Fuel Prices, 'Direct-To', FBO Info, And More
The latest release of ForeFlight Mobile is now available for
download iTunes App Store. ForeFlight says the version 3.7
update includes features like fuel prices, SIDs and STARs, airway
support, direct-to, airport and FBO comments, turbo downloads, and
a long list of user interface tweaks and performance improvements.
Touch Planning for iPhone is included in the most recent
ForeFlight says that the version 3.7 is the most extensive
update since version 3.0. Among the new features are:
- 100LL and Jet A fuel price maps, making it easy to see where
fuel is available and the price offered. See FBO prices posted and
submit new prices while standing at the FBO counter.
- View and submit comments on your favorite airports and FBOs
- Route planning via departures, airways, and arrivals. Display
recently cleared ATC routes on the map to see where others are
- Direct-to support, making it simple to modify your route of
flight when ATC sends you direct.
- Touch Planning on the iPhone! Tap and hold anywhere on the map
to start planning the perfect route.
3.7 also includes many smaller enhancements, like a new download
settings page, Turbo Downloads, a fresh new look for the airport
pages, and more images optimized for the iPhone 4's Retina
For iPad users, ForeFlight says it designed the Airports View to
fill the whole screen, reduce scrolling, and reduce the effort
required for your eyes to lock on to important airport data. The
colors selected reduce brightness, draw attention to the top half
of the page, and help highlight critical information. The most
important airport information is displayed on the top half of the
Airports View. Refer to this portion of the view when preparing to
taxi or when approaching an airport, as it contains elements such
as the current flight rule, field elevation and pattern altitude,
automated weather frequencies, and controller frequencies.
Additional information from one of the seven available groupings
is displayed in the bottom half of the screen. Groups include a
comprehensive list of airport related frequencies, current and
forecast weather, runway details, terminal procedures, notices to
airmen, airport services, and supplemental airport information.
Pilots can also search or browse airports, and keep a list of
The company also has introduced new discounted group pricing
plans for organizations and enterprises that need support for more
than five subscriptions. With new online tools available next
month, groups and enterprises can easily upgrade from one plan to
another, manage users, and keep track of usage.