Files in Flights

Feb. 3, 2020   

 

ForeFlight allows you to associate files, documents, and photos with flight plans using the Files in Flights feature, helping you keep important flight resources organized and easily accessible. Files in Flights is included in ForeFlight Performance plans.

Weather in 3D Preview

Enhance your preflight weather planning with interactive Icing and Turbulence forecast layers in 3D Preview, available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus and Business Performance subscription plans.

Visual Approaches and Traffic Pattern Altitude

Easily add a visual approach or traffic pattern entry to your route with a customizable pattern altitude.

Weather in Profile View

ForeFlight’s Profile View includes selectable Icing and Turbulence forecast layers, providing a cross-section of weather in addition to terrain, obstacles, and airspace along your route. Weather layers in Profile View are included in ForeFlight’s Performance Plus and Business Performance subscription plans.

Multimode Timer

ForeFlight's versatile Multimode Timer is a great way to set inflight reminders for fuel tank switching, time yourself during holds and other procedures, or assist with any other time-based activities during every flight.

Offline U.S. Address Search

Search for U.S. street addresses without an internet connection with ForeFlight’s Offline Address Search feature. Made to assist with search and rescue, helicopter EMS, and other specialized missions, this feature allows you to find and route to most addresses in U.S. states and territories during a flight. Offline Address Searching is available with ForeFlight Performance plans.

Internet Traffic via FlightAware

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.

Multitasking Support & Major Design Improvements

ForeFlight's May release includes support for Multitasking on iPad, plus a huge collection of design improvements on both iPad and iPhone that establish a fully unified and consistent interface across all devices. The result is a more efficient layout, a re-imagined compact More menu, support for re-arranging the Tab order, fullscreen layouts for pages like Checklist and Logbook, and the arrival of virtually all iPad-only features on the iPhone, including the FPL "Bubble Editor" and dedicated Plates and Scratchpad views. Watch ForeFlight's Lead Product Designer, Ryan McBride, walk through many of these changes and how to use the new Multitasking functionality.

Marked Positions

Drop detailed markers along your route and view or share them after the flight using ForeFlight’s Marked Positions feature. Perfect for noting points of interest, conducting search and rescue operations, or plotting your position on oceanic flights, Marked Positions provides a highly-flexible solution for many use-cases.

3D Approach Preview

3D Preview in ForeFlight displays markers for each waypoint in your route, including labeled approach fixes, allowing you to better visualize every step of your approach all the way down to the runway. 3D Preview is available with ForeFlight Performance plans.

Mountain Passes & More in High Resolution Basemap

ForeFlight’s High Resolution Basemap includes Jeppesen-sourced terrain and cultural elements such as mountain passes, highway labels, and more for improved inflight reference. The Basemap is what you see with no other charts or maps other than the Aeronautical Map enabled, and depicts terrain, roads, urban lighting, and more. Download the High Resolution Basemap for any region in More - Downloads.

Quick-Access Airspace Frequencies

Easily locate frequencies for many kinds of controlled airspace on ForeFlight’s Maps view for quick inflight access. Tap-hold anywhere on the map to open the Add to Route popup, which lists any airspaces at the location you tapped. Those that have at least one associated frequency will include the frequency and its name at the bottom of that airspace’s summary, which you can tap to highlight the airspace on the map. If an airspace has more than one associated frequency it will indicate the number that are available. Tap the Details button to view these additional frequencies, as well as other information about that airspace. If there are more than four frequencies, tap All Frequencies at the bottom of the Communications sections to see the full list. Any frequencies designated as Secondary include a note indicating this.

Recommended Route Constraints

ForeFlight’s Route Advisor allows you to customize the Recommended Route using flexible route constraints, making it easy to tailor routes to your own needs. Use route constraints to set guidelines that the Recommended Route will follow when generating a new route, with options for including or avoiding certain waypoints, avoiding FIRs, and bounding the minimum and maximum altitudes for the flight. Route Constraints and the Recommended Route are available with ForeFlight Performance plans.

Enhanced 3D Review

3D Review is a flight planning and debriefing capability that allows you to review planned and recorded flights with immersive 3D terrain and aerial imagery, as well as switch between different camera modes for a fully interactive experience. Prepare for an upcoming flight by familiarizing yourself with landmarks and ground features along your planned route, and replay a past flight with pitch and bank data to evaluate your maneuvers. 3D Review is available with ForeFlight Performance plans.

Files in Flights

ForeFlight allows you to associate files, documents, and photos with flight plans using the Files in Flights feature, helping you keep important flight resources organized and easily accessible. Files in Flights is included in ForeFlight Performance plans.

Enhanced Documents

ForeFlight’s Documents view has an enhanced layout that makes it easier to find, download, and access documents. Documents are also included in ForeFlight’s Sync system, allowing you to access your documents, annotations, and bookmarks from any device. And finally, Documents are now supported on the iPhone, making them even more accessible. Visit https://foreflight.com/documents/ to learn more.

Files in Flights

ForeFlight allows you to associate files, documents, and photos with flight plans using the Files in Flights feature, helping you keep important flight resources organized and easily accessible. Files in Flights is included in ForeFlight Performance plans.

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.
Color Inversion
Color Inversion is an innovative setting for reducing glare from bright charts at night.
Takeoff & Landing Performance

Takeoff and Landing Performance is a powerful flight planning capability that provides safety-enhancing runway performance calculations returned in seconds. Seamlessly integrated into ForeFlight’s flight planning workflow, Takeoff and Landing Performance incorporates aircraft performance and weather data to calculate important flight metrics and ensure they’re within the aircraft’s and runway’s limits. Takeoff and Landing Performance is included at no additional charge in ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan.

Click here to learn more about Takeoff & Landing Performance. To see if your aircraft is supported for Takeoff & Landing Performance check out our online Aircraft Library.

Takeoff & Landing Safety Distance Factor

ForeFlight’s Takeoff & Landing Performance feature allows you to specify a safety distance factor to produce more conservative runway performance calculations in response to runway conditions or other factors. Takeoff & Landing Performance is included in ForeFlight Performance plans and supports many piston and single-engine turboprop aircraft types.

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.

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.

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.

Flight Sharing

Flight Sharing in ForeFlight allows you to easily share your planned and filed flights with fellow pilots, co-pilots, or crew members for improved collaboration and more efficient flight planning. Flight Sharing is available for all ForeFlight subscription plans.

Files in Flights

ForeFlight allows you to associate files, documents, and photos with flight plans using the Files in Flights feature, helping you keep important flight resources organized and easily accessible. Files in Flights is included in ForeFlight Performance plans.

File with a Call Sign
ForeFlight now allows you to add a call sign to flight plans. Enter a call sign contraction and number in the field to file the flight under that call sign; your N number will be included in the flight plan’s remarks so ATC can still access it. If you don’t enter any call sign the flight will be filed under your N number. Learn more about filing with ForeFlight at https://foreflight.com/filing.
ForeFlight Graphical Preflight Briefing

This video walks you through how to use ForeFlight's graphical preflight briefing and Navlog.

Select an FBO on the Flights View

A new section in the Flights view planning form allows you to select an FBO at your destination airport, making helpful functions and information easily accessible while planning and viewing your flight. The Destination Services tab opens  the familiar ForeFlight Directory list where you can compare all the FBOs at an airport and view additional details like services, photos, comments, and fuel prices. Once you select an FBO, new buttons appear on the planning form to call or email the FBO, find its location in the Apple Maps app, or view its details.

ForeFlight also remembers your selection at every airport where you choose an FBO and automatically selects the same FBO the next time you plan a flight to that airport, saving you time and making useful functions quickly accessible.

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.
Aviation Weather Tips Every Pilot Should Know
Every day pilots use various weather reports and forecasts to make many routine operational decisions. Knowing how to use this guidance within its limitations is paramount. While pilots are taught the basics, many important details are left out of their primary training. This program will discuss some common mistakes pilots make and provide a few tips on how to properly utilize this weather guidance in their day-to-day preflight planning regiment.
Introducing ForeFlight Briefing
Available with ForeFlight Mobile 7.4, ForeFlight Briefing is a graphical, translated, interactive briefing that helps you better visualize weather and related flight information along your proposed route.
Dispatch

Dispatch - an add-on to ForeFlight’s Mobile and Web application - sets a new standard in team flight planning that equally empowers pilots, flight planners, and ops managers in flight departments big and small to collaborate and plan flights with greater efficiency and precision.

Takeoff & Landing Performance

Takeoff and Landing Performance is a powerful flight planning capability that provides safety-enhancing runway performance calculations returned in seconds. Seamlessly integrated into ForeFlight’s flight planning workflow, Takeoff and Landing Performance incorporates aircraft performance and weather data to calculate important flight metrics and ensure they’re within the aircraft’s and runway’s limits. Takeoff and Landing Performance is included at no additional charge in ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan.

Click here to learn more about Takeoff & Landing Performance. To see if your aircraft is supported for Takeoff & Landing Performance check out our online Aircraft Library.

Takeoff & Landing Safety Distance Factor

ForeFlight’s Takeoff & Landing Performance feature allows you to specify a safety distance factor to produce more conservative runway performance calculations in response to runway conditions or other factors. Takeoff & Landing Performance is included in ForeFlight Performance plans and supports many piston and single-engine turboprop aircraft types.

Enhanced Documents

ForeFlight’s Documents view has an enhanced layout that makes it easier to find, download, and access documents. Documents are also included in ForeFlight’s Sync system, allowing you to access your documents, annotations, and bookmarks from any device. And finally, Documents are now supported on the iPhone, making them even more accessible. Visit https://foreflight.com/documents/ to learn more.

Files in Flights

ForeFlight allows you to associate files, documents, and photos with flight plans using the Files in Flights feature, helping you keep important flight resources organized and easily accessible. Files in Flights is included in ForeFlight Performance plans.

Flight Sharing

Flight Sharing in ForeFlight allows you to easily share your planned and filed flights with fellow pilots, co-pilots, or crew members for improved collaboration and more efficient flight planning. Flight Sharing is available for all ForeFlight subscription plans.

AOPA FBO Fees

ForeFlight displays FBO fees from AOPA’s Airport Directory to help you make more informed flight planning decisions. Access an FBO’s fees from the FBO detail view by tapping the Fees tab. For each fee ForeFlight shows the type of fee and any notes on the left and the cost on the right. Fees that vary by aircraft type or other factors show a range of costs that you can tap into to see the full breakdown.

Send FBO Fuel Orders

FBO Fuel Orders allow you to notify the destination FBO of your estimated arrival time and fuel order request using a simple form that is transmitted right from the Flights tab. Fuel Orders are available for Performance Plus and Business Performance subscribers.

Introducing ForeFlight Performance

Fly fast? Plan faster with ForeFlight Performance, which includes powerful capabilities for high-performance flight planning.

Visit foreflight.com/performance to learn more.

Performance Part 1 - Add New Aircraft & Performance Profiles

This is part one of our Performance video series, which walks through how to set up aircraft using ForeFlight’s new aircraft type database. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Performance Part 2 - Flights View

This is part two of our Performance video series, which gives an overview of the new “Flights” view and walks through the first step of planning a new flight in the Flights view. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Performance Part 3 - Route and Altitude Advisors

This is part three of our Performance video series, which looks at the Route and Altitude Advisors and how they can help you find the best route and altitude for your flight. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Performance Part 4 - Payload and Fuel Planning

This is part four of our Performance video series, which walks through the process of entering payload details for a flight and managing fuel usage, including selecting a fuel policy. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Performance Part 5 - Weight Checks

This is part five of our Performance video series, which looks at the Weight Verification table for ensuring total aircraft weight remains within structural weight limits, and some common errors that you might see while planning with the Flights view. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Performance Part 6 - Navlog and Briefing

This is part six of our Performance video series, which walks through how to view and print the detailed Navlog for a flight, and request a weather briefing using ForeFlight Graphical Briefing. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Performance Part 7 - Filing and Messages

This is part seven of our Performance video series, which walks through how to file a flight plan using the Flights view and review important flight alerts after filing. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Performance Part 8 - Planning on the Web

This is part eight of our Performance video series, which gives an overview of the Performance capabilities available on ForeFlight’s web application at plan.foreflight.com, including how to set up by-altitude profiles. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Performance Part 9 - JetFuelX in ForeFlight

This is part nine of our Performance video series, which walks through how to integrate your JetFuelX account with ForeFlight so you can view your contract jet fuel prices inside the mobile app or on the web. These features are available with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus plan, which you can purchase at foreflight.com/pricing.

Set Up Your JetFuelX Account
This video walks you through the process of setting up your JetFuelX account with aircraft profiles and fuel cards. A JetFuelX account is provided free to every ForeFlight subscriber, and you can access it by signing in to https://portal.jetfuelx.com using your ForeFlight username and password. You can also sign up for a JetFuelX account at http://www.jetfuelx.com
Use JetFuelX to Find the Best Contract Jet Fuel Price
This video shows you how to use JetFuelX to find the best fuel prices, plan a trip, and request a fuel release. Existing ForeFlight customers can sign in to https://portal.jetfuelx.com, using your ForeFlight username and password. You can also sign up for a free JetFuelX account at http://www.jetfuelx.com
Set Up Aircraft Performance Profiles For Existing Aircraft

Detailed aircraft performance profiles are key to ForeFlight’s advanced flight planning capabilities and our highly-accurate flight time and fuel burn calculations. The first thing you should do after purchasing or upgrading to the Performance plan is set up your aircraft to use the built-in performance profiles. You only have to do it once, and it takes under one minute.

To see how you can set up a by-altitude performance profile if your aircraft type doesn't come with ForeFlight Performance Profiles, check out our Performance on the Web video.

Aircraft Manager for Multi-Pilot Accounts

Multi-pilot account administrators can manage and distribute company aircraft profiles to all the pilots on an account, allowing for easier aircraft management and reduced setup time for large accounts.

Shared aircraft appear in the Aircraft list for all pilots on the account, along with a tag showing the email address of the administrator who published the aircraft. Pilots can view the details of shared aircraft and use them for flight planning, but all details of the aircraft are locked from editing by the pilots, including the performance profiles.

If the account administrator makes any changes to a shared aircraft, a “Publish Changes” button will appear in the bottom-right, allowing them to instantly distribute the changes to every pilot on the account. Clicking “Unpublish” will revoke access to the aircraft for all users other than the administrator, and they will no longer be able to see or use the aircraft for flight planning.

Mobile PDC and D-ATIS

ForeFlight, in partnership with Satcom Direct, offers mobile pre-departure clearance (PDC) and digital ATIS at over 70 major U.S. airports, simplifying your departure workflow so you can get in the air faster. You can set up the service for any of your aircraft at no extra charge with a Performance Plus or Business Performance subscription plan.

Learn more about PDC with ForeFlight: https://foreflight.com/pdc
Learn more about Performance Flight Planning: https://foreflight.com/performance

Organized Track Systems

Organized Track depictions in ForeFlight provide a valuable reference for pilots who utilize these track systems. Organized Tracks are available on mobile and the web with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus and Business Performance subscription plans.

ForeFlight displays three different track systems: The North Atlantic Organized Track System, the Pacific Organized Track System, and the Australian Organized Track Structure. Individual tracks are color-coded based on direction: East-bound tracks are purple and West-bound tracks are green. Zoom in to the start of each track to see labels for the track’s name and direction. Each waypoint in the track is also labeled.

Import Custom User Charts

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.

ForeFlight + Jeppesen Partner to Bring Jeppesen Charts to ForeFlight

Jeppesen's global charts, terrain, obstacles, and NavData® are coming to ForeFlight Mobile – your all-in-one solution for planning, briefing, filing, flying, and logging flights. We are excited to announce this partnership that is truly greater than the sum of its charts. Our long-term strategic alliance with Jeppesen will advance the development and delivery of innovative products and services faster than either organization could deliver on its own. Learn more at https://foreflight.com/jeppesen.

SiriusXM Weather in ForeFlight Mobile
ForeFlight and SiriusXM partner to bring nationwide XM weather to ForeFlight Mobile via the portable SXAR1 receiver. Connect your iPad or iPhone to the SXAR1 via Bluetooth and access high resolution radar with storm cell attributes and tracks, winds and temps aloft, METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs/SIGMETs, and more. The SiriusXM Pilot For ForeFlight subscription is available from the SiriusXM Aviation website. The SXAR1 integration is available with ForeFlight 8.1 or later. Learn more at http://www.foreflight.com/siriusxm

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