ForeFlight Connect is a platform that enables portable and installed avionics to connect with ForeFlight Mobile and deliver capabilities like two-way flight plan transfer, ADS-B weather and traffic, backup attitude, and GPS position.
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Sentry Portable ADS-B Receiver
Offers inflight weather and traffic on ForeFlight, AHRS, internal WAAS GPS, longer battery life, onboard storage for weather replay, and a CO sensor and alarm system for added safety. Retailing at $499, Sentry is available for purchase now on Amazon and at Sporty's Pilot Shop.
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Scout Portable ADS-B Receiver
Small enough to fit in your shirt pocket, Scout is the industry's most affordable, portable, off-the-shelf solution for receiving inflight ADS-B weather and traffic on ForeFlight Mobile. Scout is made for ForeFlight by uAvionix, and at $199 USD Scout is perfect for the pilot on a budget.
Available on Sporty's
Made in the USA, Stratus is a portable, wireless, ADS-B and WAAS GPS receiver. An 8-hour battery life keeps you flying all day with inflight weather, including animated radar, and traffic. Stratus is designed to work hand-in-glove with ForeFlight Mobile and is a joy to fly with.
Garmin Portable & Installed Avionics
Integration between ForeFlight and Garmin avionics enables wireless two-way flight plan transfer, and delivers ADS-B weather, traffic, dynamic pitch and bank, and GPS information to your iPad and iPhone. For SiriusXM subscribers, ForeFlight integrates with the Garmin GDL 51 and 52 portable units to provide nationwide weather products on ForeFlight.
New ADS-B Weather Layers
Get even more value out of your ADS-B receiver investment. ForeFlight now supports four new ADS-B weather products: Turbulence, Lightning, Cloud Tops, and Center Weather Advisories (CWAs). Look for the new layers next time you fly with a compatible ADS-B receiver like Sentry or Scout.
The new ADS-B Turbulence layer provides powerful inflight awareness with color-coded severity levels based on the EDR scale.
The Lightning layer is a perfect supplement to the radar layer to help you steer clear of dangerous convective activity.
Use the altitude slider to filter out low-level clouds (and ground clutter) so you can make more informed routing decisions.
CENTER WEATHER ADVISORIES
Integrated with the AIR/SIGMETs layer, these short-term weather reports keep you informed of developing hazards like icing or thunderstorms.
Low Battery Alert for Connected Portable Devices
ForeFlight warns you when a connected device like Sentry or Stratus reaches 20% battery, allowing you to take appropriate action with time to spare before it shuts down. The alert is currently provided for Sentry, Stratus, all supported Garmin portables, and SiriusXM’s SXAR1.
uAvionix echoUAT & SkyEcho
echoUAT ADS-B Transceiver (US)
For use in FAA-registered Light Sport and Experimental Aircraft, echoUAT is a remotely mounted ADS-B transceiver that provides 2020 compliance, as well as dual-band traffic and FIS-B weather for display in ForeFlight Mobile.
SkyEcho 2 ADS-B Transceiver (UK/Europe)
For customers flying in the UK, SkyEcho 2 includes a dual-band ADS-B receiver for position data from other ADS-B equipped aircraft, which can then be displayed in ForeFlight Mobile.
FLARM Traffic in ForeFlight
ForeFlight supports FLARM traffic when connected to a compatible device like the SkyEcho 2, providing greater situational awareness and inflight safety for pilots flying in Europe. FLARM operates via air-to-air transmissions within 1 kilometer, and delivers the heading, speed, and altitude data of nearby aircraft. A FLARM Decoding License is required to display traffic when connected to a SkyEcho 2.
Avidyne IFD550/540/440 FMS
Get in the air faster with two-way flight plan transfer available with Avidyne’s IFD550/540/440 touch-screen navigators. ForeFlight uses GPS data from the IFD to drive moving map features, generate Track Logs for post-flight debrief, and create draft Logbook entries. The IFD550 also delivers AHRS data to drive the dynamic pitch and bank display in ForeFlight's Synthetic Vision view.
Wi-Fi connectivity with FreeFlight Systems' RANGR-series of certified ADS-B products delivers FIS-B weather and TIS-B traffic to ForeFlight moving map view. The GPS signal from the RANGR device also provides a position source for the moving map and other features. Compatible systems currently include: FDL-978-RX, FDL-978-XVR, and FTX 250.
Wi-Fi connectivity between ForeFlight and the SkyView panel-mounted avionics system allows you to flight plan on the go and then sync up with your panel once in the cockpit.
In flight, transfer flight plan updates between ForeFlight and SkyView with a simple tap of a button. ForeFlight also receives SkyView's WAAS GPS for aircraft position and AHRS for pitch and roll information on the Attitude Indicator and Synthetic Vision views. Experimental aircraft with SkyView's firmware version 15.4.7 and above can also display ADS-B weather and traffic in ForeFlight.
Stay Sharp on the Ground
Keep your ForeFlight skills sharp when you are stuck on the ground. ForeFlight integrates fully with Microsoft Flight Sim X, X-Plane 10, Infinite Flight, and others to enable GPS position and movement, realistically simulating the inflight experience.
Bad Elf GPS accessories provide real-time GPS data via Bluetooth or plug-in models. Bad Elf products work great with ForeFlight on Wi-Fi only iPods and iPads. Bad Elf accessories work on a variety of location-based iOS apps.
GDL 90 Extension for
ForeFlight provides an extended version of the industry-standard GDL 90 Data Interface Specification for third-party devices to transmit live weather, traffic, AHRS, device name information, and GPS data to ForeFlight Mobile.