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We hope you can find all the answers to your questions in our comprehensive FAQs. We have also created helpful videos that can answer many questions about using our apps.

What is ForeFlight Mobile?

ForeFlight Mobile is the essential iPhone and iPad flight companion for any pilot. It's your single source for charts, plates, weather, airports, hotels, flight plan filing, weight & balance, and more. ForeFlight Mobile is an iOS app, meaning it runs on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices, providing a stunning visual experience in an easy to use form.

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Can I try out ForeFlight Mobile before I buy?

Yes! You can download ForeFlight Mobile for free from the app store. Your download includes a free one month trial subscription of ForeFlight Mobile USA. Please visit the App Store to download ForeFlight Mobile or our Subscriptions FAQ Page for more information.

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How do I buy a subscription to use ForeFlight Mobile?

The ForeFlight Mobile app is a free download from the Apple app store, however, it requires a subscription to use. Purchasing a subscription is fast and easy. You can purchase a subscription through our Website or through Apple from within the app using your iTunes account.

Website Purchases: To purchase a subscription via our website, please visit our, Secure Website Purchase Page. You'll be asked to choose a plan and enter your credit card information. After your purchase is complete, you'll receive an email with a password to sign into the ForeFlight Mobile app on your iPad or iPhone.

In-App Apple Purchase: To purchase a subscription from Apple from within the app, launch ForeFlight Mobile and then tap the 'Account' button on the 'More' page or, for iPhones, on the 'Menu' view. You'll see a list of available plans to purchase in the 'Subscription Plans' table. Tap the one you want to buy. Follow the instructions for entering your email address and iTunes password. When the purchase is complete, you'll receive confirmation inside the app and immediately be able to continue using ForeFlight Mobile.

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How many devices can I use my subscription on?

The 1-Pilot subscription allows you to use ForeFlight Mobile on 1-iPad, 1-iPhone, and 1-iPod Touch, simultaneously. A second iPad is allowed as a backup device (total 2-iPads). The "2-iPads" can be any mix of the iPad Mini or the full-size iPad. All devices are to be used by the same pilot.

For multi-pilot subscriptions of 2-Pilots or more, each pilot may use ForeFlight Mobile on 1-iPad, 1-iPhone, and 1-iPod Touch (no second iPad as backup).

Please do not share your username and password with a friend, as your account will be locked out.

Here see our Getting Started Page for instructions on how to install and activate ForeFlight Mobile over Wifi, directly to your device.

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Is ForeFlight Mobile supported outside the United States?

Yes! ForeFlight Mobile has separate subscriptions that offer full coverage for the United States and Canada. The USA subscription also has IFR High and Low Charts for the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America as well as VFR WAC charts for the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Further, we support basic information for a large number of international airports throughout the world.

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Which model iPad should I buy? What about accessories?

Please visit our ForeFlight Buying Guide page for our recommendations on buying an iPad and accessories.

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I forgot my account password. How do I retrieve it?

You can reset your password within ForeFlight Mobile by going to the 'More' page and then tap on the 'Accounts' line on the upper left. Tap on 'Sign In' on the right side of the page and then enter your account email address. Once you have done that, tap on the 'Forgot Password?' button. A new temporary password will be emailed to the email address you entered.

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What is the Pack feature?

Pack is an easy to use feature that allows you to verify you have all the downloads you need for a specific route of flight. You can learn more in our Pilot's Guide and watch our Pack video.

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How do I view the items I have packed using the Pack feature?

The 'Pack' feature supplements your regular downloads. There is no need to access the 'packed' items directly. The items downloaded using 'Pack' are for your planned route of flight and are accessible as you use the features within ForeFlight Mobile. For instance, if you want to look up airport information for an airport along your planned route, you can view the downloaded 'Pack' information for the airport in the Airports page. If you need to view a map on your planned route, you can do so on the Maps page.

Please see our blog post about managing your downloads and pack.

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What is Sync within ForeFlight Mobile?

Sync is a fast, cloud-based system that works seamlessly in the background to synchronize Recent and Favorite Airports, Routes, Weather Imagery, User Waypoints, Aircraft Profiles, and Flight Plans (both filed and un-filed) between all devices signed into your ForeFlight account. Because sync’d information is also stored in the cloud, changes made on one device will automatically be delivered to the other device when it is connected to the Internet. You can learn more in our Pilot's Guide or by watching our Sync video below.

IMPORTANT: Sync is disabled by default for multi-pilot accounts with a shared single login.

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Can I import User Waypoints or Shapefiles in .CSV or .KML file formats?

Bulk import of User Waypoints is supported by ForeFlight Mobile, however, Shapefiles are not supported at this time. To learn how to import .CSV and .KML User Waypoint files, please see our Importing User Waypoints page.

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How do I set up my downloads? How do I update charts, plates, and the airport database?

ForeFlight Mobile's 'Downloads' page is designed to make selecting, downloading, and updating your data easy. The Downloads page allows you to select the types of items you want to download to your device. ForeFlight Mobile will automatically contact our servers and display updates as they become available. If you download updates that are not yet effective (future data sets), they will automatically be used by ForeFlight Mobile when they become effective.

To set up your Download settings, please follow these steps:
1. From within ForeFlight mobile, go to the MORE page
2. Select DOWNLOADS from the left hand column
3. Under DOWNLOAD SETTINGS, select the area you needs the charts for - such as the United States
4. In the top section, select “what” kind of items you want to download- such as VFR CHARTS
5. In the States list, select “where” you want those items for - such as Texas
6. Once you have made all your selections, select the DOWNLOADS back button at the top of the page in the dark blue section
7. Tap the green DOWNLOAD button on the bottom of the page to start downloading your selections

To update your downloads, once you have set them up, all you have to do is select the green DOWNLOAD button on the Downloads page any time you see a red circle with a number displayed on the MORE button.

For more on managing your downloads, please see the downloads section in the ForeFlight Mobile Pilot's Guide.

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How can I maximize my iPad or iPhone battery run time?

Most iPads will use 10%-20% of the iPad's battery per hour. iPhone battery life will vary greatly based upon individual usage habits. To maximize your iPad or iPhone battery run time, ForeFlight suggests the following:

1. Close all apps running in the background by using the double-click-trick (see below).
2. Reduce brightness as much as practical.
3. Turn off Wifi, Bluetooth, Cellular Data, and Personal Hotspot. Note: you may need Wifi and/or Bluetooth turned on if you are using Stratus, an external GPS, or a bluetooth headset.

Adding an external charger will also increase the battery run time, however, some devices will continue to lose charge, even with a charger attached. ForeFlight recommended chargers are here:

   www.foreflight.com/support/buying-guide

Here is the double-click-trick, which is used to stop apps that are running in background and continue to consume battery power:

1. Exit ForeFlight and go to the main iPhone or iPad home screen
2. Press the home button at the bottom of the iPhone or iPad twice in a row (Double Click). Apps in use will be displayed in the center of the screen. If they don't appear - please try again until they do.
3. Find the other apps that do not need to be running by swiping through the apps left or right.
4. Touch the app preview window for the app you want to close and swipe it upwards off of the screen. This will stop the app from running in the background. Repeat for the other apps.
5. Tap on the home button to exit.
6. Tap the ForeFlight Mobile icon to open ForeFlight.

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What data is stored on the iPhone or iPad (or iPod touch)?

Only those items that you choose! With ForeFlight Mobile, you can choose what items you want and for what geographic areas you want those items.

To set up what is stored on your devices, go to the 'More' page and tap on 'Downloads'. Select your 'Required Downloads'. Also, tap on a coverage area under 'Download Settings' to select downloads for Taxi Diagrams and A/FD, Terminal Procedures, VFR Charts, IFR Low Charts, IFR High Charts, IFR Planning / Ocean Charts, Helicopter Charts, and High Resolution Terrain.

To learn more, please read about Downloads in our Pilot's Guide.

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Does the iPhone version have the same features as the iPad version?

Due to the difference in screen size, the Documents and Plates 'organizer' features, ScratchPad feature, alphanumeric keyboard feature, Altitude Advisor, Procedure Advisor, Route Advisor, Runway Proximity Advisor and Traffic Pattern Advisor are available only on the iPad version.
To be clear, the iPhone does show approach plates, taxiway diagrams and procedures, but not the Plates 'organizer' feature, which is only on the iPad.

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Is XM or ADS-B weather supported? Can I get updated weather in flight?

Yes. ForeFlight Mobile supports in-flight weather. At this time, both XM and ADS-B (aka FIS-B) are supported.

For more about ADS-B/FIS-B weather within foreFlight Mobile, please visit our Stratus Information page.

For more information about XM weather in ForeFlight Mobile, please visit our XM Information page.

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Are external GPS receivers supported?

Yes. You can use any external Bluetooth GPS receiver that is certified by Apple as MFi (Made For iPad, iPhone, or iPod). The Stratus ADS-B external receivers also provide GPS information to ForeFlight using a Wi-Fi connection. Please review our buying guide for the latest recommended gear.

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Is ForeFlight Mobile a moving map?

Yes. ForeFlight Mobile has many useful features, including moving map functionality, which allows subscribers to view their current location on a VFR sectional chart or an IFR enroute chart. ForeFlight Mobile also displays data readouts on the included 'heads-up display' which includes such items as speed, track, GPS altitude, ETA/ETE information, and a lot more. With a ForeFlight Pro subscription, TrueTaxi and TruePlates are enabled, which display aircraft's position on approach plates and taxiway diagrams.

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Can I add data to the ForeFlight Mobile app?

Yes. ForeFlight Mobile includes a BYOP (bring-your-own-procedures) feature that lets you add PDF copies of procedures to airports. View our BYOP page for full instructions on how to use this feature.

Additionally, you can easily create, name, and store your own waypoints for viewing on the map and you can even include them in your routes and flight plans. View our waypoint importing instructions to add waypoints in bulk.

Last, you can import PDF, JPG, TIF, PNG, and GIF files into your Documents Binders using iTunes. DropBox and Email can be used to import PDF documents into your Documents Binders. Please view our Pilot's Guide for more information.

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How much disk space will ForeFlight Mobile take up on my device?

ForeFlight mobile alone, takes up very little space (less than 500 MB), but once you start downloading charts, maps, documents, and more, space required will increase. With ForeFlight Mobile, you can store airport diagrams, terminal procedures, and navigation charts for the United States and Canada for use in flight. The Downloads page (More button > Downloads) lists the approximate size of each download so you can estimate how much space is required for your selections.

Download sizes can vary greatly, depending upon your selections, but a good rule of thumb for the USA is that each state requires, on average, 320 MB to download all items (i.e.: Terminal Procedures, IFR and VFR charts, WAC charts, High Resolution Terrain, etc). Alaska is the exception, requiring around 2.3 GB of space. Canada requires, on average,590 MB per Province with all available items selected.

If you want to download everything available, plan on the USA lower 48 States and Hawaii taking about 14.7 GB and Alaska taking up about 2.3 GB of storage space. Canada will require about 9.8 GB for all available downloads.

Required downloads, included in the figures above, require about 850 MB of storage space.

A few items displayed on the Downloads page display a compressed file size. This means the actual size, when de-compressed (un-zipped), will be larger when the file is installed. The compressed items are as follows:

  - United States (lower 48) high resolution terrain is a 242 MB download and takes up 1 GB on disk.
  - Mexico/Caribbean/Central America high resolution terrain is a 98 MB download and takes up 737MB on disk.
  - Canada high resolution terrain is a 334 MB download and takes up 1.4 GB on disk.
  - Alaska high resolution terrain is a 52 MB download and takes up 947 MB on disk.
  - Worldwide low-resolution terrain map is a 61 MB download and takes up 320 MB on disk.
  - Airport Database is a 60 MB download and takes up 460 MB on disk.

Approaching a chart cycle changeover date, pilots usually download the data update a few days before the 28 day changeover. Because of this, it is possible to have have a temporary condition where nearly twice the normal size of data is stored on your device (i.e.:14.7 GB becomes 29.4GB) during this time.

Downloading all of the documents and handbooks available in the United States subscription requires almost 1 GB of space.

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How do I know my data is current?

ForeFlight Mobile displays 'Effective' and 'Expires' dates for the airport data that is stored on your device. This information is accessible on the 'Airports' page under Airports > More > Cycle. You can also view this information on the 'Downloads' page which is under More > Downloads.

If an item within ForeFlight Mobile is expired, a red banner will display across on the screen to make sure you know.

Additionally, ForeFlight Mobile will show you a notification when new data sets are available by displaying a red circle with a number on the ForeFlight Mobile app icon and on the 'More' button within ForeFlight Mobile. To update your data set, open ForeFlight Mobile and go to More > Downloads and download any available items. You can learn more about this in the downloads section of our Pilot's Guide.

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When does my subscription start?

When you purchase a ForeFlight Mobile subscription, you will be able to use ForeFlight Mobile immediately. Your free trial periods ends upon the purchase of any paid subscription, which can be made via our Subscription Purchase Page.

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What is included in the free 30 day trial version of ForeFlight Mobile?

During the free 30 day trial period, ForeFlight Mobile includes access to all of the ForeFlight Mobile Standard USA features except for the downloading of plates, charts, etc for offline use on the Downloads page. Downloading of these items requires a paid subscription. A subscription purchase can be made via our Subscription Purchase Page.

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How does Plates on Maps work?

If may be easier to watch it in action. Please watch our Plates on Maps video:

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Do CFIs get ForeFlight Mobile for free or at a discounted price?

CFI's don't get ForeFlight Mobile for free, however, we have partnered with the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) to provide ForeFlight Mobile subscriptions at a discounted price to their members. See the SAFE Discount Eligibility Page or the NAFI Discount Eligibility Page for details.

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What do the colored circles next to an airport listing or on the map mean?

Those colored circles are part of the "Flight Rules" feature and the colors translate as follows:
- Green means VFR (Visual Flight Rules) where the ceiling is greater than 3,000 feet AGL and the visibility is greater than 5 miles.
- Blue means MVFR (Marginal Visual Flight Rules) where the ceiling is between 1,000 and 3,000 feet AGL and/or the visibility is between 3 and 5 miles.
- Red means IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) where the ceiling is between 500 and 1,000 feet AGL and/or the visibility is between 1 and 3 miles.
- Pink means LIFR (Low Instrument Flight Rules) where the ceiling is below 500 feet AGL and/or the visibility is less than 1 mile.
- Gray means the flight rules condition is unknown.

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What do the colors of weather report ages mean?

A weather report's age is color coded as follows:
- Green text is weather information that is 0 to 5 min old.
- Blue text is weather information that is 6 to 30 minutes old.
- Orange text is weather information that is 31-60 minutes old.
- Red text is weather information that is over 60 minutes old.

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Why am I seeing a No Radar Available (or No Satellite Available) crosshatch on the Maps page?

If you have selected the Radar (or Satellite) layer on the Maps page but you have no internet, ADS-B, or XM weather data source, then you will get this crosshatch warning. Just unselect the Radar (or Satellite) layer until you have access to the internet or connect to an ADS-B or XM receiver.

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What do the black lines with black dots on the radar return mean?

These are storm track track predictors. When storm cell paths are reasonably predictable, you will see a black line with black dots spaced at 20 minute intervals extending out from a storm cell that indicate the estimated position that storm will be in 0, 20, 40, and 60 minutes. The track lines make it easier to judge a storms direction of movement and speed.

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What do the symbols on the radar imagery mean?

Please see our ForeFlight Mobile Legends Guide for information about radar symbology.

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How do I use the Search & Rescue (SAR) feature? How can I learn more about using the SAR feature?

You can learn about our Search & Rescue feature by reading the Search & Rescue Supplement.

You can also read the Search & Rescue Supplement within ForeFlight mobile by opening the app and going to the Documents Page > Catalog > ForeFlight and downloading the Search & Rescue Supplement.

We also have a simple introductory video to ForeFlight Search & Rescue Features.

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How do I delete a Route on the iPhone?

Routes on the iPhone are stored under the Routes section. From the Menu page, tap 'Favorites' under the 'Routes' section. Next, tap 'Favorites' or 'Recents' at the bottom and then either use the 'Edit' button or swipe from right to left across the route you want to delete and select 'Delete.'

Alternatively, if you want delete the current route that is in your NavLog, then from the Maps page, tap on the 'NavLog' button and then tap the x at the right end of the Search box. Now you can enter a new Route.

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Do I have to download anything on the Downloads page to use ForeFlight Mobile?

When your device is connected to the internet, ForeFlight Mobile will automatically grab any data it needs regardless of whether you have set up any items to download.

You should download those items, such as charts or terminal procedures, that you will need while not connected to the internet (i.e. in flight). This will ensure that you have what you need in flight and will also allow you to view items within ForeFlight faster.

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Are data downloads secure and verified?

Yes. All ForeFlight data is downloaded over a secure SSL connection. This includes the airport and navigation database, instrument procedures, airport diagrams, sectionals, and IFR enroute charts.

After a download is complete, ForeFlight Mobile performs MD5 checksum validations on the download data to ensure the data was not corrupted during the download. Additional pieces of the downloaded data are opened and tested inside the app. If any of the validation steps fail, the data is removed from the iPad or iPhone and the download is attempted again.

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How often are new downloads available? When does the new data become active?

The FAA and NAV CANADA use the same 28 and 56 day schedules for issuing data updates. New data always becomes active on a Thursday morning at 0901 zulu. You will be able to download these updates inside ForeFlight Mobile 4 days ahead of time - on the Sunday before the cycle changeover date.

If you download data early, it does not display inside the app until it becomes active. The first time you open ForeFlight Mobile after the new data becomes active, the new data starts being used and then the old data is automatically deleted from your iPad or iPhone. You don't have to perform any additional steps.

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How do I measure the distance between points on the map?

Distances can be measured on the Maps page by holding down two fingers on the map until the ruler appears. The ruler can be moved across the map to take measurements between any two points. The ruler is also handy for quickly visualizing great-circle (direct) routes between points. Please see our Maps Ruler video below.

When using the ruler in flight, the current groundspeed will be used to show the travel time between the points being measured. When not in flight, the TAS from your current route or default aircraft will be used instead.

Fuel burn estimates are also shown using the fuel burn provided for the current route or from the default aircraft.

All time and fuel estimates are based on no-wind conditions.

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Why does the app say 'Account in Use' when I try to sign in?

You can use your subscription simultaneously on one iPhone, one iPad and one iPod Touch. If you're upgrading to a new device, you need to sign out on your old device before you'll be able to sign-in on the new one. Click here for instructions on signing out of your account.

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How do I sign in to my account within ForeFlight Mobile?

It's simple! Open ForeFlight Mobile and tap on the 'More' button ('Menu' on iPhone) and then on 'Accounts.' On the ForeFlight line under 'ForeFlight Account Logins', select 'Sign In.' You will then need to enter your account email address and password and select 'Sign In.' You can learn more on our How to Sign In webpage.

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Can I use a Jailbroken device?

Some apps installed on a Jailbroken device have been found to affect in-app purchasing. This can prevent the purchase of a subscription. It is recommended that a non-jailbroken device be used to make in-app purchases.

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Do I need 3G or 4G to use ForeFlight Mobile?

A lot of folks are confused about the need for 3G or 4G. All charts and data are downloaded to your device, preferably over Wifi, *prior* to takeoff. ForeFlight recommends that you turn *off* 3G/4G/Cellular Data and Wifi during flight. There are 2 reasons to choose the 3G/4G version over the Wifi-only version of iPad:
1) The 3G/4G-model includes the internal GPS chip, however, the Wifi-only does not include the internal GPS chip. The Moving Map and Geo-referencing require the internal GPS chip (ie 3G-model) or an external GPS.
2) To use the 3G/4G/Cellular Data feature to access the internet where there is no Wifi.
BTW, you can activate the 3G/4G feature and change your plan at any time. There is no contract for 3G/4G service. 250MB per month should be adequate for most ForeFlight Mobile users.

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Should I use an external GPS with my iPad or iPhone?

The answer depends on the aircraft you fly.

If you fly a typical GA aircraft at less than 200kts and below 12k, then we recommend the 32GB iPad 2 or 3, Wifi+3G/4G model. The "+3G/4G" adds two things: 3G/4G cellular internet access and the internal GPS chip. The internal GPS chip is fully adequate for the aircraft described above.

If you fly a pressurized, fast mover at the flight levels, then you will need to add an external GPS. And with the external GPS you will no longer need the "+3G/4G" feature unless you want 3G/4G cellular internet access.

ForeFlight Mobile currently recommends the Bad Elf or the DUAL external GPS, which can be found on our Buying Guide page:

http://www.foreflight.com/support/buying-guide.php

Also, if you will be purchasing the Stratus ADS-B receiver, then you can use the WAAS GPS in the Stratus.

More about Stratus here: http://www.foreflight.com/stratus

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Why can't I get a good location fix?

Please view these tips. If you are using a first generation iPhone or an iPod touch (or the wifi-only iPad) then a location can only be determined when you are near cellular and/or WiFi stations. Even when that is the case, your location may be off by as much as a few miles. On the newer iPhones (3G, 3GS, and 4) and the iPad 3G the built-in GPS receiver gives much better and faster location information, however GPS only works when you are near a window or outside. This GPS receiver is required in order to show speed, course, and altitude.

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How do I access airport information on the Maps page?

You can tap on either an Airport marker in a displayed route or on a map data marker (eg: Flight Rules, Temperature, etc). Doing so will bring up the iPhone-style Airport page. Tapping on 'Details' will take you to the listing on the Airports page.

You can also tap and hold on an airport shown on the map. From the pop-up, select the 'Airports' button on the bottom and then next to the airport you want to view information for, tap on 'More' and then 'Details.'

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How do I update the ForeFlight Mobile app on my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?

You will update your app through the App Store by opening the App Store app, searching for ForeFlight Mobile, and selecting 'Update.' Please see our Updating the App instructional page for more details.

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How do I delete and re-install ForeFlight Mobile?

To delete and re-install ForeFlight Mobile, hold your finger on the ForeFlight icon until all the icons wiggle. Next, tap the (X) in the corner of the ForeFlight icon. Press the round Home button under the screen to get back to normal mode.

To reinstall ForeFlight Mobile, open the App Store app, search for "ForeFlight", and tap on ForeFlight Mobile to download the app.

NOTE: Deleting the app will delete all non-synced items. You may want to send us an email if you are wanting to delete the app to fix a problem. Also, after downloading, you will need to sign in to the application to access your previously purchased subscription.

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Are there temperature limits that will cause a Stratus receiver to shut off automatically?

Yes. A Stratus receiver will automatically turn off if the battery temperature gets colder than -20°C (-4°F) or hotter than 65°C (149°F). It is designed to be operated between 0° and 40°C (32°-104°F).

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What is the coverage area for the winds aloft forecasts while connected to the Internet?

Winds aloft forecasts are available worldwide from the surface up to 54,000 feet.

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How often do your check with the FAA for new TFRs?

ForeFlight downloads current TFR data every 15 minutes from the FAA servers. This data is then displayed in ForeFlight Mobile when connected to the internet.

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What is the coverage area for the Lightning map when ForeFlight Mobile is connected to the Internet?

The lightning map displays lightning data from around the world.

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I understand that ForeFlight Mobile stores 2 sets of Downloads, both the active downloads and the new downloads, if I download the new downloads before the active active downloads expire. But after the new data is activated, I see that the old data is still taking up storage space. How long before the expired downloads are removed from iPad/iPhone memory?

For performance reasons, we delete those expired downloads slowly in the background. However, you can remove them quickly: Tap open Downloads, then tap Delete, then tap Delete Expired.

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The moving map is working correctly, but the Airplane Location Marker is not shown.

Tap More bottom-right, tap Settings top-left, then at the bottom-right-column set Disable Ownship to OFF. The Airplane Location Marker should now be seen on the moving map.

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Will my Bose Model A20 headset work with ForeFlight Mobile and the Runway Proximity Advisor™?

The Bose A20 headset does not support 'music' via bluetooth, even though the headset will allow 'phone' connections. Since the Runway Proximity Advisor™ alerts play via 'music', they can't be heard on the Bose headsets via bluetooth.

You can purchase a male-male 3.5mm cord and plug the iPad's headphone jack into the 3.5mm port on the A20 control box or if your audio panel has an audio-in port, you could plug it in there.

Some pilots have reported that using the Blulink Adaptor works to add Bluetooth to their headset.

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Why doesn't the App Store show any available updates for my ForeFlight Mobile app?

There are two common reasons for this problem:

1. You may be running an old version of the iPhone/iPad operating system (iOS). To update to the newest version please see Apple's Latest iOS Information Page.

2. If you are running the newest operating system, then the Apple servers may be experiencing a high volume. This can prevent the ForeFlight update notification. In this case you can upgrade by re-downloading the ForeFlight application.

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Can I open or launch ForeFlight Mobile from other apps using a URL scheme?

Yes. ForeFlight Mobile supports URL-based loading methods for loading views and data in the app. To use these, create a URL with the proper format and then click on that URL within an app that supports link-tapping, such as the iOS Mail app.

To launch ForeFlight Mobile and bring up a route on the Maps view, you can use a URL starting with this:

     foreflightmobile://maps/search?q=

After the q= you can provide any search string that would work in-app, such as:

     foreflightmobile://maps/search?q=KJGG+ORD+KOSH+165+16+8000

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How do I animate the Radar images?

Radar animation is available only when connected to the internet. Simply tap the 'play' button on the lower left of the Maps page.

XM and Stratus (ADS-B) radar do not currently allow for radar animation.

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What weather data is available in flight if I do not have an in-cockpit data source (e.g.: Internet, XM, or ADS-B)?

As a general rule, in flight, you'll only have access to what you last viewed on the ground except for Radar and Satellite Maps. To "preflight" your weather data, do the following:

1) View the Airport pages for departure, destination, alternate and other airports of interest.
2) View at least 1 fuel map. This will get you all data for both fuel maps: Jet A and 100LL.
3) View at least 1 of the METAR-based maps (TFRs, AIR/SIGMETs, Flight Rules, Temperature, Dewpoint Spread, Visibility, Wind, Ceiling, Sky Coverage, PIREPs, and Lightning). This will get you all data for all of these maps.

Radar maps, Satellite maps, and Imagery are not downloadable.

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Does ForeFlight Mobile provide a pilot logbook function?

ForeFlight has integrated with Coradine's LogTen Pro electronic logbook. Please see the ForeFlight Mobile Pilot's Guide for more details.

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What Radar coverage is provided while connected to the Internet?

ForeFlight Mobile displays composite reflectivity radar data for:

  • The Continental United States
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Puerto Rico
  • Cuba
  • the Western Bahamas
  • Canada

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      What Satellite coverage is provided while connected to the Internet?

      Worldwide Infrared satellite coverage is provided in ForeFlight Mobile. Combined visible and infrared satellite maps are provided for North America only. Visible satellite is not available after sunset.

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      My computer is not being authorized to install a ForeFlight iPhone or iPad product. How do I fix this?

      It is likely you need to authorize your copy of iTunes. Open iTunes and tap on the 'Store' button at the top. From the dropdown menu, select 'Authorize This Computer...' Now, sync your iPad or iPhone again.

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      For which airports are ForeFlight Airport Diagrams (Non-FAA) available?

      ForeFlight has created ForeFlight Airport Diagrams for 1,226 airports. These diagrams are Geo-referenced for ForeFlight Pro subscribers. ForeFlight Airport Diagrams are in addition to the FAA-published airport diagrams available in ForeFlight Mobile:

      List updated October 16, 2014.

      0 01M 05C 06A 06C 07F 07FA 08C 09J 09LA 0A3 0A9 0F2 0R0 0S9 0V7

      1 11R 14A 14G 16G 18AZ 19A 1A5 1B1 1B2 1B9 1C5 1D2 1F0 1G0 1G3 1G5 1H0 1H8 1K1 1N7 1OR3 1R7 1R8 1T7 1T8

      2 20A 20N 21D 25M 26N 27K 28J 29D 2G2 2G4 2G9 2H2 2I0 2IS 2J9 2L0 2LS0 2M2 2M8 2R4 2V5 2W6

      3 33N 36U 38D 39N 3AU 3CK 3D2 3F3 3GV 3J7 3LF 3M9 3MY 3N6 3NJ6 3R7 3R9 3T5 3W2

      4 40J 41F 42J 44N 47N 4A6 4A7 4A9 4G4 4I7 4LA4 4M7 4O4 4S2

      5 50R 52F 57C 58N 5B2 5C1 5F1 5R4 5T6 5W8

      6 60J 60R 65S 67L 67T 6A2 6B6 6B9 6R3 6S5 6S8

      7 76G 79J 7B2 7F7 7FL6 7S3 7S5

      8 83D 88R 8A0 8A3 8D4 8V2

      9 94K 9A5 9D1 9D4 9D9 9G3 9G6 9V9

      A AK40

      C C09 C16 C20 C29 C65 C77 C81 C83 C89 CA35 CNC4

      D D60 D95 D98

      E E11 E16 E38 E91

      F F05 F17 F44 F45 F46 F70 F82 FD04 FD38

      G GE99

      H H21 H68

      I I12 I17 I19 I40 I67 I68 I69 I73 I74

      K1 K15

      K2 K24

      K8 K88

      KA KAAF KAAO KABR KACB KACJ KACV KACZ KADF KADH KADS KAEJ KAFJ KAFK KAFO KAGS KAHQ KAIG KAIK KAIO KAIZ KAJO KAJR KAKH KAKO KALI KALM KALS KALX KAMG KAMW KANB KAND KANP KANQ KANW KAOH KAOO KAPV KAQO KARA KARG KARM KARV KARW KASD KASE KASG KASL KASN KAST KASW KASX KATY KAUG KAUN KAUW KAVL KAVO KAVQ KAVX KAWM KAWO KAXA KAXH KAXN KAXS KAXV KAYS

      KB KBAB KBAD KBBD KBBG KBBP KBCB KBCT KBDE KBDH KBDQ KBDU KBEC KBGD KBGE KBGF KBGR KBHB KBIE KBIH KBIV KBIX KBJJ KBKW KBLF KBLH KBLI KBLM KBMQ KBMT KBNA KBNL KBNW KBOK KBPG KBPK KBQK KBQP KBQR KBRY KBTA KBTF KBTP KBUU KBVI KBVO KBVS KBVU KBVX KBWD KBWG KBWP KBXM KBYG KBYI

      KC KCAD KCBF KCCB KCCO KCDH KCDK KCDN KCDS KCEC KCEU KCEW KCEY KCEZ KCFD KCFE KCGC KCGE KCGF KCGS KCGZ KCHO KCIN KCJR KCKM KCKN KCKV KCLI KCLM KCLS KCLW KCMA KCMD KCNI KCNM KCNO KCNY KCOD KCOE KCOI KCON KCOQ KCOT KCPC KCPK KCPS KCPT KCQF KCQX KCRE KCRQ KCRS KCRW KCRX KCSV KCTJ KCTY KCTZ KCUB KCVB KCVC KCVH KCVO KCVX KCWC KCWF KCWS KCXL KCXP KCXU KCZG KCZL KCZT

      KD KDAB KDAL KDAN KDBN KDCU KDCY KDED KDEW KDHT KDIJ KDKB KDKX KDLL KDLN KDLS KDLZ KDMN KDMO KDMW KDNL KDNN KDNV KDPG KDPL KDQH KDRO KDRT KDTA KDTL KDTO KDTS KDUA KDUH KDUJ KDUX KDVK KDVN KDWA KDWU KDXE KDYL KDYR KDZB KDZJ

      KE KEAT KEBG KECP KEDC KEDE KEDN KEDU KEET KEFT KEGE KEGI KEGV KEHO KEHR KEIK KEKA KEKN KEKX KEKY KELD KELN KELY KEMP KEMT KEOD KEOK KEQY KERV KETB KETN KEUF KEUL KEVW KEVY KEWK KEXX KEYE KEYF KEYQ KEYW KEZF KEZM KEZZ

      KF KFAM KFBG KFBL KFCH KFCI KFDK KFDY KFEP KFES KFET KFFA KFFC KFFL KFFM KFGU KFHR KFIT KFKL KFLD KFLG KFLP KFOT KFQD KFRM KFSO KFST KFTT KFUL KFVE KFVX KFWB KFWQ KFYE KFYJ KFYM KFYV KFZY

      KG KGAD KGAI KGAO KGBR KGCM KGCN KGCY KGDJ KGED KGEU KGEV KGFL KGGE KGHG KGIF KGKJ KGKT KGKY KGLR KGMJ KGMU KGNC KGNF KGOK KGOO KGPH KGPM KGPZ KGRD KGRF KGRK KGSB KGSH KGSP KGTR KGUC KGUP KGUR KGUY KGVL KGVQ KGVT KGWB KGWS KGWW KGYH KGYR

      KH KHAE KHAF KHAO KHBG KHBI KHBR KHBZ KHCD KHDC KHDE KHDI KHDN KHDO KHEE KHEG KHES KHEZ KHFJ KHFY KHHG KHHR KHII KHLR KHMT KHNB KHND KHNZ KHOT KHOU KHPY KHQM KHQU KHQZ KHRJ KHRO KHRT KHRX KHSA KHSD KHSE KHSI KHSP KHST KHTL KHTO KHTS KHUA KHVC KHWV KHWY KHXD KHYI KHYR KHYW KHYX KHZD KHZY

      KI KIER KIFP KIGM KIGQ KIGX KIJX KIKK KIKV KIKW KILE KIML KIMM KINK KINW KIOB KIOW KIPJ KISM KISN KISO KISW KITR KIWD KIWI KIWS KIYA KIYK KIZA KIZG

      KJ KJAC KJAS KJAU KJBR KJES KJFX KJGG KJHW KJKA KJKJ KJNX KJOT KJQF KJSO KJSY KJVW KJVY KJWN KJWY KJYL KJYO KJYR KJZI KJZP

      KK KKLS

      KL KLAA KLAL KLAM KLAW KLBO KLBT KLBX KLCI KLDJ KLDM KLEW KLFI KLFK KLGC KLHM KLHQ KLHV KLHX KLHZ KLJF KLKP KLKR KLKU KLLN KLLQ KLMO KLNA KLNC KLNL KLNN KLNR KLOM KLOT KLOZ KLPR KLQK KLRO KLSF KLUD KLUG KLUL KLVJ KLVN KLWB KLWV KLXN KLXV KLZU

      KM KMAC KMAE KMAI KMAN KMAW KMBL KMBO KMBT KMBY KMCB KMCC KMCD KMCE KMCF KMCO KMDD KMDT KMER KMFI KMFR KMFV KMGC KMGE KMGG KMGJ KMGN KMGR KMGW KMGY KMHE KMHL KMIO KMIT KMIV KMJD KMJX KMKJ KMKO KMKS KMKT KMKV KMKY KMLC KMLE KMLI KMLJ KMLT KMMH KMMI KMMK KMML KMMV KMNE KMNI KMNV KMOP KMOR KMOX KMPE KMPO KMPV KMQJ KMQS KMRB KMRC KMRF KMRN KMRT KMSL KMSV KMTC KMTH KMTN KMTP KMTV KMTW KMUT KMVL KMWK KMWL KMWO KMYJ KMYL KMYR KMZZ

      KN KNFG KNFW KNGU KNQA KNRB KNSI KNUC KNXP KNYG

      KO KOAJ KOBE KOBI KOCH KOCW KODO KOEB KOEO KOFF KOFP KOGA KOGB KOJA KOJC KOKB KOKK KOKM KOKV KOLS KOLU KOLV KOMH KONA KONL KONO KONP KONX KONZ KOPL KOPN KOQN KORG KORK KORL KORS KOSA KOSH KOTG KOVE KOWA KOWP KOWX KOXB KOXC KOXD KOXI KOXR KOXV

      KP KPAN KPAO KPBF KPBG KPBX KPCM KPCW KPCZ KPDK KPEA KPEO KPEQ KPEZ KPGA KPGR KPHD KPHK KPHN KPIB KPIL KPIM KPJC KPKD KPKV KPLK KPLR KPLU KPMV KPNC KPNT KPOB KPOE KPOF KPOV KPPA KPPO KPQI KPQL KPRG KPRO KPRX KPSK KPSM KPSN KPSO KPSP KPTB KPTD KPTN KPTS KPTV KPTW KPUJ KPUW KPVB KPVC KPVF KPVG KPVW KPWC KPWG KPWM KPWT KPXE KPYM KPYP

      KR KRAC KRAS KRBD KRBL KRBW KRCM KRCR KRCV KRDK KREI KRFI KRGK KRHP KRIC KRID KRIL KRIW KRKD KRKP KRKR KRKS KRME KRMN KRNC KRNH KRNM KRNT KROG KRPD KRPH KRPJ KRQE KRSN KRSV KRTS KRUE KRUQ KRUT KRWF KRWI KRWL KRYV KRYW KRYY KRZL KRZN

      KS KSAD KSAF KSAN KSAR KSBD KSBM KSBO KSBS KSDC KSDL KSEF KSEG KSEP KSER KSET KSEZ KSFB KSFF KSFM KSFQ KSFZ KSGR KSGS KSGT KSGU KSHD KSIF KSIK KSIY KSJC KSJN KSKF KSKI KSKX KSKY KSLB KSLG KSLK KSLR KSMD KSME KSMO KSMQ KSMS KSNC KSNH KSNL KSNY KSOW KSOY KSPA KSPB KSPW KSQI KSQL KSRB KSRC KSRR KSSI KSTE KSTF KSTK KSUE KSUN KSUO KSUT KSUW KSUZ KSVE KSVH KSVN KSWI KSYI KSYM KSZP KSZT

      KT KTAZ KTBN KTBR KTCC KTCM KTCY KTDF KTDW KTDZ KTEB KTEL KTEX KTFP KTGI KTHV KTIP KTIW KTKX KTMA KTME KTMK KTOC KTOI KTOR KTPF KTPL KTQK KTRL KTRM KTSO KTTA KTTD KTUP KTVI KTVK KTVL KTVR KTYQ KTZR

      KU KUAO KUCP KUCY KUDD KUKF KUKI KUKT KUMP KUNI KUNO KUNU KUNV KUOS KUOX KUTA KUTS KUUU KUUV KUVA KUXL KUZA

      KV KVAY KVBT KVBW KVCB KVDI KVEL KVER KVES KVIH KVIS KVJI KVKS KVKX KVLL KVNC KVOK KVPC KVTA KVTN KVUO KVYS

      KW KWDR KWEA KWHP KWJF KWLD KWLW KWMC KWVL KWWD KWWR KWYS

      KX KXBP KXLL KXMR KXVG

      KY KYKN

      KZ KZEF KZPH KZZV

      L L35 L38 L39 L45

      M M01 M17 M33 M40 M54 M91 MD31 MDPC MMAN MMSD MYAM MYAT MYBS MYEH MYGF MYLS

      N N03 N07 N12 N14 N27 N40 N51 N57 N66 N87 N94 N98 NY0

      O O22 O69 O88

      P P20 PAAQ PADL PADU PAFB PAHO PAJN PAKT PAOT PASX PHKO PHMU PHNY

      S S12 S21 S25 S37 S39 S43 S50 SC99

      T T30 T31 T41 T65 T67 T74 T82 TIST TISX TJBQ TJIG TJMZ

      U U42 U77

      W W00 W03 W18 W22 W29 W32 W91 W95 W96

      X X04 X14 X23 X26 X35 X50 X51 X60 XS85

      Y Y14 Y63

      Z Z98

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      W&B Test Profiles

      We do have a few sample aircraft Weight & Balance profiles you can easily upload to ForeFlight Mobile. Please open this webpage using the Safari app on your iPad or iPhone. Once this page is open, simply tap on the profile you would like to upload and the profile will open in ForeFlight Mobile.

      WARNING: These profiles are samples only and should not be used in flight. You will need edit the profile to conform to the Weight & Balance information that is found in your POH or AFM or create a new profile that matches the specific Weight & Balance information for your aircraft.

         Beechcraft C90GT King Air

         Beechcraft Bonanza A36

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