .csv file, simply add a column for elevation and express each value in meters (ForeFlight will automatically convert them to feet upon import). While the column names in a .csv file don’t matter, their order does. Column A is the waypoint ID or name, column B is the description, column C is latitude, column D is longitude, and column E is for elevation.

NOTE: To import a CSV file as user waypoints, it must be named user_waypoints.csv.

For .kml files, include your waypoint elevation (in meters) in the optional altitude component of the coordinates tuple. This value often defaults to 0, so ForeFlight will only recognize non-zero values (positive or negative) as elevations.

Bearing and Track Orientation Setting

Display bearing and track measurements for the Ruler, Synthetic Vision, and relevant Cockpit Instruments using either Magnetic or True North. 

You can access this feature in More > Settings.

Then tap Units/Time to get to Bearing and Track Instruments.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s Runway Analysis product now supports Bombardier’s Global 7500 and Dassault’s Falcon 900EX, EX EASy, DX and LX, and Textron 560 Citation XLS. Built-in Weight & Balance templates and Takeoff Trim calculations are also supported for the Bombardier and Dassault aircraft.

Runway Analysis is available for a growing list of aircraft types as an add-on to ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.

Find and Update Fuel Pricing in ForeFlight

ForeFlight makes fuel planning easy with its extensive FBO Directory to help you find fuel at any airport. Save time and money by searching FBOs near your destination ahead of time to find the best pricing.

You can quickly find fuel availability for an area by tapping the Layer Selector and enabling the 100LL or Jet A fuel layers near the bottom of the right column. These map layers make it easy to spot more affordable fuel in green, moderate pricing in orange, and most expensive in red.

To check fuel availability and pricing at a specific airport, tap the airport on the Aeronautical Map or search for it in the Airports view. Tap the FBO button near the top of the Airports view to see on-field services at that airport, including fuel, lodging, rental cars, and more, with fuel providers generally listed at the top. You can also zoom into the airport diagram on the Maps view and tap the FBO locations to access them directly.

When viewing fuel prices at a particular FBO you can see when those prices were last updated by looking just below the price list. While FBO managers can access their listing and update fuel prices at any time, pilots using ForeFlight can also submit updated fuel prices by tapping Update Fuel Prices in the lower right. After you tap Submit, your updates are reviewed by ForeFlight staff and added to the directory. Note that pilot-submitted airport or FBO comments containing fuel price information will not be accepted – the only way for pilots to submit updated fuel prices is via the Update Fuel Prices button.

If you are an FBO manager and would like to learn how to update your pricing, please reach out to directory@foreflight.com.

Please remember, fuel prices change often, and our listed prices are not guaranteed.  Always check NOTAMS before you fly and call your FBO ahead of time to confirm current fuel prices.

Per-Leg Altitude in Profile View and more in ForeFlight 14.4

Our May release includes Per-Leg Altitude in Profile, Global Graphical NOTAMs, enhanced Metric unit support, and more.

Per-Leg Altitude in Profile

Easily plan enroute altitude changes around terrain, weather, or airspace and visualize them in Profile View, with the option to start or end a climb or descent at a specified waypoint.

Once you enter a flight plan in the FPL editor, open Profile View then tap the waypoint’s label where you want to add an altitude change.

You can also access this menu by tapping the Waypoint Bubble on the FPL editor.

Enter the new altitude in the Altitude field, and use the Start At/Cross At selector to determine where the altitude change is conducted in relation to the waypoint: Start At will initiate the altitude change at the waypoint, while Cross At will complete the altitude change at the waypoint, shifting the start of the climb or descent earlier in your route.

Once you input a Start At or Cross At Altitude, Profile View automatically updates and displays the change to your route. ForeFlight uses your aircraft’s selected climb and descent profiles to calculate the altitude change’s duration and impact on time and fuel calculations, so you may see different results if your actual enroute climb or descent differs from the selected profile.

Profile View is included in Pro Plus subscription plans and above.

Global Graphical NOTAMs

Previously limited to Europe, Graphical enroute NOTAMs are now supported around the world with the new NOTAMs map layer.

To enable Graphical NOTAMs, tap the Layer Selector, then tap NOTAMs on the right.

Tap a NOTAM on the map to view its details, or tap on multiple overlapping NOTAMs to select one from a summary list.

NOTAMs are color-coded red, yellow, or gray based on type, severity, and active times. The most severe Airspace restriction NOTAMs first appear in yellow 120 minutes prior to activating and turning red, while Scheduled Exercise NOTAMs also appear in yellow 120 minutes prior to activation, but remain yellow once active. All other NOTAM types appear on the map only when they become active.

With the NOTAMs layer enabled, selectively filter which types are shown using the new menu in Map Settings > NOTAMs Settings, with toggles for Exercises, Controlled Airspaces, Obstacles, and Other. With all toggles off, only airspace restriction and other severe NOTAMs will remain visible on the map.

Similar to other map overlays like TFRs, AIR/SIGMENTs, radar, and more, you can adjust the layer opacity using the slider at the bottom of the Map Settings menu.

Distance Rings in Kilometers

Gauge the distance to your surroundings in kilometers with a new Distance Rings setting.

Enable Distance Rings in Map Settings > Distance Rings.

Then tap any of the three labels attached to Distance Rings to change the unit of measurement. As with other Distance Rings styles, you can choose from three fixed distance settings to prevent the rings from changing size, or select the Automatic setting to automatically resize the rings as you zoom in or out.

Altitude Instruments in Meters

Customize the units of altitude displayed by the Map’s Instrument Panel for inflight reference with the new Altitude Instruments setting.

First Tap More in the bottom right corner of your screen, then Settings at the top right of the menu.

Next, find Units/Time under the Preferences section at the bottom of the Settings list, and then the Altitude Instruments menu within that.

From here you can select a unit of measurement for your Altitude Instruments.

Altitude Instruments affected by this setting include GPS Altitude, Height AGL, Height MEF, Pressure Altitude, Cabin Pressure, Vertical speed (meters per minute), Climb gradient (meters per distance unit), and Descent to Destination (meters per minute).

UL94 Fuel Prices

Find pricing and availability of UL94 fuel at FBOs in Airports > FBOs or by tapping an FBO icon on a plate or the map.

Then tap the FBO to see more details on fuel options, including self-service and full-service pricing as applicable.

Like with other fuel types, you can update UL94 prices at FBOs you visit by tapping Update Fuel Prices in the bottom-right of the FBO detail view.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s advanced Runway Analysis product for jets now supports the Gulfstream G200.

Military Flight Bag: Hide Pilot Info from Filing Form

ForeFlight Military Flight Bag customers can opt to reveal or hide their name on filed flight plan forms using the Hide Pilot Info on FIling Form setting.

To disable it, start by tapping Proceed to File in the Flights view once your flight plan is ready.

From the File form, scroll to the very bottom to find Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form. Tap the toggle to turn the setting off. With Hide Pilot Info from FIling Form toggled off, Flight Plans will show the name of the Pilot in Command.

The new setting appears at the very bottom of the ICAO and DD-1801 flight plan forms and is enabled by default to match the app’s current behavior of automatically hiding the pilot’s name on the flight plan form.

Example of DD-1801 form filed with Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form on. (DEFAULT)Example of DD-1801 form filed with Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form off.
Example of ICAO form filed with Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form on. (DEFAULT)Example of ICAO form filed with Hide Pilot Info on Filing Form off.

Expanded Operational Notes and more in ForeFlight 14.3

Our April release includes expanded Operational Notes, Delay/STAY planning and New Runway Analysis aircraft support.

Expanded Operational Notes

Access Jeppesen-sourced Operational Notes describing comms frequencies, restrictions, and more for airways, waypoints, and navaids in addition to airspace.

Tap any map element on the Aeronautical Map or Jeppesen enroute charts to view its details and Operational Notes, if it has any, or tap-hold on the map to see a list of nearby elements and tap Details to access the same information.

Delay/STAY Planning

Easily incorporate enroute delays into your flight plan and file them with automatic formatting appropriate to your region.

To add a delay to your route at a specific waypoint, tap the waypoint’s bubble in the FPL Editor and tap Set Altitude/Speed/Time.

Then tap the Duration field under DELAY/STAY to set a Delay duration in hours and minutes, after which you can also add remarks below. Remarks are only required when filing with STAYs in Europe and are optional elsewhere. 

Another way to access Delay/STAY planning is to tap directly on the waypoint on the map and tap “More >” in the top right to access the same menu.

Once your delay is added, ForeFlight will incorporate the delay into your performance calculations to accurately reflect the delay’s impact on fuel consumption and flight time.

To file a flight with a Delay/STAY, just send the route containing the delay to the Flights view. ForeFlight will automatically format the delay in both the filed route string and remarks field with the appropriate notation for your region.

Delay/STAY planning is currently limited to flights within the same administrative airspace (e.g. FAA, EUROCONTROL, etc.), and is available with ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s Runway Analysis product for jets now supports the Hawker 750, 800XP, and 850XP.

Runway Analysis is available for a growing list of aircraft types and can be purchased alongside a ForeFlight Performance subscription plan.

Enhanced and Integrated Weight & Balance, Hazard Advisor Altitude Preview, and more in ForeFlight 14.2

Our March release includes a major upgrade to our Weight & Balance capability, an altitude slider for terrain planning with Hazard Advisor, Organized Track Systems on Jeppesen Enroute Charts, and New Runway Analysis aircraft support.

Enhanced Weight & Balance

Individual customers now have access to our Enhanced Weight & Balance to simplify your preflight workflow. Currently, the new paradigm is optional so you can migrate your aircraft profiles when it is most convenient for you and still revert to the old paradigm if you want. However, the new paradigm will fully replace the old one later this year.

Start by going to More > Account > ForeFlight Labs and tapping the Enhanced Weight & Balance toggle to enable it. If you need to go back to the old Weight & Balance view at any time, just disable this setting.

To start migrating your existing W&B profiles, go to More > Weight & Balance and use the drop-down in the top left to select a profile. ForeFlight’s Migration Assistant will then walk you through a 4-step process to set them up with the new system.

Enhanced W&B profiles are tied directly to the aircraft profiles you use for flight planning to create a more robust and unified aircraft profile, so start by choosing an aircraft to associate with the Weight & Balance profile. Connecting the two will ensure that your current aircraft details are merged with your new W&B profile.

If your aircraft details differ from your Weight & Balance profiles, you will need to select the correct one to move to the next step.

The third step is to verify station details. Tap on any station to view and edit its name, arm length, and station type.

The final step in the migration process is to verify the number of seats per station. The Migration Assistant assumes two seats per station by default, so it’s especially important to review and correct any discrepancies for rows with a different number of seats. Tap Done to complete the profile migration.

You can always edit these numbers in the future by tapping Edit next to the Profile Selector in the new W&B view.

You can also add new Weight & Balance profiles if you don’t have any to migrate. ForeFlight provides hundreds of pre-built templates to choose from, and they are easy to add to an existing Aircraft. Go to More > Aircraft, select the aircraft you want to edit, and tap Weight & Balance Profile halfway down the page. If a template is available for your aircraft type it will be listed at the top, or you can select Blank Template to create your own.

Next, add or edit the profile’s name, specify your aircraft’s basic empty CG and weight, verify or add station details and forward and aft CG limits, and enable the  %MAC setting at the bottom of the page if applicable to your aircraft. ForeFlight has five station types to choose from and edit: Single Seat, Row of Seats, Cargo, Fuel, and Aircraft Items.

Once you’ve migrated or set up your Enhanced Weight & Balance profiles, you can use the new W&B view in the same way as before. The new W&B is very similar to the previous paradigm but allows for more flexibility when inputting calculations for each seat and station.

Manually input the weight for each seat with an optional description or choose from Standard Weights or Saved Loads. Standard Weights default to Male: 205 lbs, Female: 184 lbs, and Child: 87 lbs; however, you can change those values by visiting More > Settings > Standard Weights (at the very bottom of the page). Saved Weights include any weights you added manually with a description or loads migrated from your legacy profiles.

You will need to adjust fuel and cargo and can do so by scrolling down a little further.

Weight & Balance Integrated with Flights

Additionally, ForeFlight Performance customers can integrate these W&B calculations into an existing flight plan to streamline the preflight workflow even further.

Select a flight plan in the Flights tab, and under the Payloads section tap Weight & Balance.

Ensure the right W&B profile is selected at the top and scroll down to enter passenger and payload details just like you would in the W&B view. The integration with flights saves you time in the flight planning process by having all requirements in one convenient location.

You can also access an updated copy of your Load Manifest by tapping Summary in the top right corner, sign it directly in the ForeFlight app, and then attach it to your flight files for easy access.

Hazard Advisor Altitude Preview

Planning flights around terrain just got a lot easier with a major upgrade to Hazard Advisor. Pro Plus subscribers can use the new Hazard Advisor Altitude Preview to find the safest route around hazardous terrain at different altitudes before or during a flight.

Manually control Hazard Advisor’s altitude using the new altitude slider which ranges from 100’ to 30,000’ MSL. The slider moves in increments of 100’ followed by increments of 500’ above 4,000’ MSL. 

By default, terrain and obstacles within 100′ are colored red, and hazards within 1,000′ of your planned altitude are colored yellow. You can change these altitudes by tapping the gear button to the right of the map legend at the bottom of the screen and tapping Hazard Altitudes. You can also access other Hazard Settings here such as Corridor Width and Activation Speed, which determines how fast you need to be moving to enable Auto Hazard Advisor – more on that below.

ForeFlight Military Flight Bag Customers can access additional options under Hazard Settings to provide more flexibility with critical mission requirements. Other options include locking the altitude slider step size to 100’ increments for the entire altitude range and defining custom Hazard Altitudes beyond the four default options.

When planning in the Flight Plan Editor, the Hazard Altitude slider will automatically adjust to match your planned altitude anytime you change it using Altitude Advisor, Route Advisor, Profile View, or choose an aircraft with a different default altitude. And with Profile View open, moving the altitude slider will show hazardous terrain at the new altitude within Profile, but without changing your planned altitude, allowing you to simultaneously compare both altitudes in the same view.

When you exceed the set Activation Speed (30kts by default), Hazard Advisor enters Auto mode and automatically matches the altitude of your aircraft. Moving the slider up or down will show you terrain hazards at other altitudes before automatically reverting back to your current altitude shortly after releasing it, or you can tap the Auto button to immediately revert to your current altitude.

Organized Track Systems on Jeppesen Enroute Charts

Performance customers with Jeppesen chart coverages can now view Organized Track Systems on Jeppesen’s IFR enroute map layers in addition to the Aeronautical Map.

Enable one of the Jeppesen IFR layers to view Organized Track Systems, which are enabled by default. To separately toggle eastbound and westbound tracks, or disable all tracks, tap the Map Settings button just to the right of the FPL button and tap Organized Tracks at the bottom of the Jeppesen settings.

You can also access Organized Tracks with the Aeronautical Map. Tap Map settings > Airways & Waypoints. You can toggle the tracks on and off in the same way you can with Jeppesen charts.

New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s Runway Analysis product for jets now supports the following new aircraft models:

  • Gulfstream G150
  • Textron 525 Citation M2 with Tamarack Winglets

Runway Analysis is available for a growing list of aircraft types and can be purchased alongside a ForeFlight Performance subscription plan.

New Auto-Zoom to Custom Content setting and more in ForeFlight 14.1

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.

Visit this page to see which aircraft models currently support Takeoff Trim settings.

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.

​​New Aero Map Filters and More in ForeFlight 14

Our January release includes new Aeronautical Map Quick Toggles for Airways, Navaids, and Waypoints, improved functionality for Takeoff and Alternate Minimums documents, and more.

New Aero Map Filters

Declutter the Aeronautical Map with new quick toggles for Airways, Navaids, and Waypoints, which were previously combined in a single toggle.

Find the best combination of these elements to suit your flight, such as:

  • Hiding Airways and Waypoints on VFR flights
  • Hiding Navaids for RNAV-based routes
  • Turn on Airways to inspect MEA/MOCA/MAA values and quickly hide them again for a VFR flight
  • Turn on Airways for IFR flights or when following along on a commercial flight

You can also access these filters in Map Settings > Airways & Waypoints. Tap the gear icon at the top of your screen near the Flight Plan (FPL) icon to access Map Settings.

Quickly Find Takeoff & Alternative Minimums

Easily find the Takeoff or Alternate Minimums for any US airport more quickly thanks to a new smart automation. When opening either of these documents from the airport’s procedures list, ForeFlight will automatically jump to the page with that airport’s information, allowing you to review it right away without flipping through pages to find the airport.

Military Flight Bag (MFB): GeoTIFF Support

Easily import charts, maps, and other mission assets from current and legacy military mapping software like FalconView with new support for GeoTIFF custom content files.

Like the MBTiles and GeoPDF custom chart formats, you can import GeoTIFF files individually and within a Content Pack’s “layers” folder. Note that AirDrop is not a supported import method for GeoTIFFs as iOS automatically imports them to the Photos app as images.

Once imported, you can access GeoTIFF charts in the bottom-left of the Maps view Layer Selector.

ForeFlight supports GeoTIFF files with resolutions up to 10,000 pixels, regardless of the image dimensions. Larger resolution images must be divided and imported as separate files. Learn more about creating and using custom Content Packs here.

Military Flight Bag: Prioritize Jeppesen Plates

MFB users with linked Jeppesen accounts can now choose to prioritize Jeppesen plates over DOD/FAA plates, causing the Jeppesen plates to appear at the top of the list wherever you access them in ForeFlight.

Enable this setting in More > Jeppesen at the bottom of the Jeppesen Settings list.