ForeFlight Mobile 5.6 Update Released
Tyson Weihs, co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight, has announced the release of version 5.6 of ForeFlight’s intelligent app for pilots. Highlights of the update include enhanced flight plan filing options—including ICAO flight plan form support—as well as complete worldwide coverage for military pilots. Significantly, ForeFlight now primarily files flight plans directly via the modernized Lockheed Martin Flight Services (AFSS) interfaces, which allows Flight Service specialists to see flight plan details so they can more quickly provide briefings and open VFR flight plans. A significant benefit is faster search and rescue times in the event they are needed. Pilots still have the choice of filing via DUATS. ICAO flight plan filing—required if flying internationally or crossing foreign airspace as is common in the Great Lakes area—has been enabled in the update, which now allows IFR filing throughout North America.
Also new with ForeFlight 5.6 is complete worldwide coverage of Department of Defense DFLIP data including approach plates, en route charts, and DAFIF nav data. In addition to Central and South America, Pacific, Australasia and Antarctica, ForeFlight’s Military Flight Bag now offers Africa, Canada, Europe, Asia, Middle East and United States coverage. Military Flight Bag is a service available to military, state and federal agencies, and DOD contractors who have approval to access the Department of Defense Flight Information Publications (FLIP) and who have an active ForeFlight Mobile subscription.