How do I enter VFR waypoints or checkpoints?

VFR waypoints, checkpoints, or call up points, such as in Canada, the USA or Europe, are not currently available for routing in ForeFlight Mobile. You can, however, create user waypoints for the VFR waypoints/checkpoints for use in routes.

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Image 1.  Example of a VFR Waypoint.

Create waypoints from the Maps view

To manually create VFR waypoints, checkpoints, or call up points on the Maps view, follow these steps:

STEP 1. Open ForeFlight Mobile and tap MORE > SETTINGS > UNITS/TIME > COORDINATES. 

STEP 2. Verify "DD MM.mm" is selected.

STEP 3. Tap MAPS to open the Maps page.

STEP 4. In the small search field in the top right corner of the Maps page input the waypoint coordinates. 

     Example: for N49 06.30  W123 18.1 enter 4906.30/-12318.1

STEP 5. Tap GO on the keyboard and tap SAVE on the popup window.

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Image 2. Enter the latitude & longitude into the search box. Tap SAVE on the popup window.

STEP 6. Enter the name of the waypoint and any description you may want and tap SAVE.

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Image 3. Enter the name of the waypoint and tap SAVE.

The created user waypoint can now be used as part of a route and displayed over any map. To enter the waypoint in a route, simply use the name of the user waypoint. 

To display the user waypoint on the map, from the Maps view, tap the map layer selector located in the upper left corner and then from the dropdown menu, select USER WAYPOINTS. If you don’t see user waypoints listed, scroll down the list.

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Image 4.  Display User Waypoints over any map.

Create waypoints from the More view

To create  user waypoints on the More view, follow these steps:

STEP 1. Tap MORE > CUSTOM CONTENT > USER WAYPOINTS

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Image 5. Tap MORE > CUSTOM CONTENT > USER WAYPOINT.

STEP 2. Tap the + button in the upper-right corner of the User Waypoints view.

STEP 3. Enter the name for the user waypoint, an optional description, and the latitude and longitude. Tap on SAVE when done.

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Image 6. Enter a name, latitude, and longitude and tap on SAVE.

The created user waypoint can now be used as part of a route and displayed over any map. To enter the waypoint in a route, simply use the name of the user waypoint. 

To display the user waypoint on the map, from the Maps view, tap the map layer selector located in the upper left corner and then from the dropdown menu, select USER WAYPOINTS. If you don’t see user waypoints listed, scroll down the list. (See Image 4 above.)