Track log

Sporty’s and ForeFlight launch “virtual poker run” with track logs

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As part of its Virtual Airshow this month, an online celebration of aviation to help ease the pain of a cancelled 2020 AirVenture Oshkosh, Sporty’s has partnered with ForeFlight to offer a virtual poker run contest. The goal is to encourage pilots to fly this summer, whether it’s a local flight or a long cross-country, and then share it with others. One winner will be awarded a Sentry ADS-B receiver.

Track log

Track logs are easy to create in ForeFlight.

While a traditional poker run usually involves flying to five different airports and collecting a card at each stop, such in-person events are a little harder to pull off during the coronavirus pandemic. This new contest will hopefully inspire the same spirit of adventure and get some hours in pilots’ logbooks, but in a safe way.

That safe way is using ForeFlight’s Track Logs tab, a powerful tool for recording, reviewing, and sharing flights. The app can be set to automatically log flights, so there’s no additional workload and built-in debrief tools make it easy to review every segment of a flight. For more details on using track logs, check out ForeFlight’s support page.

The Sporty’s-ForeFlight virtual poker run is free to enter. Just fly a flight with five waypoints, whether it be landing at five airports or drawing a picture in the sky with a five-point track, then share the resulting track log with Sporty’s. Instead of winning based on the best poker hand, points will be awarded for creativity and precise flying. Prizes include a Sentry ADS-B receiver and a one year annual Performance Plus subscription to ForeFlight.

How to enter:

  1. Take a flight sometime during July 2020.
  2. Fly a route with at least five points (this could be a 25-mile flight or a 250-mile flight, but it must have five airports or turns or points of interest you circle).
  3. Record your flight using ForeFlight’s track log feature.
  4. Email your track log to [email protected] with Virtual Poker Run in the subject.

The winner will be announced in early August.

4 replies
  1. Geoff
    Geoff says:

    How will you prevent people from just using X-plane with ForeFlight connected to record a track log?

    • John Zimmerman
      John Zimmerman says:

      You can see in a ForeFlight track log what was used to log it. X-Plane will show up as the source.

      Having said that, if all you can do is fly X-Plane we’d say share it anyway!

  2. Jack A Moutoux
    Jack A Moutoux says:

    i too wonder how to discern between xplane-11 and and actual flight or will it not matter?

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