Basics of Flight Plan Filing (August 2021)

Aug. 31, 2021   

 

Join the dynamic duo of Rob MacLeod and Tim Stahl from ForeFlight's FileOps Team to learn the essentials of filing flight plans. The two walk through the entire filing process, from basic aircraft setup to route planning, filling out the flight plan form, and amending, canceling, opening, and closing flight plans. Although this webinar focuses on filing in the U.S., pilots from other countries will still find much of the material helpful to their own flying.

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Basics of Flight Plan Filing (August 2021)

Join the dynamic duo of Rob MacLeod and Tim Stahl from ForeFlight's FileOps Team to learn the essentials of filing flight plans. The two walk through the entire filing process, from basic aircraft setup to route planning, filling out the flight plan form, and amending, canceling, opening, and closing flight plans. Although this webinar focuses on filing in the U.S., pilots from other countries will still find much of the material helpful to their own flying.

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EAA 2020 - ForeFlight Fundamentals

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Join ForeFlight Pilot Support Team member and professional pilot Dominik Ochmanek to learn how ForeFlight can help Canadian pilots of all stripes plan, file, and fly more safely and easily. Dominik will cover the basics of using the app before diving into more advanced features and workflows like flight plan filing, inflight hazard awareness, and more.

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Managing Downloads
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Send To
The Send To button on the Maps view provides some quick and easy ways to send a route to different parts of the app or share it with others.
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.

Basics of Flight Plan Filing (August 2021)

Join the dynamic duo of Rob MacLeod and Tim Stahl from ForeFlight's FileOps Team to learn the essentials of filing flight plans. The two walk through the entire filing process, from basic aircraft setup to route planning, filling out the flight plan form, and amending, canceling, opening, and closing flight plans. Although this webinar focuses on filing in the U.S., pilots from other countries will still find much of the material helpful to their own flying.

Introducing ForeFlight Logbook
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Enhanced Documents

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Enabling Terrain
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Using the Airports View
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Helpful Web Features
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ForeFlight Checklist

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ForeFlight on Frequency: Filing IFR with ForeFlight

Save time and headaches by filing your IFR flight plans with ForeFlight! Join Robert MacLeod and Tim Stahl, both members of ForeFlight’s specialized Flight Operations team, as they walk through the simple steps to set up and file US IFR flight plans in ForeFlight. They’ll explain how to configure your aircraft’s filing codes, build a new flight plan using ForeFlight’s Route Advisor, and file the flight plan while avoiding common errors and rejections. This presentation and many others like it are available for viewing at foreflight.com/on-frequency. (Comments during the Q&A session about problems with the webinar refer to technical issues during the initial broadcast. These were removed from the recording prior to uploading to Youtube.)

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.

Flight Planning Enhancements

You can now preview all route options visually on an interactive map with Route Advisor. Simply tap through the list to highlight each route on the map, then tap “Select Route” to add it to your flight plan. An interactive Route Preview map in the Flights view provides a quick visual reference of your route, showing the departure and destination airports overlaid on a simple basemap with radar.

There are also enhancements to the flight planning workflow in the Flights view: the airport fields at the top have smart search functionality to help you find the right airports, and the Add Next Flight button makes it faster and easier to plan multi-leg flights by carrying forward departure, aircraft details, payload, fuel policy, and more. You can also export your flight plan in the official ICAO format and print, email, share via AirDrop, or save a copy in ForeFlight Documents.

Filing ICAO Flight Plans

This video walks you through filing a flight plan in ForeFlight using the ICAO flight plan format, including setting up the necessary fields in your aircraft profiles and using the ICAO flight plan form.

File with a Call Sign
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Basics of Flight Plan Filing (August 2021)

Join the dynamic duo of Rob MacLeod and Tim Stahl from ForeFlight's FileOps Team to learn the essentials of filing flight plans. The two walk through the entire filing process, from basic aircraft setup to route planning, filling out the flight plan form, and amending, canceling, opening, and closing flight plans. Although this webinar focuses on filing in the U.S., pilots from other countries will still find much of the material helpful to their own flying.

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