Will ForeFlight work in my country?

ForeFlight Mobile provides an extremely large variety of information and capabilities, some of which are available for pilots flying anywhere in the world, and some of which are only available in certain regions.

This article lists the major capabilities of ForeFlight and in what parts of the world they are supported. The major sections are:

  1. Avionics
  2. Charts & Data
  3. Planning and In-Flight Features
  4. Filing & Briefing
  5. Weather

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AVIONICS

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GPS

Global

    • As long as your device has an internal GPS or you have an external GPS receiver connected to it you will be able to see your location anywhere in the world, assuming your connection is strong enough.

ADS-B Weather & Traffic

U.S. & Territories

    • The U.S. is the only country in the world with a large network of ADS-B towers that provide ADS-B traffic and weather services, and this means that ADS-B In capabilities will be most useful in the U.S. Pilots flying with ADS-B In and Out capabilities will receive air-to-air position broadcasts from ADS-B Out equipped aircraft, and will also receive TIS-B traffic broadcasts from nearby ADS-B towers. TIS-B broadcasts show the positions of nearby aircraft that are not equipped with ADS-B Out, but are equipped with a Mode C capable transponder. ADS-B In capabilities will also allow pilots to see FIS-B weather broadcasts from nearby towers. If flying with ADS-B In capabilities but no ADS-B Out, the traffic picture will not be as reliable at all times since traffic broadcasts are only provided for ADS-B Out equipped aircraft.

Global

    • For pilots flying outside of the U.S., ADS-B In capabilities are more limited since there are no ADS-B towers that broadcast weather and traffic information. A dual-band or 1090 MHz  ADS-B In receiver will allow you to see the position of nearby ADS-B Out equipped aircraft through air-to-air broadcast, but you will not see the positions of any non-ADS-B Out equipped aircraft and you will not receive any weather information. A single-band 978 MHz UAT receiver is unlikely to pick up any traffic information outside the U.S. since 1090 MHz is the international standard for ADS-B Out broadcasts.

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CHARTS & DATA

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Charts/Plates

Global

    • Global enroute and terminal charts are available through Jeppesen and can be added to ForeFlight either by purchasing them as part of your ForeFlight subscription or by linking an existing Jeppesen chart subscription inside ForeFlight. See this page for a list of what coverages are available for purchase through ForeFlight and prices.

U.S. / Canada

    • VFR and IFR High and Low Enroute charts and terminal/aerodrome charts from the FAA and NAV CANADA are available in ForeFlight based on whether you have a U.S. or Canada subscription (or both).

Airport & Nav Data

Global

    • Global airport and navigation data from Jeppesen is available for all customers, whether or not you add Jeppesen charts. ForeFlight’s global data-driven Aeronautical Map is powered by this data and is available to customers on “Plus” plans (Basic Plus, Pro Plus, and Performance Plus).

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PLANNING & IN-FLIGHT FEATURES

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Procedure Advisor

Global

    • Global terminal procedure data from Jeppesen, including departure, arrival, and approach procedures, are available for all customers through Procedure Advisor.

Route Advisor

Global

    • ForeFlight’s AviationCloud Autoroute provides wind- and temperature-optimized routes between any two airports in the world. It is available as part of the Performance Plus, Business Performance, and MFB Performance subscription plans.

Europe

    • ForeFlight provides suggested routes from EUROCONTROL when planning a flights between European airports. ForeFlight will also evaluate any route that intersects EUROCONTROL airspace to determine if it satisfies their complex system of route constraints and will display a “EUROCONTROL Valid” message in green or a “EUROCONTROL Invalid” message in red. When used in Europe, the AviationCloud Autoroute will also take EUROCONTROL constraints into consideration so it can provide a valid route.

U.S. / Canada

    • ForeFlight provides recently cleared routes from ATC and NAV CANADA, as well as Preferred, TEC, and airway routes. 

Terrain

Global

    • Two types of global terrain can be downloaded in ForeFlight: low resolution and high resolution. The low-resolution terrain is a single download listed as “Worldwide Terrain” under the Required Downloads section. High-resolution terrain can optionally be downloaded for different geographies by enabling the “High Resolution Terrain” switch in any of the four Download Settings menus at the top of the Downloads view.

Obstacles

Global

    • Global obstacles are available for all customers as a single download named “Worldwide Obstacles” under the Required Downloads section.

Hazard Advisor, Profile View, Synthetic Vision

Global

    • These three terrain awareness capabilities all rely on downloaded terrain data. Hazard Advisor and Profile View will work with the global low-resolution terrain data, though using the high-resolution terrain will result in higher-resolution depictions. Synthetic Vision requires high-resolution terrain data for whatever region you’re in. All three capabilities are available with the Pro Plus and Performance Plus plans.

Glide Advisor

Global

    • Glide Advisor uses a combination of terrain data (low- or high-resolution) and GPS data to draw a glide range ring around your aircraft, and will also incorporate forecast winds aloft if available. Since all of those pieces of information are available globally and for every plan level, Glide Advisor can be used anywhere in the world.

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FILING & BRIEFING

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Flight Plan Filing

IFR

    • Within the U.S. using the FAA/Domestic flight plan format
    • Within and between any of the following countries and territories using the ICAO flight plan format: 
      • American Samoa
      • Bahamas
      • Canada
      • Cayman Islands
      • Cuba
      • Guam
      • Mexico
      • Northern Mariana Islands
      • Puerto Rico
      • Sint Maarten (Dutch)
      • St. Martin (French)
      • Turks and Caicos Islands
      • United States of America
      • US Marshall Islands
      • US Minor Outlying Islands
      • US Virgin Islands
    • Within and between any EUROCONTROL member states and Greenland using the ICAO flight plan format. Filing in Europe is supported only within and between the following countries; transatlantic flight plans are not currently supported:
      • Albania
      • Armenia
      • Austria
      • Belgium
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Bulgaria
      • Croatia
      • Cyprus
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • Estonia
      • Finland
      • France
      • Georgia
      • Germany
      • Greece
      • Greenland
      • Hungary
      • Ireland
      • Italy
      • Latvia
      • Lithuania
      • Luxembourg
      • Malta
      • Moldova
      • Monaco
      • Montenegro
      • Netherlands
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Portugal
      • Republic of Macedonia
      • Romania
      • Serbia
      • Slovakia
      • Slovenia
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • Ukraine
      • United Kingdom

YFR/ZFR

    • Within and between any of the EUROCONTROL member states listed above using the ICAO flight plan format

VFR

    • Within the U.S. using the FAA/Domestic flight plan format
    • Within and between the U.S. and Canada using the ICAO flight plan format

Briefing

Global

    • ForeFlight provides briefing capabilities for flights between any two airports in the world. If briefing within or between the U.S. and its territories, Canada, Mexico, or the Bahamas, you will receive ForeFlight’s Graphical Briefing, which lays out briefing information in an easy-to-use graphical and plain-text format. If briefing outside of these countries you will receive the AviationCloud briefing, which provides most of the same information in a more traditional text-based format, plus some graphics depicting significant weather along your route, winds aloft, and a vertical cross-section of your route.

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WEATHER

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Map Weather Layers

Global

    • Enhanced & Color IR Satellite
    • Icing (global layer)(Pro Plus and Performance Plus only)
    • Turbulence (global layer)(Pro Plus and Performance Plus only)
    • Surface Analysis (isobars and pressure readings)(Pro Plus and Performance Plus only)
    • SIGMETs
    • METARs and all associated data
    • Winds Aloft
    • PIREPs
    • Lightning

Semi-global

    • Composite Radar: US, Canada, central/western/northern Europe, Japan, Australia
    • Lowest Tilt Radar: US, Canada, Australia
    • Icing (US layer)(Pro Plus and Performance Plus only): CONUS plus southern Canada, northern Mexico, and northwest Caribbean
    • Turbulence (US layer)(Pro Plus and Performance Plus only): CONUS plus southern Canada, northern Mexico, and northwest Caribbean
    • Surface Analysis (detailed weather features)(Pro Plus and Performance Plus only): CONUS plus southern Canada, northern Mexico, and northwest Caribbean
    • SiriusXM SXAR1 weather layers: CONUS plus varying extents of Canada and Mexico, see this article for details on each weather product

U.S. only

    • AIRMETs, CWAs
    • TFRs

Weather Imagery

Semi-global

    • Surface analysis, 6HR precipitation, cloud cover: Nothern Europe, Central Europe, United Kingdom, Iceland, Eastern Mediterranean, Spain, Mexico, Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina
    • 850 mb heights, temperature, and wind: Nothern Europe, Central Europe, United Kingdom, Iceland, Eastern Mediterranean, Spain, Mexico, Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina
    • 500 mb heights, temperature, and wind: Nothern Europe, Central Europe, United Kingdom, Iceland, Eastern Mediterranean, Spain, Mexico, Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina
    • High level SIGWX (FL250-FL630): North and South America

Atlantic

    • North Atlantic Analyses & Forecasts
    • North Atlantic High Level SIGWX (FL250-FL630)
    • North Atlantic Mid Level SIGWX (FL100-FL450)
    • Central Atlantic High Level SIGWX (FL250-FL630)

Pacific

    • North Pacific High Level SIGWX (FL250-FL630)
    • Central Pacific Analyses & Forecasts
    • Central Pacific High Level SIGWX (FL250-FL630)
    • South Pacific High Level SIGWX (FL250-FL630)

Canada

    • Composite Radar Precipitation
    • Composite Radar Echo Tops
    • Clouds and Weather
    • Icing & Turbulence
    • SIGWX

U.S.