Getting Started

If you're new to ForeFlight or looking for a comprehensive overview of the app, this is the place to start. The Courses & Webinars playlist provides in-depth tutorials for using the app, and the Essential Tools playlist has shorter videos covering important tools and workflows in ForeFlight.
Fundamentals Course

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 flight plans. 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: https://foreflight.com/support/video-library/watch/?v=power-users-course

Power Users Course

Ryan McBride, ForeFlight's lead product designer, 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: https://foreflight.com/support/video-library/watch/?v=fundamentals-course

ForeFlight Canada Webinar

This webinar event (recorded May 2016) is an advanced ForeFlight course. Dominik walks you through both VFR and IFR features of the app from a Canadian perspective. You will learn how to use the app to its fullest from planning to inflight navigation. Pilots at any level will learn something new, however this course is beyond beginner level and is geared towards pilots who have at least some working knowledge of the app.

Managing Downloads
Before you take off, be sure to download all the charts, maps, and information you will need for your flight. This video shows you how to do this.
Improved Planning Features

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.

Using the Airports View
The Airports view is your all-in-one source for any kind of information about airports. From current and forecast weather to runways, procedures, and FBOs, the Airports view is one of the most important places in ForeFlight when it comes to flight planning.
Helpful Web Features
ForeFlight on the web includes helpful features that enable fast flight planning from your desktop browser.
Pack For Your Flight
Pack is like a trip kit and ensures you'll never be caught in the air without the charts, maps, NOTAMs, and other important data you need. Pack analyzes your route and queues up what is missing from your device - download everything to your iPad or iPhone with a single tap. Charts downloaded with Pack can be found in the Downloads view and deleted after a flight, and more temporary data like weather and fuel prices are automatically removed after reconnecting to Wi-Fi.
ForeFlight Checklist

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.

iPad Setup Tips
This video covers some basic iPad settings we recommend to get the best experience from ForeFlight Mobile.
Distance Rings
Keep an eye on how far you are from nearby airports, obstacles, and landmarks using distance rings. You can set the rings to automatically grow and shrink as you change zoom level, or set them to display flight times rather than distances. This simple tool is a must-have for maximizing inflight situational awareness.
Annotating Plates and Documents
Annotations in ForeFlight Mobile allow you to mark up plates and documents with an extensive set of annotation tools.
Manage Your Account in ForeFlight on the Web
ForeFlight on the Web includes advanced account management tools that allow you to edit profile information, renew or upgrade your subscription, view and remove devices on your account, and connect your account with outside services.
Charts & Data for European Pilots

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.

Visit foreflight.com/europe to learn more about ForeFlight's capabilities in Europe, and visit foreflight.com/europe/data to see what charts are currently available.

ForeFlight for Europe: Download & Purchase

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

ForeFlight for Europe: App Tour

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.

ForeFlight for Europe: Set Up Downloads & Aircraft

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.

ForeFlight for Europe: Flight Planning & Filing

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.