Configure Chart and Data Downloads

July 6, 2022   

 

Setting up your downloads in ForeFlight is easier than ever with new separate menus for Chart/Data selections and Region selections.

Operational Note Flags

Easily find and review operational notes affecting your route from start to finish with Operational Note Flags, available with ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.

Operational Note Flags

Easily find and review operational notes affecting your route from start to finish with Operational Note Flags, available with ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.

Configure Chart and Data Downloads

Setting up your downloads in ForeFlight is easier than ever with new separate menus for Chart/Data selections and Region selections.

Custom Waypoint Elevations

Specify elevations for custom waypoints to plan flights to and from them like you would airports, complete with accurate climb and descent performance calculations and depictions in Profile View.

Introducing Sentry Plus - The Latest in Portable ADS-B

The best in portable ADS-B just got better. Sentry Plus builds on essential safety-enhancing capabilities with powerful new innovations to put a + on your flying and debriefing workflows with subscription-free ADS-B weather and traffic, carbon-monoxide monitoring, a high-performance track log recorder, AHRS for backup attitude + g-Load tracking, and more in a compact case with industry-leading battery life.

Available now from Sporty's Pilot Shop in North America and SkyFox and CAE Pilot Shop in Europe. Visit https://flywithsentry.com/sentry-plus to learn more.

Per Leg Altitudes in Profile

Plan enroute altitude changes around terrain, weather, or airspace and visualize them in Profile View, with the option to start or end a climb or descent at a specified waypoint. Profile View is included in Pro Plus subscription plans and above.

Global Graphical NOTAMs

Previously limited to Europe, Graphical enroute NOTAMs are now supported globally with the new NOTAMs map layer. NOTAMs are color-coded based on type, severity, and active times, with new type-based filters available in Map Settings.

Set Up W&B Profiles on ForeFlight Web

Learn how to set up and publish integrated Weight & Balance profiles for your entire flight department in ForeFlight Web.

Hazard Advisor Altitude Preview

Manually control Hazard Advisor’s altitude before a flight to find a minimum altitude route around terrain, then revert to Auto mode during a flight to lock Hazard Advisor to your actual altitude.
Hazard Advisor is available with Pro Plus subscription plans and above.

Enhanced and Integrated Weight & Balance

ForeFlight’s Enhanced Weight & Balance capability is now available for all customers, allowing you to more easily create, edit, and plan with your W&B profiles. The new W&B contains features like Standard Weights and Saved Loads to save you time when inputting load information. Migrate legacy W&B profiles or easily set up new ones using our pre-built templates for hundreds of aircraft.

Additionally, with ForeFlight Performance Plus you can integrate your Weight & Balance profiles with Flights, simplifying your preflight workflow and producing more accurate time and fuel calculations.

Configure Chart and Data Downloads

Setting up your downloads in ForeFlight is easier than ever with new separate menus for Chart/Data selections and Region selections.

ForeFlight for Student Pilots

Join Kendall Stovall and Alex McMillan, both ForeFlight experts and active CFIs, as they explain what every student pilot needs to know about ForeFlight. They will walk you through setting up an aircraft and weight & balance, finding and uploading documents, and other features needed to plan your first flight. Kendall and Alex will also point out helpful features to help users on any subscription plan get the most out of ForeFlight.

New Customer Webinar: 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.
Enhanced and Integrated Weight & Balance

ForeFlight’s Enhanced Weight & Balance capability is now available for all customers, allowing you to more easily create, edit, and plan with your W&B profiles. The new W&B contains features like Standard Weights and Saved Loads to save you time when inputting load information. Migrate legacy W&B profiles or easily set up new ones using our pre-built templates for hundreds of aircraft.

Additionally, with ForeFlight Performance Plus you can integrate your Weight & Balance profiles with Flights, simplifying your preflight workflow and producing more accurate time and fuel calculations.

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.

Customize the Aeronautical Map

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'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.

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.
Using the Airports View

OLD VIDEO: This video was made before the "Airports" tab was redesigned, but all of the capabilities you access from "More" are the same as they were before. Visit the ForeFlight Mobile Pilot's Guide.

The Airports view is your all-in-one source for any kind of information about airports. From current and forecast weather to runways, procedures, and FBOs, the Airports view is one of the most important places in ForeFlight when it comes to flight planning.

Helpful Web Features
ForeFlight on the web includes helpful features that enable fast flight planning from your desktop browser.
iPad Setup Tips

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

Distance Rings

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.

Keep an eye on how far you are from nearby airports, obstacles, and landmarks using distance rings. You can set the rings to automatically grow and shrink as you change zoom level, or set them to display flight times rather than distances. This simple tool is a must-have for maximizing inflight situational awareness.

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