Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 16.1.1 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 news, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.
Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 15.7.1 is complete and we are issuing the “all-clear” to ForeFlight customers. iOS/iPadOS 16.1 is also “all-clear” with ForeFlight. Feel free to update at your convenience. Please also stay tuned to our company news, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.
Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 16.1 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 news, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.
Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 16.0.3 for iPhone
The All-in-ONE Solution for Military Mission Planning
Bring the power of the mission planning system into the cockpit with ForeFlight’s most advanced subscription plan built for military aviators. Combining complex mission planning capabilities – from aerial refueling to JET briefing requests – with your existing data and workflows, MFB One takes integrated military flight planning to a whole new level.
Join us for a live webinar on October 6th with ForeFlight’s Military Flight Bag team to check out these innovative features and learn how you can incorporate them into your workflow.
Enroute Fuel Changes
Take the guesswork out of planning aerial refueling. Whether crossing the Atlantic or training at your home station, MFB One can generate an accurate aerial refueling plan in seconds.
Time on Target™
Instantly upgrade any aircraft with this powerful in-cockpit tool that gets you where you need to be at exactly the right time. Never miss a contact time – or a kickoff – ever again.
Official DD-175-1 Weather Briefings from the USAF
Get an approved, legal DOD weather brief at home or on the go. In just two taps, submit your flight plan to live USAF 557th Weather Wing professionals who will craft you an official DD-175-1 Mission Execution Forecast.
Planning with DOD Obstacles
Say goodbye to eCHUM. Plan safer flights with a complete and always up-to-date set of DOD obstacles – more than 20 million worldwide! Backed by the incredibly detailed Digital Vertical Obstruction File, MFB One lets you fly low-levels with confidence.
U.S. Air Force Weather in 3D
Icing and Turbulence Layers from the 557th Weather Wing are now available in 3D preview, aiding safe and effective operation of aircraft and sensors in difficult weather.
You can compare all ForeFlight MFB plans and features here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Show or hide the labels attached to all the elements in your route (airports, waypoints, lat/long coordinates, User Waypoints, etc.).
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.
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.
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.
Uses your aircraft’s glide ratio, current GPS altitude, surrounding terrain, and winds aloft to present a ring showing your glide range.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 15.6.1 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 news, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.
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 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’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.
Compatibility testing between ForeFlight and both iOS and iPadOS 15.6 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 news, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for updates.