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.
Day/Night Auto Transition
Customizing ForeFlight’s look and feel is easier with the new App Theme selector, and the Auto Day/Night setting helps your eyes adjust to changing light levels.
You can find the new App Theme selector at the top of More - Settings. Use the 3-button selector to switch between the Day theme, the Night theme, and the Auto Day/Night setting, which automatically transitions between the Day and Night themes at sunrise and sunset, based on your device’s local time.
Dark App Theme
ForeFlight now allows you to apply a dark theme to the entire app. Go to More - Settings and tap App Theme at the top, then tap Dark. This darkens the background colors on most pages while maintaining highlight colors and prominent white text, so important information is easily visible.
Improved Planning Features
OLD VIDEO: This video was made before the "More" tab was redesigned from a single page to a pull-out menu, but all of the capabilities you access from "More" are the same as they were before. Visit the ForeFlight Mobile Pilot's Guide.
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.
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.
Multitasking Support & Major Design Improvements
This "Coming Soon" video was published 2 weeks prior to our May release as a sneak peek of the major changes included it in. These changes are now available in the App Store, along with new Internet Traffic via FlightAware. Visit foreflight.com/12-4 to learn about that and other features included in the release.
ForeFlight's May 2020 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.
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.
Unified App Search
ForeFlight now provides an expanded search capability that makes it easier and faster to find what you’re looking for, and saves past searches for quick access.
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.
Passenger is a companion app to ForeFlight Mobile that lets your passengers follow along with the flight so know when they can expect to arrive. Passenger is free to download on the App Store for any recent iOS device, with no account setup required, and all ForeFlight subscribers can share their route with nearby devices running Passenger.
Learn more about Passenger here.