With ForeFlight Mobile version 6.2.1 we introduce Sync, a fast cloud-based syncing system that seamlessly transfers information between your iPhone and iPad. For example, this capability allows you to plan a flight on your iPhone and that flight will appear in the recent routes list on your iPad, or in your favorites list if you have marked the route as a favorite. There is no special user interaction required as syncing is automatic.
With this initial release, sync seamlessly synchronizes your recent and favorite: routes, airports, weather imagery, and user waypoints across all devices that share the same ForeFlight Mobile login.
In the next release, we will add sync support for aircraft profiles and filed flight plans, with more sync-enabled features to follow.
Because sync stores recents and favorites to the cloud, changes made on one device will automatically be delivered to the other device when it next connects to the Internet. In addition, if you are setting up a new device or need to reinstall the app your activity is protected and restored automatically.
You can manage sync in More > Settings > then scroll to Preferences > Synchronize User Data. The toggle will turn Sync ON (blue) or OFF for that device.
A note for multi-pilot accounts: sync is disabled by default for multi-pilot accounts with a shared single login.
Sync is available with version 6.2 on all ForeFlight Mobile Standard, Pro, and Military service levels. Stay tuned! More to come with sync.
The Profile view has a new refined look with the highest point, clearance, and first strike figures now presented in a panel on the right-hand side of the view, making that information easier to read. In addition, to best suit each flight Profile now gives you the ability to set hazard altitude and route width parameters for filtering terrain and obstacle alerts.
A new terrain settings menu allows you to set your flight path corridor width and alert altitudes right from the Profile view. Tap on the cog to reveal the new menu:
Select your desired Corridor Width, or route buffer, to display terrain and obstacle alert coloring only within the chosen corridor along your planned flight path. The corridor width options are: ½, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 20 nautical miles.
The hazard altitude setting gives you flexibility in choosing what relative altitudes from your aircraft are used for presenting the yellow and red alert coloring of terrain and obstacles.
The Hazard Altitude setting is reflected in both the Profile view and the Maps Hazard Advisor layer. This is beneficial for low-altitude flight operations, like helicopters, by giving you options to fly closer to terrain or obstacles before the yellow and red hazard alerting appears.
The inflight toggle between route and aircraft mode is now situated at the top of the new panel layout.
Profile view is a ForeFlight Mobile Pro feature.
Our refinement theme continues in the Annotations feature with a refreshed menu bar. The buttons now have higher contrast making them easier to see.
Access the annotations toolbar in either the Plates view or Documents view by tapping on the pencil in the upper right.
A tip for using annotations, select your annotation color, thickness, and opacity settings, then select the text or shape option.
Annotations is a ForeFlight Mobile Pro feature
ForeFlight Mobile version 6.2.1 is a free download for subscribers via the Apple Store. For additional information, be sure to review the Sync section of our Pilot's Guide.