Changes to ForeFlight’s Checklist Pro App

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With the release of ForeFlight 9.0, checklists have been redesigned and integrated into the ForeFlight Mobile app, and are offered as part of our Basic Plus and Pro Plus plans. Beginning April 10, 2017, Checklist Pro app customers will no longer be able to access checklist.foreflight.com to add or modify checklists online.

Will I be able to access my Checklist Pro checklists in ForeFlight Mobile? Yes! Here is the checklist migration plan:

ForeFlight Basic Plus or Pro Plus Subscribers
If your Checklist Pro account email matches your ForeFlight Mobile account email, then your checklists have already been migrated to the ForeFlight Mobile app.

ForeFlight Basic or Pro Subscribers (legacy plans)
ForeFlight Checklist is a part of our Basic Plus and Pro Plus plans. If your Checklist Pro account email matches your ForeFlight Mobile account email, your checklists will migrate to the ForeFlight Mobile app when you upgrade to a Basic Plus or Pro Plus plan.

Checklist Pro Customer Only
Take full advantage of our digital checklist templates and create and edit your own when you purchase a Basic Plus or Pro Plus ForeFlight subscription. We recommend subscribing with the same email you currently use to access the Checklist Pro app. After purchase, your existing checklists will migrate to your ForeFlight Mobile account. In addition to checklists, a subscription to ForeFlight gives you access to an all-in-one electronic flight bag solution with an industry-leading collection of features that make planning, flying, and record-keeping a joy.

After April 10, you can still access your checklists in the Checklist Pro app on your devices. There will be no change in functionality of the Checklist Pro app and checklists will continue to sync from your devices to the server and back, however, please note that checklists will not sync between Checklist Pro and ForeFlight Mobile.

Watch the video below to see ForeFlight Checklist in action. To take a deeper look at ForeFlight’s features, visit our online Video Library.

Our support team is always on frequency at team@foreflight.com if you have any questions.

ForeFlight 9.0.1 Now Available on the App Store

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ForeFlight version 9.0.1 improves the User Map Shapes feature by no longer requiring you to enter the extension “.ffkml” to your filename. Additionally, you don’t need to restart the app for new shapefiles to appear in the layer selector – ForeFlight automatically detects when you add them and updates the list. In case you missed it, we have a helpful video for getting started with importing and displaying KML files, and our dedicated KML support page provides guidance on supported shapes and other data types.

This release also fixes an issue that disabled ForeFlight’s Apple Watch extension and includes additional bug fixes and improvements. As always, we’re on frequency at team@foreflight.com if you experience any issues with the update.

ForeFlight 9 is full of features that enhance every phase of flying: integrated ForeFlight Checklist, Glide Advisor™, App Color Themes, and more. Click here to explore all of the new features available in 9.

Alerts are Alive and Done ‘ForeFlight Style’

Last night our “Alerts” service was activated.  Alert data comes directly from the FAA and is refreshed every few minutes.  If you are curious if extensive unmanned aerial vehicle testing is happening today over the local patch in Afghanistan, now you’ll know.

When you click on the ‘Alerts’ tab in ForeFlight Mobile 2.0 while viewing airport information, you will see a nicely designed listing of obstruction, runway, taxiway, TFR and other alerts associated with that airport.  We also lookup any TFRs for any airport within a 100 nm radius of the airport you are viewing and display those at the top.  This is a convenient feature for our California pilots because most of the state is, well, on fire.

NOTAMs are decoded and translated for easy interpretation.  We group them so you know when they were issued and highlight the really important ones.  After all, that unlit tower five miles east of the airport has been broken for over a year.  Maybe they’ll fix that.

Look for the helpful icons next to certain NOTAMs and the special shading of TFRs.  These visual cues will help you quickly interpret what issues affect your departure or destination point.

No more excuses for not checking all the NOTAMs before a flight. See the screenshot gallery for pictures.

If you need an airspace refresher to help refine your preflight intelligence gathering process, AOPA’s online courses are a great way to start.