How do I import my own documents?

There are several options to add documents to ForeFlight. Choose from the following.

Synced Cloud Services

Mail

Safari

Finder

 

Synced Cloud Services

A DropBox, Box, or Amazon S3 account can automatically sync with a ForeFlight Pro Plus or higher account. You can link your ForeFlight account to a synced cloud service at:  https://plan.foreflight.com/account/integrations.

Once linked, any compatible documents placed in the synced folder on your computer will be automatically shown in your synced drive in ForeFlight Mobile. 

Import via synced cloud services

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Synced cloud documents on iPad

Mail

(PDF, XLS/X, DOC, PPT, TXT, CSV)

You can send a document to ForeFlight using your email. When you have received the file on your native mail app on your iPad or iPhone,

STEP 1. Tap on the file within the email so the document displays in the document viewer.

STEP 2. With the document showing in the viewer, tap on the SEND TO button in the upper right.

STEP 3. Scroll to the right until you find ForeFlight.  You may need to tap on the More button on the same line that shows other apps.

STEP 4. Select COPY TO FOREFLIGHT. You will have a choice to save the document in the Documents view or in the Flights tab.

STEP 5. Select Documents to download this as a document for future use.
This transfers and opens the document in the ForeFlight Imported Drive.

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Import via Mail

Safari

(PDF, XLSx, DOC, PPT, TXT, CSV)

You can import a PDF from a website using Safari.

STEP 1. Tap on the PDF in Safari.

STEP 2. Select "Copy To ForeFlight". The PDF will be added to the Imported Documents Drive in ForeFlight.

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Import via Safari

 

Finder  

(PDF, JPG, TIF, PNG, GIF, XLS/X, DOC/X, PPT/X, TXT, CSV, PAGES, NUMBERS, KEY)

Plug your iPad or iPhone into your computer. Use Finder on the computer to upload documents. This can be used with Macs running MacOS Catalina (10.15) or later that no longer have iTunes.  

STEP 1. Open Finder.  If needed, you can search for Finder by clicking on the desktop background on your Mac, pressing the spacebar, and typing in "Finder". 

STEP 2. Click on your iPad or iPhone in the Finder sidebar under "Locations". 

NOTE: If your iPad or iPhone does not appear, open Finder Preferences: Sidebar, and click the box "CDs, DVDs, and iOS Devices".

A popup may appear where you can choose to "Trust this iPad" on your Mac and on the iPad you will need to choose "Trust this Computer".

STEP 3. Click on Files.

NOTE: If your iPad or iPhone does not appear, open Finder Preferences: Sidebar, and click the box "CDs, DVDs, and iOS Devices". 

STEP 4. Drag & Drop the document file onto the ForeFlight icon.  You can do this by dragging and dropping the document onto the desktop and dragging it from there into the ForeFlight icon in Finder.  You can also open a separate Finder window and drag the document from there.  

STEP 5. Click the "Sync" button in the lower-right corner.

STEP 6. On your iPad or iPhone, select where you want to save the document (Documents or Flights). 

 

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