Ryan McBride, ForeFlight's lead product designer, walks you through the basics of ForeFlight, from choosing and buying an iPad, to navigating the different "views" in the app, to planning simple flights. If you're just getting started with ForeFlight, this course is for you. If you already know the basics of ForeFlight and want to explore some of the more advanced features, check out our Power Users course here.
Thomas Daugherty, ForeFlight's Data Operations Lead, walks you through some of the more advanced features in ForeFlight, including aircraft profile setup, route planning and inflight tools, filing and briefing, useful weather products, and more. If you already know the basics of using the app and want to take it to the next level, this course is for you. For a more basic walkthrough of the organization and tools in ForeFlight, check out our Fundamentals course here.
The Q&A session after the presentation is also included in this video.
Thomas Daugherty and Susan DeCastro - both ForeFlight experts and CFIs - explain how flight instructors can integrate ForeFlight into their training plans to help students learn aviation concepts and be better prepared for a future in flight. Click here to learn more about what ForeFlight can do for flight instructors.
ForeFlight now offers an enhanced flight planning workflow thanks to improvements to aircraft, the Maps view flight plan editor, and the File & Brief view, which is now called “Flights”.
This video is for ForeFlight customers with subscription plans other than Performance Plus, including the original plans and the Basic Plus and Pro Plus plans. If you have the Performance Plus plan, or want to see what is different with that plan, check out our Performance video series.
ForeFlight Checklist integrates one of the most important inflight tools at your disposal into the app you already use for every stage of flight, reducing cockpit clutter and providing an intuitive, simple interface. Checklist is included with our Basic Plus and Pro Plus subscription plans, or as an add-on with other plans. Upgrade at foreflight.com/pricing.
ForeFlight provides General Aviation Forecasts, or GAFOR, in an interactive map layer to help pilots flying in Europe better assess upcoming weather and prepare for their flights. GAFOR is included in all European ForeFlight subscriptions.
European pilots can improve their planning and flying experience with flexible chart options in ForeFlight, including both IFR and VFR charts that pack all the essentials you need into one integrated app. European subscriptions include Jeppesen VFR and IFR data built into ForeFlight’s map, and charts and AIPs for supported countries via EUROCONTROL, giving you a solid foundation for any type of flying. Additionally, you can select optional VFR chart and AIP add-ons as part of your subscription to enhance your VFR flying with your preferred chart providers.
The first video in our Getting Started series for European subscribers shows you how to purchase a ForeFlight subscription with flexible chart and data options, and how to download the app from the App Store and sign in.
To learn how you can link an existing Jeppesen account to download the charts in ForeFlight, watch this video: https://foreflight.com/support/video-library/watch/?v=link-an-existing-jeppesen-subscription
This video provides a short tour of ForeFlight's organization and navigation, touching on each of the 8 "app views" and the specialized purposes that each one serves.
The first two things you should do after installing ForeFlight are select the charts and data that you want to download and create aircraft profiles that you will use for flight planning.
IMPORTANT: ForeFlight uses your aircraft's ICAO filing codes to check routes you plan for EUROCONTROL validity, so if you don't add filing codes then most routes will be INVALID.
The last video in our Getting Started series for European subscribers shows how to plan a route on the Maps view, send it to Flights to retrieve a weather briefing and printable Navlog, and file the flight plan with EUROCONTROL.
IMPORTANT: Remember that ForeFlight uses your aircraft's ICAO filing codes when checking for EUROCONTROL validation, so if you keep getting INVALID routes, check to make sure you entered the right ICAO codes for your aircraft.