Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS 14.7 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.
On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with ForeFlight Pilot Support Team member Emily Rhudy! Tune in to hear about her experience volunteering with the Commemorative Air Force, giving back to the aviation community, and a few things she wishes all ForeFlight users knew.
On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with Competition Aerobatic Pilot Susan Bell about all things aerobatics, and why every pilot should practice spin and upset recovery training.
Our June release answered a long-time customer request with Hold Advisor, advanced the state of the art in digital charts with Augmented ProceduresTM, introduced a map-based preview of engine-out procedures as part of our advanced Runway Analysis product, and more.
Easily insert a holding pattern anywhere in your route with Hold Advisor two ways: by using Procedure Advisor at the top right of the FPL Editor or by tapping any waypoint in your route or elsewhere on the map.
Through Procedure Advisor, the fix defaults to the final waypoint in your route but you can change it to any waypoint in your route, or any other named waypoint.
Hold Advisor provides parameters for inbound or outbound legs, the pattern’s length (defined by either time or distance), left or right turns, and additional options such as altitude and speed.
ForeFlight does not yet support sending holding patterns to connected avionics via Flight Plan Transfer.
Hold Advisor is included in ForeFlight Pro Plus and Business Pro subscription plans and above.
Quickly find the appropriate minimum for an approach procedure and display it as part of your route to supplement the plate and reduce the risk of errors.
Powered by high-quality procedure data from Jeppesen, Augmented Procedures uses your aircraft’s approach category and any relevant equipment outages to instantly determine the appropriate minimum for a given procedure and approach type. Once selected, the minimum appears as a prominent magenta marker on top of the plate at the missed approach point, serving as a quick and easy reference during one of the most stressful parts of any IFR flight.
Augmented ProceduresTM is available with ForeFlight Performance Plus and Business Performance subscription plans.
Runway Analysis: New Aircraft
ForeFlight’s runway and obstacle analysis capability for jets now supports several new aircraft types, with more on the way.
Runway Analysis: EOP Visualization
Preview ground tracks and textual instructions for available engine-out procedures (EOPs) in Runway Analysis.
Tap on the Engine Out Procedure line in the Takeoff Analysis page to open the EOP selector.
The list of available EOPs appears below a map centered on the departure airport.
Not all EOPs support visualization, including VOR-based EOPs from Jeppesen, but the textual instructions for these still appear in the list below the map.
Military Flight Bag: Select Multiple MTR Types
Government and military pilots using ForeFlight Military Flight Bag can now view multiple types of Military Training Routes on the map at once. Pilots can choose any combination of Instrument, Visual, and Slow Routes to better support mission requirements.
With the Aeronautical Map enabled, open the Map Settings menu and tap Military Training Routes to select the type(s) of MTR to display.
On this episode of Between Two Wings, we talk with UK pilot Travis Ludlow, who is currently en route to become the youngest person ever to fly solo around the world!
On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with Houston Center Air Traffic Controller, Jenn Pierce! Tune in to hear about her experience controlling the skies and a few things she wishes all pilots knew.
Our May release features beautiful enhancements to our 3D View suite, Runway Analysis support for several popular jet aircraft, additional airfield types in the Aeronautical Map, new weather imagery and charts for European customers, and more!
3D Visual Upgrades
Here comes the sun! 3D View looks better than ever with sunlight reflections on ocean water, subtle improvements to the sky’s coloring, and more.
The improvements appear in all 3D View modes: 3D Airports, 3D Preview, and 3D Review, all of which are included with ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.
New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support
ForeFlight’s advanced Runway and Obstacle Analysis capability for jets now supports Textron’s 680A Latitude, Gulfstream’s G550, G650, and G650ER, and two variants of Bombardier’s Global 6000.
Runway Analysis is available for a growing list of aircraft types as an add-on to ForeFlight Performance subscription plans. Click here to see the full list of supported aircraft.
New Aeronautical Map Elements
ForeFlight’s Aeronautical Map layer now supports additional types of airfield and navaid markers. Glider and balloon fields in the U.S. are marked on the map using magenta icons containing the letters G and B, respectively.
Toggle these fields on or off using the “Other Fields” setting in Map Settings > Airports.
TACAN navaids are also now shown on the map using a similar icon to VORTACs.
New Synthetic Vision Button
The Synthetic Vision button in the Maps toolbar has a new look to better distinguish it from the adjacent Instrument Panel button.
The button now appears as a banking attitude indicator with vertical bars on either side representing the speed and altitude tapes.
Synthetic Vision is available with ForeFlight’s Pro Plus subscription plan and above.
European Significant Weather Forecast Graphics
The European section of the Imagery view on mobile and web now includes standard and low-level SIGWX charts containing valuable forecast information.
Standard SIGWX charts cover all of Europe, while the low-level charts cover Austria and Switzerland, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.
German VAD & VADJET Military Charts
All European customers can now access VAD and VAD JET charts for military and civilian airports in Germany under the BUNDESWEHR section in Airport Procedures.
The new charts are grouped together in the Downloads list under the Aerodrome Charts and AIP section.
Content Pack Effective Dates
Define Effective and Expiration dates for Content Packs in the manifest.json file and ForeFlight will display a warning in Plates and Custom Content when you view expired content.
Both fields accept date and time information in the same format as the following example encoding midnight local time (based on the device’s time setting) on June 1st, 2021: “20210601T00:00:00”.
Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and iOS/iPadOS 14.6 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.
On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with ForeFlight Pilot Support Team member Adrian Tegler! Tune in to hear about his experience leaving a CFI job in Canada to fly commercially in Indonesia, the challenges he faced, and the incredible flying experience he gained.
On this episode of Between Two Wings we talk with Infinite Flight CEO and pilot, Laura Laban! Hear how creating scenery packages for Microsoft Flight Simulator helped her pay for flight training, the similarities between software engineering and flying, and as always, more avgeek talk.