Who is your provider for the textual weather?

The National Weather Service (NWS), one of three FAA approved sources for weather reporting and forecasting, supplies the majority of the textual weather information delivered through ForeFlight Mobile.  The weather products and information displayed in ForeFlight Mobile are “repackaged,” per the FAA’s definition, and are therefore suitable for: 

  • Weather reports and forecasts for origin, destination and alternate airports
  • Weather reports and forecasts for airports located along the route of flight
  • Field Condition (FICON) reports at origin, destination, and alternate airports
  • Winds aloft
  • PIREPS, and
  • AIRMETS, SIGMETS, convective SIGMETS, and Volcanic Ash Advisories (when in effect) for the entire route.

ForeFlight Mobile weather information is accessed via the Internet.  ForeFlight Mobile can be updated via Wi-Fi, 4G, 3G and Edge networks, depending on the device configuration, the carrier, and the available network connectivity.