New user: Outstanding app 5/5
Started out using Garmin Pilot because it came free with my private pilot course thru Cessna. Garmin Pilot is Greta but ForeFlight is outstanding. Amazing app! I love the fact that I can plan a flight in the app including a recorded briefing so I no longer have to use a 3rd party source like DUATS or FLTPLAN.com. One feature that is missing is the ability to manually change the visibility of map icons based on the map range. Garmin Pilot has this setting. ForeFlight does it automatically but I can’t customize the settings. So for example when my map range is at 20 miles, if I only want to see large airports and class B airspace but not smaller airports and other airspace, I can’t customize this setting in ForeFlight. And if my map range is at 2 miles, I want to see all airports and airspaces, I can’t customize this setting. Garmin Pilot has a lot more customer settings for map layer visibility based on the selected map range. Other that this issue, ForeFlight is superior to Garmin Pilot in every other way.
The reason I own an iPad is for this app 5/5
This is hands down the best EFB for pilots in the U.S. It has a simple interface, excellent feature set, and provides almost all of the information you could possibly want directly on the map.
It’s updated quickly for new iOS releases, has native iPhone X support, and has a quick pace of feature enhancements throughout the year that makes you feel like you’re getting something for your money.
If I had one complaint, it would be that they’re trying to charge more for aircraft climb and descent profiles. Other EFBs have this functionality built-in.
Overall, easily a 5-star app.
Great update, what happened to watch app? 4/5
Love the app but why the removal of the Apple Watch app? Would be happy to change to a 5 star if someone could respond! Thx!
FltPlan Go is Free & Better App 1/5
By PW Pilot
We used ForeFlight for years but grew tired of the never ending price increases. If you are looking for a comparable geo-referenced app then seriously consider FltPlan Go.
FltPlan Go is offered FREE of charge by FltPlan.com (Flight Plan, LLC) and comparable to ForeFlight except you get multiple choices for ADS-B versus ForeFlight shoves the over-priced Stratus down your throat.
In addition, Flight Plan has been around considerably longer than ForeFlight so Flight Plan has more experience and better support.
We have no affiliation to Flight Plan, LLC and just helping you make a more informed decision.
Adding second IPad 5/5
Jeb was great and walked me thru adding my second IPad to ForeFlight Pro. Great app and would recommend it to VFR and IFR Pilots out there that can always use the extra info. Thanks Marc
Weather bugs go unfixed, Apple Watch Deleted 2/5
If you have multiple weather sources connected, like LTE, a GDL 39 etc... Weather will often not display. If one source does not have data, then it will block data from all other sources. The only way to get weather is to turn off the equipment, or connections one at a time in trial and error fashion.
Got an Apple Watch to use with Foreflight, then found they deleted the advertised function in an update.
Wish I could use Foreflight, however the lack of weather forces me to use other products that do not have this bug. Have no problem with other weather apps when multiple weather sources are connected. I did report this bug both in person at Oshkosh 5 months ago, and via email.
It works great for me. 5/5
Thanks for quickly updating us to know if we should update to the new iOS firmware or not. It means a lot because I use this app as my primary source of navigation. My secondary source is my sectional chart in my bag now collecting dust.
Does Not Support Stratux AHRS 1/5
I will not be renewing my subscription thanks to ForeFlight’s decision to not support AHRS from Stratux. They like to blame it on Stratux, but it’s clear from their language that they are trying to force people to use THEIR Stratus2. Greedy behavior ruins yet another promising company.
Won’t download in background. 3/5
By Chug The First
Please make your next update include background downloads.
I have to say that I am very pleased with the app so far. I just used it on a trip from TNCM to KFXE and it definitely delivered! Still learning all the features as I go. A lot of people recommended me Foreflight for verious reasons but it took a chat with my friend Sam Wilson who happened to work for the company to convince me! I am looking froward to using the app on all my flights. Great buy!
Bad update 2/5
Last update buggy. Slowed down my new mini 4. Can not open taxiway drawing from the airports tab. Now have to go to plates to open it. iPhone and iPad versions seem ok but slower
Apple watch?!?!? 5/5
What happened to the compatibility with apple watch? I used to utilize features on apple watch all the time and after the last update, now they're gone. Will that be returning?
Apple Watch? 2/5
By LUH DES Pilot
This app does NOT work with the New Apple Watch...how can this be?
Disappointed in the iPhone app 3/5
By iPad Paul
Glad to see the update to the iPhone app to more closely match the iPad version. I’ve always wished for no differences at all.
Sadly we lost the Watch app in the process.
We also lost the ability to display the flight plan progress on the iPhone at the top of the map, which we could do before the update, and we can still do on the iPad. Weirdly, that space is occupied with the estimated trip totals, even when you’re well into the flight.
Also, there’s still no display of attitude info available in the iPhone app. I can’t think of any good reason for this continued omission. And, there’s still no way to get ride of the nexrad progress bar without getting rid of all nexrad display. Why display a big obtrusive progress bar while showing a static nexrad image?
Where is FF for my new AppleWatch? 3/5
I am at a loss, it appears Watch App is gone!! They bribg cellular to the watch, and FF decides its time to pull the watch app? Makes no sense...likely new roadmap for FF putting more into other areas ...Seriously questioning whether a renewal is on my roadmap for FF! (ok bit much, but still very dissappointed!!)
Rapidly becoming Bloatware 1/5
By Ed F., Philadelphia
Foreflight keeps adding features without making sure the app runs correctly on older devices. As a result, it no longer runs correctly on my iPad 2.
If you are going to hitch your wagon to this horse, be prepared to buy a new iPad every few years.
Simply Amazing 5/5
Changed the way I fly since it was first released. What happened to the WatchOS app though? It doesn’t show up on my App Store...
Keeping up with iOS 1/5
FF is now 4 iOS upgrades behind and I’m losing faith that they will ever catch up. I haven’t received an “all clear” since October 31. I use my iPad and iPhone for other apps that depend or improve with these latest iOS changes. I consider complaints such as not being able to read VOR frequencies on the aero map trivial compared to not being able to upgrade my iOS.
303JW (Robert Rubey) 5/5
ForeFlight is an incredible tool. I fly 400 - 500 hours a year. Currently fly a PA46-500-TP. ForeFlight helps to make me incredibly efficient and safe. I know the developers care deeply about their product and do everything they do to keep it running across multiple platforms.
I hope they make a bundle when they eventually monetize.
Jepp capability is awesome 5/5
By Bombardier Pilot
For Jepp-only users, a Setting to not display (or offer for download) Gov't terminal charts (Gov't approach plates) would be useful.
Not Apple Watch Compatible 3/5
Why does the application no longer offer Apple Watch comparability?
Great Product and Support 5/5
By Ryan Klavan
The update is fantastic and brings a whole new meaning to iPhone EFB’s. Everything is where it is on the iPad application. ForeFlight takes serious pride in their reviews. I had an issue and the CEO emailed me the next day. Yeah it’s a little more expensive than other EFB’s, but you get what you pay for.
New update is unbelievable!!! 5/5
For flight is now universal across all platforms way easier to use. I particularly like how much easier it is to file my flight plans flights select file activate done!! You guys nailed it. Still like to see a timer for IFR flying.
Just installed 9.5 update...app was removed and no longer on my Apple Watch?
Support responded they are working on an updated Apple Watch app
Can’t click on airports within VFR charts 5/5
The new update won’t let me click on airport icons and view the menu with frequencies METERS and other information within VFR charts. Only way to view that information is to go to the airports tab at the bottom. I can still click on TFRs and airways within the VFR chart. This issue is on both iPad and iPhone devices. Love this app, but update broke or took away a great feature.
Update: The update seemed to turn off my custom setting to show airports on the VFR map. Was able to change setting on both devices.
Great update! 4/5
The new update for the iPhone is much needed and makes navigation very intuitive. Great work!
The only reason I own an iOS device 5/5
This app has completely changed the landscape of aviation allowing not only loads of seamless automation to make hours of calculations done in microseconds but also for safety, accessibility and efficiency in the cockpit. The app turns any airplane into a super computer with worldwide charts and plates for VFR or IFR operations that are all georeferenced with your location. The best bang for buck item to add to your flight bag by far. Keep up the great work guys.
The best gets better... 5/5
Love the new update!!
Unbelievably good! 5/5
I’ve been using ForeFlight for some time and have found it to be the best thing to happen to flying in all my 46 years in aviation. The regular updates continually make it even better as did the addition of Stratus. And, the support could not be more responsive. Thank you, ForeFlight!
The subscription already costs enough so allow stratux and stop trying to force stratus down our throats.
Great potential, but developer is being greedy. 2/5
ForeFlight is generally a fantastic app. Significantly more polished and full-featured than its competition.
However, there is one glaring issue: ForeFlight is clearly favoring its preferred ADS-B solutions over more competitively priced options, to the detriment of its users. If I am paying FF a significant amount of $$ to enable AHRS, then I should be free to select my hardware of choice. FF works very well with its preferred Stratus and Scout mobile ADS-B solutions, but does not provide de support for the significantly less expensive (but no less capable) open-source solution: the Stratux.
When testing the Stratux with competing software and though its web-based interface, it is clear that the hardware is reliable and accurate and it is only FF’s refusal to open its APIs that causes poor an unreliable performance with this solution.
I will not be renewing my Synthetic Vision subscription and am seriously considering dropping FF altogether.
Horrid user interface 2/5
ForeFlight is a nightmare to use compared to FlyQ EFB. Every simple operation required 3 non-intuitive clicks. The only reason I put up with it is because the stratus ads-b unit refuses to support FlyQ.
Great customer support 5/5
Excellent app. Far better than Garmin Pilot that I used to use. Customer support is awesome.
5 Star App, 6 Star Customer Service 5/5
I’ve been using ForeFlight for several years now and the app has always been at the forefront of innovation and usefulness. If it doesn’t quite have everything you could possibly want, just wait a bit, it will probably be in the next update.
As for their customer service, it cannot get any better. Problems are few are far between, but when they arise their customer service team is on top of it. Case in point, we had a pop up trip to Mexico and their Mexico/Latin America rep Albert has not only helped me with getting the proper subscriptions, he as also helped us other solving some pilot certification issues with the Mexican authorities.
Great App, Great People, you cant ask for more than that.
iPhone X support 3/5
Need to support the larger screen size of iPhone X. It doesn’t fill up the entire screen! Hopefully you update it soon!
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IPhone X support? 4/5
Great app. Not updated for the new iPhone X yet. And an idea is to make a perfectly dark color mode to take advantages of the oled and save battery. Appreciate what you guys are doing. Thanks.
Good, but not compatible enough 3/5
By Fadi - Great app!
Great app, but doesn’t support AHRS from my Stratux ADS-B. There are other great EFBs out there that are more compatible with different ADS-B units like Stratux, and have almost all the features of ForeFlight (including AHRS display), and a bit cheaper.
If ForeFlight starts supporting AHRS from my Stratux box, I would renew my subscription with them (I’d be willing to pay the extra $$ for such a great app).
One of the nice features ForeFlight has is the integration with Jeppesen charts.
PLEASE add AHRS support for Stratux! :)
This is the best customer support ever 5/5
Barry knew I was local and took the time to sit with me and explain the ins and outs of logbook. who would not have an app like this when customer support comes to you. I highly recommend foreflight.
Excellent support 5/5
I recently renewed my subscription after a few year hiatus from flying, during which I acquired a couple of new devices. I had a few quirks in getting the user data to synchronize between devices and the ForeFlight support team was incredibly responsive and helpful. Definitely the best software/app support experience I have had in many years.
No split screen or iPhone X support 1/5
Going on almost 3 years since Apple implemented split screen, yet it's still not supported by ForeFlight.
Also does not support iPhone X. If you paid $1,200 for this phone you’ll be disappointed to find out the ForeFlight is iPhone 7 sized with big black margins along the top and bottom.
Terrible flight program 1/5
This use to be one of the best programs available. Not anymore! Now with the last update is complicated, inefficient, difficult and problematic to even use when filling a IFR flight plan. Now it’s faster to call flight service than to file a IFR flight plan. Very disappointing and wish I could get a refund.
Keeps on getting “ADS-B Disconnected” error with Stratus 5/5
Two flights in and this error happened about 20 times per flight. It disconnects not just ADS-B as per the message but GPS as well, I could be in the middle of a landing approach and it does this and lose situational awareness as I lose my position on the map. This is supposed to help with situational awareness, very distracting and makes ForeFlight worthless. I even got ForeFlight just for Synthetic Vision and paid extra for it. Get your act together ForeFlight. I am on latest 9.4.3, iOS 11.0.3 on iPad 4 Mini.
Check the search bar on the iPhone. It’s not looking properly since iOS 11
ForeFlight gets better and better 5/5
Just when I think that ForeFlight can’t improve, the team finds a way to prove me wrong. They are responsive and gracious. I am so impressed with their attitude and willingness to listen to all reports, not just the positive thoughts. Great job, Team ForeFlight.
You people are awesome...not only is ForeFlight an excelent navigational software, but I have yet to find a customer support group on ANY software as responsive in such a short time as you folks. I sent a question with a downloads issue at 10:40 pm and had the response at 7:00 am next day...
I don't know why anyone would want to use any other software.
No type of free account 4/5
There are a few things that are free in other apps that would be nice and not be too hard to implement in a limited version for free, such as airport data and the speed and altitude tapes (I mean the tapes only use internal device sensors) and maybe some other stuff. Then a person is more inclined to at least get the 3 month subscription when they want, vs just deleting the app and using multiple different free apps in its place.
Bad Elf GPS 3/5
After the last update, my lightning Bad Elf GPS won't work on ForeFlight. It does work on the other apps.
Incredible tool 5/5
By Jim from Wellesley
High functionality, easy to use, multiple features......simply indispensable. It’s like having a G1000 in your pocket to walk around with on the ground and as a supplement to your glass cockpit while flying.
Foreflight: ruining an app one update at a time 2/5
This is the worst update foreflight has ever made. They took something so streamlined, quick, and easy as flight planning and made it cumbersome and ungainly. It's no longer simple to make a few little changes and see how it affects the flight. You have to load and create performance profiles. It's like they never even considered you might fly a different speed or TAS at different altitudes. Not to mention not everyone wants to waste time with creating a whole new profile when you just want to see how changing one number changes the flight. AND not everyone only flies one airplane! These last two updates ruined the best thing about foreflight. Now they've also ruined your map screen. All the colors have shifted and seem to be permanently stuck on night mode. No setting will change it back. Now you can barely read TAFs and metars in the daylight. On top of everything else the app crashes at least once a flight now, and if it doesn't crash you have to restart it any time it loses communication with your ADS-B unit because it won't reconnect or show any data or even the device unless you restart the app. Talk about going backwards.