ForeFlight training course app updated for version 8

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ForeFlight released the much-anticipated version 8 this week, which among other things enables a new dynamic, data-driven aeronautical map layer for pilots. To coincide with this release Sporty’s also updated their ForeFlight training course app with new video training segments showing how to use all the new features added to the app over the past 12 months.

Here’s a look at a few of the highlights and new things you’ll learn after completing the course:

How to customize the new Aeronautical Map Layer

Aero maps

Analyze weather with the new Lowest Tilt Radar map overlay option


Decode the new pilot report (PIREP) symbols


Retrieve a graphical weather briefing from Flight Service

graphical weather

Incorporate the Area Forecast Discussion weather data into your self-briefing

area forecast discussions

How to view chart side panels and legends with Map Touch Action

map touch

Switch from your paper logbook to ForeFlight’s new digital logbook


The Flying with ForeFlight 8 course runs 106 minutes in length and is available for $29.99 as a dedicated app in the app store and as an online course, which can be accessed from any desktop or mobile web browser.

Here’s a short video with a selection of content from the course: