Can I open or launch ForeFlight Mobile from other apps using a URL scheme?

Yes. ForeFlight Mobile supports URL-based loading methods for loading views and data in the app. To use these, create a URL with the proper format and then click on that URL within an app that supports link-tapping, such as the iOS Mail app.

To launch ForeFlight Mobile and bring up a route on the Maps view, you can use a URL starting with this:


After the q= you can provide any search string that will work within ForeFlight Mobile.  If you want to enter a route from KJGG to ORD to KOSH at 8000 feet while flying at 165 kts and burning 16 gph, enter the information in the search string as follows:


When specifying speeds, altitudes, or fuel burns within the search string, you can specify the the unit format you prefer after each particular value:

  • Speed: mph, kts

  • Fuel Burn: gph, pph, lph, kgph

  • Altitude: ft, m

If a unit format is not included, the app's current default unit for specific items, as defined within the app under MORE > SETTINGS, will be used.  Here are examples on how to specify particular formats for units:




You can also specify an aircraft tail number corresponding to an Aircraft Profile you have on your device within ForeFlight Mobile.  Simply add the tail number to the search string:


You can also specify an Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) in Zulu time. Add the ETD in the form YYYYMMDDTHH:MM:SSZ to the search string: