Performance Profile bias enhancements and expanded Runway Analysis support in ForeFlight 13.7

Our August release features a new capability to select from multiple climb and descent performance profiles, multiple climb and descent performance profiles for some aircraft, and more aircraft types supported for Runway Analysis!

Edit Climb & Descent Performance Profiles

Increase the accuracy of time and fuel calculations by adjusting climb and descent performance profiles to suit your aircraft’s actual performance.

Each aircraft type that supports built-in ForeFlight Performance Profiles has climb, cruise, and descent profiles based on manufacturer data. Previously, only cruise profiles supported biasing of time and fuel flow. Now, climb and descent profiles support biasing of time and fuel, giving you more control over how ForeFlight calculates these factors for every flight.

Tap into the Performance Profile menu from the Aircraft, Flights, or Maps views to see a list of all climb, cruise, and descent profiles for the selected aircraft. Tap the Details button or the profile itself to access the bias adjustments.



Multiple Climb & Descent Performance Profiles

In addition to the ability to bias climb and descent profiles, a number of popular jet aircraft now also support multiple climb and descent profiles.

Several dozen aircraft models from Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, and Gulfstream provide multiple climb and descent profiles in ForeFlight. Each is built using manufacturer-sourced data in accordance with the profiles in each aircraft’s Pilot’s Operating Handbook.

The “Apply Bias to All Climb/Descent Profiles” button within each profile’s details view allows you to quickly apply one profile’s bias values to all other climb or descent profiles for that aircraft.



New Runway Analysis Aircraft Support

ForeFlight’s Runway Analysis product for jets now supports Gulfstream’s GV, GVII-G600, and G450, and Bombardier’s Learjet 60XR and 35A. See the full list of supported aircraft types here.

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

Hold Advisor, Augmented Procedures, Runway Analysis EOP Visualizations and more in ForeFlight 13.5

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.

Hold Advisor

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.



Augmented ProceduresTM

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, both for individual and business accounts, is available to purchase alongside ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.



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.

The VOR-based Jeppesen EOP is not supported at Drake Field (KFYV). The only visualized EOP is the Straight out EOP.

Engine Out Procedures are a critical component of Runway Analysis, which is available to purchase alongside ForeFlight Performance subscription plans for individual and business accounts.



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.

3D Visual Upgrades, New Runway Analysis Aircraft, Additional Map Elements, and more in ForeFlight 13.4

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”.