Build a flight plan in less than a minute, pick up clearance while the engine is running, and get “cleared as filed.”

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Reduce Your Workload;

 Keep Everyone in Sync

Flight plan filing is integrated into Foreflight so you can use one app to plan, brief, file, and fly. Fully plan and file a flight in a matter of minutes on both mobile and web while ForeFlight will automatically keep all of your devices in sync.

How to File IFR

Learn how to file IFR flights with ForeFlight.

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File IFR Flight Plans

ForeFlight supports filing IFR flights to and from the US and within Canada, Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico, as well as within and between all EUROCONTROL member states and Greenland using the ICAO flight plan format.

To learn more about the countries ForeFlight supports for filing, click here.


EUROCONTROL-Validated Autorouting

For routes in Europe, ForeFlight’s proprietary routing algorithm produces EUROCONTROL validated IFR, YFR, or ZFR routes within a matter of seconds. Simply tap the desired route to add it to your plan. When available, EUROCONTROL generated route proposals are also shown. The estimated route performance calculations based on your aircraft profile are displayed for each route.

Using ForeFlight, I was able to create an aircraft profile, file a flight plan, and brief the new flight before we reached the departure end of the runway.


— ATP-Rated Professional Pilot

Flight Notifications

After filing, ForeFlight sends real-time push and email notifications with important ATC messages, including flight plan acknowledgments, rejections, expected route updates, and Expected Departure Clearance Time (EDCT) messages if your flight is delayed.

In-app Flight Messages supplement ForeFlight’s Graphical Briefing by informing you of any significant developments affecting your route as they occur, including new or updated TFRs, airport/runway closed/unsafe NOTAMs, PIREPs, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, Center Weather Advisories (CWAs), and Severe Weather Watches/Warnings.

Files in Flights

Attach files, documents, and photos to a flight plan in the Flights view for faster inflight access and improved organization. Watch this video and learn how you can keep important flight resources organized and easily accessible. Included with Business Performance plans.

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Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC)

Receive your clearance via text and email at over 70 U.S. airports when you register your aircraft and file with ForeFlight. Also view ATIS in the app at supported locations. Skipping the clearance calls - included with Business Performance plans.

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Go By Your Callsign

If you operate with an FAA-registered call sign, you can enter that information into your flight plan form. Your N-registered tail number remains visible to ATC via the Remarks section. Learn more about registering for a callsign by visiting the FAA’s website.