ForeFlight Adds Custom Content Packs

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ForeFlight now lets pilots import, use and share custom content bundles through its Custom Content Packs feature. Introduced last month, Content Packs can include customized airport diagrams; procedure plates; georeferenced charts; map layers containing shapes, points and labels; and navigation data that links custom waypoints to PDF files. As shown in the video below, users can either build—and share—their own packs or import already-made content.

According to ForeFlight, Content Packs will allow critical information for activities like fighting wildfires, smoke-jumping, backcountry flying, flight training and sightseeing tours to be easily added and displayed in the app. The company says customized airport diagrams and procedure plates imported through the Content Pack “Bring Your Own Plates” feature will behave the same way as those downloaded through ForeFlight. Also, PDF and HTML documents can now be attached to specific waypoints and accessed directly from ForeFlight’s map.

ForeFlight has freeContent Pack samples available for download including packs for Maine lighthouses, abandoned airfields in the U.S. and UAS facilities and restrictions. Content Packs are supported for ForeFlight’s individual “Plus,” Business Performance and MFB Performance subscription plans.