The preflight weather briefing has transitioned over the last decade from a Flight Service assisted process to self-service using online resources and mobile apps. Here we’ll show how to make sure you know where to find all pertinent NOTAMs when completing a self-briefing with both ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot.
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The latest ForeFlight update simplifies the chart and data download process, adds the ability to specify the elevation of a custom waypoint and adds a new setting to display the ruler and cockpit instruments in either Magnetic or True North. Here’s a look at how to use each of these new features.
ForeFlight is one of aviation’s biggest success stories, growing from a hobby to an industry-leading business in less than a decade. Tyson Weihs was there at the beginning, and in this episode of Sporty’s Pilot’s Discretion podcast, he shares some early memories and some lessons learned about aviation and business. He also explains how he uses ForeFlight both for pre-flight planning and for in-flight navigation, plus tips for using datalink weather to stay safe.
Now there’s a new top dog in the portable weather receiver market, with the introduction of Sentry Plus. While slightly larger than the original Sentry, it’s still a compact and lightweight device that easily mounts on a side window via a suction cup. In addition to popular features like datalink weather and traffic, Sentry Plus includes some thoughtful upgrades and performance enhancements. Here’s a look at some of the new features.
The latest update to ForeFlight is now available, version 14.4, and adds a variety of clever new features primarily focused on improving flight planning. This includes a new graphical NOTAM layer on the moving map and the ability to specify altitude changes for the active flight plan in the profile view.
Garmin’s connected panel system works seamlessly with ForeFlight, allowing you to send flight plan updates, ADS-B weather/traffic, GPS, AHRS and more from your installed avionics wirelessly to your iPad. Here’s a look at what components are required and how to use each of the features.
If you’re anything like us, your favorite electronic flight bag (EFB) app has dozens of features that you don’t even know about, or perhaps you once knew about but have long since forgotten. That’s certainly true of ForeFlight, which has steadily added features over the last decade to become a truly comprehensive preflight and in-flight tool. Here are five features we recently “rediscovered” that are worth trying on your next flight.
Some compromises are made when moving data that was initially designed to be displayed on a fold-out chart or book to an iPad app. In particular, it’s a challenge to integrate information like legends and chart supplements—some of which is critically important for pilots. Fortunately, ForeFlight still offers these supplements and supporting data, but you need to know where to look.
ForeFlight recently released their latest app update, version 14.2, which improves two of the app’s popular preflight planning tools. In this article, we’ll show where to find the new features and how to make the most of them when planning your next flight.
After setting up some initial data in ForeFlight for you and your aircraft, filing an IFR flight plan takes just a few minutes. Here we’ll walk through the process step-by-step to show you where to enter the data and send the flight plan through to ATC.
This week’s tip takes a look at how to use ForeFlight’s optional synthetic vision display in the app. This simulated view of the outside world displays ground features and terrain alongside the app’s digital flight instruments.
ForeFlight now offers three main subscription plans: Basic Plus, Pro Plus, and Performance Plus. On top of that there are choices for geographic regions, and considerations for fleet operators. Which subscription is right for you? What are the pros and cons of each level? In this article, we’ll examine the key differences and offer a few opinions.