iOS/iPadOS 15.2.1 and ForeFlight

Featured

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 15.2.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Please also stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

iOS/iPadOS 15.2 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 15.2 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for announcements regarding future updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

Top 10 Dispatch Feature Releases of 2021

ForeFlight Dispatch just keeps getting better, with dozens of updates this year adding powerful new flight planning and collaboration features for flight departments big and small. Here are our Top 10 new Dispatch features from 2021.

1. Integrated Weight and Balance

In conjunction with its release on ForeFlight Mobile for Business and MFB customers, Dispatch now allows you to integrate weight and balance planning directly with your flight planning after setting up W&B profiles for your aircraft. Access the W&B tab on the Flight page to add passenger and payload details.

2. Integrated Runway Analysis

Dispatch now supports the new Runway Analysis feature for supported jet aircraft that you have purchased a license for. Click the Runway Analysis tab to configure the calculation for takeoff, landing, and alternate landing. Email sales@foreflight.com to purchase Runway Analysis licenses for your account.

3. Route Rubberbanding

Manually adjust your route line simply by clicking and dragging it in Dispatch’s route map. Click and drag existing waypoints in your route to substitute them with other waypoints, or click and drag between waypoints to insert a new one. After releasing the line a popup displaying a list of nearby airports, waypoints, and more allows you to select the new route element.

4. New Operational Rules & Improved Interface

Control the details of flight plans across your account with new Operational Rule types available in Settings > Operational Rules.

   • Taxi Fuel – Set a default taxi fuel based on a flight’s aircraft, type, or departure airport.

   • FBO – Set a default FBO for a particular destination airport. This rule requires you to first select a destination airport to determine which FBOs are available, after which you can select one and/or define additional conditions based on aircraft, type, or departure airport.

   • Avoid Country – The Operational Rule equivalent of the new Route Constraint, allowing you to automatically apply the constraint-based on a flight’s departure or destination airport, aircraft, or type. You can also select countries to avoid without specifying any rule parameters to apply the Avoid Country constraint to all flights planned across your account.

Also, the user interface for adding and editing Operational Rules in Dispatch now more clearly defines the available parameters and logical operations, and provides a plain-language preview of the rule for added clarity.

5. Detailed Flight History

The Flight History feature now provides far more detail about what specific changes were made to a flight plan by anyone on your account. Click “Details” to the right of each flight event to see the full list of changes made.

6. Auto Routing

Dispatch’s automation capabilities take another step forward with the new Auto Route Settings Dispatch’s automation capabilities take another step forward with the new Auto Route Settings section in the Automation Settings tab. When enabled, Dispatch will automatically assign an optimized route to new flights that do not yet have a route. An additional setting allows you to define how many hours before ETD a route should be generated and assigned to a given flight plan.

7. Airspace & Country Crossings

View and export a detailed list of all airspaces and countries your route crosses with the Airspace Crossings tool, available in the Route Tools dropdown at the top of the Route Builder page. By View and export a detailed list of all airspaces and countries your route crosses with the Airspace Crossings tool, available in the Route Tools dropdown at the top of the Route Builder page. By default, this highlights all airspaces your route passes through on the map and displays the complete list of airspace crossings on the left, with details like time en route, lat/long positions, waypoints (if the crossing is associated with one), and more. Click the toggle in the top-right to enter Country mode, which similarly highlights all countries your route crosses on the map and displays crossing details on the left.

8. Dispatcher Notes

Flight planners can now provide pilots with custom notes containing relevant flight information via the NaFlight planners can now provide pilots with custom notes containing relevant flight information. The “Dispatcher Notes” field in the ATC Data tab and the Flight Release confirmation window supports up to 5000 characters that will be automatically included in both the Navlog and email sent to crew members when the flight is released.

9. Per-Flight Navlog Selection

Rather than enforcing the same Navlog template for every flight on your account, Dispatch now Rather than enforcing the same Navlog template for every flight on your account, Dispatch now allows flight planners to manually select any Navlog template – either Standard, International, or a custom-built template – while editing a flight. The Navlog shared with crew members will use the selected template when the flight is released.

10. Turbulence Avoidance

Enable cutting-edge new features prior to their general release by enabling the Preview Features sEnable cutting-edge new features before their general release by enabling the Preview Features setting at the bottom of the Planning Settings page. Preview features are marked with a red “Preview” label. The first Preview Feature, Turbulence Avoidance, is a new option in the Route Builder that causes Dispatch to attempt to avoid either moderate and severe or only severe turbulence as it generates the Recommended Route.

Stay up-to-date with all of ForeFlight’s Dispatch Releases by visiting foreflight.com/products/dispatch.

New 3D Airport Markers in ForeFlight 13.10

Our November release includes new tappable airport markers in 3D Preview and 3D Review, allowing you to easily see and learn about airports along a planned or recorded flight.

With a route entered in the FPL Editor, tap the 3D Preview icon just to the left of the Pack button.

Airports near your departure airport will be visible right away and more will appear as you play through the planned flight. The style of each marker matches that airport’s icon on the Aeronautical Map layer to indicate the presence of a control tower, fuel availability, etc.

ForeFlight also filters which types of airports are marked in 3D View based on your Aeronautical Map Airport settings, available in Map Settings > Airports (Aeronautical Map must be enabled for the Airports menu to appear), so disabling heliports, seaplane bases, or private airports on the Aeronautical Map will also hide them in 3D View.

Tap any airport marker to open an information sidebar with details about the airport like on the Maps view.

3D Review also displays airport markers while playing back previous flights from recorded track logs, allowing you to see what airports you passed during your flight. Access 3D Review for a track log by tapping More > Track Logs and selecting a track log to view, then tapping the 3D button in the bottom-right corner.

Airport markers in 3D are automatically enabled by default. To disable them, open the Layer Selector in the bottom-left corner of either 3D Preview or 3D Review and tap Airports at the top of the list. Airport markers are not currently supported in the point-based 3D Airports or 3D Anywhere features, only in the route-based 3D Preview and 3D Review.

ForeFlight’s 3D suite with new airport markers is available with ForeFlight Performance Plus plans.

iOS 15.1.1 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 15.1.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. This iOS update only affects iPhone 12 and 13 devices.

Feel free to update at your convenience. Stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for announcements regarding future updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

iOS/iPadOS 15.1 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 15.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for announcements regarding future updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

Enhanced Airway Details and More in ForeFlight 13.9

Our October release includes enhanced airway details via ForeFlight’s Aeronautical Map and support for additional aircraft types in Runway Analysis.

Enhanced Airway Details

Tap on any airway on the Aeronautical Map to view additional information for it in the Map Sidebar, including direction-specific details when available, such as:

  • Minimum En-route Altitude (MEA)
  • Minimum Obstacle Clearance Altitude (MOCA)
  • Maximum Authorized Altitude (MAA)
  • Bearing

If multiple airways exist at the point you tapped the Sidebar allows you to select between them to view the details for each.



New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

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

  • Embraer Legacy 450 and 500, Praetor 500 and 600
  • Gulfstream G280, G300, G350, and G400

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

iOS/iPadOS 15.0.2 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 15.0.2 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for announcements regarding future updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

iOS/iPadOS 15.0.1 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 15.0.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for announcements regarding future updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.

iOS/iPadOS 15 and ForeFlight

Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 15 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to update at your convenience. Stay tuned to our company newsFacebook page, or Twitter feed for announcements regarding future updates.

Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running, and follow this link to learn how you can update your iOS version.