New Version Of ForeFlight Supports ADS-B Device For iPad | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **
** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **

Wed, Apr 18, 2012

New Version Of ForeFlight Supports ADS-B Device For iPad

In-Flight Weather Information From A Battery-Powered Receiver

The new version of ForeFlight offers support for the Stratus portable ADS-B weather receiver introduced last month. On its blog, ForeFlight says that the new version 4.5 supports all FIS-B products transmitted by the ADS-B network. This includes high resolution regional NEXRAD, CONUS NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, winds aloft, PIREPs, SUA information, TFRs, and NOTAMs.

Other enhancement included in the update are direct to route search syntax, estimated time of departure offsets for routes, naming favorite routes, map performance enhancements, and enhancements to the altitude rules in the File & Brief view. 4.5 also makes inputting a route direct from current location simple. As an example, to fly from your current position direct to KSFO airport, enter "D KSFO" in the route search box. The “D” in front of the identifier instructs the map to compute a course from your present location to the identifier, updating trip times, ETA, and fuel.

Favorite routes can also be named and saved under a "Favorite" menu. The name is optional, but when a name is provided, the named route appears in the favorite routes list.

The File & Brief view no longer enforces cardinal cruise altitude rules for flights under 4,100' MSL. This enhancement is to allow more flexibility for pilots flying down low or in the SFRA.

The new version if available now for download from the App store. Stratus begins shipping April 23.

In an advisory bulletin received by ANN Tuesday, ForeFlight tells users that after updating to the new version, plates, charts, and documents will have to be re-downloaded. To download data from iPad, tap on 'More' in the bottom-right, tap on 'Downloads', and then tap the green 'Download' button. To download data from iPhone, tap on the 'Download' icon and then tap the green 'Download' button.

ForeFlight Mobile also says that 4.5.1 - which is awaiting Apple's review - will land in the App Store in the next few days and will not require data re-downloading. Users who wait for 4.5.1 will not need to re-download data. The company says it will follow-up with an email as soon as 4.5.1 is available.

Before every flight, ForeFlight recommends a proper pre-flight of your iPad and apps to ensure data required for your flight is available.

FMI: www.foreflight.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installati>[...]

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Docs Endorse, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of >[...]

Aero-TV: AT LAST!!! - Avidyne’s IFD540 Receives Certification

Avidyne's Long-Awaited IFD540 Finally Gets A Chance To Show Its R9 Roots If you are looking for the bells and whistles of modern avionics you missed an opportunity if you were not >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.14)

ASTM International ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of i>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.14): Basic Empty Weight (GAMA)

Basic empty weight includes the standard empty weight plus optional and special equipment that has been installed.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC