ForeFlight runway alert

Understanding ForeFlight alerts and notifications

One of our favorite features in ForeFlight is its ability to continuously monitor your position, altitude and flight profile to provide a number of in-app audio and visual alerts. These are designed to keep you aware of potential hazards and improve situational awareness in-flight and on the ground. Here we'll go through each alert function based on phase of flight to explain its purpose and configuration options.
Weight and balance file on Numbers

How to use the Numbers app to calculate weight and balance

Using a spreadsheet app from Apple called Numbers ($10 in the App Store), you can create a spreadsheet for your aircraft that will allow you to quickly perform a weight and balance before every flight.

ADS-B weather products: what you’ll see in flight

Pilots are using in-flight weather now more than ever, thanks to subscription-free ADS-B weather and the iPad. Here we'll show you what weather products are available, and what they look like in the air using the ForeFlight app.

ForeFlight tip: using the swipe gestures to switch between charts

The recent ForeFlight Mobile app update added some hidden new features, including the ability to swipe between charts and view multi-page procedures with just one tap. Here's how to do it.

iPad legal briefing – what pilots need to know

Time to get current on iPad regulations. In this detailed article, we explain what you need to know to stay legal with your iPad in the cockpit, including a review quiz and helpful flow chart.

FSXFlight adds traffic support to ForeFlight and Flight Simulator X

A plug-in for Microsoft Flight Simulator called FSXFlight allows you to display your simulated position and navigation information on an iPad running ForeFlight. A recent update to the plug-in also allows you to display the simulated traffic from FSX in ForeFlight. Here's how to do it.

Tips for flying with the iPad at night

Using the iPad at night brings some additional benefits to your flying, but also can introduce new challenges. Here we'll cover a series of tips to help you maximize your experience when flying with the iPad at night.

8 tips for getting the most out of your ForeFlight logbook

Digital logbooks have been around for many years, but ForeFlight's introduction of this feature about five years ago seems to have made it mainstream. More and more pilots are using the app to log flights and track currency, but there's more to this feature than just basic flight logging. Here are eight ways to get the most out of your new logbook.

How to use ForeFlight with Microsoft Flight Sim and X-Plane

Have you recently upgraded to the latest version of ForeFlight with Synthetic Vision or WingX Pro and can't wait to fly with the new features? Here we'll show you how to fly with these apps at home using desktop flight simulator programs.

Get more from your iPad: the Long Press shortcut

Discover special shortcuts built into your iPad's software, all accessible by tapping and holding on a part of your screen in certain apps.