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    Automatic Track Logging

    This video describes ForeFlight's auto-start, -stop, and -upload capabilities for Track Logs, and how you can automatically create new Logbook entries from Track Logs.

    Basemap and Terrain Improvements

    The ForeFlight map engine has a significantly upgraded basemap, which now renders more quickly, smoothly, and with sharper depiction of features such as major roads, railways, national parks, and state and national boundaries. There’s also a new “Shaded Terrain” option, which uses grayscale shading to depict terrain, providing the same level of detail as the colored terrain option with less visual distraction.

    In the Map Settings menu, choose from multiple presentations: Colored, Shaded, or None.

    Customize the Aeronautical Map
    ForeFlight's data-driven Aeronautical Maps allow you to customize which map elements you show or hide. You can also choose between Light, Dark, and Classic map themes and toggle terrain features on and off. With the Aeronautical layer selected you can add or remove airspace, view high or low airways, and adjust label text size. Try mixing and matching the new map settings to find the combination that works best for you.
    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.

    Enabling Terrain
    Having trouble finding the Terrain layer in ForeFlight 8? It just moved next door to the Map Settings menu. You can also recreate the World Map from the Map Settings menu by turning on Place Labels.
    Manage Your Account in ForeFlight on the Web
    ForeFlight on the Web includes advanced account management tools that allow you to edit profile information, renew or upgrade your subscription, view and remove devices on your account, and connect your account with outside services.
    Map Touch Action
    This video walks you through how to use our Map Touch Action feature. View US VFR Sectional and IFR Enroute chart legend panels directly on the Maps view. Map Touch allows you to rotate through each overlapping chart in turn based on where you tap the chart.
    Easily Adjust Cruise Speed & Fuel Flow Values

    Performance profiles in ForeFlight make it easy to set up aircraft performance data for different power settings, but you can also adjust performance data for a flight without using performance profiles. 

    Just type space-separated values for cruise speed and/or fuel flow directly into the Flight Plan Editor at the end of the route string, using standard abbreviations to indicate units for speeds and fuel flow, such as KTS for knots, MPH for miles per hour, GPH for gallons per hour, and PPH for pounds per hour.

    ForeFlight will use any values you add this way to calculate performance results instead of the performance profiles. The performance profile field on the left will show the new values in parentheses to indicate this temporary override. If you delete the new values in the Flight Plan Editor, ForeFlight will revert to using the values in the performance profile.

    Being able to quickly specify different performance values right in the Maps view provides valuable flexibility when planning a flight.

    iPad Setup Tips
    This video covers some basic iPad settings we recommend to get the best experience from ForeFlight Mobile.
    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.
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