Basics of Flight Plan Filing (August 2022)

Aug. 18, 2022   

 

Join the dynamic duo of Rob MacLeod and Tim Stahl from ForeFlight's FlightOps Team to learn the essentials of filing flight plans and have your questions answered. The two will walk through the entire filing process, from basic aircraft setup to route planning, filling out the flight plan form, and amending, canceling, opening, and closing flight plans. Although this webinar will focus on filing in the U.S., pilots from other countries will still find much of the material helpful to their own flying.

Basics of Flight Plan Filing (August 2022)

Join the dynamic duo of Rob MacLeod and Tim Stahl from ForeFlight's FlightOps Team to learn the essentials of filing flight plans and have your questions answered. The two will walk through the entire filing process, from basic aircraft setup to route planning, filling out the flight plan form, and amending, canceling, opening, and closing flight plans. Although this webinar will focus on filing in the U.S., pilots from other countries will still find much of the material helpful to their own flying.

ForeFlight's Enhanced and Integrated Weight & Balance

Join Product Manager Thomas Daugherty and Sr. Customer Success Coordinator Rachel Scarbrough to learn how ForeFlight’s Enhanced Weight & Balance feature allows you to create, edit, and plan with your W&B profiles more easily. Thomas and Rachel will walk through how to migrate your existing W&B profiles as well as create new ones using pre-built templates for hundreds of aircraft types. They will also demonstrate the powerful new integration with Flights available with ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.

ICAO Filing Made Easy

Join Rob MacLeod of ForeFlight’s Flight Operations team as he explains the power and simplicity of filing ICAO flight plans from ForeFlight. Rob will cover the meaning and purpose of each field in the standard ICAO form, demystify the numerous ICAO filing codes, and demonstrate how to set everything up properly to start filing ICAO in ForeFlight.

Cross Country Flight Planning

Watch Phil Inman present our Cross Country Flight Planning webinar. This webinar covers how to plan a cross country flight and what tools ForeFlight offers to make flight planning easier. Learn how to plan a route, check the weather, download the data you need, and more.

Build Better Habits & Procedures with ForeFlight

Watch CFI and host of Aviation101 Josh Flowers along with CFI and ForeFlight Support Team member Chris Mauser describe how ForeFlight can help you optimize your pilot habits. Josh and Chris walk through their flight workflow - from preflight planning all the way to post-flight debriefing - and show how ForeFlight’s integrated capabilities can help bolster and even become the basis for safety-enhancing habits and procedures.

The Finer Points of Weather in ForeFlight

Watch CFII and expert ForeFlighter Jason Miller of The Finer Points and Chris Mauser, ForeFlight's Customer Success Coordinator and CFII, present an in-depth discussion on all things weather-related in ForeFlight. Jason and Chris will cover some of ForeFlight's most underutilized weather features, how to best incorporate different weather products into your preflight planning, and how these features can significantly improve the safety of flight for student pilots and experienced flyers alike.

The Power of Familiarity in Unfamiliar Cockpits

Steve Thorne, founder and host of Flight Chops, and ForeFlight Product Manager Thomas Daugherty discuss how ForeFlight can boost your confidence and safety while training in unfamiliar aircraft types. This webinar includes inflight video clips from Steve’s YouTube channel to support the discussion, and the pair answered questions from Flight Chops followers and webinar attendees.

Avoiding Loss of Control

Have you ever thought, “I just looked away for a moment!” Learn how loss of control can happen even when you think it cannot happen, or can’t happen to you. Tom Letts of Jeppesen will provide valuable tips on what can happen and how to recover.

Fun Facts About FARs

Did you know that regulations were not written to make a pilot’s life miserable? Regulations are designed to help protect the pilot.  That’s right, and we will look as some of the most common regulations and see how they truly do protect us.  We will look at a few cases that emphasize why we have regulations.  In addition, we will take an in-depth look at some of the regulations that pilot misinterpret, like logging PIC in a single-engine General Aviation aircraft.

Decision Making & Inflight Safety

Watch Phil Inman present our Decision Making & Inflight Safety webinar with Q&A. This webinar covers how to use ForeFlight’s safety features that can help you prepare for situations while flying or on the ground. Learn about preflight and inflight tools such as Takeoff and Landing Performance, Glide Advisor, inflight alerts, ADS-B weather and traffic, and more. Special guest Richard McSpadden, Executive Director of AOPA Air Safety Institute joins us to provide insight on aviation trends and increasing safety.

Filing a DC SFRA Flight Plan

Filing a flight plan into Washington DC's Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) may seem daunting, but ForeFlight makes it nearly as easy as filing any other flight plan! Listen to Rob MacLeod, ForeFlight's FlightOps team lead, walk you through the process from initial planning and gate identification to filing the flight plan.

Tips for Rusty Pilots

Join ForeFlight Team Lead and CFII Thomas Daugherty as he walks through helpful tips and strategies for out-of-practice pilots to get back in the air with ForeFlight! This webinar will cover the skills you need to go digital with ForeFlight Logbook, study up with the help of ForeFlight's extensive Documents catalog, complete your IPC or BFR, and get ready to retake the skies as PIC.

Basics of Flight Plan Filing (August 2022)

Join the dynamic duo of Rob MacLeod and Tim Stahl from ForeFlight's FlightOps Team to learn the essentials of filing flight plans and have your questions answered. The two will walk through the entire filing process, from basic aircraft setup to route planning, filling out the flight plan form, and amending, canceling, opening, and closing flight plans. Although this webinar will focus on filing in the U.S., pilots from other countries will still find much of the material helpful to their own flying.

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.

Flight Planning Enhancements

You can now preview all route options visually on an interactive map with Route Advisor. Simply tap through the list to highlight each route on the map, then tap “Select Route” to add it to your flight plan. An interactive Route Preview map in the Flights view provides a quick visual reference of your route, showing the departure and destination airports overlaid on a simple basemap with radar.

There are also enhancements to the flight planning workflow in the Flights view: the airport fields at the top have smart search functionality to help you find the right airports, and the Add Next Flight button makes it faster and easier to plan multi-leg flights by carrying forward departure, aircraft details, payload, fuel policy, and more. You can also export your flight plan in the official ICAO format and print, email, share via AirDrop, or save a copy in ForeFlight Documents.

Filing ICAO Flight Plans

This video walks you through filing a flight plan in ForeFlight using the ICAO flight plan format, including setting up the necessary fields in your aircraft profiles and using the ICAO flight plan form.

File with a Call Sign
ForeFlight now allows you to add a call sign to flight plans. Enter a call sign contraction and number in the field to file the flight under that call sign; your N number will be included in the flight plan’s remarks so ATC can still access it. If you don’t enter any call sign the flight will be filed under your N number. Learn more about filing with ForeFlight at https://foreflight.com/filing.
Helpful Web Features
ForeFlight on the web includes helpful features that enable fast flight planning from your desktop browser.
Aviation Weather Tips Every Pilot Should Know
Every day pilots use various weather reports and forecasts to make many routine operational decisions. Knowing how to use this guidance within its limitations is paramount. While pilots are taught the basics, many important details are left out of their primary training. This program will discuss some common mistakes pilots make and provide a few tips on how to properly utilize this weather guidance in their day-to-day preflight planning regiment.

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