Avionics Report

June 2015 Issue

ForeFlight For Desktop: Cloud-Based Planner

ForeFlight’s new web flight planner replicates the familiar ForeFlight Mobile tablet app, plus it syncs route data between the desktop computer and tablet.

For a while it seemed that desktop flight planning was headed for extinction, replaced by do-it-all tablet computers running apps that capably serve double duty as flight planners and cockpit navigators. At Sun ‘n Fun 2015, navigation app developer ForeFlight introduced a new web planner that automatically interacts with its iOS Mobile navigation app. Additionally, ForeFlight released version 7.0 software for the app, a major update which adds a new procedure advisor function, cabin pressure altitude alerting, faster nav data downloads and an interface for the Apple Watch. Here’s a rundown.

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