FLIGHT PLAN FILING
ForeFlight taps you into the real-time flow of data and information in the national air traffic control system. File your flight plan, get briefings, and communicate more effectively with air traffic control.
File Your Flight Plan on iPad, iPhone, or on the Web
ForeFlight saves you time and taps by automatically populating most of your planning details into the flight plan form, including your selected route, departure time, estimated time enroute, as well as ICAO codes and performance data from your aircraft profile. We send your flight plan directly to ATC with no additional configuration required. Your flight plans and preflight Briefing automatically sync across mobile and web for easy access wherever it is most convenient.
Compare & Select Valid Routes to File with Graphical Route Advisor
ForeFlight’s interactive visual route preview displays recently cleared routes along with information about when the most recent clearance for that route occurred, the number of times that route was cleared in the past year, the type of aircraft and altitude range for which the route was cleared, and estimated route performance calculations based on your aircraft profile. ForeFlight actively curates the list to eliminate routes with invalid or expired waypoints.
Watch the Video: Graphical Route Advisor
File IFR & VFR Flight Plans
ForeFlight supports filing IFR flights to and from the US and within Canada, Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico, as well as within and between any EUROCONTROL member states and Greenland using the ICAO flight plan format. To learn more about the countries ForeFlight supports for filing, click here.
VFR Flight Plans To & From Canada
ForeFlight also supports filing intra-Canada and cross-border VFR flight plans between the US and Canada. VFR flight plans should be opened in the country of departure and closed in the destination country.
Get Comfortable with ICAO
The FAA is soon discontinuing support of the domestic flight plan form and all civil aircraft will be required to use the ICAO format when filing both VFR and IFR flight plans. ForeFlight already supports the ICAO flight plan format and this video walks you through how it works, including how to set up the necessary fields in your aircraft profile.
After you file, ForeFlight automatically sends push notifications to your device when your flight plan is acknowledged by Air Traffic Control, when Air Traffic Control issues a revised expected route, and even when Adverse Weather Conditions arise that may affect your flight.
Activate, Amend, Cancel, Close
US IFR flight plans can be amended or cancelled and VFR flight plans can be activated and closed directly from the app. ForeFlight ensures your flight plan requests are expedited into the Air Traffic Control system. We also send you an email copy of each request for your records.
ForeFlight Graphical Briefing
ForeFlight's Graphical Briefing transforms the standard text briefing information and delivers it in a visually elegant design for better readability.
Go By Your Callsign
If you operate with an FAA-registered call sign, you can enter that information into your flight plan form. Your N-registered tail number remains visible to ATC via the Remarks section. Learn more about registering for a callsign on the FAA’s website.