ForeFlight version 8.2.2 corrects an issue where Logbook entries appear duplicated in the entries list after viewing them. We’re on frequency at email@example.com if you experience any issues with the update.
ForeFlight 8.2 includes more data for Aeronautical Maps, new in-flight alerts that keep you aware on the ground and in the air, Logbook enhancements with improved currency tracking, Garmin Flight Stream 510 connectivity, and more. Click here to explore all the new features in 8.2.
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UPDATE December 15, 2016: Compatibility testing between ForeFlight Mobile 8.2.1 and iOS 10.2 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to upgrade at your convenience.
Based on our testing we believe that iOS 10.2 resolves Bluetooth connectivity issues that some customers have experienced with third-party devices.
ORIGINAL POST December 13, 2016: We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 10.2 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. You can also follow our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates.
Also, ForeFlight 8.2.1 is now available for download on the Apple App Store. Click here to read about the update.
ForeFlight version 8.2.1 corrects a few items in 8.2, including Stratus 2S Track Logs not being available in ForeFlight, an issue where filing a destination using a Lat/Long format (DDMMN/DDDMMW) caused a filing error, and an issue where the search disambiguation function did not always offer potential airways. We’re on frequency at firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any issues with the update.
Upgrades to Aeronautical Maps, Safety Alerts, Logbook, and More with ForeFlight 8.2
ForeFlight 8.2 includes more data in Aeronautical Maps, new in-flight alerts that keep you aware on the ground and in the air, Logbook enhancements with improved currency tracking, Garmin Flight Stream 510 connectivity, and more.
Click here to explore all the new features in 8.2.
The theme of ForeFlight 8.2 is to enhance core app features. Aeronautical Maps, Alerts, Garmin connectivity, and Logbook all received development love. Download ForeFlight 8.2 now on the App Store!
More Data, More Customization Options for Aeronautical Maps
We compiled your feedback and delivered the top items you wanted to see in our global data-driven Aeronautical Maps. Data additions include altitude markers for Class B, C, and D airspace, ARTCC frequency stamps, Class E surface areas, Mode C rings, Special Airport Traffic Rule (SATR) areas, U.S. ADIZ, and Terminal Radar Service Areas (TRSAs).
Explore the Map Settings menu for more options to customize the Aeronautical Maps layer; for example, to turn on and off airport and airspace types. For customers who fly outside of the U.S., you can access airspace details when you tap-hold on an airspace outline and then select the All tab at the bottom of the pop-up. Tap on an item in the pop-up window to highlight it on the map.
Left: More options to customize the Aeronautical Maps layer in the Map Settings menu; Right: Tap-hold on airspace outside the U.S. for more details.
Stunning Aeronautical Maps Now on the Web
The same incredibly fast rebuilt map engine and stunning data-driven Aeronautical Maps you enjoy in ForeFlight Mobile have landed on the web. ForeFlight’s Continuous Zoom technology smoothly declutters the map as you zoom in and out, and provides essential aeronautical information with a single click of the mouse. All of your work syncs instantly from the web to mobile, giving you the flexibility to plan on the desktop and in the cockpit. Log in to foreflight.com with your ForeFlight Mobile credentials and start your next flight plan on the web.
New Safety Alerts for Increased Situational Awareness
Better in-flight situational awareness is a major theme for us, and we continue that theme with three new safety alerts.
Manage Alert settings by navigating to More > Settings > Alerts.
The Sink Rate Alert activates when your descending vertical speed exceeds 4,000’ per minute for more than 5 seconds while flying above 2,500’ AGL. Below 2,500’, the vertical speed required to activate the alert drops to 3,000’ per minute and gradually lowers along with the altitude, down to 1,500’ per minute at 500’ AGL and below.
The 500’ AGL Alert triggers when you descend below 500’ AGL. To prevent the alert from repeating it is only shown if you have previously been above 1,000’ AGL.
Finally, the Runway Proximity Advisor, an alert which lets you know when you’re approaching and entering a runway, now includes both the name of the runway and the length remaining in feet, rounded to the nearest hundred. This alert is a helpful final cross-check that you are lined up on the correct runway.
You can manage all of the Alerts in ForeFlight in More > Settings > Alerts.
Whether on the runway or in the sky, these alerts provide critical information when you need it, and add to ForeFlight’s lineup of helpful safety features.
Keep Your Logbook Currency Summaries Accurate
The color-coded Currency Summaries in ForeFlight Logbook are an excellent way to stay on top of certificate expiration dates, flight currency requirements, or flying goals.
Because most of the Currency Summaries rely on complete aircraft profile information to accurately reflect status, Logbook will now flag any missing details (like category, class, or gear type) when you add an aircraft to a flight entry.
An orange alert marker appears next to the aircraft, signaling that you need to add information. When you tap into the profile, the fields with missing information are also highlighted in orange to make it even easier.
Now you can quickly look up and select your departure and destination airports when you fill out your flight entry. Start typing an airport name, identifier, or city to auto-populate a list of available options. Your recent and favorite airports are also listed for easy access. Just one more way to make flight logging easier and faster!
Connectivity with Garmin Flight Stream 510
ForeFlight now supports the Flight Stream 510, Garmin’s latest addition to their Connext product line. The Flight Stream 510 connects to your iPad or iPhone via Bluetooth, enabling ForeFlight to receive GPS data, ADS-B weather* and traffic, and attitude data, as well as two-way flight plan transfer between ForeFlight and the GTN 650 and GTN 750 series navigators.
*Please note that satellite weather from the GDL69 through the Flight Stream 510 to ForeFlight Mobile is not currently supported.
Get Your Call Sign on File
You can now add your FAA-registered call sign to your flight plan form. This new field appears underneath the tail number field and is transmitted to ATC in place of your tail number when you file (your tail number is automatically added to the Remarks section of the flight plan so it’s available to ATC). If you leave the call sign field blank, the plan will be filed under the aircraft’s tail number.
Gift Certificates Now Available
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your pilot-friend or flight instructor? ForeFlight Gift Certificates are now available! Click here to purchase.
UPDATE: ForeFlight 8.1.1 is all-clear to use with iOS 10.1.1
UPDATE October 28, 2016: Compatibility testing between ForeFlight Mobile 8.1.1 and iOS 10.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. Feel free to upgrade at your convenience.
ORIGINAL POST October 24, 2016: We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 10.1 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed.
ForeFlight 8.1.1 corrects a minor issue affecting the display of SXAR1 radar data sent to ForeFlight, as well as issues with the dates shown on Endorsement signatures in Logbook. As always, feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions.
With ForeFlight 8.1 we introduce support for SiriusXM’s powerful SXAR1 Aviation Weather Receiver, which supplies ForeFlight with high resolution radar with storm cell attributes and tracks, lightning, METARs, TAFs, AIR/SIGMETs, TFRs, and more. In addition, more of your logbook data is now in easy reach with Currency Details and access to Custom Field data in Reports. Download ForeFlight Mobile version 8.1 in the Apple App Store today!
Powerful, Portable Satellite Weather from SiriusXM
We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with SiriusXM to offer a portable XM weather solution to ForeFlight customers in the form of the SXAR1 Aviation Receiver. This compact, lightweight device wirelessly delivers a wide range of XM weather products to ForeFlight Mobile, including both composite and lowest-tilt NEXRAD radar, storm cell attributes like echo tops and tracks, AIRMETs and SIGMETs, TFRs, METARs, TAFs, winds aloft, and more, as well as GPS position. Future updates will unlock even more capabilities that will continue to make the SXAR1 a powerful inflight weather solution.
Because it receives weather information from satellites, the SXAR1 bypasses many of the limitations affecting the delivery of FIS-B weather. The SXAR1 provides nationwide weather with no coverage gaps, minimum altitudes, or line-of-sight restrictions – all it needs is a clear view of the sky. The built-in rechargeable battery and Bluetooth connectivity eliminates the need for wires in the cockpit.
Coinciding with ForeFlight 8.1, SiriusXM is introducing the new Pilot for ForeFlight weather subscription package specifically designed for this integration. SiriusXM is also offering a $200 savings to pilots who buy the SXAR1 and activate the new subscription package.
ForeFlight Logbook continues to improve with new ways to access important flight data. Tap on Currency Summaries on Logbook’s main view to see in-depth information about which flights contribute to each currency type, and a brief description of the requirements for each currency type. Access to this neatly organized information makes it easier than ever to understand your currency and stay on top of it.
Logbook experience reports were also upgraded to include Custom Field data. Aggregated totals from any custom fields you’ve added to your logbook now appear at the bottom of experience reports.
ForeFlight and Apple iOS 10
Click here for the latest information regarding ForeFlight Mobile and iOS 10 compatibility.
This minor release resolves a bug affecting low-memory devices that caused the app to periodically exit while connected to some external devices.
Apple has announced that it plans to release iOS 10 to the public on Tuesday, September 13th. We continue to conduct thorough testing on iOS 10 to ensure full compatibility with ForeFlight. Please stay tuned to our blog post, Facebook page, and Twitter feed for updates on our ‘all-clear’ notice. As always, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
ForeFlight 8.0.2 is a minor release that delivers a refinement in the Airports view to include more nearby weather stations, as well as some fixes in preparation for iOS 10 compatibility. Apple has announced that it plans to release iOS 10 to the public on Tuesday, September 13th. We continue to conduct thorough testing on iOS 10 to ensure full compatibility with ForeFlight. Please stay tuned to our blog post, Facebook page, and Twitter feed for updates on our ‘all-clear’ notice. As always, feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions.
UPDATE September 26, 2016: ForeFlight 8.1, now available on the App Store, is all-clear for use with Apple iOS 10.0.2. We appreciate your patience during the testing process and hope you enjoy the new features in Apple’s biggest iOS release yet.
ORIGINAL POST September 9, 2016: Apple released iOS 10 to the public on Tuesday, September 13th. We are continuing to conduct thorough testing on iOS 10 to ensure full compatibility with ForeFlight.