The theme of ForeFlight 8.2 is to enhance core app features. Aeronautical Maps, Alerts, Garmin connectivity, and Logbook all received development love. Download ForeFlight 8.2 now on the App Store!
More Data, More Customization Options for Aeronautical Maps
We compiled your feedback and delivered the top items you wanted to see in our global data-driven Aeronautical Maps. Data additions include altitude markers for Class B, C, and D airspace, ARTCC frequency stamps, Class E surface areas, Mode C rings, Special Airport Traffic Rule (SATR) areas, U.S. ADIZ, and Terminal Radar Service Areas (TRSAs).
Explore the Map Settings menu for more options to customize the Aeronautical Maps layer; for example, to turn on and off airport and airspace types. For customers who fly outside of the U.S., you can access airspace details when you tap-hold on an airspace outline and then select the All tab at the bottom of the pop-up. Tap on an item in the pop-up window to highlight it on the map.
Left: More options to customize the Aeronautical Maps layer in the Map Settings menu; Right: Tap-hold on airspace outside the U.S. for more details.
New Safety Alerts for Increased Situational Awareness
Better in-flight situational awareness is a major theme for us, and we continue that theme with three new safety alerts.
Manage Alert settings by navigating to More > Settings > Alerts.
The Sink Rate Alert activates when your descending vertical speed exceeds 4,000' per minute for more than 5 seconds while flying above 2,500' AGL. Below 2,500', the vertical speed required to activate the alert drops to 3,000' per minute and gradually lowers along with the altitude, down to 1,500' per minute at 500' AGL and below.
The 500' AGL Alert triggers when you descend below 500' AGL. To prevent the alert from repeating it is only shown if you have previously been above 1,000' AGL.… Read more ...