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    Import Custom User Charts

    In addition to user waypoints and user map layers, ForeFlight now allows you to import User Charts that you can manage and display on the map.

    The User Charts feature supports MBTiles, an open source file format developed by MapBox that allows for efficient compression and distribution of large charts. The feature does not yet support vector charts, which can also use the .mbtiles extension. A great tool for creating your own MBtiles is MapTiler, which is free to download and allows you to quickly georeference and export raster charts.

    Introducing ForeFlight Briefing
    Available with ForeFlight Mobile 7.4, ForeFlight Briefing is a graphical, translated, interactive briefing that helps you better visualize weather and related flight information along your proposed route.
    iPhone 2/3 View
    2/3 view is a new design paradigm in ForeFlight on the iPhone that allows you to access information about map elements without losing sight of the map itself. When combined with Single Tap and Aeronautical Maps, 2/3 view becomes a powerful tool for flight planning. 2/3 view also works with the tap-hold gesture, as well as the Map Settings menu, allowing you to see what changes you're making to the map without closing the menu.
    iPhone & iPad Design Improvements

    We’ve been working hard on redesigning the app’s interface on the iPhone to create a more consistent and familiar experience between it and the iPad, and this new interface is now available for all ForeFlight customers.

    The biggest thing you’ll notice about the new interface is the tab bar at the bottom of the screen, which replaces the “Menu” button as the primary means of navigating around the app. The tab bar makes it much easier to move between different views in the app, and provides a consistent navigation paradigm between the iPhone and iPad.

    The iPad has some notable changes as well. Favorite and Recent buttons throughout the app are consolidated under a single button and a new “slim” tab bar design increases usable screen space. Finally, we redesigned the More view to group the tabs on the left into more logical sections. We moved frequently used features like Logbook and Checklist to the top and administration functions like Downloads, Account, and Settings to the bottom.

    Managing Downloads
    Before you take off, be sure to download all the charts, maps, and information you will need for your flight. This video shows you how to do this.
    Medium- to Long-Range Flight Planning
    Our go/no-go decisions are often influenced by the forecast weather on our return trip. You want to minimize exposure to adverse weather and that means making decisions based on medium- to long-range forecasts. Looking at the long-range forecast crystal ball can be tricky and is a subject that is not emphasized in primary training. This program provides some tips on how to leverage long-range forecasts to better plan and also maintain the highest level of safety.
    Mobile PDC and D-ATIS

    ForeFlight, in partnership with Satcom Direct, offers mobile pre-departure clearance (PDC) and digital ATIS at over 70 major U.S. airports, simplifying your departure workflow so you can get in the air faster. You can set up the service for any of your aircraft at no extra charge with a Performance Plus or Business Performance subscription plan.

    Learn more about PDC with ForeFlight: https://foreflight.com/pdc
    Learn more about Performance Flight Planning: https://foreflight.com/performance

    Opacity Sliders
    This handy feature on the Maps view allows you to adjust the opacity of weather overlays and TFRs so you can see details on the chart underneath, without having to remove the overlay entirely. If your subscription includes geo-referenced plates you can also adjust the opacity of plates and taxi charts overlaid on the map.
    Organized Track Systems

    Organized Track depictions in ForeFlight provide a valuable reference for pilots who utilize these track systems. Organized Tracks are available on mobile and the web with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus and Business Performance subscription plans.

    ForeFlight displays three different track systems: The North Atlantic Organized Track System, the Pacific Organized Track System, and the Australian Organized Track Structure. Individual tracks are color-coded based on direction: East-bound tracks are purple and West-bound tracks are green. Zoom in to the start of each track to see labels for the track’s name and direction. Each waypoint in the track is also labeled.

    Pack Charts & Weather on Flights

    To further streamline your planning workflow on Flights, you’ll find a quick access button to Pack directly below the Flight Log. Just like the ‘suitcase’ button on the Maps view, tap ‘Pack and it will analyze your route and package up all of the charts, data, NOTAM, and weather information (including Icing and Turbulence for Pro Plus and Performance Plus customers) you’ll need to access offline during your flight.

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