ForeFlight released version 7.1 last week, which significantly enhances the weather imagery section of the app. This detailed collection of charts aims to give pilots a more complete picture of the current and future weather by identifying potential hazards with hour by hour graphical forecasts. The new ForeFlight weather imagery section also adds a collection of long-range planning charts to help pilots monitor weather forecasts up to 7 days in advance, which is a welcome addition for long-range decision making.
To help pilots better understand the new weather charts featured in the app we talked with ForeFlight weather scientist Scott Dennstaedt at the AOPA Fly-In in Frederick, MD, over the weekend. Watch the video of the interview here: