Georeferenced U.S. VFR Flyway Charts
•Download and view VFR flyway charts directly on ForeFlight’s map using the new VFR Flyway map layer.
•Previously only available in the Documents view, these planning charts depict potential VFR routes through and around major metropolitan areas to help VFR pilots avoid Class B airspace and commercial traffic flows.
•The charts appear as a new option at the bottom of the left-hand column in the layer selector, and as a configurable download switch in More > Downloads > Download Settings > United States.
Improved Single-Tap and Map Layer Functionality
•A number of improvements allow you to do more with map layers and the single-tap gesture.
•Enable multiple shape-based map layers like TFRs and AIR/SIGMET/CWAs simultaneously, then tap where they overlap to select which one you want to view information about.
•This multi-layer “Map Info” popup also allows you to select elements from other map layers like winds aloft barbs, PIREPS, lightning, obstacles, and Aeronautical Map elements like waypoints and airways.
•You can also now tap on FBO markers that are built into ForeFlight’s Aeronautical Map airport diagrams to quickly access information about them.
New Supported Document Types
•You can now import comma-separated value files (CSV), and Apple Pages, Keynote, and Number files into ForeFlight’s Documents view.
•As with other document types, you can import these files via AirDrop, email, iTunes, or via a connected cloud storage account if you have a Pro Plus subscription or above.
•ForeFlight supports the following document types: pdf, tiff, tif, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, bmp, bmpf, txt, doc, docx, xlsx, xls, pptx, ppt, csv, pages, key, and numbers.
•Also, the Documents view now separates your personal drives from the rest so you can more easily access your imported documents and any linked cloud storage account.
Logbook Auto-Calculates Night Times from Filed Flight Plans
•Create draft Logbook entries from filed flight plans and ForeFlight will automatically calculate how much of each flight may be logged as Night Time.
•You can enable draft Logbook entries from filed flight plans in More > Logbook > Settings > Draft Entry Creation > Filed Flight Plan.
•ForeFlight also calculates Night Time and Night Landings when you create a draft Logbook entry from a recorded Track Log.
Ratings and Reviews
Foreflight: Essential and best value in all of aviation!
FF is easily the best app for aviation. I have all others, and they are not bad, some even good (eg GP), but I will not leave home without FF. Connecting to various Garmin devices now makes it a great in flight manager as well. I am glad that emphasis is placed on pre-flight management in this update. While flying multiple aircraft in various conditions, different performances, loads, settings, it is all adjusted on the fly through a pilot centered, intuitive interface. This makes keeping track of all data pertinent to a flight, as well as briefing, filing and tracking the flight as easy as can be. As an app goes, it is not cheap like a 2.99 game, but as an essential, reliable tool it is the cheapest utility around in all of aviation. In a world where we measure things in AMU’s, this app and it’s subscription fees are nothing to cry about, and in my opinion the subscription fee is the least I can contribute to keep this ForeFlight team eager to improve and grow.
My only concern is not related to FF, but more related to the iPad and its very short life cycle before obsolescence. I am already concerned about what will happen when iPads cease to exist. For now, i am including a new iPad every other year to the price of doing business.
We use this daily!
We fly 12 to 18 hours per week with ForeFlight and Stratus 2. ForeFlight has come along way since it’s introduction with synthetic vision, excellent integration with Stratus and so much more. I did get concerned with the previous version as we started having multiple crashes on two different newer iPads daily. We do load multiple waypoint and it seemed like that might have been a factor? I always make sure my iPad has plenty of open SSD space and the newer iPads have 2GB or more RAM, so I wonder if the software rolled out too fast? We’re also very careful about not updating the OS until the all clear is given. I just hope ForeFlight’s team slows down a little on all the bells and whistles. It’s much more crucial for the product to work flawlessly versus having 3D views of airports / etc. All in all ForeFlight is the BEST aviation App on the market and their team is obviously awesome at coding. My concerns and comments here about previous crashes are only because we’re addicted to ForeFlight and never want to see it burdened with issues. The new version seems to be more stable with only the rare crash. It does open back up in seconds right were you left off. Keep up the good work. Thanks ForeFlight!
Developer Response ,
Hello IFR-Pilot. Thank you for the feedback! Would you please send an email to our Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org? We would like to troubleshoot this issue with you.
Don’t Leave Home Without It
As a career software developer/designer, I’ve seen many times where software makes life easier, or more efficient. I’ve also seen many times where software tries to fill a gap that doesn't really exist. With 100% certainty, I can say that ForeFlight is one of the best things to happen to General Aviation since the Wright Brothers’ first flight. It correctly fills many gaps that existed prior to its existence and leverages technology to make your flight easier and safer.
I learned to fly in the era prior to ForeFlight. When I returned to flying, I was impressed with how far such technology had come. I can hardly imagine flying without my ForeFlight now. No more paper charts or semi-guesswork ... it’s all in ForeFlight, in an easy to interface on the tablet platform of your choice.
ForeFlight offers a 30 day trial. You can’t go wrong with that deal.
- ForeFlight, LLC
- 249.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 ForeFlight LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Basic Plus US - 1 Year $99.99
- Pro Plus US - 1 Year $199.99
- Basic Plus CA - 1 Year $99.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.