Download, import, view, and annotate documents with ForeFlight’s easy-to-use Documents view. Documents are synced across all your devices and backed up to the ForeFlight Cloud so they’re ready when you need them.

New Ways to Import Documents

Easily import documents into ForeFlight and add them to custom binders using a dedicated Import button and intuitive drag-and-drop gestures. The new + button in the Imported Drive’s toolbar allows you to add files from the iOS Files app, your Photo Library, or by taking new photos with your device’s camera. On iPad you can also drag-and-drop files from other apps that support the gesture into the Imported Drive by opening both apps in split screen and dragging files over to ForeFlight.

Big Changes to Documents Have Arrived

New Documents features include a more flexible interface with support for nested folders, documents on the iPhone, and automatic document syncing between devices. Watch the video to learn more about the changes.

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Documents At Your Fingertips

ForeFlight provides hundreds of freely-downloadable documents from official government sources, including the FAA, NAV CANADA, and EUROCONTROL. Provider-specific documents are also available with select subscription add-ons, such as Jeppesen’s global enroute manuals and documents from European chart providers like DFS, Skyguide, and Rogers Data.

Automatic Document Downloads
Download individual documents, folders, or entire drives, and ForeFlight will automatically update them when new versions or documents become available.

More Flexibility with Binders and Drives

Document binders and drives give you more ways to organize and access your documents. Add documents to custom binders to easily group them however you prefer, or utilize ForeFlight’s built-in organization by downloading and accessing documents in the same drive.

WEBINAR: Integrated Document Management for Business Aviation

ForeFlight's integrated document distribution and management capability provides incredible value for flight departments of any size. Watch Caitlin Galloway, ForeFlight's Success Team Lead, demonstrate how to make the most of Cloud Documents and other features to streamline your operation.

Hassle-Free Importing with Cloud Documents

Connect your Dropbox, Box, Amazon S3, or OneDrive account to securely deliver document files and updates via the cloud. It’s a great way to keep your checklists, POH, local procedures, and more up to date and always available on all your devices.

Cloud Documents are available with Pro Plus and Business Pro subscription plans and above.

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Add Nested Folders in Cloud Documents

Add nested folders within your Cloud Document drive for even more flexibility. Download and receive automatic updates to whichever folders you select, perfect for multi-pilot accounts where not all users need to download the same set of documents.

Documents on iPhone

The enhanced Documents view is now available on iPhone with the same great features and flexible interface as on iPad. The Documents tab replaces the Imagery tab in the center of the Navigation bar, while the Imagery view is now accessible at the top of the More view on iPhone.


Rename Imported Documents

Rename imported documents directly in ForeFlight for enhanced flexibility and organization. Renaming a document in your Imported Drive will also change the name of that document in any Binder you’ve added it to, and vice versa. Rename documents by tapping Edit in the Documents view toolbar while viewing the Imported drive or a binder containing imported documents, then tap Rename next to any document to edit and save its name.


Import Documents of All Types

Manually import documents via AirDrop, iTunes, or email, then access them or add them to custom binders from the Imported drive. ForeFlight supports a wide range of file types for importing and viewing in Documents: pdf, tiff, tif, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, bmp, bmpf, txt, doc, docx, xlsx, xls, pptx, ppt, csv, pages, key, and numbers.

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Document Syncing

Your documents and related information like annotations and bookmarks are included in ForeFlight’s Sync system, allowing you to easily pick up where you left off when moving between devices. Documents that you import on any device are automatically backed up to ForeFlight’s secure cloud infrastructure, ensuring access on any device and protecting against accidental data loss.

Annotate, Bookmark, Search, and Invert Documents

ForeFlight’s document viewer provides flexible options for viewing, customizing and searching documents. Navigate within documents by using grid view, swiping left or right, or by using the slider at the bottom of the page. ForeFlight syncs your custom annotations and bookmarks across all your devices so they’re available whenever you need them.


Highlight important info and add custom remarks and notes to any document using a variety of full-colored markup tools.


Save pages you want to return to by using bookmarks with support for custom names.


The Search button allows you to access your bookmarks, the table of contents, and a document-wide keyword search

Invert Colors

Invert document colors for easier reading in low-light environments and adjust screen brightness from the Settings button.

Access Documents from Anywhere

Finding the document you need is easier than ever with ForeFlight’s unified App Search capability. Search for both downloaded and undownloaded documents by name from the Airports, Maps, Plates, or Documents views, see all matching results with your search term highlighted, and download or view documents directly from the search list. The Recent Searches list also includes document searches so you can quickly revisit them.