The Plates view provides Flight Binders and Other Binders, each serving a different purpose:
- Flight Binders are used to organize plates for a specific flight and can be generated from the Maps and Flights views.
- Other Binders are used for unstructured collections of plates.
Flight Binders can be created from the Maps view, Flights view, or from a blank template.
Maps View - Generating a Flight Binder
To generate a Flight Binder from the Maps view, use the FPL Editor to build a route with departure and destination airports. Use the Procedure Advisor to add departure, arrival, approach, or other procedures to the route. At the bottom of the FPL Editor, tap the Send To button and choose Plates to send the route to the Plates view as a new Flight Binder.
Flights View - Generating a Flight Binder
To generate a Flight Binder from an existing Flight, navigate to the Flights view and tap any Flight to display its Flight Planning Form. At the top right corner, tap the Send To button and choose Plates.
Blank Template - Generating a Flight Binder
If no suitable map route or flight exists, an empty Flight Binder can be created. In the Plates view, expand the Binders Drawer and tap Add Flight Binder. In the Add Flight Binder window, tap a suggestion (from Maps and Flights) to create a full Flight Binder, or tap add an empty binder to generate a blank binder.
The new blank Flight Binder template can be used to manually add airports and plates.
To create an Other Binder in the Plates view, expand the Binders Drawer, tap Add Other Binder, and enter a name for the binder. The new Other Binder opens with a button to add plates.
For more information on creating and using binders on the Plates view, see the ForeFlight Mobile Pilot's Guide.