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ForeFlight’s new Internet Traffic feature is here, and it’s available for everyone! Join Alex Smythers of ForeFlight and Julius Ramos of FlightAware as they demonstrate how to use the feature, discuss in-depth details about how ForeFlight loads and animates traffic targets, how FlightAware ingests position reports from a variety of sources, and share tips on combining Internet Traffic with other ForeFlight features to do even more with it.
See why Jeppesen is the industry leader in aeronautical charts around the world. Join ForeFlight and Jeppesen staff as they discuss the unique benefits of Jepp charts, take a deep-dive into the charts' layout and details, and demonstrate the tight integration of Jeppesen charts within ForeFlight Mobile.
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.
ForeFlight Glide Advisor helps you to quickly assess your landing options in case you ever lose engine power in flight. Using terrain, GPS data, and your aircraft’s best glide speed and ratio, ForeFlight shapes a glide range ring around your ownship icon on the moving map display.
ForeFlight’s High Resolution Basemap depicts ground features and cultural elements in much greater detail for improved inflight reference. The default basemap provides a basic depiction of major roads and urban areas, while the High Resolution Basemap dramatically increases the level of detail, exposing minor roads and individual railway lines, increasing the resolution of coastlines and urban areas, and highlighting national parks and forests in green. The High Resolution Basemap also adds terrain peak markers with altitudes so you can easily identify the highest points in an area. You can disable these within Terrain settings in the Map Settings menu.
ForeFlight’s weather capabilities now include five new layers for icing, turbulence, and surface analysis forecasts, available on Pro Plus, Performance Plus, and Business Performance plans. The Icing and Turbulence layers each have a US and global option, and the Surface Analysis layer provides a global view of isobars and associated pressure readings, and a more detailed view of pressure centers, fronts, troughs, and other features for North America. All five of the new layers are also available on ForeFlight’s web application.
In addition to user waypoints and user map layers, ForeFlight now allows you to import User Charts that you can manage and display on the map.
The User Charts feature supports MBTiles, an open source file format developed by MapBox that allows for efficient compression and distribution of large charts. The feature does not yet support vector charts, which can also use the .mbtiles extension. A great tool for creating your own MBtiles is MapTiler, which is free to download and allows you to quickly georeference and export raster charts.
Stream live global aircraft traffic directly in ForeFlight with the Internet Traffic feature. In partnership with FlightAware, ForeFlight allows you to view airborne traffic around the globe, and ground traffic at thousands of airports worldwide, to help you gauge airport activity like active arrivals and runways, see how ATC vectors traffic around weather, or assist with planespotting on the ground. Internet Traffic is included in all ForeFlight subscription plans.
Take notes on the fly and mark up charts using ForeFlight’s Map Annotations feature.
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