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iPad Frequently Asked Questions

The most common questions about the iPad, from basics like the difference between WiFi and LTE models to advanced user tips. Add your own questions too.

How To Connect ForeFlight To Microsoft Flight Sim 2020

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've probably been excited about the development and release of the latest revision to the classic Microsoft Flight Sim. But how can you use the new simulator with ForeFlight? Here we'll explain how to set up Flight Events to sync your iPad to your PC.

ForeFlight now supports synthetic vision on iPhone

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ForeFlight released version 10.5 today, adding a few highly sought after features. Most notably, this update brings synthetic vision to the iPhone, allowing pilots to use one of the most popular iPad features in ForeFlight on the smaller screen.

5 quick tips for ForeFlight pilots

The number of features available in ForeFlight is truly staggering, with everything from basics like moving maps to advanced performance planning. But beyond the flashy tools, ForeFlight has a number of time-saving features that can make your next flight safer and easier. Here are five of our favorites.

5 things to look for in the newest version of ForeFlight

When ForeFlight first launched over 10 years ago, the app was designed for one device: the iPhone, with its 3.5" screen. Now the app can be found on a huge variety of Apple devices, from 4" iPhones to 13" iPads. Making one app look good on all those devices is a serious challenge, but it's on that ForeFlight has tackled in a big way with version 9.5.
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ForeFlight celebrates ten years – what comes next?

We recently visited ForeFlight's Austin office and sat down with Tim Schuetze, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. We asked Schuetze about the major areas of focus for the company, what comes next, and how they maintain quality as they grow.

10 ways to use your iPad to save money on fuel

In addition to weather, today's iPad apps can also provide you with a wealth of data to assist in fuel planning. There are a lot of variables that come into play here, including winds aloft, airplane performance, airport service availability, and of course fuel prices. Here we're going to look at series of tips to help you use your iPad to make the most of this decision-making process and reduce your fuel expenses.

Flying with Jepp charts in ForeFlight version 9.2

It was big news last month when Jeppesen and ForeFlight announced a deal to collaborate on charting data and app development. Now it's a reality, with the release of ForeFlight version 9.2. Here's what Jeppesen charts look like in the app, and how to get set up.
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ForeFlight introduces turbine flight planning tools with version 9.1

ForeFlight has held a dominant position among piston airplane pilots for a few years now, but they have not been quite as successful in the world of flight departments and jet operators. The competition is definitely heating up, though, as ForeFlight introduced a whole new tier of service today, called Performance Planning. Here's a look at the new features.
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Understanding Stratus settings

The latest generation of ADS-B receivers now offer subscription-free weather, traffic, GPS, backup attitude, pressure altitude and flight data recording. As the feature list has grown, the options and settings list has also grown. In this post, we'll walk through the various options for configuring your Stratus, so you can get the most out of your investment.
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8 hidden features in ForeFlight 8

ForeFlight made a big splash this summer with the release of version 8, which delivered a new data-driven aeronautical map layer. While the new map generated most of the hype during the announcement, there were many other enhancements you may…

ForeFlight and SXAR1 – flight test report

About a month ago, ForeFlight introduced support for the SiriusXM Aviation Receiver, also called the SXAR1. We've had the chance to fly with it on numerous trips now, and overall we've found the SXAR1 to be reliable and useful. Here are some notes from a recent cross country flight.