Medium- to Long-Range Flight Planning

Nov. 14, 2016   

 
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.
New Weather Imagery

This video introduces the new weather collections in the ForeFlight Mobile Imagery view.

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.
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.
Weather Layer Time Slider

ForeFlight’s radar and satellite layers now use an interactive time slider tool that provides more control when viewing and animating weather timestamps.

Icing, Turbulence, and Surface Analysis Layers

ForeFlight’s weather capabilities now include five new layers for icing, turbulence, and surface analysis forecasts, available on Pro Plus, Performance Plus, and Business Performance plans. The Icing and Turbulence layers each have a US and global option, and the Surface Analysis layer provides a global view of isobars and associated pressure readings, and a more detailed view of pressure centers, fronts, troughs, and other features for North America. All five of the new layers are also available on ForeFlight’s web application.

New Weather Imagery

This video introduces the new weather collections in the ForeFlight Mobile Imagery view.

ForeFlight Graphical Preflight Briefing
This video walks you through how to use ForeFlight's graphical preflight briefing.
Pack For Your Flight
Pack is like a trip kit and ensures you'll never be caught in the air without the charts, maps, NOTAMs, and other important data you need. Pack analyzes your route and queues up what is missing from your device - download everything to your iPad or iPhone with a single tap. Charts downloaded with Pack can be found in the Downloads view and deleted after a flight, and more temporary data like weather and fuel prices are automatically removed after reconnecting to Wi-Fi.
Using the Airports View
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.
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.
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.
Color IR Satellite
The Color infrared Satellite layer is an alternative to the original satellite layer (now called Enhanced Satellite) that extends ForeFlight’s weather planning capabilities.
SXAR1 Cloud & Echo Tops
ForeFlight Pilots flying with SiriusXM’s SXAR1 have access to two new weather layers - cloud tops and echo tops.
SXAR1: SiriusXM Radio & Surface Wind Layer

Learn more about the integration with SiriusXM’s SXAR1 and find support resources at foreflight.com/siriusxm. For personal assistance with your SiriusXM account, call 1-855-838-8563.

SiriusXM Weather in ForeFlight Mobile
ForeFlight and SiriusXM partner to bring nationwide XM weather to ForeFlight Mobile via the portable SXAR1 receiver. Connect your iPad or iPhone to the SXAR1 via Bluetooth and access high resolution radar with storm cell attributes and tracks, winds and temps aloft, METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs/SIGMETs, and more. The SiriusXM Pilot For ForeFlight subscription is available from the SiriusXM Aviation website. The SXAR1 integration is available with ForeFlight 8.1 or later. Learn more at http://www.foreflight.com/siriusxm

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