Several years ago, I was pleased when ForeFlight was available with the valuable AOPA Airport Directory for the iPhone, and used it often. But, last year when the first iPad was introduced I instantly saw the utility of this device in the cockpit, and ForeFlight was my app of choice for pre-flight, inflight and post flight operations. Inflight, it doesn't substitute for my panel mounted avionics, but I use it as a supplement to eliminate paper charts, whether VFR or IFR. As an early adopter, I can point to selling at least two-dozen pilots on buying an iPad; if nothing more than to use for their various flying needs with ForeFlight.
ForeFlight has become my primary tool for planning and managing both IFR and VFR flights. In just the last couple of weeks I've flown my Cessna 414 from Atlanta to the Bahamas, NYC, and Baltimore without breaking out a paper chart or plate. For weather briefing to filing, to managing those ATC route amendments that always come in when you least expect them, and everything in between, ForeFlight is the killer iPad app for aviation.
ForeFlight's customer service makes their products complete. As an online retailer, I know firsthand that providing outstanding customer support is the difference between having a good product and providing a great customer experience. As a pilot and airplane owner, I know that when I have a question about my EFB, it's important. Quick, accurate, and always glad to help- the ForeFlight team really gets this right. The ForeFlight customer experience couldn’t be better.
ForeFlight has integrated pre-flight planning with in-flight cockpit tasks to a level that pilots only dreamed about a few years ago. I'm paperless and better informed with my Bad Elf enabled ForeFlight iPad in all phases of flight. Keep it coming ForeFlight!
I am a recently minted pilot and my iPad and ForeFlight HD were a Christmas gift from my husband. I cannot even express how much I love ForeFlight. It means that I can have updated weather, simplified planning and quickly calculate ETE's and Fuel Burns. Although, I have to say the best part about ForeFlight is that it is portable and flexible enough for me to use in any of the planes I rent without worrying about where I need to mount it. I tell every pilot I meet that they need to invest in an iPad and ForeFlight.